Bug,  Super Dad

is it Saturday already?


I fell out of blogging easier than I expected. It’s so weird. It’s almost like I have a real life or something. I can see how normal people just stop posting. Who cares if my stats drop down to nothing, I’ve got cardboard boxes to convert into rocket ships and paintings to paint and diapers to change! But this is really weird for me. All the other times I’ve stopped blogging, I’ve had to practically duct tape my laptop closed to keep myself off the internet. Not this time. The laptop is open and every spare minute I’m working away on my grand new website design. It’s going to be really cool if I can pull it off. There’s sooooo much work to be done before August. I want to give you a sneak preview but I’m not even ready for that.

get this thing OFF!

In the meantime, you are probably wondering what Baby Bug is up to. She’s busy being cute, as usual. She’s a regular kid now. I have a lot more experience with “regular kids”. These stages are so much easier for me than the “I’ve-suddenly-landed-on-another-planet” baby stages. She’s somewhat predictable and so happy to be entertained by me. All my old baby sitting tricks work like magic. We play all day long. She’s into everything of course and talking more and more.

She really really likes music and makes both Toby and I “Twirl” with her everyday. It’s funny to see how Baby Bug has Toby wrapped around her little finger. If I wanted Toby to dance with me at a wedding or something, I had to practically drag him onto the dance floor or threaten to dance with some sweaty scary guy. Then he might dance ONE song with me, if I was lucky, but it wasn’t like he enjoyed it. All Baby Bug has to do is look up at him with her big pretty cow eyes and say “Twirl?” and he’s up on his feet twirling around to “I’m a Little Tea Pot”. If his friends could see him now.

I’m not even jealous. It’s soooo wonderful how close they are. I think she even favors her Dad over me. Which is fine. I know I’m the one she comes running to when she whacks herself in the head on the corner of the coffee table. I think being a work-at-home Dad definitely has it’s advantages. Toby and Baby Bug play way more than they are supposed to. I don’t know how he gets any work done. She’s always hollering over the baby gate at him and he can’t resist her.

I love this neckline

Who could?


  • Angella

    Having Daddy work from home is GREAT for their relationship. Works great for us, too :)

    And I can’t get over how CUTE those pigtails are!

  • Gramma

    In days past, we always brought our grceries home in cardboard boxes. They got used for houses, store counters, doll houses AND a train. The cars lined up from dining room through the living room to the hall. The siblings took turns being alternately the engine or caboose. They even sang:

    Little red caboose,
    Little red caboose,
    Little red caboose behind the train
    Smoke comes out the stack, stack, stack
    Coming down the track, track, track,
    Little red caboose behind the train.

    Of course, the caboose wore a red neckerchief and had to give it up when the next rider replaced him. They all shouted whoo, whoo, whoo and made arm movements like those driving the pistons on a real engine.

    Keep those boxes coming.

  • Bethany

    That’s wonderful that you’re enjoying your break from blogging and getting all that work done and those carboard rockets made! (And taking some fantastic photos with that fancy new camera. They really look great!)

  • familymclean

    Dave is the same when it comes to dancing, only he would let me dance with the greasy gross sweaty guy, and he just melts to dance with Sweetpea, sigh, it is so beautiful!
    In answer to your question…..no one! Soooo cute!
    And the boxes, we drape blanktes and sheets from them to chairs and other furniture and make forts under them with the boxes as rooms ….I love boxes!

  • Sarah

    I think it is so cool that our kids get to spend so much time with their dads. Tibo pretty much works from home too. We both have jobs outside but it is well balanced. I love it!

    I have pretty much decided that the outside life is more important than blogging…although I have plans like you. I would much rather be playing hide ‘n go seek than updating a blog!

    But…you should keep posting though because I still like reading blogs…especially ones with adorable little babes :)

  • Lisa

    wow…she is just a little doll! i can’t wait for my little guy to get “fun”, too….i’m still on Planet Baby.

  • Misty

    OMG, you are still making me want another baby SO bad! We have 4 between us, and they are 6, 7, 8 and 8, so our friends think we are crazy, but dang, if I don’t want to relive all of these memories you keep forcing on us! And now my partner is home fulltime, ugh, the dreams, they won’t stop!


  • Sheryl

    Adorable. I completely agree w/you about the baby stage. I much prefer a toddler, and from there it just keeps getting better. (And easier, IMO)

  • BeachMama

    Yay, that you have been able to take a break and enjoy it. And how fun that BB is getting into that playing stage that you remember so fondly from your babysitting days. We have days like that here, more and more for sure.

    You are not the first person I have heard talk of their husbands dancing with their kids. My Hubby still doesn’t really dance but he breaks out the rock music and guitars and J can certainly give any rocker a run for his money.

    And yes, BB is just too cute for words, which is one of the reasons we all can’t get enough here. Looking forward to all the new fun stuff coming our way.