New Years’ celebrations bring the best combination of friends, games, laughter, and finger foods. We still have some salsa that we keep buying chips for. Oh man. I’m hungry. And fruit and homemade mint marshmallows covered in chocolate?! That’s it. We need to celebrate NYE at least monthly. Kids played for a bit and then […]
The day we got home from Thanksgiving celebrations, we picked up a tree and brought up the Christmas boxes. Sometimes I wonder why we do it all for just over a month of this Christmas season, but there’s something about the traditions and specialness of the season that just requires different decorations. As James was […]
When Corban and Jaeda choose to love each other, they oooooze it on, making sure I hear every second of it. On this day, Corban insisted that Jaeda wear only the finest of clothes–his. So she sported a large I am a big brother shirt for this babysitting day. I think it went to her head, cuz she’s been […]
All moms know that playdates aren’t for kids. They’re for us. But Jen and I wanted to have fun WITH our kids (and not just in spite of them;)). The kids and I had made some playdough for our homeschool babysitting day and whipped it out for this friend day. The colors have stayed separate […]
Goodbye, backyard picnics. Goodbye, long family hikes. Goodbye, warm river. Goodbye, mosquito bites. Goodbye, sidewalk chalk painting. Goodbye, cleaning out the van. Goodbye, scooter washing. Goodbye, summer tan. (er, wait, those are just legs with bruises) And helloooooo, static electricity!
Well, I started this post exactly two weeks ago. Then I took a break to blink and just opened my eyes today! Actually, I started working on a book I officially wrote in college and forgot all about photos and blogs and funny stories. After reading it with adult eyes, I realized there wasn’t one.single.word […]
Three weeks ago, we were in a parking lot when suddenly Corban cried out, “I see a plane!” Sure enough, there was a billboard advertising the upcoming airshow. We marked it on our calendars and counted it day by day by day by day by glorious is-it-today day. We were at the library a week […]
This bunch has tried to swim, oh, every other week or so. But by evening, it’s been too cold, too rainy, or our schedules have clashed. A couple weeks ago, the afternoon was gorgeous, perfect swimming weather. So we made plans for swimming. And by evening, it was chilly. But I was bound and determined […]
We bought 15 pounds of blueberries last week. The first 5-pound box is gone. You can see who’s at fault. (That’s right, I’m the mom who eats the last piece of cake and says, “The kids must have sneaked it,” after wiping the crumbs off my mouth.) Good friend Megan is The Babysitting Queen and […]
Swinging alone and swinging together. New mystery cars making friendships last better. Impromptu exploring on our favorite beach; no swimsuits, no problem, just undies for each. Intricate details on large coloring paper complete these extra fun summertime capers.
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