Category Archives: Baby 2

A Series of Series

Dear Livia, You are in third grade now. You like your teacher, and you are doing well in all of your subjects. In the past, it has always been math in which you most noticeable excelled. This year you seem … Continue reading

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Readers, Artists, Athletes, and More

Dear Children, Just a few days ago the two of you secretly worked together to set up a Story Nest as a surprise for me. I was tired, so I let you do all the reading. It was wonderful to … Continue reading

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Last Thoughts at Night

Dear Kids, When you were babies I got into the habit of checking on you each night before I went to bed. I wanted to make sure you were still breathing. I know that probably sounds paranoid, but if you … Continue reading

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How to Water a Captis

Dear Kids, A few months ago, you each got cactus plants. One of you wrote down instructions for watering it. How to Water a Captis: Get a teespoon fild wif waoter and waoter him once evree mounth. I know it’s … Continue reading

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Creativity Club

Dear Kids, One night last year, Livia was working on a story. She asked if she could write downstairs. “Of course!” I replied (because if somebody want to write, then they should be able to write anywhere they want to!). … Continue reading

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Writing and Playing

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about you. You have always loved communicating with handwritten notes. You leave them all over the house. Recently I found ones that said “Can we play Minecraft togotor?” and “Will we be nis?” Livia … Continue reading

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Livia, Scientist

Dear Livia, Your science fair was yesterday. You and I had a great time, but it was a rough road getting there. To be honest, I hadn’t even wanted you to sign up for it, because I had a sneaking … Continue reading

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The Art of Art

Dear Kids, This year you both showed off your artistic talents. You made quite a bit of art for us. Some of it has been displayed. The rest is in piles and boxes. I hope to sort through it and … Continue reading

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Random Stories from 2017

Dear Kids, Here are some stories about us. I had bought each of you several special coloring books of your own, so when I purchased Johanna Basford’s The Enchanted Forest, it was supposed to be my coloring book. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Tree

Dear Kids, Every time I look at our Christmas tree from a certain angle, I can see that not only is the tree leaning noticeably to one side, but the star on top is crooked. From every angle it is … Continue reading

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