Monthly Archives: January, 2015

Technical Difficulties

My computer needs to go to the doctor.  I will update the blog once its well again.

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Sleepovers & Giggles

 On the weekends, the girls have been choosing to have sleepovers in Linlee’s bedroom, rather than sleeping separately in their own rooms.  I think half the reason Linlee does this is so that she can sleep in a sleeping bag on her floor rather than in her bed (big treat for her), but the other …

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Earrings and Responsibility Charts

 I found some girls clip-on earrings online.  Linlee is beside herself.  I thought they were going to be a bit smaller, but oh well.  I also have some little magnetic earrings ordered.  That should be interesting.  I think Linlee has spent most of this afternoon in front of the mirror admiring herself or else standing …

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Quack!

Holly stuffed herself into an old Halloween costume this evening: The last time she wore this outfit, she was sixteen months old.  Awe!  For some reason Linlee got excited when Holly put on her costume and she wanted to hug the little duck (very unlike Linlee).  Holly was thrilled with the hug, but the two …

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“You’re the jobber!”

 We often use the phrase with Holly, “It’s your job to _____ (fill in the blank)” so that everyone is clear about who should be accomplishing what task at bedtime, or other times during the day.  Lately she has been trying to assign Rob more and more of her tasks.  One night he told her …

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What Linlee won’t say.

 “Okay, Mom.”  Those words have never come out of her mouth.  Ever.  In fact, now that I think about it, I don’t believe that Linlee has ever used the word okay (although she does use the word yes).  Her automatic response to me is almost always “no” and it’s usually said crossly (and it’s often said when …

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Sweet Sisters

 You can see that Holly is now sporting the “no hair” look like Linlee.

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More on Linlee

After insisting we cut off her beautiful hair this summer, Linlee changed her mind about the whole thing around October (argh!).  One morning she asked for a pony tail.  Keep in mind, her hair looked like this: I tried to squeeze as much of it as I could into a pony tail but it all came …

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Happy birthday to our ten-year old

 Ten?  Seriously?  Doubt digits?  How did this happen?!  I remember when Linlee was little looking at her in wonder and awe, not being able to imagine her anything other than my precious baby.  Somehow she is now a ten-year old in fourth grade.  Facts about Linlee at age ten…  Linlee’s favorite thing to do is …

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Good-bye to our Trouble Bear

We lost Duncan yesterday.  He was about age twelve and having some health issues.  Rob had taken him to the vet earlier in the week trying to get some answers, but Duncan deteriorated very quickly yesterday morning.  Rob took him to the veterinary hospital, where he had to say good-bye.  It was not how we expected to …

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