Monthly Archives: July, 2015

What to Do During an Earthquake

Ever since reading this article: The Really Big One and this article: How to Stay Safe When the Big One Comes, I’ve gone into “prepper mode” in case the doomsday earthquake actually happens during my life time.  Better safe than sorry is my motto.  I know that many people believe when it’s your time to …

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Besties

 These two curled up together yesterday morning on the deck.  (The bits and pieces of blue plastic are from some toy Penny chewed up.  Oy.)

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Never too old for bubbles…

Beautiful girl. Holly loves her Penny.  Penny looks concerned about how close Holly is to her stuffed cow.  This was the pose she chose when I pointed the camera at her.  I can’t decide if I need to put Holly in drama or karate (Holly wants to try karate).  Penny happily guarding her cow.

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Mall Art

There is an art studio at the local mall where one can drop off the kids to paint.  How awesome is that?  I actually had no intention of leaving my kids on their own, but we did take a break from shoe shopping (Penny ate Holly’s sneakers this morning) so that the girls could do …

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Penny and the Hippity Hop

I wandered onto the deck this morning to discover Penny in the backyard having a grand ol’ time with this Hippity Hop.  Too cute!

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Holly skates to Rio!

Holly and Linlee have different skating coaches.  Holly’s coach wanted her to participate in the summer competition which our local ice rink hosts.  Holly was game!  She chose to do her routine to a song from the movie Rio. Here is our little bird getting her hair done by skating coach, Julia. I did such a …

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Well Check-Ups

I’ve got a peanut and a coconut; both off the growth charts at different ends. Linlee, age ten and a half, is 50 inches (4 feet, two inches) and 47 pounds. Holly, age five, is 47 inches (almost four feet) and 62 pounds. Both are healthy and thriving.  Although our pediatrician believes that Linlee is …

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What Penny’s been up to…

  That is the stuffing to her bed.  (Duncan went through at least three beds, so we’ll see if she beats his record.) And that was a catalog I had not yet looked at.  Grrrr.  And here she is looking innocent.  Right.

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Little Carnival

We took the girls to a small carnival at a local elementary school today.  They had a blast.  Holly is fearless.  She even wanted to do the “big kid” rides, but we kept her on the kiddie rides for now.  Maybe next year.  Linlee also had fun, but was more hesitant than her sister about some …

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Social Butterfly

 Holly has now completely moved beyond the comfort of playing at home with mommy and sister; boring.  She wants to play with friends as often as possible.  If none are around, she wants to hang out in the front yard to keep an eye out for anyone who might be returning home.  The other day …

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