We went on a little nature walk today. Truth be told, I was tired of being inside and FYI – video games drive me insane. So, on this last day of Christmas break, we cheerfully adventured¬†I forced my cherubs into the out-of-doors. They love me. ūüėČ There were no play gyms. No exercise equipment. No …

Today? ¬†Today we celebrate the fact that you are now SIX!!! You waited a long time to be six, my girl. ¬†It seemed like a much longer wait that the norm, probably because your older brother was six during the whole year you were waiting to be six. ¬†But now, you’re here! ¬†You’ve arrived. ¬†You …

Yesterday was the anniversary of the day we arrived home with our newest daughter. I will never ever forget the emotion flooding through me as we de-planed and walked down the hall to the escalator. ¬†I will never forget the light-headed feeling as I stepped onto the escalator; I tried to hold Julianne since escalators …

Last year? ¬†Last year we skipped her preschool Christmas program because last year? ¬†It would have been too much. ¬†Just. Too. Much. ¬†She would not have been able to process the amount of sensory input flooding her system. ¬†She would have freaked out to be completely off of the “normal” schedule associated with a day …

“The lavender is more rare,” he told me in the crowded marketplace teeming with voices and noises completely different from those I was accustomed to at home. ¬†I glanced down at the little face, the rare butterfly who flitted into my life and knew the circle of lavender is what I needed. One day, I …

I remember distinctly when my first three babies hit the eighteen-month mark in age. ¬†The one-year mark was huge, but for whatever reason, making it to the halfway point on Year Two was just significant for me. Maybe I realized that I was, indeed, actually DOING THIS THING. By the time my firstborn reached 18 …

There is no possible way I am about to type this. My fingers are rebelling. My heart is squeezed a little tight. My mind doesn’t want to accept it… But it’s true. My oldest? ¬†She woke up as a ten-year-old this morning! And since today is all about celebrating her, we’re up to our eyeballs …

We just got back from a little family vacation. ¬†Didn’t go too far away, and have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to live within driving distance to the beach? I love the beach. And you know who else loves the beach? That’s right! ¬†Miss Julianne is a HUGE fan of the beach! ¬†I …