Category: Mothering

You know, that thing you 24/7?

  • Nap time at Beppe’s (continuing the theme from yesterday)

    We’re still not quite sure how the boy managed this, but this is the way we found him when we went to get him up ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Dress Parade

    I had no idea Jesse was so popular with our readers! I mean, he’s MY favorite little boy, but I never knew our readers were such fans of his cuteness as well. So, without further ado, we give you more of what you love… Jesse’s new favorite past time is dressing himself. This is easier…

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  • The Boy’s First Year Album

    I have been excited this week that, through careful time management, I have got to spend some enjoyable time creating in the studio. One thing I have been working on is getting the rest of Jesse’s One Year Album scrapbooked. It has been so much fun to look back over that year – all the…

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  • Update on Jesse

    Thanks, everyone, for your sympathy and suggestions for Jesse. His little hand is doing well. We think the 7 hours soaking in cold water the first day really gave us a good start in the healing process. Since then we have kept it wrapped with a slab of aloe on the biggest blisters on his…

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  • Going to the Park

    At the park there are birds… …and motorcycles… …and lots of cute grins.

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  • mmmMMMMAAAAhhhhhhhhUUUUUOOOOO!

    That, my friends, is the sound of the Blue Moose saying hello! We always knew our bus was special. Here we are, 11 days into our vacation and this is the first time we’ve had internet access. Well,I confess that we did stop into a Starbucks on Saturday, but we spent the whole time trying…

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  • Tag! You’re It!

    this is the Boy and his tag. He has been addicted to the manufacturer’s tag on his down comforter since it entered his life last fall. He loves to rub his face or any exposed skin with it’s raveled softness while sucking his passy. He was so addicted, we could not contain the habit to…

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    We headed back to the strawberry patch this morning, with my mom, mom-in-law, Anneke, Abby, and Judah.Jesse enjoyed the outing just as much as last time! I put this outfit on him on purpose – it was ready to be ‘retired’ to the trash, so I was fine with all the strawberry juice drooled down…

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  • Drink your Veggies!

    This is the boy enjoying his green smoothie. Whenever I blend one up for myself, he is very clear in asking for one himself (signing ‘please’, ‘thirsty’, ‘more’, and whatever else it takes to get me to share). I can’t deny him, for it is a wonderful way for a toddler to get a good…

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  • well, at least the meat!

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  • STRAWBERRIES!

    Yesterday we went strawberry picking!Mom Holden took us and together with Isaiah, Nathanael, and Elise we picked nearly 70 Lbs. of strawberries in just an hour! And that doesn’t count all the ones we picked and fed to Jesse. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of our favorite things about this patch is that they spray very minimally and…

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  • Bub and Duck’s visit, Part 4 – the Picnic

    To finish off the day on Monday, we had a picnic at a park by Cayuga Lake. Here we are finding the perfect picnic spot, with Duck urging me and Jesse on. Jeremy started the coals while we went to the park. Greek salad with Feta Cheese!!! (thanks, Teresa!) Hot dogs and steak on the…

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  • Bub and Duck’s Visit – part 3, Mini Golf!

    On Monday we planned some “Fun Activities” – as long as it didn’t rain. We were able to get in a game of mine golf and a picnic in between the scattered thundershowers! The Boy was enthusiastic about his first game of golf, but at times it was hard to get a good shot because…

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  • Here is the list of “Fun Activities” Anneke drew to inspire us. So far we have done almost everything on the list:Pick Strawberries, Go to the Park, Watch Planet Earth and Cranford, Listen to Gilead Lane, Do the Chicken Chores, Harvest Asparagus… Make a Tent… And make Oobleck! You just have to make some of…

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  • Bub and Duck’s Visit, Part 2 – "Fun Activities"

    Here is the list of “Fun Activities” Anneke drew to inspire us. So far we have done almost everything on the list:Pick Strawberries, Go to the Park, Watch Planet Earth and Cranford, Listen to Gilead Lane, Do the Chicken Chores, Harvest Asparagus… Make a Tent… And make Oobleck! You just have to make some of…

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  • Did you wonder where I was all day Monday? We went to Darien Lake with Jeremy’s family for a fun day of making memories together before Joanna leaves for Romania for three months. Don’t worry, I didn’t go on any roller coasters, just the water rides. I could hardly stand the spinny kid’s rides, and…

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