Happy July 4th, my fellow Americans! Today is a glorious day to bask in the glow of red, white, and blue fireworks while remembering what our brave Patriot forefathers started way back on July 4, 1776 - the birth of the greatest nation on earth. I'm excited to teach my girls more and more about … Continue reading Toddler Talk Tuesday: Baby Love?
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I like to keep my writing here on the lighter side. If there's a humorous side to something, I'll try to find it. If I can make a jest or complain (with a funny twist) about my parenting life, I'll do it. I don't … Continue reading Two Kids: It’s Always a Trade-Off
Parents: do you remember when you didn't hear tears during the day? Just talking, laughing, and ... silence? Fast forward to today. Do you have one kid? Two? More? How often do they cry? If your kids are like mine, it's every day. Every freaking day! Now, it's not a sob fest every day - maybe … Continue reading Every Day a Crying Day
... because it'll be gone soon enough. I just realized this today. Today! We are nearly one year into the life of our second child, and it's just now hitting me that child rearing has definite phases and that once they pass ... they are gone forever. It's hitting me like a wooden baby toy … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Loving THIS Stage, Right Now …
Seems like I write a lot lately about my two daughters and their antics, good or bad. I guess that's my life now! They are finally starting to play together, at 3+yo and 10mo. This is sort of the dream, isn't it? Your kids playing together - quietly, nicely (still working on that - big … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisters, Sisters … There Were Never Such Adoring Sisters!
Last week I hosted a playdate, and there were 9 kids including my 9mo and 3yo. We took some photos of the kids all together - they were so dang cute, baking mini pumpkin pies by the way - and we showed them to Toddler's grandparents when they visited the next day. I was prompting … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: May You Always Be Best Friends!
My toddler is just a bit over three years old, but she only recently learned how to actually kiss. Previously she could only blow kisses - and by blow a kiss I mean make a "mmwah!" sound and move her hand from her lips. Now she can smack her lips like a real kiss! Hurray! … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisterly Hugs and Kisses
A mom friend - who has a toddler and a baby just about the same age as my two girls - told me she sometimes whispers, "You're my favorite" to her baby ... because sometimes toddlers are just so difficult and, well, in comparison a sweet little baby is so easy to be #1 at … Continue reading Little Baby, You’re My Favorite. (Not Really.)
At the end of this summer, my 3yo and 8mo seemed to really grow closer together. They started paying attention to each other all day long, they smiled and hugged and kissed each other, and they started playing with the same things. My favorite memory is from one of the last warm, sunny days when … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: Sisters on Swings