real life and sharing

“Life doesn’t get more real than having a newborn.” ~ Eric Church

Youngest grandchild status is a wonderful thing…until it seems that you are no longer the youngest grandchild. At least it appears to be so looking at Fallon’s reaction to her auntie’s beautiful first born baby in the arms of her Papa.

Oh Fallon!

Soon enough she will realize that her status as very much adored grand child is absolutely secure. Then shall come the perks of having someone younger than you to play with, to look up to you and for you to maybe boss around…kind of like your life with Hazel. There’s also the consolation of the fact that your youngest grand child status is secure under The Big Top…at least for now.

Congratulations and welcome to the world, beautiful Baby E.

no tricks and different treats

Ah, teenagers!

For so many reasons, Daniel just was not feeling Halloween; and like so much that is right now my youngest child, my only son as a teenager, I just wasn’t sure how to feel about it all. But rather than wallow in the sadness and melancholic feels that come when your babies grow up I decided to punt because any mom of teens knows that is what you do a lot when you’re raising up these teens.

That doesn’t mean that there was no candy.

Ya gotta have candy…it’s Halloween.

But for something completely different, tourists were our chosen costumes.

Tourists in San Francisco.

As touristy as we wanted to be all day long!

Perfect day in the City by the Bay.

I’m a damn good punter.

Meanwhile, the grand ghouls represented the Family Circus well in the Trick or Treat trenches

…as Marceline, the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time…

…and Dorothy Gale.


As usual in this family circus, much too much going on. It’s getting to be a busy season with birthdays literally one right after the other and holidays and celebrations and everything else. But truthfully today the most exciting thing was watching Fallon sign her name.

Big, bold and with a flourish.

As you do when you are Fallon.

If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.
Kendrick Lamar