Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Little Chef

This child loves to help.  In particular, she loves helping in the kitchen.  Almost every time I go to start dinner, Holly follows me, dragging a chair along with her.  I wish I appreciated her help more.  I’m often working at the stove and worry about her getting burned.  However, the other day I turned …

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A Birthday Party

Holly went to her first birthday party yesterday.  It was held at her Little Gym.  She had a blast.  It was basically a bunch of two and three year olds running around screaming in delight.  What could be more fun?  I was in awe of the cake table.  Remember how I had a cake made …

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potty training, confidence and dinner update

 The picture is of Holly after eating some raspberries.  Apparently she can’t quite get them directly into her mouth. So we are potty training in all seriousness this week.  It’s actually going pretty well.  Once the novelty of using the potty wore off, I resorted to using M&Ms as bribery, I mean, incentive.  For Holly, …

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The Battle at Dinnertime (updated)

In my early twenties, I was a nanny for a short time in Connecticut.  I took care of four children (ages newborn to seven) from the time they awoke until I put them to bed.  That meant that I fed them dinner.  After I cleaned up the kitchen, bathed the little girls and got them …

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Crazy Fog

We are on day four or five (depending on where you live) of FOG.  I don’t remember ever being blanketed in this thick of fog for this length of time before.  It never lifts or takes a little break.  It looks like this from the time we wake up until we go to bed.  We …

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Linlee Speaks

The last two days in a row, Linlee has spontaneously said, “I love you, Mommy.”  Totally out of the blue.  For no reason at all.  I’ve had to reel myself in and not overreact by squealing and pulling Linlee against me in a crushing bear hug while bursting into tears of joy.  Instead I’ve sidled …

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The view out back…

It’s been like this all day long.  When I took Holly to her Little Gym class this morning (which is 20 minutes south), it was beautiful and sunny there.  But back at our house, we’ve been shrouded in fog the entire day.  Makes one want to drink hot coffee and bake a cake.  So I …

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My girls tonight:

Attitude: Sweetness: Thinking about smiling, maybe:

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So Holly

Apparently I didn’t have her quite ready for the day.  First you must brush your tummy with toothpaste while mommy is checking her email.

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Linlee’s BIG news!

On Thursday at school, Linlee went to library class with a regular 2nd grade, rather than her own special education class.  This was her first experience being mainstreamed and it went very well.  She and another little girl from her class went together.  The report from the librarian was a thumbs up for both girls, …

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