Valentinsey Day

    Highlights  Willa handing me a picture she drew a few days before Valentines day and saying, “This is to fill you with joy and love.” Fi giving her gifts of hugs. “Mom, I have a gift for you, can you come here?” When I asked Willa what dress she wanted to wear, she chose … Continue reading

One-Armed Christmas

At some point in December, I feared that everyone in our family would be in a sling by Christmas— grasping presents with one hand and tearing paper with our teeth… But thankfully things actually began to turn around and the holly, jolly Christmas season was just that.  Jeff’s surgery went well and he was feeling … Continue reading

Halloween

Halloween

Another set of fun-filled weeks decorating and celebrating Halloween! Fi was Cinderella and I made the cape for her.  Willa wanted to be an unicorn and I created her whole costume— glue gun and hand stitching… School parties, art projects, decorating, pumpkin carving and of course, trick-or-treating… Each year the girls get a little more … Continue reading

Super Fiona’s 5th Birthday!

Super Fiona’s 5th Birthday!

Fiona decided on a superhero party and she was sooo excited to invite all of her preschool friends for the first time this year.  We had a fun-filled, busy weekend- her friend party on Saturday and our family up on Sunday- complete with a superhero bounce house, piñata and Wonder Woman cake! singing to Fiona! … Continue reading

Fall Fun, Firsts, and Falls…

Fall Fun, Firsts, and Falls…

Willa had her first day of school this fall at the Sunshine School.  She knows the place well after dropping Fi off for 2 years, so she jumped in with both feet and hasn’t looked back. She loves school, exuberant and full of energy, as usual.  She finds joy in everything-  she happily goes in everyday, … Continue reading

Yeehaw, It’s Willa’s 3rd Birthday!

Yeehaw, It’s Willa’s 3rd Birthday!

 Willa has been really into horses lately, so she wanted a pony/Sheriff Callie party— so we decorated with hay bales, played “Ring Toss the Bandits,” earned sheriff badges and had funny wild west props… Her “cake” was cupcakes in the shape of a pony. Willa is a funny and sassy kid. She loves to dress … Continue reading

Beach Days 2016

Beach Days 2016

Every summer, we spend many, many days at the beach. Days in Old Lyme consist of cousins, crabbing, and sunsets and pizza at the beach. On one particular day, it was scorching hot, the sand was burning so we had pulled all our chairs up to the edge of the water. The tide was high, so … Continue reading

July 2016 NH Vacation

July 2016 NH Vacation

I’ve never gotten this far behind on my blog before, so much happened in the past few months- the girls are in a time of such huge growth- they seem older everyday and almost instantly, I miss the babies they were the day before. We spent a week in NH this summer enjoying the sunshine, … Continue reading

August 2016 Twenty Cents Change…

August 2016 Twenty Cents Change…

You know all those precautions about choking hazards, not for children under 3…  Willa is only three weeks from her third birthday, so we should be safe, right—that would be a big fat NOPE… Here’s the basic rundown of a very long, very anxious night at the hospital… Willa swallowed a nickel while Jeff was … Continue reading

Swimming Progress

Swimming Progress

Fi continues to make progress swimming- she loves the water!  At the lake she swims around confidently and in our pool she rarely wears a bubble at all (and it’s still over her head, so she swims a lot!) She has even become adept at putting her head underwater, jumping off the edge of the … Continue reading