Today my oldest son (Max) turned 5. It seems like he has been 5 for a while…but that may be due to the fact that he’s been reminding us of his birthday since Halloween. He was keenly aware that Thanksgiving came after Halloween, then Christmas, then New Year’s, then his birthday. He even asked if […]Read more "Kids Turning 5"
At about age 5, I went with my mother and sister to run some errands at a store in Wichita called Gessler’s. I loved going to Gessler’s. They had a massive candy section, toys, and all kinds of gadgets to explore. Most important (this was a different time period) was that we had a house […]Read more "My Sister and the Special Ketchup"
My wife Kate and I look forward to Thanksgiving all year because it is the holiday that combines food and family…something we both love…though I’m partial to food (sorry family). Every other year we spend the holiday with Kate’s family in St. Louis which means there are tons of kids running around, multiple turkeys in […]Read more "The Crappiest Thanksgiving"
When I was little I remember Father’s Day meaning my dad would sleep in, we’d make breakfast in bed for him, give him cards, and then he’d watch golf all day while my sister and I went off and did whatever we’d normally do. I would always ask why there wasn’t a Kid’s Day? My […]Read more "The Meaning Of Father’s Day"
Dodge’s first few hours have been very calm and he is a happy guy. He went skin-to-skin immediately after delivery and rooted right away. He fed immediately and is in great health. So far the first 12 hours of his life have been full of eating, sleeping, and being held by grandparents. Very precious time […]Read more "Dodge’s First Few Hours"