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
I already take a lot of pictures and this is my 4th year of a 365 project. One of my goals for this year was to improve my photography and when January started I didn’t have a plan. Then my friend Michelle started to offer a class “Getting Started with Your DSLR“. I signed . . . → Read More: Photography – Making Progress on One of My Goals
It was so beautiful yesterday that we had no other choice than to pick up the boys early and head to the park. As we ran out the door, I didn’t even notice the crown.
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As a mother I make choices every day that affect my children.
Should I fold the laundry or read to the kids? Put them in front of the TV so I can have some quiet time or build towers and play games with them? Stay inside and get stuff done or go outside and play? . . . → Read More: I Chose Wisely and Had Fun Too
Juliana made it across the monkey bars all by herself! And then did it again and again!
She practiced pumping her legs on the swings.
The boys finally figured out that it’s ok to hang out on the swings for a long time instead of swinging for 3 minutes, playing on . . . → Read More: Yesterday at the Park
Playgrounds, running around outside, playing in the pool…summer weekends. An hour or two of playing in the pool and water table and the boys will nap for hours in the afternoon – that is a good day.
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The boys are 23 months old today and I have no idea where the last year has gone. Earlier this month someone asked me how old they were and after a moment I replied, “they will be 2 next month”. As soon as the words left my mouth, I thought that can’t be right. . . . → Read More: 23 Months
The boys have reverted back to two naps per day while on vacation. The wild running around, excitement, new activities, and later bedtime have made the mornings too difficult. They are up between 6:30 and 7:00 each morning (no sleeping in for the mom). My mom has gotten up with us each morning and . . . → Read More: Little Island
I am a stickler for bedtime, operating under the theory that routine mkaes a difference when it comes to children falling asleep on their own and sleeping all night. In my 4.5+ years of mommy experience the consistant bedtime has worked and Juliana has always slept in her own room. So I see no . . . → Read More: Boys Night Out
Today was one of those perfect spring days – sunshine, blue skies and not too hot. I took a late lunch break today and we went to the park. Since the boys were only a few months old at the end of last summer, this was their first trip to the park that they . . . → Read More: Perfect Day for the Park