cast of characters


born and raised in houston, texas. attended a motley assortment of public and private schools before heading off to college.  ended up with a BFA in art ed from UT and a MFA in photo from UH.   latecomer to parenting.  lover of arts, crafts, animals, books, cooking and coffee.

mr perfect

and i really don’t intend sarcasm.  finding mr p has been the best thing that ever happened to me.  i don’t deserve him and i can’t believe he puts up with me.  musician, philosopher, teacher.  lover of scriabin, coffee, sweets, rush and victor hugo.

IMG_5904the squirm

fast approaching five and a half years old, the squirm grows before your eyes.  tentatively diagnosed with mild autism, main symptom is a delay in speech and communication.  extremely cute and very active.  lover of parks, puppies, blocks, and dinosaurs.


fourteen months old this week, squirticus is my smiley baby.  his disposition is almost always sunny, until it isn’t.  surprisingly independent when feeling secure, stunningly co-dependant when attempting to hand off.  lover of cars, madagascar, winnie the pooh, puzzles and ipads


we lost max in july of 2013.  we had been together for 13 years, since some homeless dudes in houston gave him to me.  hated thunderstorms, loved car rides, swimming, donuts, and barking.


rescued red dobie.  weight when adopted = 37lbs, current weight = 102 lbs. incredibly sweet, though majorly uncoordinated.  although she can sneak her big body on to the bed in the night with nary a ripple.  loves food.


originally a birthday present for the squirm, provides endless entertainment for squirticus instead. loves biting the hand that feeds, night-time smothering and playing outside.


our newest addition.  extremely squishy and soft.  periodically rowdy (when not napping).  loves chewies, food, the squirm, phrogmom, and becca.


16 Responses to cast of characters

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  2. Lian says:

    Hi there! I saw you being featured on Mirth and Motivation. It’s very nice to meet you. You’ve got a lovely blog!

  3. Maura says:

    Hey, just checking this here blog out. It’s awesome… I didn’t realize you were doing a separate blog (from facecrack). I love the quality of all the photos you have been posting… just beautiful. What are you using. It reminds me of the 70s for some reason. The picture of the boys that you are using for you profile pic is just well breathtaking. I keep pulling up your profile just to look at it … hehehe

    • phrogmom says:

      So nice to hear from you! I hope you are well and happy! The iPhone has some amazing apps for photos. I don’t know how I lived without this thing.

  4. MOM says:

    Laura, the owl art cards are awesome, really fabulous.


  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to get into doing children’s illustrations someday too. My daughter is almost 4 and her interest in drawing and colouring really took off a few months ago. It’s great to work on art together. By the way I am also a big Victor Hugo fan.

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  7. likeitiz says:

    Great to have meet the family! What a great bunch!

  8. Uncle Spike says:

    Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…


  9. Love your cast of characters / family !

  10. Huskey says:

    I love how you listed your family as characters and how you have set your page up its amazing. Wish I could figure out how to make mine look as good

  11. Mr Tookles says:

    Oh your family ❤️❤️❤️ Big hug from Holland!!! ❤️

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