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Our air conditioner stopped working last Monday. We had a service person out and they filled the freon and put some dye in to see where the leak was in our unit. They said they would return a couple of days later but this being the height of the a/c repairman business they were not [...]
This summer we are not taking a vacation. We are staying home and doing other fun things like going to the circus, having the inside of the house painted, getting the air conditioner fixed and swimming in our pool. Maybe the a/c being fixed doesn’t sound fun but it certainly interferes with the vacation budget. [...]
Sandi is out of town right now, taking a four-day break from work to catch up on her scrapbooking at a cabin up north. I am so glad that she was able to do this because the stay-at-home mother job is always-on—her charges come with her whenever she gets a vacation. It’s a small thing, [...]
Lately we have been having a very hard time getting our children to go to bed at their original bed time. They were starting with the I need a drink and I want to sleep with this person or that person. It was getting out of hand and we were initially punishing them for their [...]
Paul and I have been taking swimming lessons while the Girls are. He really has been doing well and it certainly beats sweating in the heat. I wasn’t able to get photographs the first day of class, but last week my soon-to-be sister in law came to the pool and took some pics for me.
I could craft a beautiful essay on the finer qualities of my children’s father but today I am just going to link a picture of him. He is everything I could have ever wanted for my children. Period. End of story. Happy Father’s Day Bill!
Pardon me while I weep, two months from today Annie and Kimberly will be kindergarten girls. A short week later Mimi will be a preschool girl. I know everybody says it goes fast, but really . . . it does.
Today we met Erinn and Mikaleigh at the Splash Pad near our house. If you compare that photograph with this previous one just 4 months ago you will be able to see how big of a growth spurt my little man has taken. The kids always have such a fun time there and today was [...]
I don’t know what it is about this summer but we aren’t finding as much time to relax. It feels like we are always running. We are doing the same activities as last summer, where I felt relaxed and laid back, but I feel like we are stretched thinner. Perhaps it is just the addition [...]
Today Paulie had his growth check and shot appointment. He has finally begun growing on a regular basis! Woohoo! I think this is due to the fact that he has finally become accustomed to our food and has a regular sleeping pattern. He weighs in at 23 pounds and 31 inches tall. Both of those [...]
Our white noise machine stopped working on Saturday night. He helped each of the four Brown children sleep through the constant noise around our home. He comforted our children during the night by always providing a soft gentle sound. He will be missed. Thank you machine for all you did for us. While running practically [...]
The other night Mimi asked if she could sleep in my bed. I told her that was fine since I was still downstairs and I could move her when I was ready for bed. When I came upstairs I had to snap a picture of what I saw. (Sorry for the poor quality, I was [...]
Today as my girls were playing I overheard their antics. Mimi was getting married to the 3 foot tall Elmo stuffed doll we have and Kimberly was her Mother. Hearing Kimberly telling Mimi that she forgot her husband is hilarious. Mimi then rushes over and drags Elmo by the arm. She then got pregnant and [...]
Kimberly really has been trying to figure out reality vs. fiction. She wants to know whether or not things she has heard about or seen are real. It is a bittersweet moment. In one hand I love the fact that she is so interested in understanding the world, in the other it is an end [...]
Happy official 18 months dear Paulie! You are growing up and maturing and I like it. I love seeing your bloom and getting to know your personality more. I am trying really hard to let the fact that he most likely isn’t really 18 months old today slide. Most days I can but when a [...]
As we drove into the garage tonight after dinner Paul started screaming, “da da. Da da.” Unfortunately it was just his car and not Daddy, he won’t be home until later. My poor little man. Tonight Paul had his first phone conversation where he said Da da to Daddy and responded to his speech. He [...]
I’m sitting in Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport waiting for a flight to San Francisco, California. I’m going there to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference from Monday to Friday. We told the kids yesterday since we wanted to limit their time to dwell on the impending departure while not springing it on them as we pulled [...]
I made a list several years back of things I wanted to accomplish before I was 50 years old. On our anniversary we crossed another off. Here we are at Sunset Point before sunset. Bill didn’t want to allow a tourist to use his iPhone so we had to take the pic ourselves. Thankfully he [...]
The other night we had some friends over for swimming and a bbq. They brought corn on the cob and it was Paul’s first experience with it. He had a hard time figuring it out until he came up with his own plan. He laid the corn on the table and leaned his head down [...]
Paul loves trains. It is so cute to hear him toddling around saying “choo choo.” I think this is going to become an obsession of his.« Previous Entries