Category: growing up

Kindergarten

Today was a normal day. My wife and I woke up and got the kids ready. We prayed. Breakfast was made. Diapers were changed. As I sat on the couch killing a few minutes before we had to leave it struck me. I’m not…

Montessori School, Missing Teeth and a New Car Seat

I’m not really sure how it happened. One day Claire was born and now she’s on the verge of turning 5 years old. Time didn’t zoom by, it just happened and here we are. The last few months have been pretty amazing. Claire started…

The To-Do List

Claire: “Papi you wanna play wit me?” Me: “Not right now baby. We have to go to the grocery store, Costco, get gas, and pick up     mommy’s medicine. Not to mention finish the laundry.” Claire: “Just 2 minutes Papi?” Me: “Maybe later….

A Palpable Difference

The last few weeks I have noticed a significant change in my relationship with my daughter. I don’t really know how or when it happened but it is palpably different. Claire and I have been hanging out and doing stuff like normal but I…

Bye, Bye Baby

I walked into my home the other day greeted by the following words from my wife, “Claire is too big to stay in her crib. We need to move her to a toddler bed.” I was puzzled at first. Baby too big? No crib?…

Potty Problems

My daughter has been potty training for what seems like an eternity. We started her slowly at around 18 months because we knew she was capable of grasping this. Claire is now a little over two years old and is able to pee in…

Her Words

  Language is pretty amazing. The fact that we can create an alphabet that connects strings of letters into words; that when spoken create sounds; that create meaning; that convey thought and emotion is pretty astounding. My daughter has so much to say these…

Oh, Boy’s.

Claire is 16 months old and my usual concerns with her range from whether or not she’s holding my hand while going outside, brushing her teeth, making sure mangos and French fries are not all that she eats, and making sure I have a…

Metamorphosis

I am changing. I am not the same person I use to be. There is a change. It is gradual, but noticeable. When my wife and I first got married sometimes we would have different days off. My normal response was to rent a…

A Year In

                  Its still mind blowing to me, but my daughter is a year old. One full year zoomed by. I’ve been looking back over the past year and here are some things I wanted to share…