Monthly Archives February 2013

May I?

“Bob, may I please have some of your ice cream?’ “No… I mean yes… I mean okay… I mean sort of… Like… Maybe some but not a lot?” “Sure about that?” “No… I mean yes… I mean come on, Mom.”
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What I want to say to her

When he was 19, my husband served a mission for my church for 2 years.  While on his mission he got compared with other young men as a “companionship.” This would change every 6 weeks to a few months, depending.  As you can imagine, he developed some lasting friendships and is still in contact with…
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St. Patricks Day Craft- Easy Pot Full O’Shamrocks

Since I am FINALLY over my bought with pneumonia, it’s time to return to the land of the living! I needed to start small and easy though, and I figured something with few materials and steps would be a good beginning. Considering I basically missed Valentines Day and the entire month of February, I decided…
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Scene From Aisle Five

“Mom? Can I get this chocolate?” “No, not today.” “How about this one?” “No, Bob. Come back.” “But, Mom!” “Bob, now please.” “No.” “Robert, I will dance in this aisle. I mean it. All around you.” “Stop! No! Okay! I’m coming!”
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Perfect Peanut Brittle

I confess, I used the recipe with cashews and this is actually cashew brittle…. I am an avid candy maker, especially in the winter, when I’m cooped up at home, just staring at bags of sugar and corn syrup bottles, wondering what I can make. Through some trial and error, I have found a fail-proof…
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18 Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers

It’s no secret that fine motor skills play an important role in a child’s development and success at school. When I was teaching Preschool and Kindergarten, I saw many kids who had weak fine motor skills. I created a variety of fine motor activities to use in the classroom for students of all skill levels,…
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3 Questions I Would Ask My Baby IF She Could Answer Now.

I know that my child will be talking soon enough and if she’s anything like me,which looks like it’s going to be the case then she’ll never shut up. (My husband CJ is completely thrilled by that prospect.) Even if she could talk right now I don’t know if she’d be able to coherently answer…
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Late One Night

“I want McDonalds,” came Danny’s voice down the stairs. “You can’t have McDonalds right now, Danny,” followed Eric’s voice softly. “It’s late. McDonalds is closed.” It was over an hour past bed time, but still talking and laughter came from their room. When I put Andrew to bed and walked past their open door, Eric…
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Posers

“Mom? Why are you all up in my face?” “I’m taking our picture.” “That’s weird. Can I have a glass of milk?” “Don’t you want to say ‘cheeeese?’” “No, I want to say ‘miiilk.’”
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Mini and Her Milk

Mini is doing so much better with 2 weeks on only Breast Milk.  Her moods were much better since her tummy was happy. She does not seem as uncomfortable either and has gotten lots of cute baby chub. Plus her skin was much less dry and flaky. Then I suddenly ran out and
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