Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Irish Step Dancer

I showed Holly the video of Riverdance and she was mesmerized.  She would watch the dancers and then try to copy their steps!  She was having so much fun that she forced her reluctant sister to dance too.  Pretty soon Linlee was actually getting into it as well. They are looking at the computer screen …

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In Her Element

Today was Holly’s first day in the “big girl” class at The Little Gym.  That meant that it was no longer a “mommy & me” class and it was an entire hour, rather than forty-five minutes.  It was a class for ages three and four; fifteen minutes of tap dance, fifteen minutes of ballet and …

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Holly and Rachel

Anne and I took the girls to the mall this afternoon.  It was Holly’s first trip to the mall in underwear.  What a big girl!  No accidents and she used the mall potty like a champ.  Whoohoo! Holly and Rachel had just gotten sprayed by the fountain.  (Linlee was sitting on a bench away from …

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Happy Days

I have always been pretty darn honest about the ups and downs of parenting.  Maybe too honest.  We’ve had rough spots, rough months, even rough years and I’ve probably mentioned all of them.  I’m just not one to sugar-coat anything.  And in that vein, I have to say, I feel we’ve recently turned a corner. …

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Well Check-Ups for the Girls

The girls are very healthy, no concerns.  Hooray!  Holly was quite eager to go first and be examined by the doctor.  She is too funny.  Linlee was less enthusiastic, but managed just fine.  We have a great doctor who is wonderful with both girls.  He and I get into it over the vaccine issue (he …

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The Poop Scoop

We have had major – MAJOR – success with the potty training in the last 24 hours.  Three occasions were encouraged by the grown-ups and Miss Holly actually complied.  Whahoo!  Then a bit ago, the three-year old took herself to the bathroom (her idea) and managed everything on her own.  WAHOOOOOO!  I think this child …

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Linlee and Rachel

We were noticing at Holly’s birthday how Rachel is just shooting up in height while Linlee is staying pretty little.  It got me to thinking about these sweet girls and how they’ve grown up together…  Okay now, does that last picture just kill you or what?  Those two were pretty similar in size for a …

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She’s three!

Our beautiful birthday girl turned three today.  How is this possible?  Wasn’t it just yesterday that she was this:  Awe! Some facts about our three-year old…  Holly can whistle.  She has a lisp.  If she doesn’t want to do something, she says, “No thank you, my tummy is full.”  She favors the color pink.  She …

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What was amazing about 2nd grade…

Linlee’s health!  Linlee was not sick this entire school year.  Holy cow!  This is the same little girl who seemed to catch a cold every blooming month her first few years of school.  She usually hosted numerous stomach bugs every year as well.  I can’t believe we got through this whole school year without so …

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Linlee decides to coast. Grrr.

Linlee’s journal came home from school today.  Apparently each Monday they write about something that happened over the weekend.  I was not happy with the majority of Linlee’s entries.  They mostly said this, “I stayed home and watched TV.”  That is totally untrue.  Every single weekend that child has a horse riding lesson, goes out to …

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