Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Where is the instruction manuel?

Sometimes I really don’t know the answer when parenting my children.  I go by instinct and I usually feel good about my choices.  If I don’t feel good, then I know to make adjustments the next time.  The other day I had an incident with Linlee which left me questioning right or wrong.  She was …

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One Story & Three Pictures

Yesterday I forgot to put the gate up blocking Holly out of one of the bathrooms.  It was only a minute or two before I heard her calling for help.  I arrived at the bathroom to find that she had fallen in the toilet (while in her PJs).  I so wish I’d gotten a picture! …

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Hopscotch time!

Above, Holly and Linlee observing some ants. Rachel Linlee Holly The girls are having lots of fun together.  Linlee and Rachel were so wired last night that sleep did not come easily.  Rachel was pretty disappointed this morning when Linlee had to go to school.  As soon as Linlee got off the bus this afternoon, …

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Pig Tails

Isn’t she darling?  Other adjectives for Holly these days are “pistol” or “firecracker.”  This child misses nothing.  Her language is blossoming by leaps and bounds every day.  She chatters nonstop.  One of the phrases we hear a lot is “What do?” when she wants to know what we are doing.  I already know that I’m …

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How the grandparents did.

I give them an A+ because both girls were alive and well when Rob and I returned from our weekend away.  Hooray!  It sounds like they all had a really good time together.  However…  It did take all three grandparents to manage the two children – and that was with Duncan away at the kennel …

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Weekend Wrap Up

Here is the little tray that accompanied my morning cup of coffee at the lodge: Cream, chocolate and white chocolate shavings, sugar, fake sugars and vanilla whipped cream.  I couldn’t have been more tickled!  (Sorry for the terrible picture taken from my phone.)  Also, see the fire-place going in the background?  This is how to …

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Snoqualmie Falls

Happy sigh…  This break is awesome.  Rob and I feel sooo relaxed.  This morning we slept in and lazed around our room until we finally went to brunch at 10:30 – unheard of!  I took a picture of the fancy coffee set up they brought to our table, but forgot the correct cord to hook up my phone …

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Colleen & Rob’s Weekend Adventure Begins!

We did not put our children to bed tonight.  It felt so weird!  For Holly’s entire life, I have been the one to change her into her cozy PJs, snuggle with her while she drinks her bottle, place her gently in the crib with her lovey & paci and stroke her cheek as I tell …

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The Salish Lodge

For those who remember The Great Northern Hotel from the show Twin Peaks, it is actually The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie Falls, WA.  This is where Rob and I will be staying on our get away this weekend.  Excited much?  YES! On one hand, I am counting the hours before I get to be whisked …

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Happy Easter!

This picture looks odd because it is a digital picture of a printed picture.  I didn’t feel like trying to scan it.  It’s also very similar to the most recent Santa picture, don’t ya think? The Easter Bunny left the girls swimming suits, wind-up, hoppy toys, bug flashlights (flashlights are a big deal at our …

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