Category Archives: Miscellaneous

3 Months Old

Anders is a smiling, wiggling 3 month old! At three months old, Anders, here are some of the special things I love about you: You’ve discovered your feet, and try so hard to grab them and play with them. I … Continue reading

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So Much for February

February was a total bust in this house. I’m not exaggerating. As January ended, both Alexis and I got sick. And we didn’t really get better until just recently. She handled it better than I did, and she’s never had … Continue reading

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Citrus Lane December 2013 Box Review

The theme of January seems to be “catching up on December!” It’s been awhile, but I’d still like to share what we got in our December box from Citrus Lane and how it went over with the little one. Although … Continue reading

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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day

In case you didn’t know, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey. It’s one of our favorite holidays around here. Even Alexis got into the spirit and copied me saying, “Arrgh!”

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Twice now when I’ve gone to Kohl’s, I’ve overheard caregivers saying unfortunate things to their little ones. It makes me sad. First, there was this exchange: Little girl in stroller: I want that one. Caregiver, probably grandma: No you don’t. … Continue reading

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It’s been a rough spring around here. Our sweet kitty, Yoda, was diagnosed with lung cancer. He started coughing last fall and the vet told us he had asthma. The coughing got worse, though, and we took him to a … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Spring

The weather this year has been lousy. It’s been cold for too long, with late snows and recent flooding. But yesterday was surprisingly lovely, and Alexis and I spent time outside exploring what’s growing in the yard. We examined the … Continue reading

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I managed to fall for three April Fools jokes yesterday. Needless to say, I felt a little foolish. First, I started reading this article about how HBO would be replacing Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones. What? No! I love … Continue reading

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Happy Spring!

We were visited by the cutest Easter Bunny I know yesterday. We supplied her with some eggs and a couple of new books featuring bunnies (Pat the Bunny and Guess How Much I Love You?) and she had a great … Continue reading

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A Book of Fairy Tales

I was searching around online for pages from a vintage book of children’s nursery rhymes recently. I have one page, with an illustration for Three Billy Goats Gruff, from The Mother Goose Book published in 1924 by Frederick Warne & … Continue reading

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