Category Archives: Baby 2

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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The Butterfly Ball

Dear Livia, In May you had your first father-daughter dance. I didn’t know too much about such things, having never been to one myself, but I did know that a girl who’s going to a dance needs a dress. So, … 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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Showcase of Learning

Dear Livia, Yesterday was your kindergarten class’s Showcase of Learning and Habitats. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the school year. We had already been looking forward to it for weeks, and then it got postponed … 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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Livia in 2016

Dear Livia, Here are a few stories about you from 2016. Fifth Disease: earlier this year you came home sick with something that the school nurse believed was Fifth disease. Neither your dad nor I had ever heard of it, … 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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