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Jun15

Serena’s In-the-Moment Ballet Dance to Hundreds of Eyes

Last week: Me: Digging out the crumpled papers from Serena’s barely-gonna-make-it tattered princess backpack… “Serena, there’s a talent show at your school, it says here. You going to be in it?” Serena: “Um, yeah.” Me: (surprised) “Really? Okay, cool. Whatcha’ gonna do for your talent?” Serena: “Ballet.” Me: “Are you going to do it with […]

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May4

Vulva Pit or Peanut

While I was walking off the plane after flying home from my (amazing) conference this weekend, I got this text from Jim: Simone: “Daddy, do you have a vulva pit or a peanut?” I laughed out loud, full-belly, at least 10 times as I tried not to get a reckless speeding ticket trying to get […]

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Apr5

Strollers & Naps

As I walked through Baby Gap the other day, making my way from the far back section where we have spent the last five years searching for deep deals on little baby clothes to the big girl section where we now (suddenly?) need to search for Serena clothes, a woman walked by with two kids […]

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Mar28

Two Nights Away and a Surprise Party

Jim and I took our first longer than one night away trip last week. I had a sales seminar (a spiritual sales seminar, if you can fathom that!) to attend in Portland and he decided to come with me and hang out during the day while I was in my seminar. We left at 4:45am […]

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Feb19

Simone

Man, remember the days when I used to update this website regularly. I’d tell stories about being pregnant with Serena, muse about my latest haircut and the strange new world of pregnancy… then when Serena was born, I’d tell all these little sweet details of her infancy, her walking, eating, the lists of words she […]

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Feb11

Diapers, Words & Drawing

Leaps in development around here lately (or always, I suppose…) Annika Changing Simone’s Diaper                 From 2010_02_07 From Serena to her sisters (under door in her room). Translation: I really want space. Thank you. From 2010_02_07 Serena again: I can hear you. I want space please. From 2010_02_07 From 2010_02_07 From Annika: literal: Hi. iPod. Really. […]

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Nov27

Miscellaneous Catch Up

A few snapshots into our lives lately. Grammy and I went to my friend Cynthia’s annual tea party. We also took some other photos that day. Click the fancydress-up photo to the right and you’ll see more of those photos. Serena had a sort of mini-recital with her ballet class. Cute photos from that if […]

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Oct28

Pumpkin Carving

We have wimped out the last few years and only painted our pumpkins. This year, we went BRAZEN and carved ’em! It was really fun. The girls were shocked at the gooey insides of the seeds, though they all at least took one venture into the goop to see what it felt like. Ultimately, I […]

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Sep11

Kindergarten

Today was Serena’s first real day of Kindergarten. It’s been a long dramatic arrival because yesterday was “orientation” and last week was “meet the teacher” plus “ice cream social” so we’ve been anticipating this whole kindergarten thing for a long time now. It’s so funny to notice how differently we all deal with it. Serena […]

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Sep11

Mud Dance

Last week we uncharacteristically spent some time weeding our front garden area. I hear people say all the time how gardening is therapeutic but mostly I just find it hard work and a bit never-ending… The girls, however, had a FABULOUS time “helping”.

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