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Everything is on hold!

Everything is on hold!

The slumber party saga will have to wait.  For now I’m on a mission. Here’s the deal:  I’ve spent the past two years working on opening this dual language immersion school.  To say it has been an uphill battle is an understatement.  Along with the usual personality conflicts, we’ve got the “You’re in America!  Speak […]

It's so crazy, it just might work.

It’s so crazy, it just might work.

The Plan: Move the kids into the same room for the summer. The Reason: Trip to New York in July.  Trip to Oregon in August.  They’ll be sharing a room.  Graham’s too big for the portable crib. What we’ve done so far: (will the end result be blissfully rested ready-to-travel children and parents?  Or screaming […]

be careful what you say

be careful what you say

So the other day I was standing around outside of Violet’s classroom with a few other moms and one of the teachers, waiting for the kids to come back from the dance room.  The conversation turned to lunchtime.  “How did little Sally eat?” asked a mom. “Oh, she did great!” gushed the teacher.  “She eats […]

let's try this again some other time

let’s try this again some other time

Yesterday was our first ever family camping trip.  We’d been planning it for a few months.  Originally, we wanted to try it at a state park 5 minutes from our house.  That way, if the kid-variables didn’t work out, we could bail and be home in no time.  However, there is a burn ban in […]

hair

hair

Okay, so his hair was totally cute.  But his bangs were getting in his eyes and the curls by his ears were starting to look like wings and the baby-mullet was making him itch.  So we decided it was time for his first haircut. We took him to Fast Freddie’s, home of the $8 cut.  […]