Monthly Archives: August, 2012

The Stop & Slow Man

That is what Linlee calls the road construction workers who old the sign that says “stop” on one side and “slow” on the other side.  It is a BIG deal in our car to pass a person holding that sign, as both girls are desperate to say hello to them.  What can I say, I …

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Hanging in there. Sort of.

Hoo boy, things are going south fast.  The girls are at each other’s throats quite a bit all of a sudden.  They provoke each other.  They do not share.  They purposely take what the other one wants.  Play time in the sand box turns into screams and tears within minutes.  Yeah, they are done with …

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So glad it’s the last week of summer break!

These are words I never said as a teacher.  Heh.  The girls and I have had a very nice summer, truly.  I am beyond pleased with how well we’ve all done together for eleven weeks with no camps, classes, or therapies to break up our days.  (Whoops, wait a minute, Linlee did have horse therapy …

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The Camping Scoop

They survived!  And they spent the whole night in the tent.  Hooray!  Apparently Linlee had lots of fun.  She is already asking to go again.  There was a little creek which they played in before dinner.  The only downside to that was a hornet’s nest.  Linlee escaped, but Rob ended up with three stings.  Poor …

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And they’re off!

The little one snuck in this picture, but she’s staying with me (despite all the encouragement on the last post for Rob to take her with him, he declined).  The other two are the campers.  It’s just the two of them for one night and the car is loaded (even with stuff up top).  I …

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Rob & Linlee are going camping!

Oh, this is going to be so interesting.  Linlee has been asking to sleep in her little ladybug tent outside all summer.  It’s not an outside tent.  And neither Rob nor I have volunteered to spend the night in the backyard with her (she cannot be left out there by herself).  But Rob has finally …

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Letter to Mama from Holly

Dear Mom, I can see you are having a bit of trouble with your patience lately and I want you to know, I forgive you.  Clearly something is causing a little extra stress in your life, but don’t worry, together we will figure it out.  I’ve also noticed that I’m being singled out in our …

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Young Misadventures (summer edition)

This story is much like our visit to Snowflake Lane in December; not meant to be.  Today Rob and I decided to take the girls to a beach we’ve heard about, but never been to before.  The whole idea sounded so cool; we take a short ferry ride (free!) to a little island (actually nearby) …

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Summertime Update

The girls were having a little berry snack in the backyard. So here is a little update in the life and times of Linlee & Holly… 1. Mémé found a lovely house only five minutes away from us and will be moving at the end of the month.  What luck!  We are VERY excited for …

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The Blue Dress

My parents went on a Greek cruise in 2006.  They brought back the sweetest little blue dress, which suited Linlee beautifully.  Now it’s Holly’s turn… Holly has, of course, accessorized with her signature pink necklace. Linlee at age three and a half in the dress: And wee little Linlee at age 18 months… (I was …

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