Category: Daily Life

Firsts for Rosie. 1

Firsts for Rosie.

While my blog has lain neglected we’ve had a lot of firsts around here. It seems like time is speeding up faster in Rosie’s life.  She’s getting more grown up by the second.  I don’t understand why this is happening! It’s a mixture of terrifying, amazing, exciting, and sad all at once. It started last week. One day she was complaining that her teeth were sore.  The next day she started screaming because something was terribly wrong with one bottom tooth. It was...

Happenings. 0


Ada accidentally took a nap yesterday. She usually doesn’t nap because that means she will stay up until after midnight, and I will do anything to keep that from happening.  Saturday and Sunday are the only days of the week I get Tyler at home in the evening.  I don’t like to waste those nights. We like to talk without small children screaming.  Maybe watch some TV together.  Or you know…other adult things. Anyway, Ada accidentally napped for three hours yesterday afternoon.  She woke...

The End of Summer. 1

The End of Summer.

  Tropical Storm Lee has ushered in lots of rain, clouds, and shockingly cooler weather to our area over the past couple of days. It was 98 degrees and humid then down to 59 degrees and non-stop rain in a matter of hours!  The rain is forecasted to last through tomorrow, then we’ll get low 70’s and sunshine. I can’t wait, we have become addicted to being outside this spring and summer.  My high energy Ada must spend hours outside every day...

Giggles. 1


She kept saying, “Again!”  (Ignore my laundry waiting to be hung up…I had better things to do than hang up jeans at the moment.)      

Well. 0


I don’t have anything to write about because, blissfully, this is all we do…   Junior Naturalist classes at the nature center.     (That’s my mom with Ada.)   Backyard swimming.             Long walks. (Wish they were on a beach…)   Cooking and eating.     Nursing, nursing, nursing…     More long walks.     Tantrums, complete with floppy noodle body and floor flailing.   Nursing.  Insomnia. Tired Momma.     Science/crafts/toys.   Lots...

This week… 1

This week…

  Hank my coonhound…he’s so old and sad these days.   Ada’s epic bedhead.   Rosie holding Ginny. That’s June Duck.   Crazy Mary the Polish Chicken.       Bantam Bellatrix, and polka dotted Trixie the Spitzhauben, and then Jasmine the Buff Brahma laying an egg.     Uh…you have something on your face June…! (She’s molting.)     Good Morning!     "Horse.  How to draw a horse."     Ada decorated her face with Sharpie.     The...

Reading. 0


Rosie read me a Henry and Mudge book tonight. She reads very slowly and has trouble sounding out some words still, but SHE CAN READ. Oh my gosh. She is so proud of herself, she was about to burst.  I had no idea she could read words like “winter” or “sparkle”.  We’ve been working on sight words from the Dolch list as a part of homeschooling and doing some random phonics work sheets she likes from the Comprehensive Curriculum book for 1st...

If this is a dream I hope I never wake up. 0

If this is a dream I hope I never wake up.

What can I say? Maybe I should just type a trillion heart symbols.                                                      My sister and her boyfriend made an appearance.         (I let my sister touch my camera for a minute.)                    

Tomato vs. Apple 0

Tomato vs. Apple

Ada picked a tomato from our garden yesterday. She seemed to believe it was an apple, and that pleased her. Until she tasted it…     Then she threw it. All’s well that ends well. (I totally made that shirt.  Freezer paper stenciling experiment #1.  Much more to come, need more practice!)   Lunch today at PF Chang’s with my sister and Grandma. My mom watched the girls since she had today off from work. It was weird to eat without Ada attacking...

A billion Instagrams from the past few days. 2

A billion Instagrams from the past few days.

Ada is asleep in bed for a minute.  Thank goodness!  I should be cleaning, but…I really don’t feel like it.  I have a killer sinus headache in my cheeks. Part of Ada’s issues are from teething.  She’s getting all four eye teeth at once, I know that hurts.  I can’t give her Advil every second of every day, and she’s already wearing an amber teething necklace.  Chewing on cold things just pisses her off. Oh well. This too shall pass, I know.   In the...