It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong. —Voltaire, 1751

Sam is a comedy writer, too.

Posted: June 17th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | 2 Comments »

I make the kids write thank you notes for the gifts they get for their birthdays (and if you are a parent, so should you). Here are a few of Sam’s:


Yet another funny one read, “Thanks for the book – I use it in bathroom.”


Playing Pick Up Chicks … at Church

Posted: June 11th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

We went to Saturday night Mass last weekend. Sat as usual in the front row. Behind us sat a family with three teenage girls. Sam noticed them as soon as they walked in, and immediately wanted to be his flirty self. I told him to turn around. As I did, one of the girls mentioned how cute he was. Sam looked at me out of the corner of his eye and said, “Mama, she thinks I am REALLY cute. Her words, not mine.” All I can do is shake my head.

Sam sneaks little flirty smiles at them throughout.br /br /After Mass, as we are walking out, Sam points and winks at the girls (and makes some funny squirrel/clicking noise while he does it). He then puts his hand up to his head in the universal phone symbol and mouths the words, “call me.” Mark and I both just close our eyes while about 20 people bust up laughing at him.

They all think he is adorable and hilarious.

They don’t live with him.


9 years ago today …

Posted: June 2nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

The 2nd biggest baby in the history of North Fulton Hospital was born. Ok, maybe the third, but he was right up there. He had a massive head of black hair (which all fell out later). He was happy, quiet and Mark and I couldn’t believe how lucky we were! He was named Leo Paul, after his grandfather and some other random guy (long story).

Today, he’s 9. He’s funny, he’s smart and he’s a kick-ass soccer defender. He loves the Dawgs, reading, Sushi Nami and hugging his Mama (but only when no one is looking).

Happy Birthday, Buddy!


4 kids for the weekend …

Posted: May 26th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | 1 Comment »

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Ok, really only three, but Mark counts, too. Especially since they’re all male. Being outnumbered has it’s advantages (like getting to go to the bathroom alone) but it’s mostly not so great (especially when you don’t see humor in bodily functions).

Jack has been great! He slept good, ate good and was generally really happy. Leo and Sam were great helpers (Uncle Mark was the best helper of all though!).


Honor’s Day

Posted: May 22nd, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: family, kids | No Comments »

Yesterday was Honor’s Day at the boys school.

Leo took honors in his class for math, and he won “Most Artistic.” DAMN RIGHT!

Sam got most enthusiastic, which is an understatement if I’ve ever heard one, but he also won an award for having read the most books in the accelerated reader program. WHO KNEW?


Posted: February 12th, 2004 | Author: | Filed under: family, food, kids | No Comments »

Leo and Sam are enjoying new foods at their new school. One of the regular lunch items is pigs in blankets. When Mark asked Leo how his lunch was, Leo said, “I ate the blanket, but not the pig.” Makes me laugh every time!