Last year I got all crafty and made all of the decorations for our Christmas tree. The mood didn’t strike me this year (although we still have several of our salt dough ornaments from last year), but in case any of you are inspired to create an eco-friendly homemade Christmas tree, I thought I’d repost the blog I wrote a year ago. ——————————————————————— Originally posted Dec. 15, 2008 After writing my holiday eco-friendly crafts post, I got this insane great idea that it’d be lots of fun to make all of the decorations for our Christmas tree this year. I was hoping to involve theRead More →
Dear Julian, It’s been three years since you made your surprise entrance into my world, dancing your way into our lives and into my heart. You’re such a sweet child. I love watching you and Ava play together and hearing you tell her that you love her. You don’t always get along and you can get quite feisty when you want to (yes, you are strong-willed just like your sister and your mother), but you are a gentle soul. You enjoy your fair share of rough housing and got your first stitches last week to prove it. Well, not quite. Actually the stitches were theRead More →
On Monday afternoon, Julian took a header into the corner of the coffee table at my sister’s office. I had just left and missed the trauma, but returned momentarily after my sister called me and we piled into the car and took him to the ER. Julian got 7 stitches above his left eye and was quite the little trooper. In the ER, before stitches: Later that day at home, after stitches: In the moment, it wasn’t hard to be present for my little guy as he was restrained and stitched back up, but when I think about it now, after the fact, it makesRead More →
It’s Wednesday and I’m sick and posting a few pics is all I can muster right now. :P This is what happens when you get a foot of snow before Halloween: Two days later “I’m melting, I’m melting!”: Happy Halloween from the mime, doggy, snow princess & Mr. Clean: See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom. Don’t miss a single CDG post, subscribe to my blog.
Jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lantern You are such a funny sight As you sit there in the window Looking out at the night You were once a yellow pumpkin Growing on a sturdy vine Now you are a jack-o-lantern Let your candle light shine See more Wordless Wednesday posts at the original WW home and at 5 Minutes for Mom. Don’t miss a single CDG post, subscribe to my blog.
Tomorrow I am dropping off my son Julian at his first day of preschool. He’s not even 3 yet – he’ll be 2 until the end of November. Sigh. Although my heart wants to home school or unschool Ava, I’m not giving in and instead am leaving her in public school for kindergarten (in a class of 25 kids) this year. Sigh. Why am I doing these things and going against my heart instead of following it? Because my head tells me they are the right things to do – for now. I’ve spent the past five-plus years of my life pouring myself into myRead More →