A 50s GREASE themed party?  Yes, please and thank you.
Friday night, Henry transformed into a tuff greaser.  It’s amazing how fabulous a little charcoal can be for faux facial hair (simply burn the end of a wine cork, and voila! instant charcoal).  I know this post is photo heavy, but sometimes stories are best told [...]

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The Long Journey

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.

Kate + Henry, 2005
Our morning began with a flurry of passing time, one which required me to locate a missing shoe and sign a permission slip with seconds to spare.  As always, it’s a constant [...]

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Do These Glasses Make My Nose Look Big?

Do These Glasses Make My Nose Look Big? – February 16, 2010

Nothing beats a $1 toy that makes everyone laugh and smile.  The Dollar Tree rocks!

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Best. Day. Ever.

Best. Day. Ever. – February 13, 2010
We celebrated Henry’s 8th birthday with a Bowling Bash, and the entire night he was a whirling dervish.  If he were a cartoon character, he’d be a blur of color flitting across the screen.  He was beyond happy.  And as any parent knows, when your child is feliz, you’re [...]

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8 is Great!

8 is Great!, February 8, 2010
My little guy turned 8 today. Whoa! Really?
I made a yummy Red Velvet Cake (thanks Paula Deen!), and after dinner we gobbled it up. ‘Twas delish.

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Double Jackpot

Double Jackpot, February 1, 2010
When I picked the kids up from school today, Henry was quite excited to share his great news!
“Mama, tengo cien porciento en matemáticas y en lenguage!“  (Mama, I got 100% in math and language!).
Moments like these would make any mama proud, but being Henry’s Mama in moments just like this makes [...]

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Paper Mama

Paper Mama, January 15, 2010
Henry is quite resourceful with paper + staples.  Last night while I was at a meeting, Henry got creative and created a paper version of his mama.  I came home to find a mini-me, complete with bangs and a little love note.  I cherish these little gifts and all the love [...]

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Henry’s Spanish is getting pretty good! He can read and write pretty fluently, and lately, he’s been speaking more too.  Today out of the blue he said, “Hoy vamos a comer helado.”  I love that.


Farewell, Summer!

Dear Summer,
Thank you for a great season. For the extra moments to linger in bed before greeting the day. For the long stretches of daylight and cool summer evenings. For backyard camping and peanut butter s’mores. For chocolate covered bacon and popcorn at the county fair. For sand in [...]

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