Archive for December, 2013

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Happy New Year!



In just a short year I have a baby that walked her way from infant to toddler, a first grader without her two front teeth and a FOUR year old. Wild.

twelve eleven ten nine eight seven six five four three two one

It was a good year.


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Sunday, December 29th, 2013

The Absolute Best Cinnamon Buns You Will Ever Make

Get in my bellyI was thumbing through cookbooks from the library when I came across a recipe for a farmhouse white bread that sounded interesting. It had a potato base and gave all the background on how the addition of potato makes for a more tender, more delicious sandwich loaf. I wasn’t looking for a loaf recipe though, I was really looking for a recipe for cinnamon buns so when I saw this recipe¬†online I decided to try it. They are AMAZING. Everything you hope for in a cinnamon bun and more, I promise. They are so, so good. By far the best I’ve ever made! And they’re still easy even with the added step of cooking the potato. I even had to run out to the farmer’s market for eggs in the middle of the recipe and it was still worth it. You want to try these, you really do.

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Saturday, December 28th, 2013

She Recommends: The Big Big Big Book Of Tashi

tashiThis is one of the many books that Santa brought. I read about it somewhere on the internet and borrowed it from the library but, after reading the first story, when Chase declared that she loved it and wanted to read the whole book I decided it needed to end up under the tree.

I can’t even tell you what it’s about but you can read about it here¬†and I thought that the amount of time spent reading Tashi over the last few days is enough of an endorsement that I wanted to share it. The book is really appealing especially if you have a kid that likes fanciful stories with gnomes and trolls and plenty of adventure. We also read the Dragons Of Blueland series together. She enjoyed it but didn’t run off with the books at every opportunity to try to read ahead. She’s far too busy reading now to tell me about it but maybe I’ll get her to fill me in once she’s done and waiting for the Second Big Big Big Book Of Tashi to arrive.

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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


An Equestria Girl, a new dress and waffles. Last weekend she told us that when she grows up she’s going to be a clown (because she’s funny). Before that she was going to be a bird. I love her so much.

Could be the only snow of the season #liveitup

Seriously though, I can't believe my baby is four


Happy pony and chocolate chip waffle day!

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Friday, December 6th, 2013

In This Light

It’s nice and warm but there is no sun. It’s been grey for days. And, as of today, grey AND raining. We are all congested but I will end the complaining here. Really everything is fine. Bennie is still intrigued by my actual camera and will still look into it. I’d love to be able to capture her eye color one of these days. Or maybe over several days to see how it changes from day to day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, December 2nd, 2013

These Days

They move so fast. I haven’t been able to get any words down here for so long. Things are happening, things are being made but things are not being documented. I have to try to be better about that.

@sdelanoy I did it!

Since she started saying uh-oh B has only added off and maybe some other words I don’t understand yet. And maybe she’s babbling more and trying to repeat some stuff but, then again, maybe not. It’s hard to say. Unless she’s saying OFF. As in turn it OFF or get it OFF. She likes that one. Sometimes she says off when I think what she really means is oof.

Old lady rocking chair

She’s so fast. Whenever people come over they say when did she get so big? She runs, she jumps, she climbs on everything. Absolutely everything. I can barely keep up. Sometimes I fantasize about napping.

Except maybe I was, a little

Thanksgiving was great and so was my birthday! I loved it but now we’re careening into the crush of Christmas and birthday party celebrations that always closes out our year. Christmas always seems so far away before Thanksgiving but then as soon as Thanksgiving is over, boom. Christmas. I have like two weeks to shop because I have to remember that I’ll have all the girls for the week before while they’re on break. No last minute shopping for me. No last minute shopping AND they want me to make them stuff. I’m paralyzed by the sheer enormity of the Christmas task list.

All she wants for Christmas

Oh, and Chase has no teeth.

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