Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Sigh.

It’s still not going well. That was Holly when I announced it was time for her nap.  She situated herself on the bottom step refusing to move and began wailing.  She is embracing her “two-ness” like nobody’s business these days.  If she isn’t happy about something, she lets us know.  Loudly.  When I got her …

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Uncle!

That is me crying, “uncle.”  I’ve tried to stay positive about this week, but the truth is, it’s just been plain awful.  Let’s review… Sunday: I take a sick Holly to the walk-in clinic; strep throat. Monday: Holly is miserable and spends the day crying.  Mommy is miserable.  I drag the girls to the pharmacy …

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2 Year Checkup

Aside from a little strep throat, Holly is a very healthy two-year old.  She is completely on target developmentally.  Absolutely no concerns.  She is 34 pounds (97th percentile) and 36 inches (95th percentile).  Later in the day after her doctor’s appointment, she broke out in a rash all over her body and I had to …

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Strep Throat

Awe nuts!  My little one is sick.  We’ve all been so healthy since last December.  Now my baby has such a sore throat; she is miserable.  We just got the antibiotic into her this morning so I am hoping by tomorrow she will be feeling better.  Right now she is living on popsicles and apple …

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3 Little Girls

Rachel arrived yesterday morning to spend a couple days with us.  Unfortunately, that glorious sunny weather I was so thankful for went somewhere else – boo! – and it rained the entire day yesterday.  We were stuck in the house all day long.  This morning, it’s cloudy and dark, but not raining.  Even though the …

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Foraging for Berries

Wonder what sweet Linlee was thinking about? And what do you suppose Miss Holly was telling me? Building sandcastles together.  Awe. What a nice morning.  Thank you, sunshine!  I realize we are only two days into summer vacation, but so far, it’s going very well.  My girls are being pretty darling (aside from Holly stomping …

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The Neighbor Girl

My mom says every neighborhood has one; a little waif who is not well looked after and makes herself or himself a pest to those in the neighborhood who happen to be home.  Unfortunately, our neighborhood waif lives next door to us.  She started coming over this spring when her father, whom I’d never met …

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Last Day of First Grade

Well, I guess this is my second grader now.  How did this happen?  Didn’t I just bring baby Linlee home from China?  Here she is on the first day of first grade: Awe, look at those missing teeth.  How quickly we forget.  Linlee had an awesome school year.  Really awesome.  She was rarely sick this …

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Whoohoo, look who is two!

Today we held Holly’s birthday celebration.  It started off a disaster, in my opinion.  The dog woke up the birthday girl from her nap way before she was ready.  Ugh.  Then big sister flipped out because we were having a party instead of her regular routine of going to the park on Saturday afternoon.  And …

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Where did summer go?

After a beautiful Monday, things turned cold and rainy again.  Bah.  My mother arrived on Tuesday for a visit through the weekend, so that has been super nice.  The girls absolutely love the extra attention.  I love the help.  Tonight I made homemade spaghetti for dinner and actually insisted that the girls eat it too. …

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