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“Do we have to wear pants?” — Annie Said when asked if she wanted to go to the library before bedtime.
It is finally open!!! I am so excited to get this going. I know that it will be a lot of work (it already has been), but it will be fun too. Check it out. Get yourself something lovely. www.need2bead.com
Today we had my Brother and his children, my Sister and her son and my parents over for dinner, along with “Aunt” Steph. We had a wonderful time hanging out and playing games. All the kids were running amok in the yard. It was a nice afternoon. I am glad that we are all able [...]
Today the girls have been very naughty. Kimberly painted the baby with watercolors. That encouraged the baby to paint herself as well. Later when we were scrapbooking I had to put Madeline in time out for biting. While I was in the living room Annie and Kimberly got the pictures that they know they are [...]
Yesterday I took the kids to QT, a quickie mart, and allowed them to pick a candy. Generally they do not get to do this so it is a real treat. As soon as I mentioned the outing to Annie she proclaimed that she was going to be having pink gum. When in the store [...]
Today I took the girls on their first bike ride. The weather has finally gotten nice, not rainy and cold. Annie is a speed demon just like her father. Kimberly likes to ride along nice and easy. Thankfully our neighbor Tracy went along with us to keep track of the differing speeds. Mimi really enjoyed [...]
Tonight we took The Girls to our favorite sushi restaurant, Tokyo Lobby. Nothing particularly new about that; I didn’t call it our favorite because we never go there. Tonight, though, they tried their first piece of sushi in addition to their standard fare of edamame—incidentally, they call the restaurant “Edamame” which they rechristened “Edamermaid” on [...]
Yesterday we taught the kids hide and go seek. They were so cute. They loved hiding and seeking. They found many great hiding places and I know it will improve their counting skills. Mimi really has no idea what is going on, but she loves to hide with one of us.
Mimi does not talk as of yet so it is hard to know what she does know. We know that she can answer any yes or no question by nodding her head. Her comprehension level is very astute. Today she was looking at her sister’s new tiara and pointed to the pink gem and the [...]
Lately the girls have shown much interest in helping out with dinner. I generally give them butter knifes and allow them to cut something that is the ingredient for that night’s dinner. They love to watch the cooking show 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray. They always want to find out what she is making. [...]
Tonight after dinner the girls and I were dancing around enjoying some music and good company. It was such a sweet family memory. I can remember my parents doing the same thing with my brother and sister and I when we were growing up. I love the moments where we are able to just take [...]
Today all the members of the Brown family went to Cousin Michelle’s for haircuts. Annie and Kimberly love going out there. Michelle has 5 kids and they have tons of toys. The girls have a hay day out there. Bill seriously needed a haircut or we were going to have to start calling him Shaggy. [...]
My girls in their ballet outifits. They really enjoyed the class. It was so bittersweet to see them so grown up. I was so proud of how the were intently listening to their teacher. They loved it. They were trying everything she asked them to do. Such good listeners. Full set here. As usual, private [...]
Annie playing patty cake with Daphne. Yeah, those are her Little Einstein pajamas Grammy bought her for Christmas. She loves them even though they only have the boys on them.
Today was the first day I braided the girls hair. I think it came out pretty cute.
As you may have noticed (if you’re not one of our 1 RSS feed subscribers), we’ve changed our look. Every now and then (okay, in our case, never before) you have to update things or else they get stale. I modified the heck out of the Citrus Explosion free WordPress theme under Sandi’s watchful eye. [...]
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. ~ Hubert Humprey Frederick Tsoukas Just wanted to remember this time of love.
“My ding dong is broken.” ~ Annie Said when playing outside in her playhouse. Our neighbor has a sign on her doorbell that says it is broken. Annie wanted one for hers, too!
She slept in this morning until 9!
The kids received many stuffed walking, talking, barking, flipping, oinking, and snorting toys over the holiday. It is hard for me to limit these items for the children because they really do love them, but they were making me crazy. For whatever reason the kids have kind of moved away from them. I am ohhh [...]« Previous Entries