Posts categorized 'KIDS'

Big Time

You would not know from watching this but my son, who just turned seven, is beyond afraid of performing in front of a crowd. The fact that, this little guy got up in front of his whole school  and did it anyway, inspired me and made me so proud. He taught me a lesson …get out of your comfort zone...

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Happy Halloween!!!!

I got started early this year when my youngest son said he wanted to be a squirrel- I was so excited it was something out of the ordinary- plus the kid LOVES squirrels- how could I pass up the opportunity to put my amateur sewing skills to work????  Here is the end result…… I loved that he loved...

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All It Takes Is 18 Inches

January 15th at 3:00am My sleep was interrupted by a child crying. I sat upright in my bed like a soldier coming to attention and swung my feet on to the floor. I rushed up stairs to the boys’ room to see who was crying and why. When I got there, I found Sam on the floor wailing. It was not an ordinary...

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Summer Vacation: Day 28

  We visited the Charles Schulz Museum to attend a birthday party. The kids had a tour and a drawing class. Since we are all Snoopy fans around here so it was a complete treat. Great museum, great birthday party, great day. We were the first ones to arrive at 10:30am and when we were still there...

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Summer Vacation: Day 1

Sam had his last day of school today but Alex had his first day off,  so I am declaring this the first official day of Summer Vacation. Wahoo! I am so ready for a break from constant carpooling, homework, making school lunches, rushing around with nearly non-stop days. My wish for my kids (and myself...

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The times, they are a changing ....

Um, something remarkable has happened around here. Alex and Sam are fighting less. The boys are able to go longer stretches at a time without needing Michael or I to referee. This is a tremendous relief. Sam has calmed down a little and they can actually hang out together. This morning I think I was...

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Bed, Bath and Beyond

Sam (4) and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond today. This is the conversation I found myself in. Sam: Why did you want to have babies? Me: No Answer... (why did I want to have babies? I honestly cant think of a good reason at the moment!) Sam: Why did you have two babies? Me: Well, don't you think its nice...

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Goooooooaaaaaaallllllllllllllllll!

Well, soccer session ended a couple of weeks ago but when I look at these photos, I practically burst with happiness- so, I had to post. Alex had a great game, he even scored a goal! Way to go! In this shot (above) he and Aidan seem to be giving each other some sort of cool post goal scoring handshake...

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Worst Nightmare

Today was sheer and utter hell. Not, I got my eye brows waxed and had PMS- not, I burned dinner and then spilled it all over the white carpet. No, this was a pure and simple, unmistakable nightmare. Today I lost my child. Sam and I drove over to over to pick up Alex from first grade. I was running late...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Yesterday, after school, Alex took a look at a pinecone, which I had on the shelf for over two years (thinking it would be great for some craft, never sure exactly what) and decided he wanted to make a turkey out of it. No prodding from me, no subtle suggestions that I seem to have perfected. Just, ...

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