Tag: family life

brother/sister love

Yesterday I mentioned (for about the zillionth time) my growing anxiety about my oldest starting Kindergarten in the fall.  In yet another attempt to “hold on to time”, I took all three out to the zoo this morning.  We arrived fairly early, in a futile attempt to beat the heat. Shortly after viewing the elephants, …

simpler IS better

I am in a simplifying time of life. Just like kids playing with the box (see previous post),  there has been a lot going on that has shown me that I am in need of some simplification. Here are the top two simplifications to date: 1.  Budget.   Budgets are not my thing, but I …

I just love them!

Have to have a moment when I record exactly how much I love my babies!  Today we went to our make-up swimming lesson.  Rachel and Eli were in the pool… and their personalities were really shining through. 🙂 Rachel was the daredevil.  Will do anything.  By the end of the 30 minutes, my little tomboy …

oh, to be “status quo”

Last night two other ladies and I were talking, and after myself and one of the others had mentioned what was going on with us lately, we inquired as to what was going on with the third.  Her response was, “not much, still kind of status quo”.  Now, she most definitely did not mean that …

one word

Over the radio the past few days I’ve been listening to the disc jockeys talk about this “one word” challenge they were doing, and encouraging others to do as well.  The station is a Christian music station, and the idea apparently grew from a church somewhere in the United States… although I admit I haven’t …

the good and the bad

The Good:  yesterday I invested in a family pass to our local zoo.  It’s pretty nice, but not something I enjoy paying for every time out of pocket.  The kids can only take about 2 hours of it before they start whining… so “family pass” was the option I went for.  For a whopping $65 …

things to remember when…

playing with fireworks. December 31st of 2009 we invested in a few fireworks to shoot off for our kids and nephews to enjoy.  Not too big of an investment… it’s a little depressing to literally see your money explode in the air!  But, it’s fun. The bag that they came in had a list of …

halloween & personal convictions

I grew up in a non-Halloween house.  Meaning, I don’t recall a time I ever went trick-or-treating (although when I was younger we would pass out candy/trinkets.  The “Jesus Loves You pencils???  Those were from us. ) So, no trick-or-treating, but the occasional church sponsored “fall festival” was okay.   Those (at the South.ern Bap.tist churches …

so now I’m immune, right?

Lack of blogging as of late totally due to lack of energy.  We’ve had the flu run through our house here, starting last Wednesday.  The two-year-old popped a fever that afternoon, that only continued to rise.  A trip to the urgi-care revealed the culprit:  Influenza A.  Yuck.  Next day, the three-year-old popped a fever.  Great.  …

the kiddie dentist is cool

This morning I took both of my children (ages just-turned-three, and almost 22 months) to the pediatric dentist for their first visit/cleaning.  I knew just based on talking to the receptionist people that for Rachel, they would attempt a “full” cleaning (floss, brush, flouride etc…) along with x-rays.  I also knew that for Eli, they …