Category: Mothering

You know, that thing you 24/7?

  • Putting down the sub-floor

    Daddy had to clear out the carpet, old linoleum, and any staples so he could lay the tile backer board. Jesse was right with him through it all.Next came the messy stuff… and while mommy was busy taking a picture… Jesse took a dip in the bucket of yuck. Later, when Jeremy was rinsing his…

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  • More Home Improvments

    This week Jeremy started the process of laying down the tile we had always planned to put from the front door to the stove.He had a very willing helper through the whole evening… How very patient daddy was with dissapearing tools and a little boy who wanted to be as close to the action as…

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  • An Important Ceremony

    In the Holden household, when you turn 7 you become a Paige – the first phase in becoming a knight.I was first introduced to this tradition 5 years ago when the Holden’s asked me to create a costume for Isaiah. On a medieval style tunic I embroidered the family crest – little knowing it would…

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  • Sign Language Update

    I have just got to tell you how smart my boy is. ๐Ÿ™‚ we have been working on sign language for about two months, as a way to allow him to communicate with us before he learns to talk. (read about our beginnings here) He has caught on so well, and now has 10 signs…

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  • Cute Kid Picture of the Week

    Well, to be honest, the kid’s cutest pictures of the week were taken last night, but they’re still on the camera. You will have to wait till next week to see them!Hanging out with Auntie Anneke. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • A Walk with Alyssa

    On Thursday I went for a walk with Alyssa, Jesse, and Elsie (the border collie).Usually time at Alyssa’s is spent by the lake, but once or twice a year, we head up the hill for a walk through their woods. I cherish these opportunities – the woods feed my soul. We actually found some leaves…

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  • Today’s Outing

    My friend’s in laws have an apple orchard, so when I went to visit her today, we walked over to the orchard to pick apples. Jesse was happy once he had an apple to chew on. I like the funny ladders for picking at the top of the trees Next week we will make applesauce!!!

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  • Seasoned Concert Goers

    Here’s Jesse and his daddy waiting in line with his tickets. Eating the tickets sharing with grandma meeting his favorite radio announcer, Kate Klos.He was real friendly with her ’cause she was wearing a TAG! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • WIFD day 3

    Getting the laundry in before it gets too hot – once again, my outfit is more summery than fallish – but that’s ’cause it’s gonna be almost 90 today! Jesse played peek-a-boo with me while I was setting the camera up He is getting more confident on his feet each day. “Mamma, I am NOT…

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  • A Week in Feminine Dress, Day One

    One of my favorite message boards hosts a Week in Feminine Dress several times a year. It is a time to encourage each other to dress femininely for a week, and members post photos of themselves each day. It’s always fun to see all the different outfits and styles, and to see that it really…

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  • Jesse’s birthday, part 3 THE CAKE!

    This is a funny picture of mommy trying to keep my fingers and the rest of me out of my cake. Daddy decorated it with a picture of ‘Mater off of the movie “Cars”.I’m wearing my new pj’s from Grandma (Holden). They are soo cool – they have dinosaurs on them! I was a bit…

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  • Jesse’s birthday – part two

    In the afternoon we went to my mom’s mom and dad’s house (Beppe and Gramps, I call them) and I took a nap while daddy frosted my cake…For dinner everybody had chicken wings – everybody but me! I had bananas. Yeah, I know – not fair! but I did get to have cake…. after dinner…

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  • Jesse’s birthday, part one

    Hey, everyone. I heard you all wanted to see pictures of my birthday! Picassa only lets us post 4 at a time, so here’s the first instalment!These are favorite parts of my day, leading up to my party:Mom’s fried apples for breakfast (pardon me as I stuff my face – I love grown-up food!) My…

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  • News Flash!!!

    Jesse just walked across the width of the hallway (2 1/2 baby steps) all by himself!!!It is so awesome to watch him learn and grow.Here are a few cute baby photos for the aunties… This is one tough kid – barefoot on the gravel driveway. He likes rocks.

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  • The answer to the Riddle!

    What do you get when you combine 7 jars of babyfood, two apples, and a candybar in a crockpot?the answer? Hours of fun, and a chance for momma to get her peaches frozen and the dishes done!Jesse has discovered the fun of putting things into a container (as opposed to tossing everything out). He was…

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  • How Great Thou Art, part Five

    When through the woods and forest glades I wanderAnd hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,When I look down from lofty mountain granduer,And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze;Then sings my soul…How Great Thou Art!Here we are in Beuna Vista, Colorado, returning to one of our favorite honeymoon stops, the Wheeler’s cabin.…

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