Fatherhood Adventures

Some new “firsts” have taken place recently in our world. Here’s a recap of some exciting developments over the last couple weeks.— Our 1-year-old is up and walking. The strange thing is he resembles an orangutan when he’s doing it.Yes, it’s the orangutan walk and it’s in full effect, and it’s hilarious to watch. Once… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

With each passing day, it seems to be getting progressively noisier around the house.Those high-pitch shrieks and screams that were once a novelty, and as cute as could be, have become so incessant they have been known to rattle a nerve or two every now and again. Long gone are the cute coo and ooh… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

A child’s first birthday is something special to celebrate.We marked this first occasion for my son last weekend with a family party at our house. Did we go overboard? Absolutely. Did we stress out and put way too much thought into it? Probably.However, now that it has come and gone, I can say honestly I… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

It never ceases to amaze me how a little 25-pound boy dominates everything.The latest in a growing list of examples revealed itself the other morning, serving as further confirmation I am retreating further away from being the master of my own domain (excuse the Seinfeld reference). My grasp, if you can even call it that,… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Some more thoughts on the life and times of my son as he closes in on his first birthday this month.— He wants everything we have.There are some big changes going on around the house, as it seems whatever anyone has at any given moment my son must have. Whether it’s the TV remote, a… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

My son loves a bath, so long as he gets to do whatever he wants, when he wants and how he wants.The honor of giving Beckett a bath usually falls to me each evening. It’s our nightly father-son bonding time, and it’s usually an interesting adventure. Plus, it gives his mother a much needed break… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

He is up. He is down. He is back up. He is back down.That’s what it’s like around the house these days as my son continues to work on standing on his own. This pretty much means everything to him right now. He is constantly trying to get vertical by pulling on anything and everything…. Read more »