Monthly Archives: November, 2014

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Yesterday we enjoyed lunch at the Olive Garden with Rob’s brother Joe and his wife Connie and the grandparents.   The girls were very well-behaved, even while Joe showed us their beautiful pictures from a trip to Ireland.  Afterwards the girls got to go swimming at the grandparents’ hotel pool and we ended the evening with …

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Santa’s Spy

 This is the Elf on the Shelf.  I wasn’t totally sure if I was doing the right thing by bringing one home.  These little elves are “scout elves” and they report to Santa each night on the behaviors of the children they have observed during the day.  Each morning the magical elf will have moved …

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Snow!

Look what we woke up to! That would be my youngest throwing a snowball at me.  Typical.  And here is the adorable snowman that the girls built with their daddy.  (Holly got cold and came in for hot cocoa.) Linlee is pretending to feed the snowman salad because salad is cold and snowmen like cold things.  (I love …

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Thanksgiving

We enjoyed a great and tasty Thanksgiving with family last night.  Sure wish I’d taken pictures to document the holiday!  It seems each year my pictures of Thanksgiving get less and less.  This year I’m down to one: That’s Holly, me, Connie (Rob’s SIL), and Grandma Young playing the cupcake game.  I didn’t get a picture …

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French kids eat everything; my American kids eat squat.

A year and a half ago I read the book French Kids Eat Everything and was truly inspired to change my children’s eating habits.  You can read about the drama on my blog Children, Let’s Eat!, but I’m going to summarize the learning experience here.  Linlee has a pretty significant self-restricted diet, which is common …

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Disney on Ice!

 Here are the girls ready to go!  Oh, they were so so ripe for this show.  They know almost all of the Disney characters and they take ice skating lessons; this show was made for them.  I don’t know if I had more fun watching my girls watch the show, or watching my husband watch …

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More Tooth Fairy Drama

 Linlee popped out another tooth.  This time it was on the bottom (the other day it was on the top).  Even though she had declared that her daddy is the Tooth Fairy, she still wanted to leave her tooth in the tooth cup to be collected and exchanged for money.  And here lies the problem …

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“My daddy is the Tooth Fairy.”

 So you can tell by the title that we had a Tooth Fairy fail last night.  When Linlee first started losing teeth, the concept of a magical fairy who left coins in exchange for a tooth did not compute for our sweet girl.  It didn’t matter anyway because we never knew where her teeth went. …

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Cough X 3

Holly and I have been coughing since the last week of October.  Last week Rob joined us.  Only Linlee (normally our delicate flower) seems to have escaped this never-ending cough.  We all feel just fine and have no other symptoms, but it’s quite annoying to be coughing for weeks on end.  I heard the same …

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Another paint night!

 Rule #1 when going to paint; remember your glasses.  I’ve never ever forgotten them before, but halfway to the class, I realized that I was not wearing them  – ack!  (I don’t need them to drive, but I need them to see what I’m painting!)  Thankfully, there was a Whole Foods near the Old Spaghetti Factory …

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