Parenting

August 11, 2008

Why does parenting often result in that crushing, insides crumbling kind of feeling? Jacob starts 1st grade on Monday. Since they have half day Kindergarten, he will soon be heading to school from 9am-4pm… seems like an eternity to me! Conversation today as we were heading to the mall: Jacob: “Mom, is today a special […]

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A First Loss

January 8, 2008

Jacob lost his first tooth on Saturday. We had gone bowling Friday morning and when he got into the car he said "Hey Mom… my tooth is loose!" When I went to look at it, it was very loose. For the rest of that day, Jacob had his tongue on his tooth and his finger […]

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"At Least Not a Dot"

December 27, 2007

  Feliz Navidad, as sung by Kelly: "At least not a dot…At least not a dot…At least not a dot la la la la la la la laaaaa…" "I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas in the bottom […]

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Hi Mom!

December 24, 2007

  Kelly had her preschool Christmas program last week. You may remember Jacob’s from last year where he was "that" kid who sang at the top of his little lungs throughout the entire program. Knowing Kelly, I was surprised she did not do the same. She did a great job at her program and played […]

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Dear Santa

December 18, 2007

  (Taken by the staff photographer at Breakfast with Santa. Check out last years picture by clicking HERE. What a difference a year makes!) Our "Dear Santa" letters for this year: "Dear Santa, Melmo…backback…backpack… Love, Ella" "Dear Santa Claus,I would like for you to surprise me this year. I have been good this year. I […]

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A Little Friend

December 14, 2007

  I have had a little friend helping me with my work today. Yes…Mr Ladybug (aren’t they misters if they are this yellow color?) decided that he wants to be a recruiter, so he has been spending the day on my computer, determined to learn everything he can about the industry so he too someday […]

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I'm Not the Only Person Losing My Mind

December 6, 2007

  Remember when I did this (Did I Seriously Just Do That post)?? Well, that was the last time I had visited that particular grocery store…until yesterday. Yesterday, I was in the area of our local Hy-Vee grocery store and needed some groceries. I only had Ella with me, so I thought it was as […]

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A Flood of Memories

November 26, 2007

  One of my fondest memories from growing up was the whole process of choosing and decorating the Christmas tree. If my memory serves me correctly, we would always go out to a Christmas tree farm. I vaguely remember my sister Kathy always getting the final say on which Christmas tree we got to bring […]

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Elfed

November 24, 2007

I elfed my kids. I know that sounds like something that could get me sent to the bighouse, but trust me, it isn’t. If you want a great laugh, click on this link and check out my kids, all elfed out! Jacob, Kelly and Ella Elfed  My kids cracked up so hard when I showed […]

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Oh Kelly!

November 12, 2007

"Middle children can feel forgotten or overlooked because of the attention or demands of either the firstborns or the lastborns. Some of these children never seem to find their place in the social order, and they try to rebel or misbehave in order to draw attention to themselves."   Kelly is my middle child. Kelly […]

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