Monthly Archives: September, 2012

The Terrible Twos – Holly nails it!

I was putting laundry in the washer and when I turned around, I noticed that somebody was in the dryer. My mom and I have always laughed at how Holly seems to do each developmental stage perfectly; the good, the bad and the ugly.  Today I dropped the girls off at my mother’s so that …

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Poor Duncan

Duncan the big protector dog is terrified of electronic beeps.  Terrified.  The other day our smoke detector had a low battery and was chirping.  Duncan thought it was the end of the world.  I found him cowering inside of Holly’s closet sitting in a clothes bin: In other news…  I don’t have much other news. …

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Progress X 2

This morning was very exciting for this lunch-packing mom.  After only two + years of packing Linlee’s lunch for school (Kindergarten, first grade and wee bit of second grade), she asked for something different in her lunch box.  Could have knocked me down with a feather.  Linlee has been living on peanut butter since age …

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Apple picking!

Oh, yes we did!  This very first weekend of autumn, we piled into the car and headed north to an apple orchard for some wholesome family time picking apples… Whoops, no need for a tractor to pick apples, Holly! There we go.  She found one! Linlee too! Above you can see that Holly is trying …

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First Haircut (or, trim, rather)

It was time for our little firecracker to get her two-year old ends trimmed.  They were scraggly and uneven.  I wasn’t sure what she would think of being in the hot seat.  Turned out (unlike her big sister’s first several haircuts) it was a complete non event.  She played with the toys in her lap …

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Sometimes the little one feels scared.

Linlee has never once told me that she feels scared.  Ever.  In fact, if anything scares her, I have no clue what it might be.  (Well, not totally true; ever since Rob was stung by hornets while camping last month, Linlee has become afraid of bees.  I know this because she screams when they come …

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Ready for school…

We are enjoying one of the most glorious Septembers ever.  Mornings are crisp & sunny, afternoons are warm & sunny, evenings are crisp & sunny; perfection.  However, this morning we woke up to fog.  It will burn off and become sunny later, but apparently Linlee was concerned about being cold.  As we got ready to …

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Dinner Time Gone Bad

Awe, aren’t they sweet?  These are my precious girls waiting for Linlee’s bus this morning.  Last night, “sweet” and “precious” would not have been the adjectives of my choosing.  In fact, they were both so not sweet and not precious that I actually found myself huddled upstairs in my bedroom with the door locked while …

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Keeping My Children Healthy

I’m talking about vaccinations.  I debated whether or not to write about this because it’s a touchy subject.  It’s particularly hard (on me) because the majority of people believe my concerns about vaccinations are unfounded and hysterical.  People who know me in real life know that I am not prone to hysteria.  I don’t feel …

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I might have a dancer (squeal!).

Today Holly had her first “jazzy” class at The Little Gym, which includes 15 minutes of dance and then 30 minutes of gymnastics.  I don’t mean to brag, but…  She did so well.  She listened to the teacher and did everything the teacher asked the students (six, darling two-year olds) to try.  She was good …

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