Ever since we started sharing this fourth pregnancy with friends and family last Fall – and especially in the complete insanity of the last 4 weeks – we’ve heard a bunch of variations on “what the heck are you thinking”?

“Riesland, Party of 6” – Week 3

We’ve been a family of 6 for about 2 1/2 weeks now.

Well, I guess technically we’ve been a family of 6 for over 9 months, but babies are SO much more cooperative (and quiet) when confined to an amniotic sack…

Conversations With A Curious 4-Year-Old

One of the coolest things about being a parent is how every day brings new experiences as children grow.

For our 10-month-old, that means watching him learn about fundamental things like gravity, his reflection, and what things are and are not edible.

For our 4-year-old, that means a seemingly endless – often exhausting – stream of questions.

He wants to understand EVERYTHING. And he has no problem asking and clarifying and rephrasing until his curiosity is satisfied….

Ben Laughing

A random video of Ben laughing at 5 months old. Guaranteed* to make your day better.

*not really, but come on…

Kids Say…

One of my favorite things about this season of parenting is the conversations we have with our kids.

Between a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old we have plenty of moments that could come straight out of a parenting sitcom.

Here are a few recent ones…