Category Archives: Children

Catch up…

Awe man.  I hate playing catch up.  But here I am, months behind on this blog.  To be fair, it’s been a cah-razy summer.  An awesome, crazy, whirlwind of a summer, with visits from a good friend of Joe’s, my parents, a good friend of mine, and my brother.  And trips to : Munich, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, and various nearby […]

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Fatigue…

Can strike anywhere.  You never know when/where you will fall victim…  

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Easter and such…

This year we had a great Easter.  Quinn actually grasped the concept of the Easter Bunny and for a week or two leading up to the holiday we had a bit of leverage using the old “The Easter Bunny is listening/watching”.  Brilliant.  Amazingly, this persuaded her in several instances to listen better to Mommy and […]

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Have a holly jolly Christmas…

Nothing says Christmas like getting your picture taken with Santa.  And who on earth is jollier than St. Nick?  So, it should stand to reason that pictures with Santa Claus should be a happy event.  One reflecting joy, and excitement towards the upcoming holiday.   Or this:     So that was fun.  So yes, […]

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She is two.

I’m breaking with the London/summer recap “series” to celebrate Quinn.  Today she turned two.  At 6:19 this morning technically, which it occurred to me is about her average wake-up time every day.  I love re-living that day.  Thinking about the indescribable excitement as we drove to the hospital, the immeasurable joy in seeing her for […]

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Board books are sooo boring…

Like most kids her age, Quinn LOVES books.  In fact, “reading” by herself is one of the things she does to stay entertained while I make lunch or clean up around the house.  That and throwing things in the toilet.  You know, both equally entertaining. She often takes her books to a large floor cushion we […]

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What's with the toilet obsession?

Um, Quinn seems to be quite fascinated with the toilet these days.  Which would be awesome- if it involved sitting on it and you know, actually using it for its intended purpose.  No, her interest lies in tossing in objects and then having me fetch them out.  Ewww.  Seriously Quinn?  In the last day alone, […]

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Good Friday

We have been very blessed to have wonderful neighbors all around us.  From the families living right next door, to the friendly people across the street, to the neighbors one building over, we have met lots of great people who we are getting to know better as time goes by.  On Good Friday some neighbors […]

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Best. Shoes. Ever.

I’m not really a pink person.  I don’t think I own one article of pink clothing.  It was never even a thought to incorporate pink into my wedding colors.  I don’t get all giddy over shades of rose and bubble-gum hues.  BUT these are the best shoes ever.  Period. My parents gave these to Quinn […]

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My buddy and me

Today was gray.  And rainy.  And difficult to keep Quinn happy;  you know, we couldn’t take 45 walks to see the dogs and the birds and “talk” to strangers.  Injustice. The weather lately has been mostly spring-like in all the good ways: warm(ish), sunny, and seemingly full of promise as blooms make their way out […]

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