The house was quiet and everyone was in bed for the night. I went back downstairs to fill my water bottle and Juliana suddenly appeared in the kitchen doorway (no idea how the kids manage to be so quiet late at night).
She was huddled in a blanket and it was wrapped all the . . . → Read More: The Big Scary Monster
This story started several months ago. The boys often talk about growing up and buying a house. Sometimes they decide that they will live together when they grow-up but Wyatt has a new plan now. One day he asked about really big houses and someone said, “you mean a mansion?” “YES, I am going . . . → Read More: The Mansion House
Wyatt was asking for a pencil to work in his Word Search book in bed. My mom told him he shouldn’t take a pencil to bed in case he falls asleep with it. Wyatt: “You think I don’t know how to use a pencil? I use a pencil every day at school.”
Juliana . . . → Read More: Wyatt has a Way with Words
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
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
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
Most people call them dreams but Wyatt calls them sleep stories. Stories that happen while you are sleeping – Wyatt is very literal.
After months of sleeping all night every night and occasionally sleeping until 7:30 on the weekends, Wyatt started waking up at night again. Last week he was up 3 nights in . . . → Read More: His Favorite Sleep Stories Have One Thing In Common
Ruslan at 5-1/2 continues to be full of energy. He goes from sound asleep to wide awake – loud and in constant motion. He runs, he yells, he climbs – he thinks that he is invincible. Railings are for sliding down, the back of the couch and his headboard make perfect balance beams, he . . . → Read More: Ruslan 5.5
The boys have reached the point of endless chatter. I remember when we were worried about Wyatt’s conversation level; we certainly don’t worry about that anymore. The boys are always talking and sometimes they argue about whose turn it is to talk.
Ruslan makes me laugh everyday, here are a few recent favorite . . . → Read More: Conversations with Ruslan and Wyatt
I was recently on a business trip to Chicago and whenever there was a lull in the conversation I started to talk about the duck – the giant, yellow, rubber duck. I had a chance to see it in person last weekend and it is fun! It made me happy to be near the duck. . . . → Read More: So Much Cool Stuff