My Funny Valentine

February 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm

The teacher at Gabriel’s gym class gave out little Valentine notes to all the kids today — Gabriel got an envelope embellished with aliens, pirates and smiley faces. Inside she had written a sweet personalized note to each child (Psycho mom that I am, I checked one of the other kids’ notes, and they were different!) It read: Dear Gabriel, This Valentines Day I love… …your happy face! …your fun ideas! …your high fives! Thank […]

Christmas, Cut Short

December 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm

My mom has always told me that when you have a kid, you never know when you might have to call off established plans to take care of a sick child. Well, we learned that the hard way this year. Gabriel started with a runny nose and hacking cough the day before Christmas Eve… Our holiday plans were to drive out to my in-laws on Christmas Day, spend the night, then continue our journey South […]


December 7, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Let’s talk dirty for a second. Yeah, I mean poop. Before Gabriel was born, I committed to using cloth diapers. For the most part we’ve been diligent about sticking to that about 75% of the time. Admittedly, I use disposables at night and when we’re going out/traveling. Sometimes that makes me feel like I’ve given up on cloth, but then I have to remind myself that I’m being realistic: Gabriel gets awful rashes in his […]


November 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I consider myself a hobbyist photographer. I like to take pictures, but don’t want to be bothered by tinkering with the manual functions on my DSLR. However, I loathe crappy direct flash pictures and I’m fairly picky about photo quality. I do realize that I’d get more professional-looking results if I actually took the time to experiment with the manual functions, but that’s just not on my agenda. :) So, I make due in auto […]

Nap Fail

October 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm

So Gabriel has been phasing out his two naps a day, which is fine by me because it seems he’s been sleeping longer at night. Woot! Just another step closer to sleeping through the night consistently (it’s about bleeding time!) But for some reason I thought he needed two naps today. He took an early nap at 10am and was showing signs of sleepiness by 3pm. So, down he went… or so I thought. He […]

Warning: Cute Tush Photos

September 22, 2011 at 11:21 am

We’ve been battling a little diaper rash problem here in the Loftus household (sorry TMI). I have my theories as to why it’s happening, but because of day care it’s been a little difficult to clear up. When he’s home with me we’ve been using disposables, lots of A&D ointment, and running around diaper-free. The diaper-free thing has been a bit of a challenge considering that it’s hard to tell when his bladder is going […]