Author Archive: Colleen

Painting Pottery

Holly invited Zoey to join us pottery painting today.Deep concentration.Afterward, we went to Baskin Robins for a treat.Holly was thrilled with the birthday presents Zoey gave her, including a matching shirt!  What a fun afternoon!

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Birthday Girl!

Our firecracker turned seven today.  How did that happen?!This year she chose a lemon cake.  It was delicious! A few of her gifts…Holly asked for a “real” fan.  She got two!This is a “mermaid pillow.”  You can run your hands over the sequins; in one direction they are blue and in the other direction a …

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Grade School Hawaiian Dance

Holly’s grade school hosted an end-of-the-year Hawaiian dance last night.  Of course my little first grader was totally keen to go.  I was a very shy first grader and would have been terrified to attend a dance with all the grades – but not Holly. Socially, this little one is fearless and embraces new experiences …

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A little Linlee, a little Holly

Above, Linlee at school; below, Linlee ready for a field trip to the Ballard Locks. Above, Holly receiving her medal for completing her gymnastics spring course; below, her class all “dabbing.”  Holly jumping!

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Starbucks break!

This picture makes me laugh… One happy child and one pouty child purposely sitting four stools away from her sister. Parenting is so much fun!

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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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