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The Red Incident. 1

The Red Incident.

    Dear Ada, Two hours after you were born your father and I debated over which middle name we should give you. Louise or Lucille. Louise was just a name we liked.  Lucille was chosen after my favorite TV role model of all time, Lucille Ball. Somehow we just knew that Lucille would be the right name for you.  Unfortunately I didn’t anticipate exactly how intricate your hijinks would be.  I’m almost afraid to say you’re going to surpass Lucille Ball’s ridiculousness if...

Reminder. 0

Reminder.

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love- I am a housekeeper, not a homemaker. If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but have not love- my children learn of cleanliness, not godliness. Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh. Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window. Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk. Love picks...

Well. 0

Well.

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...

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...

Gone Wrong. 2

Gone Wrong.

Today was supposed to be Rosie’s first day of Kindergarten, however it was kind of a crappy day and nothing went as planned. Tyler has been doing a juice fast.  I woke up to my kitchen coated in sticky juice and just a huge mess in general.  (He cleans up after himself, but he sucks at it so there’s bits of trash, dirty dishes, and spilled drips of food always left behind everywhere.)  I hate waking up to a dirty house, it...

New Plan. 3

New Plan.

I think I give up on looking for the perfect property to buy or rent long term. It’s not out there.  It’s in my head. Which leads to one solution. We need to buy land and build our own house.  Well Tyler isn’t into DIY stuff, so we will need to hire someone to build our house. But this is a GREAT option.  I don’t know why I didn’t spend hours researching this sooner!  OMG!  We can buy a piece of land anywhere we...

Grandma. 0

Grandma.

I love these snapshots of my grandma with Ada and Rosie. My grandparents gave Rosie a stick horse for her birthday.  I think it might be Rosie’s favorite gift.   (Wish Rosie would have put her legs down, silly kid.)