Thursday, February 28, 2008

What's Next?

Charlie has now been at home for 4 weeks. It has proved to add to our busyness and bring us joy. Since his arrival our family has dealt with jaundice (which requires a very inconvenient billi-wrap), the stomach flu and Influenza A. Up until his birth, our family had been healthy all year. Charlie does not seem to notice, he just eats, sleeps and well you know.

Monday, February 25, 2008


If you have ever seen the movie Snow Day, or have ever been a kid in a snowy climate, then you know the joy attached with the words SNOW DAY. We had one of those today. I can imagine that certain parents dread these days. Having all the kids at home under one roof, or having to find arrangements for your children if you work, would be a hassle. Fortunately, Monica is a stay at home mom and I am a teacher. As a teacher I celebrate the SNOW DAY even more then I did as a student.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Party of Six?

So, why "Party of Six"? When Jeff and I were first married and we had just moved to Michigan (yes, we finally had cable!), we watched the show "Party of Five". It became one of our favorites and we looked forward to what would happen each week.

On January 27th, we welcomed home the 6th member of our family, Charlie Alan. We had been a "party of five" family for 4 years and we had planned on keeping it that way, until...well, I probably don't need to explain the rest!

We are now a family that consists of Jeff (the dad), Monica (the mom), DJ (the older brother), Josie (the oldest sister), Emma (the younger sister) and now Charlie (the baby). We are now a "party of six" because let's face it, when there are six members, it's always a party!!!!!