If Juliana is sitting still, it’s probably because she is busy with an art project. She keeps a pencil box in her backpack -inside she carries the supplies for her latest art project so she can create on the bus. The pencil box currently holds puppet making supplies – she figured out how to make . . . → Read More: The Artist
“Juliana, please lower your voice.” “Stop yelling!” “Your brothers are asleep, you need to whisper.” All day long these are the things that I say to her and usually she keeps talking at the same volume. It is as if she turned 6 and that sometimes quiet / inside voice went away forever.
Today Juliana’s . . . → Read More: I Found Her Quiet Voice
The school bus pulls up in front of the house and I watch her blond head pop out of her seat and walk to the steps. She bounces across the street, runs up the sidewalk and flies through the front door – she exudes energy as she tosses her coat and backpack and kicks . . . → Read More: They Can’t All be Awesome Days
We had a good, almost relaxing long weekend. Thanksgiving with my parents and a few family friends was filled with tons of yummy food. My morning with the boys was spent watching the parade and snuggling on the couch – a relaxing way to spend the morning together.
Juliana kept busy while the turkey . . . → Read More: The Long Weekend Wrap-up
After the ultrasound where we found out we were having twins, we stopped at a bookstore so I could buy a book about twins. I read the section on the first year with twins over and over during the remainder of my pregnancy – trying to make myself believe that we would survive. One . . . → Read More: Our Differences Make Us Who We Are
When Juliana was 18-months old, she got her first ear infection. Each winter she would get the one-day stomach virus that was sweeping through daycare. Last year she was sick for a week with the flu (that was a rough week). I can count on one hand the number of phone calls I have . . . → Read More: We Had No Idea How Lucky We Were
I never know what to expect when I start going through the paperwork and projects that come home with Juliana each day. Today this picture came home – Juliana is thankful for her brothers. I love the surprise of a thanksgiving turkey on a hot summer day, the stick drawings of her brothers, and . . . → Read More: Juliana is Thankful
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