Well, I have gotten WAY behind here! So I need to catch up on our trip to Reno at the end of January. It was both boys’ first time traveling to visit their grandparents there and it was Sam’s first airplane travel. In anticipation of the trip, I learned a new way to tie the… Continue reading A Trip to Reno!
I keep wanting to share some of my thoughts and what I’ve been reading about baby and child development. With Ari, I read sooo much and I was determined, this second time around, to put the books and internet away and just enjoy Sam. But I’m just passionate about baby and child development. I started… Continue reading Respecting Babies and Children: Parenting Resources and Thoughts
The day of the inauguration, I was home and the boys were at school (and A. was home sick with a cold or flu or something), so I was doing a lot of housework, mostly folding laundry and washing dishes, hand washing multiple bottles and pump parts. My mind tends to wander during those tasks,… Continue reading After Snowpocalypse: Inauguration and Resistance… And A New Foundation (In Our Backyard)
We entered our January Snowmageddon with a fridge full of produce to be used, and I was determined to use it since we were stuck at home! During the 7th/8th weekend, I made this butternut squash, sweet potato, and red lentil stew. I used a can of butternut squash purée because that was all I… Continue reading Soups! (And Muffins and Spaghetti)
We’ve had so much snow this year! I previously shared some photos from our early- to mid-December snowfall. Then we got more January 7th to the 9th, all was clear and schools opened up again on Tuesday the 10th but shortly after 5:30 that day, it started really coming down! It was quite a blizzard.… Continue reading Snowmageddon 2017
This post is a couple of weeks old, but I’m going to save everything that’s happened since for another post. We just got busy and I never managed to finish this and post it on time! We had a lovely New Year’s Day three-day weekend home together, with a babysitter here for a few hours… Continue reading Sam Turns 7 Months Old, Ari at 3 and 1/2
The snow was melting as we went into the second half of December. Ari found ways to entertain himself inside: And he went to a classmate’s birthday party at Playdate PDX, with a huge indoor castle-themed climbing structure – his first time there. We usually monitor him closely and follow him around in playground settings,… Continue reading Sam at 6 Months Old, End of 2016!
Hello! We’ve had a snowy week and some exciting things going on here. Let me go back to the beginning of the month, with a visit from my parents and aunt and some holiday activities. With our visitors, we went to the Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto. It was cold and beautiful! Ari… Continue reading Sam at 6 Months Old, First Half of December
We spent most of November being sick. I think both of the kids went through a couple of bugs, because their stuffy noses were just clearing up when they started getting stuffy and coughing again, Sam had a bit of a temperature one day, and Ari had a high fever for three days. I seemed… Continue reading Family Update, End of November, Sam at 5 Months Old
We’ve had some amusing conversations with Ari lately. Here are a couple of examples: The other night, I was reading Ari his bedtime books. We were reading a Sandra Boynton book and he wanted me to “sing it.” I was doing my best, but I’m getting over a cold and have a very hoarse voice… Continue reading A Couple of Ari Stories