Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rocking!

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Who Needs a Stool Anyway?

One more piece of evidence that Ellie is growing up: in the chair, no stool, feeling very proud!

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Lots and Lots and Lots of Guests

This past weekend was a fun but hectic one for us.  We hosted Nik’s tennis team on Saturday night for the annual team dinner/Four On The Couch tournament.  We made Chipotle-style black bean and rice burritos and WAY overestimated the … Continue reading

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How Do You Take Off Your Mama’s Sweatshirt When It’s Way Too Big?

Here’s how!  

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 3b: Natural/Unmedicated Childbirth (continued)

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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KIOS: Parenting, Part 3a: Natural/Unmedicated Childbirth

This post is part of my series, “Kickin’ It Old Skool: Why and How We Are Old-Fashioned” or KIOS for short.  If you’re new to the series, please read my disclaimer before continuing on.  I’m keeping a table of contents … Continue reading

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Movie Time: Stacking (from December 2011)

A long time ago, I told you about Ellie’s new skill of stacking up her rings, not just taking them off.  Finally, here’s proof from when she was almost 15 months.

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A Comfortable Perch

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Rigby = the dog in the book!

This morning, Ellie very much enjoyed looking at our friend’s blog post about her dog Rigby.  Then she found the puppy in our Mary Cassatt book, who looks a lot like Rigby! (Is this some sort of developmental milestone – … Continue reading

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Movie Time: Independent Play (from December 2011)

Remember my joy at independent play returning last week?  Here’s an example of independent play, when Ellie was 14 months old.  She’s not so fascinated by the clean diapers now but she does still play with them if I leave … Continue reading

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