Sometimes It’s Like We Aren’t From the Same Family

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Last night Ruslan was standing in his bedroom crying after his bath. I went in and asked what was wrong and he cried, “The lotion tasted bad and it feels yucky in my throat!” Feeling very confused I asked he said that he lotion and when he confirmed it, I asked why. “Wyatt tried . . . → Read More: Sometimes It’s Like We Aren’t From the Same Family

A Day in the Life – 2015 Edition

Every few years I try to record a relatively normal day in our life. Usually I make a note to do this in a year where our schedule has changed – for example the year that Juliana started Kindergarten. This was the first year of school of Ruslan and Wyatt so during their last . . . → Read More: A Day in the Life – 2015 Edition

Different Perspectives From Our Family Vacation

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We took a quick family road trip to Washington, DC at the end of July. I have lots of stories to tell about our trip. As I was downloading and flipping through the pictures some of them caught my attention. Pictures of people taking pictures and pictures where the story changes.

We were walking . . . → Read More: Different Perspectives From Our Family Vacation

Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day Scott from Juliana, Ruslan, and Wyatt! The letters aren’t getting any smaller so the children must be getting bigger again. {DAD Series 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014} They are better at standing still and staying in the same space, maybe next year is the year that the stand still and smile.

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The Love of Math is Serious

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All three kids love math. The boys have enjoyed numbers and counting for as long as they could talk. Ruslan used to come home from school counting which he had been doing since he left school. The boys quiz each other on math problems and love math assignments at school – they are fun. . . . → Read More: The Love of Math is Serious

The Year That I Forgot How Old I Was and We Ended Up With Twins

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It was a few days before my birthday in May 2008 and Scott and I had the following conversation.

J: I can’t believe I am turning 35 this weekend. S: What?!? J: Yeah, 35 is so old. S: Are you kidding? You are already 35. J: No, I am 34…wait I am 35. Oh . . . → Read More: The Year That I Forgot How Old I Was and We Ended Up With Twins

Dramatic and Inventive

There are always a few gems in the stack of Mother’s Day projects. This list from Juliana is one of my favorites.

It is titled “I Am Poem” and it covers a range of emotions.

I hear Butterfly’s Wings Flap and I touch The Sun’s Beams and I see the future.

I wonder how . . . → Read More: Dramatic and Inventive

How Do You Do It Mom

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I was unloading the dishwasher Saturday afternon and Juliana was sitting at the kitchen table eating a snack. She looked up and said, “How do you do it Mom?” How do I do what I replied. “How are you such a good mom? You always give us what we need without asking. You always . . . → Read More: How Do You Do It Mom

Growing Theater

Juliana had a minor virus the third week of third grade and missed two days of school. Open house fell on one of those nights so she wasn’t with us when her teacher told me that Juliana would be missing the introduction to Growing Theater. He said that this program was practically made for . . . → Read More: Growing Theater

The Long Easter Weekend

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Tomorrow will be the final day of the 5-day weekend for the children. Juliana told me that she wishes that there was school tomorrow, so either the last 4 days have been boring or too much fun – let’s go with the later.

Although I wasn’t able to take any time off work, we . . . → Read More: The Long Easter Weekend