Holly Becker | 2010 August
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August, 2010

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    August 31, 2010
    by Holly Becker

    Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a child-free weekend away. Who would have ever thought when we got married in 2000 that we’d have three children by now? I looked back at our premarital counseling booklet, and I had to laugh out loud. The booklet contained a list of questions that we answered separately and then discussed with [...]

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    August 27, 2010
    by Holly Becker

    I hear all kinds of entertaining tales from my four-year-old twins, and most of them are not even true. At this age, they are masters of creative storytelling. They try to see what they can pull over on Mommy, and they like to make sure that someone else is to blame for any deed Mommy doesn’t like. This week I heard the most inventive [...]

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    August 23, 2010
    by Holly Becker

    You can forget all the toys we have in our house. My 23-month-old son would rather play with the vacuum cleaner. In fact, Siler is pretty much obessed with the vacuum cleaner. I’m not exactly sure what he finds so appealing about the vacuum. Maybe he  likes the loud noise that it makes, which is interesting considering his big brother and sister were scared of [...]

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    August 16, 2010
    by Holly Becker

    Lately I’ve felt like I’m trapped inside the children’s book “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.”  Only in my version of the story, I have three monkeys, and my little monkeys are breaking their arms instead of bumping their heads. I could hardly believe it myself when Eli, my oldest son,  broke his arm last week just one week after my youngest son [...]

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    August 12, 2010
    by Holly Becker

    This past weekend was a big deal for my husband. He competed in his first triathlon. For weeks, he had been training for this day, and the kids had listened to us talk about Daddy’s big race.  Mark never asked us to come out to watch and support him, but I was adamant that we all be there. I wanted the kids to see [...]

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    August 4, 2010
    by Holly Becker

    Today was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. I think I’ll move to Australia….or at least into bubble until my luck turns around. Here’s how my day ran down. At around 9:30 a.m., I heard screams and crying. I ran out of the bathroom to find my 22-month-old son, Siler, balled up on the floor. I could quickly tell this wasn’t the crying [...]