NPR First Listen: Andrew Bird's new album Break it... →
Our entire family (hearts) Andrew Bird’s music.
Here’s a meal with Silas…almost three entire minutes of one. Basically, it’s just the two of us enjoying each other. A few notes: yes, those are purple sweet potatoes. REALLY purple. he grabbed the spoon, then smeared them all over his face he thinks it’s HILARIOUS when I wear my hair in a bun he also thinks pooting sounds are funny his laugh makes me laugh I...
To the Mother With Only One Child →
Not only is this article enjoyably well-written, but I also found myself resonating with it. Seems like the care of one baby is heftier than an entire brood. Maybe Mr. Ables’ wish of lining the basement with bunk beds and filling our home with children isn’t so far-fetched. (just kidding) (kind-of)
Silas Boy’s other name, or at least as he might think, has always been Look-at-that-head-of-hair! His nurse at the hospital wanted to put a bow in it, my mom would spit-slick it into a Poindexter part. I had to shampoo it three times a week because it’d get so greasy from people petting it. I have to admit, I was proud of my boy’s mane. I mean: Luxurious, right? Last...
Papa Says...(a series)
“Do you wanna Shred?” —I am desperately trying to shed the rest of The Baby Weight (gummi bears, Rita’s Italian Ice, gas station slushies, Bruster’s key lime pie ice cream…etc etc I know where it came from and Bables isn’t to blame). No sugar, healthy eating, and exercise. Enter Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. (I hang my head in...
victory is mine (a recipe)
Sometimes when I make something new in the kitchen and it turns out amazing…I really wish I could do a back hand spring. or Moonwalk or do the Cabbage Patch But I can’t, so I’ll just blog about it. Thanks to good ol’ Pinterest, I made this tonight: Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese. I know, I know…this recipe screams SUMMERTIME, but we ate it...
“To walk alone is possible, but the good walker knows that the great trip is life and it requires companions.” —Dom Helder Camara of Recife People my age often ask me, ‘what’s it like to be at home all day? do you like it?’ And I always answer YES…because I do. I love watching Silas in his daily work of discovery and growth: it’s a beautiful...
Wild and Crazy Friday Night
Me to Mr. Ables: What do you want to do tonight? (silence) Me, again: ….you just want to come home and watch Downton Abbey don’t you? (ashamed silence of acknowledgment)
Bables, Made in Charleston. part one: old school
What a weekend. Mr. Ables and I brought our boy to Charleston, a city which will always be close to our hearts. It’s the place we began our married life, the place ripe for wandering and discovery, a place that it will always be part of our story. And it’s part of Silas’ history, as well. There was so much to show him! So many people for him to meet! The entire visit...