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Growing Boys

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You’re tearing up the grass." "We’re not raising grass," my dad would reply, "we’re raising boys."
–Harmon Killebrew

Last week Kevin and I (mostly Kevin) spent time raking the yard to clear out the dead grass and try to get some grass to grow. On all three sides of our house our neighbors have thick green grass that is almost always cut cleanly and weed free. Our yard also has thick, green grass.... where there is any grass at all.
The large patch of dead grass in the front yard is partially due to the crab grass we've been trying to kill for years but mostly caused by the hours of Cooper and I running in the sprinkler. Back and forth we go, over the water, under the curtain of coldness that makes him shrieke with delight. To one side of our house you can see a foot path leading to the backyard. The many, many trips Cooper and I make (now often with a stroller…



March looked a little like this....


4 Months

Parker is now 4 months old! Hard to believe.

27" long

Needless to say- he is a very (chubby) and happy baby.