My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Can you feel the love?


Technically, Caleb, Josh and Jonah all share a room.  But in reality Jonah sleeps in the hallway on the hardwood floor these days.

He says “Mom, I just like to sleep in the hall because Josh gets mad when I talk to myself.”

And sure enough, he chats up a storm at night.  To himself.  I can see how that might be a bit annoying to the brother who has to share a bed with you.

This picture was taken after he had worn himself out singing “Can you feel the love tonight” at the top of his lungs.  Several times.  It was exhausting.


  1. That is so funny. Olivia loves to sing the opening song to Lion King (Circl of Life), LOUDLY, as she swings on the playset in the back yard!

  2. How can you not love that boy? He is so original! Maybe you should move that hammock inside. Or let's work on that back room and give him a place to sing all he wants at night.