Monday, May 28, 2012

Celebrating with Sister

Which one of these (kids) is not like the others?

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After dark fun

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Happy Memorial Day!

After morning kayaking, we spent our holiday grilling and enjoying our backyard.
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

summer sleepin'

Elizabeth missed her nap Saturday due to Caroline's piano recital and fell asleep on the couch with daddy wearing her swim goggles. Caroline thought she looked so cute she had to hold her, too.

Friday, May 18, 2012

put a baby alone in a boat

then dump her out

We call it swim lessons here. :-)

(and she loved it!)
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Busy Girls

Our days: shopping (and Costco always ends with a $5 lunch for two that includes dessert!)
library story time ("creep them, creep them up to your chin. open your mouth. don't let them in!)
and the Y: (swim lessons for May)

Elizabeth talks pretty much constantly at each of these. She amazes me at how good she is at conversation. She can just chat up anybody!
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Monday, May 7, 2012


While mommy was at Bible Study this morning, Elizabeth took a tumble in the church nursery, falliing and hitting her head on a plug in the wall. It happened just before the moms all walked in to pick up the kids, and the sitter was holding a crying Elizabeth and looking for paper towels to clean her up (there were none.) I grabbed Elizabeth and took her to a different bathroom to try to clean her up. She was resistent, and I didn't push it. She just wanted to go home. She was fine, even playing for a few minutes with the other kids, but we headed home where I cleaned her up. I texted her picture to John, Poppy, Aunt Mary, and a nurse friend from church. When we got home, our fire fighter neighbor was outside, so I had him take a look and he asked if she lost consiousness, which she had not. He saw no reason for a doctor visit. I called the doctor anyway to see if they had glue or steristrips in the office that they could put on for me (since it was hard for me alone to hold her still and apply the bandages.) They didn't have anything in the office but said I could come in so they could have a look. No thanks. :-) Then I texted another nurse friend who lives down the street, and she was home and had the glue at her house. Off we went, Elizabeth happily as she was going to see a friend! Unfortunately, as I was pulling her shirt over her head tonight, I pulled a bit of the glue off and her head bled again for a bit. After she was asleep, I went to CVS and got more liquid bandage and John and I cleaner her up and doctored her up while she was sleeping.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012


Elizabeth has been introduced to the love of Star Wars much sooner than her sister was. So yesterday she got to meet Chewbacca -- Peter Mayhew, along with some other characters. She moved on from her Luke Skywalker halloween costume to a mini Princess Leia outfit.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Zucchini Muffins at the Butterfly Garden

first, you pick the zucchini (that you've been watering for months -- see previous post)

then you gather some fresh eggs

next, you mix the ingredients

a short spring shower sends you inside, where you scoop the batter into the pan

after they've cooked, you have to let them cool

and then you enjoy them with your friends!
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The Butterfly Garden

After I withdrew Elizabeth from the MDO she was in during the fall, I discovered a brand new program that started up mid February -- an outdoor, nature school -- a Waldorf-based Forest Kindergarten (for free for the spring!) It is just perfect for her adventurous spirit and is right in line with the "education" I believe is important for preschoolers -- play and discovery and the outdoors!
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Daddy snuggles

with a bedtime carrot
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Self dressing

Elizabeth put her own shorts on the other day. We have a little work to do on one leg gets one leg.
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