Since you all might be sick of looking at “penis” at the top of my blog, I figured I’d get a post up before Christmas – just cuz I’m nice like that. ;) I got all of my Christmas cards in the mail (finally!) today. Hooray! And Jody and I met with Ava’s Waldorf preschool teacher tonight for parent-teacher conferences. Who knew we’d already be in for that with a 3-year-old. The conference went very well. It was great to hear more about Ava from someone else’s perspective and how she well she’s acclimated to preschool. I may blog more about the conference another timeRead More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 15 (15 days down, 15 days to go!) There are a lot of reasons why I love that Ava is going to a Waldorf-inspired preschool, but one that jumps out at me lately is how polite she’s been. Don’t get me wrong, she’s always been pretty good with her pleases and thank yous, but now she’s also starting to use the word “may.” “May I have a treat please?” “I may do _____ now.” “You may take a turn.” Etc. Another thing she’s been saying that I love is “Oh me, oh my!” :) Since neither Jody nor I use that expression,Read More →

NaBloPoMo – Day 11 It was a busy weekend around here (the first of many!), complete with a Lantern Walk and potluck dinner (celebrating Martinmas) at Ava’s preschool, a housewarming party at my friend‘s new (and gorgeous) house, more leaf raking and bagging (we’re finally done!), a haircut for Ava, Freecycling a table and chairs set, as well as birthday (Julian) and Christmas toy shopping. Thanks to a tip from my friend Melissa, I spent over an hour on Saturday looking through toys at Tuesday Morning of all places. They got a shipment of German wooden toys in and there were deals to be had!Read More →

I feel like I’ve been in a total funk the past two weekends and I’m not exactly sure why, though I have my suspicions. My guess is that I’ve had these ideas of how I expected/wanted the weekends to go and, in both cases, they didn’t go that way at all. Be forewarned, I sound like a whiny baby ahead. I haven’t been getting as much sleep lately as I would like/need so I’m sure that’s playing a role here too. Two weekends ago, we planned to go to a Harvest Festival at the local Waldorf school. It went from 10 til 2, but becauseRead More →

Jody and I are stealing away for a date night tonight. Yes, an evening out – without the kids! Aunt Carrie is babysitting and we are going out! Where will our night out take us you ask? For a romantic dinner? No. To a movie? Nope. A walk on the beach? (Yeah, I don’t know what beach either, but it sounded good.) Guess again. Jody and I will be spending our night out at … Ava’s preschool! ;) It’s the first of several scheduled parent evenings as part of the Waldorf school. Despite the fact that our night out will not be a romantic oneRead More →

Yesterday was my big girl’s first day of preschool. Despite my mommy nerves the day before about sending my baby to preschool, everything went really well – for all of us. :) It took her all of about 30 seconds from walking in to acclimating and starting to play. She didn’t even want to stop to kiss me goodbye so she blew me a kiss instead. My little bird is spreading her wings. Of course, I had to take a few pictures to document the morning. Ava has all of her stuff (lunch, extra clothes, sun hat, inside shoes, paperwork that mommy and daddy filledRead More →