Category: la familia

Lunchtime Conversation with My Brother

Me:  I was in DC last week and they are still doing construction on the Mall.  I asked what they were doing and Stefphanie said, “drainage and plumbing or something.”  Well, I call BS.  They must be working on the Ark of the Covenant…

Vindicated

(Apologies in advance to everyone in my real life who has heard this story a hundred times.) I was home from college and getting ready to put up the Christmas tree in our living room.  I turned on the family room TV for some…

Postcards

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this yet: I have long been in the habit of sending postcards to my nephew, Alex, when I travel.  When he was very small, it was mostly an excuse to send him snail mail of his very own….

Fiona’s Big Weekend

When I picked up Gibbs at Doggie Do Rite Friday afternoon, I told Stacy that I was a bit worried because Gibbs (all play all day) is not interested in playing with Fiona.  She had tried to engage him several times and he barely…

A Saturday with Alex

Alex came out to spend the day with us yesterday.  My mother picked him up after his basketball game and met me at Noodles.  He had three baskets, one rebound and an assist.  He said that he liked basketball as much as baseball and…

Everything Old is Still Old

The Christmas Conversation at my House Ainslie (age 3):  Alex! Alex!  Sing “Jingle Bells Batman Smells!”Alex (Age 6 1/2): (complies)Mom (to my brother, Scott):  Wonder where he got that?Scott: I didn’t do it!Mom:  Oh, yeah?  It was your favorite..Scott:  School kids, kids in the…

Quick Road Trip with Alex

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in 2002 and I hadn’t been down to see it yet.  My nephew Alex, age 6, digs the presidents so I asked if he wanted to go to Springfield with me to see the museum.  He…

From the Hospital

My mother has been in the hospital for the better part of the week. My biggest complaint is that it is near impossible to get anyone’s attention. There is a flat screen in her private room and wi fi. Gibbs has been at doggie…

Ghosts of Dogs Past

My entire house looks like this: This is nothing new.  As I’ve mentioned, we’ve had a lot of dogs in my family.  When my friend Austin suggested that Gibbs has been playing with Ghosts of Dogs Past in my house, we started making the…

Weekend in Review

Last Friday, I took Alex and Ainslie to the library.  I pushed Ainslie in the stroller and Alex rode his scooter.    He lost his control going down a hill and wiped out.  He knew he was going to wipe out and managed to…