Welcome to a revamped-ish Here We Go Again. If you see anything broken will you let me know?


I’ve never bothered to correct anyone who gets the gender of the baby wrong when they walk up to me in the grocery store. It doesn’t bother me when Alexandra is called a boy or when Ryan was called a girl or when Elizabeth was called a boy. Babies all kind of look alike at the beginning- small bald creatures that can’t hold their heads up. 

Ryan, however, is a different story. We’ve already discussed how he likes to show off his baby to people we see when we are out and about. In the last few weeks, he has started noticing when they call Alex a boy. And he does not like it. Not even a little bit. 

He furrows up his tiny eyebrows and he shouts “DATS MY AHH DISTER!” And then I have to translate for him because he does not let it go until these (well meaning) strangers have been corrected, and have properly admitted that that is his Ahh Dister.  

Speaking Baby

When Ryan was born, we told Elizabeth that we could speak baby and could tell her what her brother was saying. He normally said things like “please be quiet, big sister” or “be gentle” or “I love my big sister so much.” We do the same for Alexandra too so that she can talk to her big brother and sister. 

It’s really been great for their sibling relationships. They feel like they get to know their baby more as a person rather than just a baby who lies there and cries when she wants something. It’s also fantastic for propaganda. I am so used to talking for the baby for them that when she spits up, I tell them “oops! She said she wanted to share her milks with you. Isn’t that sweet of her? She’s just too little to know that big kids like to drink milk out of cups instead.” 

It’s all in the marketing. 

Friday Night Leftovers- So Cute Edition 

•My sister has been visiting this week so we have been playing tourist. That is always fun. 

•We did Magic Kingdom, Universal, and Epcot. 

•I love the Food and Wine Festival. So many good things to eat. 

•It’s kind of sort of starting to cool off a little. It’s still sometimes 90 degrees with 98% humidity but then there are other times where you think “hmm, it’s not so hot that I am instantly drowning in sweat.” 

•Soon we will be into that lovely period of fall and winter where everyone wants to move to Florida because it is just so delightful all the time. About a month left if I remember right. 

•My kids are all just so cute and awesome. I really love them. Ryan is starting to talk finally and he’s adorable. Alex is starting to smile and interact and she’s adorable. Elizabeth is just the best big kid ever and she’s adorable. They can all stay.