Monthly Archives: April, 2013

A light at the end of the Holly tunnel?

I’m not talking about potty training.  (That is going very badly, in case anyone is interested.)  I am talking about noticing some slight improvement in the amount of total destruction and havoc which Holly wreaks throughout our days.  Age two has been a year of total exhaustion for me.  Holly has been so high maintenance …

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Here comes the sun!

We are expecting a few days in a row of sun this week.  Hurray!  That’s always sure to boost our spirits after months and months and months of rain.  This is a picture I snapped right before the girls were headed off to Linlee’s horse therapy session.  I admit it, I love having girls.  They …

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Potty Training. Again.

My first attempt at potty training Holly (a few months ago) showed great promise.  In fact, I thought it was going to take us less than a month to get it done.  Whoops.  Then she majorly regressed.  That appears to be the one area in which she’d rather not move forward.  Rats.  She still tells …

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Guess who is going to preschool?!

This is how they were watching TV.  We do not have a hole in our roof, I swear! So today I visited a little preschool not five minutes away from our house.  It was terrific and I signed my baby up for school next fall.  Ack!  If anyone was reading my blog way back when …

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Death at the Doo-Wop

Tonight Rob and I attended a murder mystery dinner.  It was a very creative anniversary gift from my mother.  What fun!  The setting for this mystery was a 1950’s prom.  Guests were invited to arrive in 1950’s attire, but poor Rob and I had none (nor am I very creative in that area).  I’d say …

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Very Self Conscious

Holly is not nearly as shy as she used to be.  From the time she was a little baby, she wanted nothing to do with strangers.  If they spoke to her or even looked at her, she would scowl and stare at the floor.  Total shut down.  But now she is pretty open to smiles …

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Weekend Recap

This is a picture I took last year of the Salish Lodge overlooking the Snoqualmie Falls.  Rob and I returned there for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary.  It was perfect.  Well, for us the weekend was perfect.  Our two days consisted of sleeping in, eating out, gallivanting about Seattle, going to the movies and …

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Happy Ten Years!

April 5th, 2003I was always a little disappointed that I didn’t do an open-mouth smile in this picture.  I swear I was grinning from ear to ear that entire day.  I think I was trying to look serene, but instead, I look like I’m about to burst out laughing.  I probably did.  So it’s been …

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Hide & Seek

My children SO don’t get this.  Under the piano is their go-to place.  Every time.  At least, that is where they hide the first few times and then sometimes they will move to under a coffee table.  I’ve tried using my words to explain to them that the point is to hide somewhere where I …

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The house is too quiet…

I just realized that I had been reading my email for nearly ten minutes and the girls were quiet.  This is never good.  Holly is never quiet unless she is being naughty.  And with Linlee home all week, Linlee is never quiet because she is usually objecting loudly to something Holly is doing.  I ran …

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