Monthly Archives: May, 2014

School Picnic

This sweetness had a school picnic today.  As luck would have it, Rob’s commute was so impossible that he turned around and decided to work from home.  I realize that doesn’t sound very lucky – except that it meant the entire family got eat lunch with Linlee Kate this afternoon.Holly was beyond thrilled to visit …

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Naughty little treasure…

Tonight Holly wanted a popsicle for dessert.  I said sure, as long as she ate her dinner.  Unfortunately, this simple request soon became an issue.  She didn’t want to eat her dinner, poor lamb.  There was crying, moaning and a declaration of, “I don’t want to see you, Mommy!”  After much fussing (which I ignored), …

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Picture Day

Today was picture day at Holly’s preschool.  The kids had a class picture taken and also individual pictures taken.  I thought I’d get a few shots before she left for school because I knew by the time I picked her up, she’d be a mess (that’s simply how it works with Holly). Sure enough, when I picked …

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“We are princesses; we fight!”

Oh, this quote tickles me to no end.  My mom was playing with Holly this morning.  They had some Fisher Price princesses and a castle.  I don’t remember the exact scenario, there might have been threat of a dragon or something.  My mom suggested that they enlist my brother’s old army men toys to protect them. …

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Mother’s Day at the Farm

Pretty spring day and time to visit Aunt Mary and Uncle Peter’s farm.  Rumor was that there were lambs and baby chicks to be seen!Two cute girls in front of an apple tree! Here is Holly petting a little lamb.  Because of the coloring, my Aunt Mary thinks he looks more like a baby cow. This …

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Liar, liar, pants on fire!

We have gone over the topic of coloring on paper verses coloring one’s face many times…

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Sunny Evening

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Holly

This beautiful child continues to be a combination of pure joy and pure handful.  Yesterday I actually sent her to time-out for the rest of her life.  But as I went to adjust her blankets before heading to bed myself  (I do this every night after she has fallen asleep), I noticed that her little feet …

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Johnny Clegg Concert!

 I waxed poetic about Johnny Clegg two years ago when I went to a summer music festival in Sandpoint, Idaho (see post here: the concert).  The South African musician (anthropologist/activist/knight) finally returned to my neck of the woods last night for a smaller concert at The Triple Door in Seattle.  It was the most grown-up …

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