Monthly Archives: January 2015

For My Baby

It hardly seems possible
One year has passed us by.
One spring, one summer,
One winter now two.
You came in all smiles
All giggles and grins,
Rolling and bouncing
And that crazy little crawl.
You’re loved and cuddled
By five bigger siblings,
And soon you’ll snuggle
When you’re big brother, too.
But for now you’re still my baby,
Taking your naps upon my chest,
Bouncing about the house,
My sweet little one.

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Flowers for Mommy

This is my adorable, full of personality, life and love five year old:

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When he goes outside, he is guaranteed to find a flower, regardless of the weather, where we are, etc. And he brings it happily to me every time. But walks are extra special, as the opportunity to find flowers grows exponentially!

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I can’t tell you how many flowers this little boy picked me during our two walks yesterday. Sadly, the flowers don’t last…. But as he pointed out just now, that’s why we need to take another walk, so he can “get more flowers for Mommy!”

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Arts and Crafts – Why Kids Shouldn’t Feed Themselves

Hobby Lobby and Michaels are amazing stores. I peruse the aisles daydreaming about all the fun, crafty things I could do with the littles. But you know what? That’s all a waste! Art and craft time can happen anywhere and with many non designated items!

And so I present crazy craft/lunch time at our home! Items needed: ranch dressing and carrots (or paint and brushes). Not feeling so artsy that day? Consider this a double post on why kids under the age of ten should never feed themselves. Supervision doesn’t matter because it only takes a moment for disaster (or creativity) to strike!

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Flattery Gets You Everywhere!

Nothing like chirpy, happy kids to brighten a cold, rainy day. But even after a successful first night of the five and two year old in their new bunk bed, I must say the cake goes to my daughter for her flattery:

“You had me and that was sweet of you. Now you have someone to tell you I love you almost every day! I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU!”