Yet to be Pardoned

Photo: Little boys at the doctor’s office on Friday. We’ve been referred to an audiologist for Minor, who seems to be testing poorly in one ear. We suspect that it is fluid in his ear from protracted sniffles and allergies, but we don’t know. I’ll keep you posted.   The Auction. Lordy. I gave my hair…

Suddenly You Look Up And Two Years Have Passed

Photo: I came out of the school meeting last night and saw the gorgeous church in the early evening and was just awestruck. I am a sucker for New England churches… The way that they light this one is quite lovely, and I know that my little cell phone camera does it NO justice. If…

Walk in Shiny Shoes

Photo: It is spring time and longtime readers know that I always think about the cherry blossoms during this time of year. I haven’t seen them in person since we moved to Boston (back in ’06) and they are really important to me. So I’ve been writing about them (they are a part of the…

The Connection Between Words and Meaning

Photo: Two months of work, a lot of learning, sore hands and a lot of pride… that’s what this sleep sack is to me. I am so happy to have finished over the weekend and have sent it off to my friend. Two more to do! Cuttin’ fabric after I’m done with this post!  …

Cultural Clash? Did I Pick the Right Preschool After All?

Photo: Minor’s work today. Two puzzles, all by himself. I wasn’t even in the room! He was just like, “I want to do the small puzzles” and then, boom. Done. No help from his brother (he was at school) and not even a question for me. I don’t worry about the brain power that my…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Preciousness

Photo: It just… it just keeps coming. I bet you that we won’t be able to find the little slide thingy by Sunday afternoon! I listened to one of the other moms at preschool today explain to me that she had to go through seven miscarriages, two of which were viable babies (24 weeks) before she…

No Rest for the Weary…

Photo: What’s that? The Brothers Ursa working on a puzzle together? Without any parental help? Just straight up collaborative building??? Yeah, that’s the magic, right there! I was like, “hold it together long enough for me to snap a picture!” It all went to hell probably 10 minutes after the photos were taken! Oh well. It was…

I Need a Word to Describe my Current Feeling…

Photo: That’s my baby. He’s sitting on a chair, quietly waiting for the big transition before snack time. He helped set up the chairs then he found himself a seat. The first seat, of course. And then he waited.  I love much this child loves school.   These boys… Lord. These two boys… I just…

[Quiet Thoughts] It Gets More Complicated As They Grow

Photo: Taking my NaNo challenge very seriously! Printed out Act One and edited it by hand! But seriously, don’t read it… What a week to be a mother. Steps forward and backward in the potty wars, a collapse of napping (again) and much consequences there of, a reminder that my toddlers are “working on” different…