Category Archives: Probably only interesting to the boys’ grandparents.

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Motherhood Musing: May and June 2019

You know all those pictures and videos you take of random cute things your kids do? What do you do with the ones that don’t really warrant a full blog post/scrapbook page?  We use them to entertain Anna when we … Continue reading

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Motherhood Musing: Parker 2 years 4 months

I want to remember all the things. I don’t know if this series will be called Motherhood Musings indefinitely or if I’ll come up with something less wordy, but for now, this is what I’m doing. I’m musing over my years … Continue reading

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Cooking with Mommy

All four of our boys are all fairly good cooks. They will not starve when they move out of our home, but none of them gravitated to my side when I was cooking dinner. They gravitated to the kitchen when dinner … Continue reading

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Bye, bye, Passy

It’s been our practice to take passys away from the baby at one-year-old. With most of the kids, that worked beautifully. With Parker, he started sucking his thumb as a result. He showed us! With Anna, there were a number … Continue reading

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Potty training: Part 5

I have made it abundantly clear that potty training is my least favorite part of parenting. I just read through Parker’s potty training post… so precious! Now that Anna’s journey is largely complete, I can relax and enjoy the story … Continue reading

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For the love of a dog…

Anna loves dogs. All dogs. If you know me at all, you know that this is not a characteristic she picked up from me. No one else in our household really likes animals and for that, we know we are in the … Continue reading

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A Hotel Adventure for Anna

Because the hotel can get a bit old for Anna we try to let her get out of the room and lead us on an adventure at least once a day. This is the time where SHE gets to pick … Continue reading

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Parker and some PCS fun

While our family was in the midst of packing up all that we have, Parker serenaded me with his ABC’s.  I understand that by showing this video to you, I am proving that I have not taught my three-year-old the … Continue reading

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Pull-up bar, wooden stool, & frozen peas

What do those things have in common? Nothing, unless you’re a ten year old boy. Recently Hayden and Carson were playing around on Matt’s pull-up bar and Carson had been using a wooden square-shape-topped stool to reach the bar.  Hayden, … Continue reading

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“All done. ALL DONE!”

Each of our babies learned sign language to help them through the really tough season of not being able to verbally communicate with us.  This was a fantastic tool to help us know what the kid needed even before he … Continue reading

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