There was a lot of talk on twitter last night about whether or not mothers were telling their children about Friday’s school shooting. Should all school children be told before they go to school Monday morning? Would they hear about it on the bus or at school? What would they hear?
I chose not to . . . → Read More: We Talked About Something Sad At School Today
We made our annual trek to the mall to see Santa today. Wyatt has been telling me for weeks that he would not cry, while Ruslan told me he doesn’t like Santa and did not want to go. Let’s take a moment to revisit the past 2 years of Santa pictures…I love the 2010 . . . → Read More: It Must Be Santa
In 2010, Juliana was a ringmaster, Ruslan was a lion, and Wyatt was a tiger. Last year, Juliana was Super Girl, Ruslan was Spider-Man and Wyatt was Batman. This year I could not come up with a theme that Juliana would agree to, so my fun with themed costumes for all 3 may have . . . → Read More: A Princess and Two Pirates
Juliana had lots of ideas for her 7th birthday party – many involved everyone coming to the party dressed like mermaids. I finally came up with a few reasonable options and she chose Color Me Mine where she and her friends would paint pottery. I took her to the party store to look at . . . → Read More: The Quietest Birthday Party Ever
The weather was so pretty while we were at the park last weekend and the kids were all happy, so I thought I would take a few quick pictures of the kids together. They agreed to sit in some leaves and this is what I got. Not quite the happy group I was hoping . . . → Read More: Autumn Adventures
We’ve had an incredible stretch of November weather. That weather was incremental in a big backyard project being accomplished (more on that soon) and lots of playing outside. I have one goal for trips to parks and playgrounds – make the kids use as much energy as possible. Sure I want them to have . . . → Read More: November Weekends
Juliana has been asking to go ice skating for years. Scott took her to an outdoor rink once and she was cold and he spent most of the time hunched over holding her up.
A few weeks ago one of our friends mentioned that she was taking her son for his first ice skating lesson and told me . . . → Read More: Skate Skate Skate
When I was pregnant with Juliana, I read all of the baby books. Like many first time moms, I wanted to be prepared for everything. I carefully memorized the milestone charts – when should she start to babble, at what month should she sit unassisted, what signs should I watch for that would indicate a . . . → Read More: The Child Who Doesn’t Talk Too Much
Juliana has several cookbooks – most filled with pretty treats – and she enjoys reading them and picking out things that we should make. A few months ago she picked out the cupcakes that she wanted me to make to bring to school for her birthday – they look like princess hats. They weren’t difficult . . . → Read More: Princess Hat Cupcakes
It was a very busy birthday weekend for Juliana; I think we are all still recovering. I baked her school cupcakes on Thursday so she could help decorate that evening. I completed the finishing touches Friday morning and took them to school after lunch (I will post more about them separately). Everyone in her . . . → Read More: Celebrating Seven