Category: Mothering

You know, that thing you 24/7?

  • Jesse skiing

    Ready… Set… Go! And go again! Check out the grin he’s giving me over his daddy’s shoulder! We left town on Saturday with a solemn promise to Jesse’s grandpa that we would take a video of his first time on the slopes and post it on the blog by Monday. So, here you go!He loved…

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  • Beloved Son and Treasured Doll

    Yesterday Jesse found a doll I had stored in the closet for his some-day little sister. She is was my first doll, named after our next door neighbor’s mom, “Sheri”.As I watched him lug her around the room, I felt sure that a little girl would NEVER treat a doll this way. He repeatedly picked…

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  • Moving Day

    Yes!!! We made it in by the weekend! Reporting back to our loyal readers has been tricky, as the computer is the one thing still at the old house – internet connection at the new house doesn’t happen till next Wednesday. So, I snagged a moment to slip across the icy lawn to the old…

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  • Jesse’s Room!

    I am so excited with how Jesse’s room turned out. It has given me confidence that I am able to design a room – you would never know I used to be afraid of color and just wanted to paint everything white in our first home!My inspiration for this room was these green paper lanterns…

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  • The Boy

    We tried to mail him to his great grandma last week. He didn’t fit, though. His favorite thing is reading books. Here is his Beppe (friese for “Grandma”) getting excited about reading him a “Pippo” book. The house that Uncle Judah built. And what happened when the boy was released into the room…

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  • He taught himself how to open the door. I looked up from the computer to see this the other day. He loves going outside since that thaw we had, and now he tries to go out on his own. Thankfully the storm door is a little trickier to unlatch! I love the little look he…

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  • Here is the boy in video – for all you Jesse fans! The first shows how hard it actually is to get him on film, ’cause the minute you get the camera out, he runs toward it – he just loves being on camera!The second one shows his progress with communication. It’s kinda hard to…

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  • Life with a boy…

    Shortly before Christmas, it became the fad around here to help Mommy with the housework. Despite the fact that he gets his fingers flicked consistently when he even thinks about touching the toilet, the boy threw caution to the wind and actually cleaned it for his mother – thrice in one week. Yes, that is…

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  • Life with a 15 month old

    I paused in my dogged determination to get my to-do list done this morning to do a little creative writing. It was a nice break…Mornings begin with the child telling his mother he is awake. As he does not say my name, he just lets out a yell. This may be at 4, and in…

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  • Snowed in Fun

    Jesse watching his daddy plow the driveway. Duck and … someone else… being crazy out in the snow last night. Duck and I made tortillas last night, and I am finally going to tell you how we do it – in the next post!

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  • Cute Boy Child Pictures of the Week

    This is me, ready to go to church. I am wearing my birthday coat from Aunt Laney, and my spiffy, new hat from Miss Sarah. This is my new play area behind the recliner. I can make a huge mess, and nobody sees it. My favorite thing is to dump things out – and put…

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  • Notice his use of the sign we taught him for ‘help’ – patting his head. He gets such a kick out of being able to communicate his needs to us, and squeals in delight when you understand.Take Two

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  • Of Couches and Cousins

    On Monday I drove out to Rochester to help my sister-in-law recover her couches. Joanna and Elise came, too and we all worked hard all day, while the cousins played together (sort of- Jesse is scared of his cute cousins. Here are Bethany and Joanna stitch-ripping the zippers out of the old covers so we…

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  • What We Are Thankful For….

    On this perfectly gray, chilly, November-ish day, we are grateful for our precious little son, our cozy little home, and the anticipation of a day spent feasting with our family and friends that we consider family. ๐Ÿ™‚ And Jesse is thankful for pears. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Home improvements – tile and grout

    Here’s the tile! The next day at lunch Jeremy filled in the gaps with grout. He put blue tape down to try to keep Jesse off the mess… It worked…for a moment. He just couldn’t stay away.

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  • Jesse has developed a mild rash around his little baby mouth, which is an indication of a mild allergy or intolerance of something I’m feeding him. It’s probably that he’s not ready for whatever it is I’m giving him, so I’ve backed off on dairy and wheat, as well as tomato sauce (alas for his…

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