Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Asian Pampering

Rob’s brother and sister-in-law are currently living in Japan.  Connie (SIL) sent us girls some face masks for a “spa night.”  Well, they were a hoot…The front of the package is in English, but the back was not, so I had to guess what to do.  Okay, creepy!  The sheet was covered in a pleasant …

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Teaching Phone Etiquette

I’ve decided that Holly is ready to answer the phone.  I’ve purposely held off on teaching her to dial 911 (or any number) before now.  She has no impulse control and if she knew how to dial, I’m certain that she’d do it for non-emergency reasons.  (This is the kid who was terrified of our …

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A “real” Cowgirl

This is the (dirty) face of a real cowgirl.  Apparently one earns this title by falling off one’s horse!  I would have preferred that Holly remain a fake cowgirl, but it happened, she fell, and we’re all okay.  I didn’t even see it happen.  In fact, no adult in the arena saw it (and there …

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Black boots!

Oh, this child…  Holly has become obsessed with a pair of fancy boots which she has “borrowed” from her grandmother.  (Poor kid already loves footwear and has a mother who lives in boring flats.)  She’s only allowed to wear the boots inside the house for dress-up.  I have found her curled up asleep in her …

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Seattle Center

We spent a sunny day at Seattle Center over the weekend.  It was a fun trip.  We went up in the Space Needle, but most likely will not go again for a long while.  It’s crazy expensive and we don’t spend a lot of time up there.  I was pressed against the back of the …

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Tulips!

The last time we visited the tulips was right before Holly arrived in 2010 (tulips 2010).  Aprils since then must have been hectic or rainy or who knows what.  We finally made it back today and as beautiful as the flowers were, it was also probably our last visit.  The crowds were appalling.  On one …

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Alpine Getaway

Except that we didn’t actually go to the alps.  We went to the “alpine” town of Leavenworth, Washington.  This was a trip for Rob and I to celebrate our anniversary (April 5th).  It almost didn’t happen as the girls remained sick and on Saturday morning, Holly woke up with a cough that sent chills down …

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Easter Follow-Up

Here is Linlee’s Easter basket six days after Easter.  The only thing that is missing from it is the small, Cinderella figure which Holly has half-heartedly played with and Linlee has ignored.  The plastic eggs were mostly collected throughout the week, but I still see several which the girls have still not spotted.  Normally they …

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