Category Archives: Raines – 1 Year

Fun in the snow! (damn it)

Ok so Shana and I are doing our best to make sure Raines knows his stock came from the cold Michigan tundra. We’ve created the following short “snow fun” checklist to help ensure that Raines equates the snowy cold ouside … Continue reading

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Dear Dacian

Dear Dacian: Thank you so much for giving my parents a hamster at the Mulvany’s White Elephant Christmas Party.  I loved him!  See how cute he is?  I wanted to keep him, but then Mum read that Chinese hamsters are … Continue reading

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Jump!

While Shana and I were getting ready for a Xmas party, Raines quitely dragged a stool to the top of the bed then stood on it and started clapping. We turned around and he said: “watch (pause for effect) vis”. … Continue reading

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$100

In case you are in the market for a monkey, they are going for $100 at Raines’ “Monkey Business and More” store. Selling monkeys? I don’t know where he comes up with this stuff. Xo, S

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Exhausted by Hammond’s Candy Christmas Festival

Horsies, trains, Rudolph, Frosty, Santa, cookies, frosting, bouncy castles, bean bag toss games, chili fries and CANDY. Lots and lots of candy. It was a good day.

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Makes a Mall Trip Worth It

I figured out the best way to shop with R: bribe with either Doc Popcorn or a Starbucks steamer….then, when he’s totally done, let him blow off steam at the “bacon and eggs”. Of course, I used to avoid this … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf: Creepy Elf, Insecure Santa. What a Great Book. (riiiiight)

My mom’s group, Urban Baby Denver, had a shopping event a few weeks ago at Kazoo Toys – one of my very favorite toy stores.  There seemed to be lots of buzz surrounding this “Elf on the Shelf” kit.  The … Continue reading

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