Monthly Archives: October, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Aren’t they darling?  Holly cried again.  This time because I painted her nose black.  She seriously did not want her nose black and even though I succeeded, there wasn’t much point in taking a bawling two-year old trick-or-treating.  Once I wiped the black off, she was happy again.  I thought we were going to get …

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Halloween; a trial run.

So the girls were invited to wear their costumes to church today.  It was a good practice, as we ran into several glitches… Here we have a “blue princess” (AKA Cinderella) and a crying Minnie Mouse.  Can anyone guess the problem? That’s better.  Poor Minnie Mouse needed a magic wand.  Thank heavens our Cinderella was …

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Pumpkin Carving

Linlee has been dying to carve our pumpkins since we got them at the pumpkin patch.  We told her that she had to wait until today (otherwise they wouldn’t last through Halloween).  Bright and early this morning she came running down the stairs asking if it was time to carve.  Heh, no.  It was not. …

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Snack Time

Popcorn and Peppa Pig on the Kindle.  Aren’t they just the sweetest?

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Holly

Oh my goodness, what to say about this child.  She is a combination of total trouble and total love.  This week she broke my camera tripod, dumped a container of my Clinique face powder all over the bathroom and gave herself a facial with cottage cheese.  But she also sang with me in the car, …

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BBQ 2012

Or, it was supposed to be.  But somehow it didn’t happen until a cold, October evening, which meant our annual summer dinner with the Davis’s was not a BBQ at all.  It was just…  Dinner inside.  LOL!  Our families had a great time, as always (except for maybe the part where I got mocked for …

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And the point of potty training a two-year old is???

On some levels, Holly is telling me she is ready to be potty trained.  Once again, the other night she told me that she needed to peep-peep (LOL!) and sure enough, I set her on the potty and she went.  If that’s not a big, flashing, ready sign, I don’t know what is.  But here …

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Music & Singing & Dancing

Music is one thing that lifts my spirits faster than anything else I know.  The love of music is also something I assumed I would share with my children.  It surprised me (and even disappointed me) when this didn’t really happen with Linlee.  I know she likes music sometimes, but it’s harder to get her …

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Daddy is home from India!

Oh my, it’s been a long two weeks without my husband.  Rob had to go to India for work.  He wasn’t happy about being so far away from his family any more than we were happy about him being gone.  We all survived, although, I think the girls and I actually had an easier time …

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A Conversation with Linlee

Today Linlee had a short day at school.  During Holly’s nap, she sat next to me on the couch and this was our conversation.  I thought others might find it interesting to see what a typical conversation is like with her: Me: “Linlee, who did you play with at recess today?” Linlee: “I had a …

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