Category Archives: Baby

The Latest Phase

Dear Kids, You love Minecraft. You play Minecraft on your tablets. You watch Minecraft videos on YouTube. You play with Minecraft toys. You even read Minecraft books, both fiction and nonfiction. In short, you’re Minecraft addicts. Your father and I … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy Tooth Fairy

Dear Kids, You kept the Tooth Fairy busy this year. You lost a lot of teeth, and you lost them often. Livia once lost two teeth in the same week. There was even one night in April when you each … Continue reading

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Sunny Days

Dear Kids, I have fallen behind in writing posts to you. Even enjoyable tasks can pile up and be difficult to manage. That is what has happened. I know how to deal with this problem, though, and I will share … Continue reading

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Marshall Turns 8

Dear Marshall, This year your birthday was so close to a graduation party, a father’s day party, and the July 4th weekend that we decided not to have a separate party for you. Instead we piggy-backed the celebration onto the … Continue reading

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33 Weeks Revisited

I found a handwritten note in my office today. I must have written in back in 2009 when I was pregnant with Marshall. I probably intended to include it in my 33 Weeks post, but I didn’t. So here it … Continue reading

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Another Sunny Day

From my journal 5/6/17: I am outside with the kids. The sun is shining. Rhyme by Livia: I wish I was a bee to take a sip of a weed And if I was a bee, I would bee so … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration

Dear Children, Livia had a birthday this month. She is now six years old! It’s hard to believe, because I can still remember her as a baby. Baby Livia would tackle every obstacle head-on, wearing a big smile, and with … Continue reading

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Five Years

Dear Kids, I recently wrote about Christmas 2016. I also reposted about Christmas 2011. This got me to thinking about how much you’ve changed over the past five years. Marshall didn’t talk much when he was a toddler. He used … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Computers, the Past, and the Future

Dear Kids, I think I spend too much time on the computer. I think you think that, too. You will probably have memories of me ignoring you in favor of my computer, just as I have memories of my mother … Continue reading

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