July 2014

  • Stronger every day

    Stronger every day

    Namine got her new braces — AFOs (ankle-foot orthotics), to be exact, although “brace” is just easier to say — last week. Her old braces were too small for her ever-growing feet, and she needed more support than her shoes could give.

  • A day of baking

    A day of baking

    Did you know they have french toast-flavored bagels? I do not recommend actually making french toast with bagels. Just saying.

  • The company you keep

    The company you keep

    While my parents are on vacation, it is left to those left behind to care for their cats. Namine accompanied me on one trip to their house.

  • Explaining herself

    Explaining herself

    Yesterday evening, Jessica and I were talking — about what, I don’t recall. Namine quietly and politely said, “Excuse me, Daddy.”

  • Assumptions


    This evening Namine and I went for a short walk to the park. She got mad because I didn’t help her get into her wheelchair.

  • Biscuit books

    Biscuit books

    Instead of having me read to her at night, lately Namine has been reading to me.

  • Party at grandma’s

    Party at grandma’s

    Last night Jessica, Namine, and I went over to my parents’ house for Namine’s birthday.

  • Cake for breakfast

    Cake for breakfast

    Birthdays come but once a year, so why not celebrate it with cake for breakfast?

  • On needing a trach

    On needing a trach

    A friend of ours had a new baby recently. Namine has been enamored with her.

  • She likes a good accent

    She likes a good accent

    I have a funny story for you.

  • Fluidbox plugin

    Fluidbox plugin

    I recently wrote about implementing Fluidbox in my WordPress theme. That’s all well and good, but that was never meant to be a long-term solution — so I split it off into a plugin of its own.

  • Two fun days

    Two fun days

    When I say “fun,” I actually mean “not fun.” We’ve spent the last couple days in and out of the pediatrician’s and the ER, trying to figure out why Namine is experiencing abdominal pain. Again.