Monthly Archives: May, 2017

Memorial Weekend

We’ve had a lovely three-day weekend.  Temps reached the eighties, which is unusual for Seattle in May.  This particular holiday weekend is often rainy for us.  Because of the beautiful sunshine, we actually went to a lake each of the three days (I went the first two, but opted out on the third).  I did …

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The Wide-Mouthed Frog

That is the name of the class play which Holly and another classmate narrated tonight.  Holly rocked it.  She spoke clearly and expressively and seemed totally relaxed even though I know she was nervous.  And me?  I managed to hit “pause” instead of “record” every time she spoke.  ARGH!  I cannot communicate how frustrated I …

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Fire Pit!

We finally enjoyed a gloriously beautiful weekend with lots of sunshine and warm (but not too hot) temps.  It seemed like the perfect time to try out our fire pit.  I was just thinking of roasting marshmallows for a treat, but Rob was thinking we’d cook our whole dinner on it.  Our rusty old barbecue …

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Ice Water for Two

Oh, this sweet girl drives me crazy.  Each day she finds new ways to get into trouble.  Today she doused herself in my perfume (phew!) without asking, turned the sprinkler on so high that water came pouring into two open windows, and she chomped the bottom off of an ice cream cone so that the …

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Holly’s Spring Concert

The first graders at Holly’s school performed a concert last night.  It was super cute.  I’m really glad that I volunteer in her class every week and have gotten to know a lot of her classmates.  It made it all the more fun to watch them perform.  On the top row, there is a little …

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Entomophobia

This one’s got it; fear of bugs.  I think butterflies are the only bug/insect/spider which she is not afraid of, but don’t get her started on moths because those are also terrifying.  Last night there was a gnat in Holly’s room.  A gnat, barely visible.  After I removed it, her blood-curdling screams stopped, however she …

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Never ending food issues…

Linlee continues to eat a very limited diet.  I have come to terms with the fact that this will probably be her pattern for life.  She makes one or two peanut butter sandwiches each night rather than eating what I serve.  It is what it is.  Out of the blue, she has changed her diet some, but …

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