Little A has been growing up fast. Well, he *is* two now, after all. Going for a walk can mean exactly that: walking. Not pushing a baby stroller, or carrying a baby. Actual bipedal movement. Don’t get me wrong. He still wants to be carried sometimes, or pushed along in a stroller or trike. But […]

A Entertains

Friends hosted us for a cozy get together on New Year’s Eve. There was some conversation, food, wine and in a dim corner, an avant garde piano player plucked minimalistic improvisations late into the night.

A Year and A Christmas

Li’l A was too li’l back in 2010 to really understand this whole Christmas thing. And, he was still a bit too li’l in 2011 to get very excited about it. But he did pretty well with the unwrapping part: There was a lot of change over the past year. A year ago, Atticus couldn’t even crawl yet! […]

Cold Spaghetti

Yes, I know I’ve completely ignored this blog for awhile now. There’s something about juggling jobs and parenting and household responsibilities that just eats up time, you know? Anyway, I spent a little while reviewing my blog entries here. I want to be clear that our child is hardly ever as clean as the previous […]

Crash! Bang! Wallop!

The rain is coming down hard this Thursday morning, puddles forming in the grass and expand steadily. The thunder claps nearby, loud and hard, rattling the glass in the windows, so that even Atticus, normally unmoved to comment upon unseen phenomena, stops his business, forms an “O” with his mouth, “ooooh”s, and points to the […]

Early mornings

I realize I haven’t posted in ages. Whoops. But being a new dad is a busy venture. I began a new job in April – I’m back at the University of Saskatchewan – and I’ve been very focused on learning the ropes there. J and I have been very successfully at creating routines for Atticus. […]