Passing of Time: Five Faces Version 4

Being a teacher and mama of young kiddos, my life is punctuated by June, July and August.  Like bookends, the summer months parenthesize the rest of my year. Before September rolls around marking a fresh start and back to school, I make sure to hold my annual Five Faces photoshoot of my kids and their [...]

Uncategorized, in my life, kids

First and Last, 2011 Edition

First, September 2010
A fading summer tan.
Crisp, fresh uniforms.
Room to grow.
Nervousness about the year to come.
Memories of a fun-filled 100 days of vacation.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last, June 2011
Pride and confidence for completing another year.
Excitement for the next 100 days of freedom.
Hints of a forthcoming summer tan.
Ready to turn over a new leaf.
Welcoming summer with open arms.
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in my life, kids, siblings

Flashback Friday: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time – 2007
This is my three ring circus back in 2007.  I love this photo so much as it captures my kids’ personalities so well.  Alison, the focused, competitive one.  Henry, the sweet observer (with his shirt on backwards and inside out!).  And Kate, the youngest, who is always wanting to join [...]

Flashback Friday, kids

0 to 11

A couple of weeks ago I previewed the puberty video at Alison’s school.  You know, the one that talks about all the girl stuff like: periods and ovaries and fallopian tubes.  As I sat with the other parents and watched the animated clip of how the egg travels through the fallopian tube, my memory segued [...]

alison, in my life, kids

Spooky Ooky

A little photoshop fun with my kidlets. I made these into little labels for their treat bags.
Countess Alison
Count Henry
Witch Kate
Wishing everyone a Happy (and safe!) Halloween!

in my life, kids

Littlest Bird

Here we are on the eve of new beginnings, and my little Kate, asleep in her bed, dreams of tomorrow: the first day of kinder.  My littlest bird, full of hope and anticipation for the future, is ready to take flight. And so it begins. The opening chapter of her book, full [...]

in my life, kate, kids

Snug as a Bug. . .

Today I woke up at the crack of dawn to meet my high school friend Ken for a photo walk of the canals of Venice, CA.  I love it when the kids are peacfully tucked in bed and the morning is still and quiet.  I love peeking in their rooms to see them, and sometimes, [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, kids, lazy days

Yes You May Have a Pony

Meet Kirby.
Alison raised this little froglet from a batch of tadpoles we bought from North Carolina last June. As soon as school let out for the long stretch of free time, we searched and found a vendor that specialized in Carolina Bullfrogs. It took three excruciating weeks and by the time [...]

Photo of the Day, alison, in my life, kids

Catch My Breath

Testing. 1, 2, 3 *Tap, tap, tap.*  Is this thing on?
Oh, hi! Still there?  Sorry for disappearing for so long.  Our lives have been a flurry of busy-ness. . .a school play, spring break, basketball, volleyball, swimming. . .add a busted camera to the excuse list, and I’ve been pretty much M.I.A.  The good news [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, kate, kids

Mini Me

Mini Me, February 12, 2010
Last night the kids and I put together their treat bags for their Valentine’s Day exchange, and in an effort to save time, I whipped up these personalized stickers based on my Little Pals bookplates.  I especially love how Kate’s turned out.  The lavender dress, the turned in feet, the glasses! [...]

Photo of the Day, candy, in my life, kids, siblings

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