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Archive for 'toddler'

Peek-a-Boo, Jesus

I think Teo thinks prayer is just another game of Peek-a-Boo…

Diaper Change

photo of me changing Teo’s diaper next to a waterfall.

Birthday Cake

Teo gets his first taste of sugar. Find out if he prefers his birthday cake or a ham sandwich…

Teo’s First Steps

Okay, so they’re not actually Teo’s first steps…but they’re Teo’s first steps on video!


I spent this past weekend praying with cloistered nuns in a monastery. When I arrived, I turned off my phone and took the miniature video camera out of my pocket and tossed it in the suitcase.

Santa Lucía

If I had any pull in the Catholic Church, I would nominate Alleke’s preschool teacher for sainthood. I would call her Santa Lucía. In my mind, a small miracle had occurred the first day I brought Alleke to preschool nine months earlier. We had arrived at Alleke’s classroom, and at the moment when I realized […]

Mama Mia

This has been the soundtrack of my life for the last two weeks… Watch Mama Mia on Vimeo. Compare Alleke’s tribute to the original…

Working from home

In case you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to try to work from home while your toddler is supposed to be taking a nap. Press the arrow below to listen in… Alleke kept this up for a good 45 min. until I gave in and let her watch TV. This is not an ideal world, […]

Stick People

Alleke drew people today for the first time. Happy and SadThe happy person is the one on top, and the sad person is the one on the bottom. April drew the body of the sad person. Boy and GirlThe boy is the one on the left. April drew the eyelashes, bodies and chair at Alleke’s […]

Teddy Bear

For Alleke Amsterdam will forever be the city where anything goes. Not because she noticed the skunky smell of marijuana as we left Centraal Station or the coffee shops with their chalkboard menus listing Moroccan hash for five euros a pop, but because when we arrived at our friends’ house in the quiet suburb of […]

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