Tea Party Birthday Party

Tea party snacks

For her fifth birthday, Sydney wanted a tea party birthday party. Believe it or not, even as our third daughter, I had never hosted a tea party birthday party! So I immediately checked my favorite creative source, Pinterest. It was easy to find hundreds of fabulous, beautiful ideas. Gorgeous, time-intensive, expensive ideas. But it’s possible [...]

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Summer Reading Goals

summer reading goals

Ahhh, summer. Long, lazy days to relax, play, sweat… As a kid, my favorite way to pass the summer days was to lay across my bed and read. I tried to be as completely still as I possibly could, with my ceiling fan on “high,” the windows open, and the lights off. We didn’t have [...]

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Tape Measuring Fun

Yesterday I was busy in Sydney and Georgia’s room, rearranging the furniture. Sydney and Joel were enthralled with the tape measure: the way it springs back into place, the interesting numbers, just the fact that I was “playing” with it. So today, when Sydney started whining about having to do her “rest time,” I remembered [...]

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My shy extrovert

quiet-by-susan-cain

I am an introvert. I am not a hermit–I love being with people, doing fun things, going places, and having a good time. But after all that, I need to go home and have a bit of silence. For example, whenever our family goes to a museum, the zoo, or a party, I am always [...]

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It’s rest time

rest time

It was so easy to have time to myself when Audrey was little. After she gave up napping, around three years old, I instituted a “rest time” policy. Every afternoon while baby Georgia (the best napper EVER) slept, Audrey had to play in her room. This lasted from 1-4 p.m. Every day. Three glorious hours. [...]

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