Monthly Archives July 2009

Overheard At A Birthday Party

I love my son so much….it never fails that no matter where we are and in any given situation he can bring light and love into the lives of those around him. This past weekend we were at my niece Sofia’s 2nd birthday and Jacob was the only child there that did not have a…
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Three Years is a Long Time

Three years ago, today, I was due with my first baby – or overdue depending on who you asked, the doctor’s office had told me one due date and recorded another. I was hot, large, and a little impatient … but happy. I was given the opportunity to induce and declined it, which in retrospect…
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Seeing Red

Last week, Jonah and I made a fun discovery when we checked our garden. The green tomatoes are turning red! Jonah was very interested in checking out the new red fruits. He’s been having fun picking them, and even more fun eating them! He especially likes grilled cheese with tomatoes, but I think that is…
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Our first REAL family outing

Yes, it took almost 16 months for it to happen but it did and that is all that matters, right? We were diligent about getting everything together the night before so Saturday was actually not about scurring to get everything together. The kids did really well, even taking catnaps in the car on the way…
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You Need Schoolin’, Baby I’m Not Foolin’

Now that I’m a mom for the second go-round I find myself casting a new eye on the way I did things before. For example: all of my older kids went to preschool.  All these years later I still question what all of this early-childhood education did for them.  As far as I can tell, the only thing…
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Homemade Baby Food: Sweet Potato

We have been moving forward at quite a slow pace in our solid food adventure with Violet and I will admit that her hesitation with accepting solid food has been discouraging for me in regards to preparing it homemade for her. Her very first attempt with solid food was jubilant….she accepted it and devoured it…
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Baby’s First … Nosebleed?

There are some milestones that parents are in no rush to reach, but are completely inevitable. Baby’s first nosebleed is one of them. I know what you’re thinking: well, he’s walking now, so he must have taken some incredible stepped let led to an incredible tumble! Unfortunately, it’s nothing quite so exciting, though he has…
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