(Sorry I haven’t blogged in so long. It is Spring Break this week. Enough said) Here are some adorable things the boys say these days: Benji: “Reckle! Reckle!” (he wants to wrestle) “Oh goo-less!” (oh goodness!) Apparently, I say this a lot… “Oh Tallah!” (Thomas the Train. He actually doesn’t say this anymore but it … [Read more…]

Who’s here??

This is an old story but I don’t want to forget it so I am blogging about it now. Over New Years, we were in FL visiting family. We were staying with Aaron’s dad and stepmom who have a beautiful, new house. The only problem with this beautiful, new house is that the doors, for … [Read more…]

It’s gonna getcha!

Micah as a severe phobia of bugs. Yes, bugs. Especially stink bugs that have somehow survived this horrible Virginia winter by taking up residence in my house. (FYI, stink bugs are like a small beetle). Whenever Micah sees a bug he will point and say “bug! bug! bug!” over and over again until someone does … [Read more…]

Working Mom

It is really hard to be a working mom. People always talk about balance. I am still searching for that magic pinnacle—the point where I will be balance between home and work. I’ve heard other working moms talk about the guilt of leaving their kids when they go to work. I haven’t felt guilt per … [Read more…]

Happy Ending

So, some wonderful news. You know the kid who was so disrespectfully rude to me in the previous post? I got an e-mail from him on Sunday morning that went something like this: “Sorry about calling you out on the reading thing on Friday. That was totally uncalled for and I apologize for that.” And … [Read more…]

My first week of teaching…

Wednesday was my first day teaching—kind of. We just did a get to know you time and had an assessment. My first class was pretty quiet at first and I had to employ my amazing abilities of charm, sarcasm, and wit to get them talking and laughing. It worked. I had fun. My second class … [Read more…]

Mrs. Meng

Tomorrow I take on a new title. Yes, I know I have been Mrs. Meng for over three years but no one ever calls me that. If they do, I always giggle. It sounds so formal and…just weird. Me? A Mrs? Yes. Apparently so. But tomorrow I will be Mrs. Meng to my students. I … [Read more…]

Tree Hugger

We got our Christmas tree yesterday. The boys were pretty excited about it and sort of in awe. Micah, especially, had some strong feelings about the tree. When we got the tree wrapped in netting before we left, Micah started crying, saying “hurt! hurt!” We tried to explain that the tree was not hurt inside … [Read more…]

Sweet Nothings

Here are some actual adorable “conversations” we had with Benji tonight: Aaron: Benji, are you ADD? Benji: (immediately) Yes. (Scene: Benji is sticking pumpkin stickers on Brittany’s forehead) Brittany: Benji, is Mommy pretty? Benji: So pretty!!!! I tried to get it to repeat the “so pretty” (for my own vanities’ sake) but it was a … [Read more…]

Happy 2nd Birthday Micah and Benji

I cannot believe my babies are TWO! TWO???? SERIOUSLY?? I cannot believe it…wait. I just said that. But it is true. They turned TWO on October 9th. We had a great day! I hosted a “friends” party for them in the back yard. It was really a glorified play group but we had a LOT … [Read more…]