Tuesday, April 14, 2015

She's 4 now

My dear daughter has turned 4, and she is quite clever in almost every arena. She is vivacious, adventurous, funny, social, and smart. I count myself fortunate to be her mother. She can certainly drive me crazy ... but those periods are few and far between. I love snuggling with her & reading books. She loves putting on lots of shows. She's a fish in the water & I love how confident she is when she swims and splashes. She is rarely afraid, and I think that is a tremendous gift I hope she can hold on it as she gets older.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Busy, busy, busy

Parenting a 3 1/2 year old and working fills most of my days, but I'm also doing scrapbooking here and there (pages are pretty simple, I admit, but at least I'm getting things documented!). Now that the holidays are upon us, I am gearing up to do Journal Your Christmas for the 9th year, and I expect to enlist the aid of a little girl in getting the album created. For right now, though, I need to get some breakfast & head off to do tai chi with a friend! Later today, we'll swim (yes, swim!), and I hope to corral the insanity that is the top of my desk! Here are some recent photos -- snow angel, swim class, and dancing!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

What have we been doing since April? All kinds of interesting things!!
 Raising butterflies

Doing experiments, with diet soda & Mentos

Trying on jewelry. All of it.

Making and enjoying strawberry shortcake.

Enjoying funnel cakes & lemon shake ups on the 4th of July

Building things at the children's museum

Pretty good summer so far. How is yours going?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Guess who started ice skating lessons!

She had so much fun skating with her cousin Jake in January that we signed her up for ice skating lessons. After just a few lessons it became apparent that this trend is likely to continue, so thanks to eBay, we now have skates for her saving us the skate rental fee plus the time it takes to acquire said rental skates. She is a very chatty learner, often in conversation with the instructor and her assistants. As in most things, she is fearless and has no problem falling & getting back up again with no tears. I stand impressed!

Sunday, February 9, 2014



Playing in the snow is tremendous fun, and Mommy knows it. So, she has no compunction against grabbing Alexandra and rolling around in the snowy front yard for all to see!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013