Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday glimpses

 Just a few glimpses of life around these parts.  

Monday, April 6, 2015

little man

They just went for it.

"If you're willing to do something that might not work, you're closer to becoming an artist." -Seth Godin

So I took these two little ladies on an outing and this is where we ended up.  Manic Ceramic.  They worked hard for over an hour.  And I relaxed and watched them and learned....children are so different when approaching a $16 mug that needs some paint.  They just go for it.  They don't stress when something drips the wrong way.  They don't wait to make a plan.  They aren't afraid of ruining it.  They just go for it.  You know they are going to think what they made is incredible.  They give glowing compliments when they take moments to peek at each other's progress.   And they were little artists for this hour and I am so glad I got to sit and take them in.  

And here here is my adorable kindergarten lose too sporting little lady, Morgan.  Girl's tooth is mighty loose.  Can't wait to capture that smile with both front teeth missing :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Winning over here with empty ice cream cone snacks when hosting playdates...

Also winning with the post yesterday.  Just reread it and realized how POORLY written it was.  Sorry about that.  But just trying to get blogs in for now.  

Monday, March 9, 2015


Girl won't wear a ponytail for very long.  Which means it looks scraggly and messy a lot.  And it hangs into her soup bowl...or dinner plate.  And I only get it in a pony when I threaten to cut it off like mine.  Which I NEVER would do.  I know her daddy doesn't want it cut.  But he doesn't deal with the battle.  So today, we looked at lots of old pictures when her hair was a fresh little bob and she bought it.  And we got it cut.  And she is mighty happy.  I wish we had gone another inch or two shorter because I think this will look long in a week or two.  But, I don't plan to bug her about it and maybe she will opt for the short cut again next time.  I think it is the way to go with her upcoming swim lessons, summer park outings, and just everything.

This weekend while the boys were off racing I let Syd go up and down the bunny hill.  She got bored and headed for the magic carpet right next to it that goes to the top of the big hill.  I stopped her but she was about to fall apart so I confidently, for only a second said go ahead.  Then I realize what I said and called to her...she looked back...but it was too late.  once she passed where that board walk ends there was no way I could run to her fast enough.  And then she went into that tunnel and I totally lost it.  Crying I dialed Ed hoping he would answer and say she would be fine.  I waited and spoke with another mom at the bottom and then her little pink self appeared at the top of the hill.  

When she entered that tunnel I realized how I had no way of helping her.  I couldn't remind her to come down slow and I had to trust she would come down the right hill.  

And down she came, totally like I told her to...zig zag ...not straight down.  And she came down with a big old smile.  And Guess what?!  I greeted her with a big old smile.  And she spent then next hour going up and down.  

 Proud of this girl.  And as a mama who doesn't ski...I am proud of myself for getting her to lessons all winter, running the bunny hill with her til she trusted herself to go to the top alone, and emotionally getting through a moment of letting your little bird fly from the nest...or rather ski this time.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday rambles

1.  I am not even going to say that I am going to start blogging again but a short conversation with a friend where we both regret not blogging the last year ....has me thinking I need to do it.  I don't have baby books for Henry and Sydney, like NO BOOK.  I always counted on this for them.  And we have so much that has happened in the last year.  So ...not going to jinx or make a goal or say anything big.  I am just saying that I miss documenting for us.  And so it will happen but without worrying about perfect pictures, great grammar, or deep thoughts.

2.  I have 10 minutes before i have to pick up the boys and just was fueled by a quick walk with my girl to the coffee shop (with her one of her favorite friends and mine!).

3.  Supposedly spring is happening soon.  The temps are about to rise and we are going to get to go outside without it being so freezing.  The place in our heart that loves the ski season feels sad about this, but this weekend's ski meet on Sunday will be heavenly.  They might even get to do a few runs without all the bulky jackets.  They always love that.

4.  The laundry is almost caught up and put away.  I still struggle with this and it often is heaped on our one couch.

5.  Syd and I spend Friday mornings at our ECFE class together and it is our final year.  This morning I was explaining to the kids how I started going with just Charley, then Charley and Henry, then Henry, then Henry and Sydney, and now just Sydney.  It is going to be emotional saying good-bye...as next year we probably won't sign up.

6.  Henry lost both of his top front teeth.  The first one came out and the other one hung there so grossly.  Like I had to look elsewhere when he came up to talk to me....it was crazy.  But now he looks like the cute first grader who has lost the two teeth!  Love it.

7.  Summer activity sign up started this week.  I print out my summer monthly calendars and map out our road trips and what we want to schedule and how much we want for free time.  It overwhelms me.  I stress about having no routine.  I stress about signing up for too much and I stress about not signing up for enough.

8.  I am heading into my third month of making it to the gym consistently!  I am ready to see some results.  I am feeling them.  Just not seeing them.  It will come!

oops....it is time to go get the boys.  So this is it.

More soon...maybe!


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