Still humble over here

Most of you know that my oldest son plays baseball. I wanted him to play the piano, but he likes baseball and not the piano. He plays Little League in the spring and fall. In the summer and winter, he plays in a competitive league. That’s a lot of baseball, but that’s also a lot [...]

It’s no use being a grouch

Yesterday, I read a blurb in Time magazine about how Sesame Street DVD’s now carry a warning label for their preschool audience. The old episodes “may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child.” The issue is that Oscar the Grouch is too grouchy and Cookie Monster eats too many cookies. May the world always [...]

Baby journal: Birth story

Oh my. That about sums up the past week. Nothing spectacular happened with the delivery or the birth, thankfully. However, the recovery is still sloooow in coming. Greg left out a few details, which I’ll fill in a little now. There won’t be too many details, however, because this is a blog and I’ve got [...]

Cranberry post?

I know exactly what you’re thinking. How could she forget about The Third Annual Cranberry Post, 2007 edition? I have no idea. I will never be a decent blogger. There were exactly ZERO emails asking for a repeat. I checked. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I know what I’m thankful for, and it’s not just that I’M [...]

Baby Journal: She’s Here!

Elisabeth Hope Because God is our only sure promise and certain hope Born November 14, 2007 at 5:12 PM Weighing 8lbs. 13oz and 21″ long For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I [...]

Baby journal: Birthday

10:46 PM EST OK, I’m back home and Amy is hopefully sleeping. I know I forgot to include the baby’s name in the last post, below, so I figured I’d make up for it by providing the birth story so Amy won’t have to later. We left for the hospital at 6:15 AM, which is [...]

Baby journal: Entry #3

Whenever I watch other people’s children, I’m a bit of a conniver. If I tell the child to do something and the angelic child refuses, it leaves you in a bit of a predicament. The adult loses face and the child wins—unless I want to resort to bodily force and tactics. So, I usually use [...]

Read the directions

From the desktop this morning comes another gem from my seven-year-old. I can think of a lot of places I could go with this one. When in doubt (and not), always read the instructions, eh? (More baby journal stuff later…)

Baby journal: Entry #2

There are a lot of sinners in the Bible, and I have a lot in common with them. Since I share in their human condition, I share in their stupidity, suffering, and saving grace as well. In some instances, I’ve walked in their very shoes. I never in a million years, however, would’ve thought I’d [...]

Baby journal: Entry #1

I will try to make this as interesting as possible. Since the due date has come and gone, I am nothing more than a watched pot waiting to boil. But watching water boil isn’t very exciting. The problem with a lot of pregnant women (and brides-to-be, if I’m allowed to say so) is that they [...]