Last year, the Sunday right after Thanksgiving I put up the Christmas tree with just the lights. I had intended to finish it after work but each week night I was too tired to do it. I get home after 7 PM and generally want to eat and relax. So the tree went a week… Read more Christmas Tree Time!
Ever since my son got his first Thomas the Tank Engine, he has been preoccupied with anything train related. I saw this video on Gothamist and wanted to share it here. I know he’ll appreciate this video.
My family and I have been living in our house for over 5 years now. During that time, I have cleaned up my junk in the basement a couple of times. Our kids? Not once. Our basement looked like an organized mess. All of their toys (mostly broken) were piled up against the wall. That… Read more 8 bags of garbage
Note from Jan Dembowski: This post is from my friend André Quitta. André sometimes shares his stories here. My son, Aaron, is six years old and just lost his first tooth. It was one of his bottom front teeth, one that had been loose for about a week. He had heard about the Tooth Fairy… Read more Making a Tooth for the Tooth Fairy
Going to Washington DC this year was quite an experience. Here’s what I learned. 1. The Acela is more expensive and only saves about 30 minutes. But it’s worth it, the Acela is roomier and more comfortable. We took the Acela on the way there, but on the way home we took the regional. Not… Read more Washington DC trip
So Lily put the kids to bed and was complaining that they were fighting. Me: They like to compete with each other. That’s why they fight. Lily: After a while it drives me crazy. Me: Did you ever compete with your brother? Lily: There was no need. Wow.
Today we observed the anniversary of a close relative’s death by visiting the cemetery and leaving offerings (Chinese family members). It’s very respectful and Lily and I want our children to understand the reasons for this. But my five year old girl is sick and the place we were going to is very cold. She… Read more “Let’s go to a different cemetery”
My soon to be 7 year old son is fascinated whenever I build a model. He really enjoys just watching me and examining the parts I put together. It’s part of that whole son dad thing and I like him watching me too. His school teacher wants him to work on things that have step… Read more Got some Speed Grade models
Today the family started with this And ended up with this We got to pick strawberries in the morning and in the afternoon we set up a inflatable pool on the patio. It hit 90+ degrees today and we found out that the second floor A/C does not work. Good thing it rained; it is… Read more Strawberries and downpours
This was one busy weekend. Friday and Saturday was spent going and coming back from Strasburg, PA. Sunday we had a family BBQ with friends over. Today we went to the city and saw the USS Kearsarge. It’s in port as part of fleet week in the city. Lily took our son last year Friday… Read more Memorial Day Weekend