Monday, October 27, 2008


economic downturn aside, this fireplace is so cute. We 'value
engineered' ours out of the house project, but this looks like a
feasible way of getting it back in. Too bad fireplaces are so bad for
air quality and so limit the number of ways you can arrange the
furniture in a small house... Maybe we'll just leave this on the back
burner to simmer a bit longer before we decide.

My boy

As we were in the car coming home from a birthday party yesterday, I
said fondly,"Vincent, you're my boy."
He said, "You're my boy too, Mama."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

house rules

These are the two rules at our house:
- no being rude*
- no hurting other people

if you break a rule, you get a warning which tells you the
consequence. If we are not clever enough to think of a natural
consequence, you get a 3 minute timeout.