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Feb8

Serena X-country skis

There’s Serena, cross country skiing like a pro-baby (she’s the one on the left, racing by the girl who fell.) Serena is 4 1/2 years old. It’s her second year of cross-country ski lessons and she LOVES it. Especially now that they got to use poles for the first time this morning. Here’s Serena with […]

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Nov25

Mommy, Daddy and an Ambulance Driver

Here’s an email I got this evening from Anne Terese, our extraordinary, awesome, fabulous caregiver for the girls: **************** Hello Michelle, I jotted these down earlier today and thought I’d send it your way while I was still thinking of it! An exchange while drawing pictures of you, Jim and myself: Annika: Daddy is a […]

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Nov22

This is a delicious dinner, Mama. Thank you for making it.

Every once in a while on this parenting journey something profound happens that makes you realize that, even while they need you so much so often all the time, they are in fact growing up so fast… Tonight, that happened when Serena said, (regarding her dinner of pasta in beef broth, yogurt w/blueberries, and mixed […]

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Nov12

Serena the Artist

Does every parent have secret plans to save their child’s early artwork so that one day, when they are discovered to be an extraordinary, world-renouned artist they can pull out that artwork and show where it all began? Me, too. Serena draws many, many ballerina’s every day. (As this one is, they usually have on […]

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Sep12

Sharing Blocks

Uncle Greg made these really cool blocks for Serena’s first Christmas. There are rods, blocks with holes, regular blocks, blocks with large circles – then there’s this one most beautiful, long, rounded-edged block that says, “Merry Christmas, Serena. We love you.” The blocks are a beloved part of their toy mix. It gets tricky when […]

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Sep7

Serena Mind & Body

Serena really likes to do workbooks. Here she is doing math (addition by counting). She also likes to do things with her body. Here she is making a heart shape with her body. She asked me to take a picture of it.

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Sep7

Lifting Bodies

  Serena loves to lift anyone’s body. She loves feeling strong. Annika is such a good sport about it. Simone, on the other hand, isn’t a big fan of the lifting thing.

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Sep7

Self Photos

Serena’s really into taking pictures lately. Here are some of her self-photos.

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Aug18

Serena writes “Car”

Serena wrote “car”

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Aug18

Staking Territory

Serena has labeled her top bunk to ensure that Annika does not confuse it with her own bunk (which is, decidedly, the bottom bunk.) The 3X5 cards say. “no Annika”, “no pop”, “no top”, “iepfes” (When I said, “tell me about this sign, Serena said, “That’s to make Annika laugh.”)

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