Dearest Gemma,You ate mango for the first time on Sunday. Actually, this is officially the first thing you ate! The water mellon you had before you just licked but the mango you ate. You had a little piece that I had you gum into a mush before you swallowed it. It was amazing to watch … Continue reading Notes to G: mango
Dearest P, This is a chalk drawing you did of a duck. Lately your art work is less wide brush strokes and mashing of paint colors and more of line drawings. You draw very distinct things with stories and events going on for every character you draw. We’re getting to the point where you dont have … Continue reading Notes to P
Few people really believe me when I say my 4 year old can swim. Fully swim. Without floaties. In the deep end of the pool. The one phrase that makes them get what I’m saying, sort of, is when I say “she dives down 8 feet in our pool”. We started her in ISR at … Continue reading Diving Daughter
My Dear G,A few weeks ago you started laughing on purpose or on cue. Before then you would laugh but it was random. I didn’t know what had made you laugh. But about two weeks ago I gave you nibbles on your belly, on your left side, and you laughed out loud. You laughed so … Continue reading Notes to G: Belly Laughs
I’ve made a lot of chocolate chip cookies since Libby first taught me how as a child. Most turn out rather flat which I just dislike on an aesthetic factor. Even if they taste good, which often they don’t, I just can’t get over them looking like wrinkled up, dirty pancakes. This recipe from The … Continue reading Best Chocolate Chip Cookies…EVER!
A semi-empty can of salt, dried lentils and decorative tape can make an excellent drum for a baby sister named Gemma. Annika is incredibly thoughtful in the things she makes for Gemma or in always picking up two of everything: “One for me and one for Gemma. She can use it when she grows up”. Continue reading Sister Drum
After back to back jobs, night shoots and working non-stop like a dog for weeks Dave finally took time off. His presence makes everyone so happy in this house. I know it’s hard for him. Being at work is often less taxing than being at home with two needy kids. Make that three needy women … Continue reading The Joy of Dave