category archive: family

Eight weeks? Already?

Tomorrow Graham turns eight weeks old. So much to blog but no time to blog it. Long story short: he’s awesome. His big sister loves him madly. Since I’m finding less and less time than usual to write posts here, I’ve finally succumbed to the phenomenon that is Twitter. “Microblogging” is the best description I’ve […]

our son has arrived!

He’s here! We are just as thrilled as can be to introduce Graham David Lifford, born Saturday, April 14, at 11:23 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19¾ inches. Mom and baby are both doing great and will be coming home tonight. Violet met her new little brother yesterday and seemed […]

guess that baby, volume 2

Cheris has started a thread on her blog where you need to go guess our son’s birth date and time. This time around we’re not bothering to make you guess the weight. Nostalgia enthusiasts can go back and see how well you guessed last time.

an inevitable parenting story

When you’ve got kids, it’s a given they’ll get sick once in a while. Violet has had quite a few ear infections, and though they make her kind of grumpy and we get a little concerned about the doctors’ willingness to just prescribe antibiotics again and again, they haven’t been all that bad. We feel […]

so much news, so little time to blog it

Life is busy; life is good. Here are a few recent/current things I just have to document: Cheris is about 17 weeks now with the next kiddo, and is feeling much better. She looks fantastic too; must post pics soon. We had a really great recent visit from my mom. Cheris blogged about that, plus […]

songs for which Violet can at least partially sing the melody

Old MacDonald Had A Farm This Old Man Frère Jacques Baa, Baa, Black Sheep Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (which adds the Alphabet Song as well) theme song to NPR’s “All Things Considered”