It all begins again

Waiting for the bus

It’s been a whirlwind summer. After Beckett was born in April, we put our house on the market, sold it, bought a new one, and moved to a new school district in July. Today was the girls’ first day of school. Sydney is in first grade, Georgia is starting fourth, and Audrey is headed off [...]

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A Very Furry Christmas

Sesame Place

I know Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but in our house we have been listening to the Christmas tunes for a couple of weeks already. (Only when Daddy is at work, though. He gets tired of it if we start too early.) On Saturday, we were given the opportunity to check out the [...]

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Five

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One… Two… Three… Four… Five… Due April 2013

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What's for breakfast on a school morning?

Of course, they would always eat donuts...

Breakfast: the most important meal of the day, so we are told. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, who doesn’t love a great breakfast? Audrey is not such a fan of breakfast. Unless it’s something elaborate. She can put the waffles, french toast, or breakfast casseroles away. But when it comes to the everyday, school morning breakfast, it [...]

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A Trip to the Crayola Factory

Crayola Factory

There are not many things my daughters love more than arts and crafts. Coloring, painting, drawing, and especially cutting and gluing happen almost every day around here. And our very favorite art supplies are Crayolas. I’m not being paid to tell you this, either. We just prefer Crayola crayons, markers, watercolors, and colored pencils. A [...]

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Farewell to the crib

transitioning to a toddler bed

It’s bittersweet, but Joel has said goodbye to his crib. Ever since I wrote the last post about transitioning toddlers from the crib to a big bed, I have been thinking about the big move. I went back and forth about it, since he never gave us a hard time about sleeping in his crib. [...]

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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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Cooking with kids

Julias Child

My kids love to “help” me cook. Audrey, my 5th grader, can actually help around the kitchen. Last summer, I taught her how to make tacos so there is one meal that she is able to make from start to finish without help. I really need to teach her some more dinners! Georgia, my 2nd [...]

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Toddler talk

Joel driving

There are so many hard things about the age Joel is right now (22 months, almost). Where to start…the total confidence in his abilities combined with the inability to do things he wants to do himself (“Da! Da!” which is the way he says his name)…the biiiiiiig tantrums when things don’t go his way (“Noooooooooo!”)…wanting [...]

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A boy’s gotta do what a boy’s gotta do

Last week after swimming lessons, Sydney, Joel, and I stopped at the grocery store for a quick stock-up before lunch. As usual, Sydney was in the main part of the cart while Joel sat in the seat. As food began to stack up around Sydney’s legs, Joel protested that he wasn’t getting to hold anything. [...]

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