Oh Brother.

Our phone call went a little something like this… Annie: Babe, it’s a boy. Me: What?… Annie: It’s a boy! Me: What the F*@K? …Are you serious? Annie: I’m dead serious. It’s a boy. Me: What are we going to do with a boy? My wife is not the most patient person I’ve ever met, […]

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Smartest. Kid. Ever.

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before…”My kid is the smartest kid on the planet!” Don’t think for a minute that I haven’t taken stock of the posts I’ve written lately and noticed a common theme of talking about all the craziness that is Roo, while somewhat bypassing the awesomeness that is Roo. I […]

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Only child (of 3)

The internet tells us that only child syndrome is “a label given to people who do not have any siblings, or who were raised without any siblings. Some of the claimed only child syndrome characteristics include selfishness, an inability to share and difficulty making friends.” Rooney has two older sisters, several cousins, and is surrounded by […]

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Robot Parrot

As we sat around preparing for Rooney’s 18-month checkup a few of months ago, Annie was taking an inventory of the words she knew. I think the number came in somewhere in the 20’s, and that didn’t include the 10-12 names she could remember. Of course every two minutes we thought of a new word, […]

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Say My Name!

Well before Rooney graced our world with her beautiful smiling face, I had dreams and visions about how she would interact with her older sisters. I knew, without a doubt, that they would completely eat her up and be obsessed with her – and I wasn’t wrong. But, what intrigued me, as much as wanting […]

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Sour Patch Kid

If there is one thing that stood out about Rooney as a baby, it has to be her giant smile. It was one thing for her to smile around us and our family, but she would flash that million-dollar cheese to everyone. Neighbors, friends and random people at restaurants were constantly commenting on how much […]

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Twice the Irony

Check, check. Is this thing on? Man, it’s been years since I’ve dusted off the old blog and documented some of the amazing things going on in our family. I was just reading a friend’s post and started to do a little reminiscing about how I used keep track of all the comings, goings and general […]

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