Is it April Already?

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I just noticed that we’ve reached the ides of April for 2009 and I seem to remember just celebrating the New Year. Four months has just flown by! Balthazar is nearing the end of his first year of grammar school. Sorscha is nearly 6 months old. We’ve just had our second trip to the beach [...]

A Baby Changes Everything

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Remarkably, the biggest change at the Gradin household is simply in our perception. There are all sorts of things that change when a new child is born into your family. Your free time dries up, your bank account empties, you become more selfless. But when you already have an older child, the [...]

Offspring, Part Deaux

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have little doubt [...]

Overheard Conversation

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Last night I overheard Balthazar and Amy talking in the bathroom.
Amy: Oh! That’s a good looking poop.
Balthazar: Thanks!
Balthazar: That’s the daddy one, that’s the baby one, and that’s the mommy one.
Amy: Go tell daddy.
Me: (passing the bathroom) I hope the daddy one is huge.

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Turnabout is Fair Play

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Entertaining a child all day is a grueling evaluation of mental fitness. I always thought that it took physical fitness and general health to keep up with the active youth. Turns out I was mostly wrong. It does take physical fitness, I suppose, though I’ve worked these past few years to increase [...]

St. Patrick’s Day at Meehan’s

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Amy, I, and Balthazar all went to Meehan’s this evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was an excellent venue for the event, though it was pretty much standing room only. If it seems a bit odd to bring a two-year-old to an ale house, it is. However, Meehan’s catered to all [...]