Archive for June, 2013

Sunday, June 30th, 2013



I’m hardly posting here at all now. The milestones are flying by and I’m relying, probably too heavily, on Instagram to record them. B is so sweet and is getting so big. She’s super steady on her feet now and will take a few steps independently. She finds it all very exciting. Thrilling even. There’s this one clip where she stumbles but gets her balance back. But I think you’ll get the point.

Just ignore me there in the video. Ack. Me on video.

Her top teeth are getting ready to make her appearance. In the meantime she spends a lot of time telling me that her mouth hurts. She can drink from a cup, pick out her red shoes over all the other ones, use a crayon AND picked a lovey. We’re calling it tiny baby until something better surfaces. She love, love, loves tiny baby. It’s cute. And I think that tiny baby is dime a dozen enough to never have to worry about being without her for long.


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Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Father’s Day 2013

Mostly pleasant but with slightly more barfing than I would say is necessary to adequately mark the occasion. Ben got the gift of permission to spend his own money on himself! The computer store, a pair of shoes. And yet more than once I exclaimed but is it really Mother’s Day? He’s a good guy that one. I had fun. We ate cake. It was a, mostly*, good day.


*Statement qualified due to excessive barfing.

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


DSC_0199It has barely started. School isn’t even officially over yet but, as the result of a scheduling snafu, we are all already at camp. Of course, by scheduling snafu I mean scheduling activities without a calendar and hoping you get the dates right.┬áIt’s been busy. Busy and confusing. Everything is upside down with changing schedules. This is the worst for me. Everything starts to slip through the cracks. But it’s been good busy in a lot of ways too.

Chase graduated from Kindergarten! Pretty amazing. She played in her first guitar recital as a part of the “Twinkle Band.” She’s been able to play Twinkle, Twinkle for a good long while and has played her way, at this point, through a good chunk of Book 1 but I’m glad that her teacher eased her into this recital with a piece she’s super comfortable with. Her teacher’s no dummy.

We’ve also been strawberry picking, shortcake making, being silly and trying out new art supplies. Then I think hey now, slow down there, summer vacation hasn’t even officially begun! I should probably pace myself before we run out of ideas.

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Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Coloring With Her Crowns

DSC_0173A friend posted this link on Facebook and I had such a good chuckle reading it. I thought it is probably time to document some of the funny pronunciations that are totally unique to Avery in this house.

Avery colors with crowns not crayons.

Avery uses the toolet not the toilet.

Avery goes to patties not parties.

That Avery, she’s a real firecracker. I spent a lot of time over the last several weeks pointing out all the differences between Avery and Ramona and pointing out how they are not actually the same. However I will concede that, in this picture, she looks like she’s straight out of an illustration from Beezus and Ramona or Ramona the Pest. And on that note, this article is interesting if you enjoy Beverly Cleary’s books.

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013

A Winner!

Kristy, you won! Thanks, everyone for following the Roly-Poly-Along! That was a lot of fun. You can catch up on all three weeks (15 posts, wow!) of the Roly-Poly-Along here. That’s a wrap!

the roly poly along blog tour button

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