My favorite photo out of the Christmas bunch – she just looks so tolerant, doesn’t she?! I think she likes her new backpack. He couldn’t stand it, he was so excited. He loves his sister. Feigned glee over a gift she helped me pick out… Dawning realization that the pile of tubes they were looking […]
Having very nearly disappeared after the laptop took it’s little coffee break and the old dinosaur roared to life rather protestingly, I have a long list of catch up to play. We’ll start with Sterling. He announced he doesn’t like salad. “It’s just leaves, Mom.” Yup. Tonight he informed me you have to have an […]
Happy birthday to me.
Today is my 29th birthday. It’s a weird age. I feel like I have one more year to cling to my twenties. Ruby made it all better, though. She informed me I was almost thirty, and then turned to Sterling and asked him what comes after 30. When he told her 31 comes next, she […]
Having fun, without the costumes…
We went to a harvest festival of sorts last night. At the balloon table, Liberty picked a turtle, Eden a parrot, Sterling a sword, Charlotte an alligator – and then it was Ruby’s turn. She asked for a balloon. When asked what kind, she requested round circle with a thing hanging down. I’m slow. It […]
Spinning circles but unable to catch one’s tail…
Sterling, with freshly scrubbed teeth, approached me with the twice-daily question. “Are my teeth clean?” In the midst of some other chaos, I replied, “I don’t know. Are they?” His reply made me giggle. “I don’t know! I can’t see them. Every time I look down to check them, they go down too!” It’s called […]
Soap, childhood dreams, and living pretty sheltered.
Last Friday, I made my first batch of bar soap. After talking about it and wanting to try to make it for over a year, I finally got all the things together and jumped in. Before I started, I watched a video on the process. Ruby watched it with me. As they were stirring the […]
Too many layers, thank you.
I asked Sterling to get Charlotte dressed this morning. He went and grabbed a dress, came back, and started pulling it over Charlotte’s head. Charlie was the one who stopped him and informed him he was supposed to take her nightgown off first. He said he forgot. He’s such a boy.
We’re getting serious now.
Sterling needs to do math. He tells me, though, that he’s making me a spanking spoon. He’s made a pattern out of paper and is headed for his hand saw to make a wooden one now. That thing is at least 12 inches long. Who am I to mess with that?! Wonder who he plans […]
Ruby’s trying to catch the dust she can see floating in the sunlight. We’re going to be a while. She turns four on Labor Day and can. not. wait. She’s going to drive me crazy with the asking. Eden talked of her ree-lay’-tives today. Phonetic, anyone? Then she threw arcatick in there and I began […]
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