Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Bookcase Blues

This is our book “sling.”  Each evening, I put the books nicely back in their place and each morning, Holly races over and empties the entire thing – usually before 7:30 AM.  I leave the books on the floor all day (because I’ve learned that putting them back is fruitless) and then I clean up …

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My Girls

Today Holly climbed up on the ottoman all by herself and sat there looking at a book.  When did my baby get so big? I caught Linlee sitting like this, inside the couch: Silly girl.  And hey, those missing front teeth are finally coming in!

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Month 15, Tantrums

So, in the last week Holly has discovered the art of having a tantrum.  I think she has had one or two a day for the last four days in a row.  In addition to that, she is throwing things.  A LOT.  She throws food or toys when she doesn’t want them anymore.  She also …

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Friday Ups & Downs

Exactly like last year, Linlee woke up sick yesterday morning.  I know she was sick on the Friday of her third week of school last year too because it was also the night she was supposed to spend at the Seattle aquarium – just like this year.  It’s a special event for children taking horse …

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Hats

I found both girls playing in hats this evening, so I quick grabbed the camera: Yep, that’s real life, people.  One minute they are cute as the dickens and the next, they pull off their hats and look away. For a more fulfilling post, I did make a tasty dinner this evening, which I posted …

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Breakthrough

This evening I had both the girls in the bath tub and I was practicing animal sounds with Holly.  Linlee held up a toy whale.  I laughed and said that I didn’t know what sound a whale made.  (That wasn’t true; I do.  I just didn’t want to try making it.  Ha!)  As I began …

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2nd Little Gym Class

Swoon!  Those brown eyes just melt my heart.  Holly had an awesome time at The Little Gym again today.  At first I was disappointed when I saw that there was only one other toddler in attendance.  I signed Holly up for the physical activity, yes, but also the social interaction.  Poor little thing is stuck …

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TGIF

I don’t know why, but this has felt like a long week.  Yesterday was actually a rough day for both girls.  Holly fussed unless I was playing with her every single minute of the day.  Yikes!  Then Linlee got her first-ever “note” from the teacher about poor behavior.  That did not make me happy.  In …

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Hello, Autumn.

Officially, autumn begins next week.  Unofficially, I believe it came to Seattle yesterday.  I sent Linlee to school in shoes and socks today instead of sandals and when I took the baby out back to play, we both needed jackets.  Fine by me, I love, love, love fall. Linlee’s mornings have been mostly good.  Yesterday …

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Picking Blackberries

This was the view out back last night… P.S. If it looks like Linlee is always wearing the same dress, she is.  I send her to school in the cutest outfits.  She comes home, sheds them, and puts on this dress.  Every. Single. Day.

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