Monthly Archives: May, 2011

To the zoo!

Holly enjoyed her first trip to the zoo today.  We all did.  Although I didn’t take many pictures of the animals, highlights for the girls included giraffes, lions, elephants, orangutans, bears, penguins and flamingos.  I am sorry that I did not get a picture of Linlee feeding the giraffes.  I was chasing our new little …

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SHE’S WALKING!

Sorry for the three videos, I was just super excited (and she kept walking away from me!).  Month 11 has been full of milestones for little Holly.  She is now waving, clapping, shaking her head “no,” playing peek-a-boo (where she hides her face behind a blanket and then pulls it away and giggles), crawling and …

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Seriously.

Linlee had a horrible morning yesterday.  I had no plans to write about it because it is nothing new.  She finds a reason to meltdown and then makes us all suffer until we can get her on the bus to school (if we can get her on the bus to school).  Yesterday’s issue was that …

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Welcome back, Wiggles.

Linlee was a huge fan of The Wiggles.  The first time I heard them, I could only shake my head at the world of children’s music I was entering.  Gradually, I grew to enjoy them.  I really had no choice; Linlee was always listening to them.  And of course, we became HUGE fans of Murray …

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Life

This is Linlee after a meltdown.  She does not get rewarded with ice cream.  The meltdown was because she thought she had been cheated out of her Tuesday ice cream after horse therapy.  She thought this because she fell asleep in the car.  I tried desperately to wake her up as we went through the …

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And… JINX!

This child is so beautiful I can hardly stand it and at the same time, she is oh so difficult.  I like to document honestly how things are going (for myself as well as for the grandparents & blog readers).  But I tell ya, anytime I announce how well Linlee is doing, it almost always …

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Linlee vs. the Bouncy Obstacle Course

Tonight we took Linlee to her school carnival.  I didn’t get many pictures at all because Linlee was zipping through the crowds at break-neck speed while I was trying to keep up pushing a stroller through gravel, bark, and children.  Not ideal conditions for picture taking.  I do wish I’d gotten some good shots of …

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Pretty in Pink

This is Miss Holly (at eleven months) in another one of Linlee’s hand-me-downs.  Here is Linlee is the same outfit at age three and a half: And the size of the outfit?  Two. After dinner this evening I took the girls out back for a swing… Holly just giggled and giggled.  I think she liked …

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Linlee

Linlee is doing well.  In fact, she’s doing really well.  She is trying new things here and there, like new foods, or new hair styles, or drawing new pictures.  (Normally Linlee draws the same picture about ten times a day for six months or so.)  She has let some of her rituals slide a bit, …

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Rainy Monday

Fifty-two degrees, dark and raining – AGAIN.  Every time we get the tiniest taste of sunny weather, it is for one day only.  Then back to winter.  I’ve even spent the day working on homemade chicken & dumpling soup for dinner.  No barbecue or warm weather salads for us yet. But here is my sunshine: …

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