08
Nov
2013

Half a Decade.

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I promised {via facebook} a Birthday Boy post last month. Oops! These days are a mixture of quiet thoughts, slowly, slowly taking shape contrasted with the all-too-familiar ease of a running car and places to go. I’m not ready to share my thoughts. I’m not even sure I could put them together in a way [...]

28
Aug
2013

Party Day!

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As I mentioned in my last post, my plans for the future are pretty sketchy. What am I doing next year? How about in five years? I don’t know. A lot of the time I don’t even know what’s for dinner in an hour, but there is one grand event that has been planned for [...]

01
Apr
2013

Well, it’s been a while, but I see no reason why I shouldn’t announce the winner of our little Egg Count Contest. Apparently both the Precise Calculator and the quick, Rough Estimator were no match for the little man of the house. The total egg count for that week came to 849, and Elliot guessed [...]

07
Oct
2012

Three for a Year.

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Kiddo is contentedly playing with K’Nex and rubber bands. He rigged up a helicopter that he winds up, then lets the prop fly on it’s own. Um, yeah, he’s definitely his “father’s son”, and he’s growing up a bit too much. On the way home from church, he giggled with delight as he informed me [...]

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10
Apr
2012

Say What?

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My little boy talks A LOT. And, he thrives on focused attention. Showing me every little thing. I don’t even want to think about the number of times he says, “MOM” in the course of a day. Some Most days I find my head spinning at some point in the day. Tonight, just for fun, [...]

30
Oct
2011

Happy Quotes.

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Three little quotes from my son yesterday that made me ridiculously happy: No. 1: As we were lying in his blanket tent before nap time, his little boy hand reached over and touched my cheek. “Mom, you’re beautiful”, he said. No. 2: After nap time, it was, “I love you. I like you. I chop [...]

20
Oct
2011

Sir Elliot {Age: 3}

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There’s a 3-year-old in my house. Can somebody please tell me how that happened? I mean, one day you have this: And then, suddenly, you have this: Somewhere, in that span of time, he’s grown tremendously and learned so much. He’s strong and funny, and has his own agenda and opinions {“Mom, I want to [...]

17
Jun
2011

Evidence.

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I’ve got some. In fact, my house is full of it…I find myself stooping to pick it up, tripping over it in my haste, sweeping it, mopping it, reaching for a rag to clean it up, grumbling about it, treasuring it. It fills my sink, wash line, conversation, camera card, day and heart. Evidence of [...]

14
May
2011

A Brand New Day.

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There’s something wonderful about the promise of a new day. It’s sort of like the first day of school. Everything is new. You’ve got fresh, untouched notebooks and perfectly sharpened pencils. Or, maybe school isn’t your thing. Ok, pick your own analogy: a new pack of crayons, perfectly pointy and standing at attention {In my [...]

28
Feb
2011

This morning is a lazy one. It’s the first “normal” {stay-at-home} day since our family left. I’m sipping on a little coffee and doing “internet stuff”, while Elliot watches Floyd beside me. The dishes are still waiting to be washed. There aren’t many – mostly cups and about two dishes from breakfast. I just scrambled [...]