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Martha, Elf on the Shelf

Martha has returned to our home in time for the holidays.  Martha, known last year as Marfa (as our daughter couldn’t quite pronounce the th in Martha), is an elf on the shelf.  See http://www.elfontheshelf.com/ for more about these clever elves. … Continue reading

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Change of Seasons

The changes in seasons provide both a measure of and metaphor for life changes.  I’ve said it before:  It is remarkable how quickly our daughter changes and grows up before our eyes.  It wasn’t that long ago that she was … Continue reading

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Traveling Changes the Routine

Our daughter loves to travel and handles the associated ups and down extremely well.  Right now, her routine has been altered by, first, her Mommy traveling and, now, by her Daddy. Her mother had a conference to attend in Oregon. … Continue reading

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What She Did on Spring Break

It’s been a busy week for my daughter.  It’s her Spring Break. It began with a school-wide Fun Run on the Friday before. Having never run anything like that before, she was rather nervous.  She wasn’t the only one.  Her … Continue reading

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Imitation and Keeping Up

Last weekend, our daughter, while out walking the dogs in a nearby park, saw another girl around her age riding her bike, quite well, in fact.  This prompted our daughter to want to get her bike out and and start … Continue reading

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Two Cents Worth

Our daughter, sometimes known as the little boss, likes to make her opinions known. The pictured book above is a collection of rental properties belonging to the National Trust in the United Kingdom.  When we travel, either in the United … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Our kindergarten-aged daughter has been involved in the early stages of reading and writing for some time.  We’ve read to her virtually daily since she was a real wee one. Until recently reading has meant our reading to her, not … Continue reading

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Hot Pink …

It’s no secret that our daughter is smitten with all things pink (and purple).  She has insisted on dressing herself for at least a couple of years.   More importantly, it’s the choosing of outfits over the actual dressing, although … Continue reading

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Super Sunday Stroll

Sunny, mid 40s, slight breeze.  Mommy, Daddy, Aunt T, daughter and two Labrador Retrievers.  Perfect day for a walk in the park. So, on Super Bowl Sunday morning, off we went for a lovely walk near our house.  After an … Continue reading

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Cookie Party … Again

On a cool – maybe cold – and damp gray winter’s days, our daughter hosted her second cookie baking party for a couple of friends and some aunties.  Given it’s February, the theme was Valentine’s Day.  The result was a … Continue reading

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