Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Cookie Maker

Project gingerbread men underway.  Holly is the most enthusiastic helper ever.  (That doesn’t mean she is the best helper; quite the opposite.  But nobody can match her enthusiasm.) Asking this two-year old not to make fingerprints in the cookies (baked or unbaked) is like asking for the moon.  Not touching all the cookies was an …

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Bath Update

Thanks for all the great suggestions to get Holly comfortable taking a bath again.  In the end, it was her Granddad Young who had the winning idea; buy some new bath toys.  Worked like a charm.  She forgot all about being hysterical in her eagerness to play with the new floaty toys and bath crayons. …

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Slowwwwww down…

Did anyone else blink and discover that the moment Thanksgiving was over everyone else in the United States appeared to be ready for Christmas?  I think there was a TV commercial like that last year.  It showed a happy couple leaving the home where they’d had Thanksgiving, but they turned around on the porch because …

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Thankful

We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with my mom and brother and Rob’s parents last night.  Good food, good conversation, happy family.  I’d say we accomplished exactly what the day is supposed to be about.  Unfortunately, I’ve really lost my picture-taking mojo.  I only have a few measly pictures to show for the day.  I’d wanted …

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Linlee Kate Day

November 22, 2005: Today is Thanksgiving (more pictures from that later).  It also happens to be the same day that seven years ago we were handed the most precious baby we could ever imagine.  I remember we’d only had her for an afternoon when Chinese officials asked us if we were satisfied with our baby. …

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Ay yi yi

Holly goes to bed easily again now.  No more crying or hysteria or waking up in the night.  We are so relieved.  However, she has switched her hysterical fear to taking a bath.  What is going on?  She has always loved her baths from the very start.  The last two times I’ve tried to put …

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Sisters

How I love these girls.  We are all so extremely lucky to have each other.  Last night Linlee sang in her church choir performance.  We all went, including Mémé.  Linlee did such a great job singing the words and doing the hand motions.  I was so proud of her.  For Linlee to participate in something …

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The Irony of Cinderella

Linlee chose to be a “blue princess” for Halloween.  I went on a search and pretty much if the princess dress was blue, it was Cinderella’s.  Linlee has no clue who that is.  She will not watch Disney movies; they are generally too long and too complicated for her.  Even so, I felt no reason …

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Update

Holly’s fever finally broke last night.  That’s a relief.  She was such a trooper when the doctor looked her over yesterday morning.  Before the doctor came into the room, she kept saying, “I scared, Mommy.  I scared.”  She was breaking my heart.  But then she didn’t cry at all when the doctor looked in her …

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Hanging in there… (UPDATED)

Tonight is the first night in an entire week that Holly has gone to bed without crying (knock on wood, as the night is young).  Up until tonight, she has fussed at nap times and bed times, insisting that she is scared.  Often she has woken several times in the night crying.  It’s been heart …

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