Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mark Wants To Be Like Ellie When He Grows Up

(especially when it comes to the awesome clothing combinations he’ll get to make.)

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Ellie Holds Mark All By Herself

for the first time without any help! Wait!! Where did she go? Also, Ellie wanted to show you her teeth.

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February Sewing: A Bag For Ellie’s Bath Toys

This project was so quick and easy, it’s probably not blog-worthy. But, in the interest of keeping track of everything I’ve sewn, here’s a drawstring bag to get Ellie’s bath toys off of the bathroom floor, made from very lightweight … Continue reading

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Go England!

Although Mark has only been to England in utero, he is still happy to be cheering on his cousins’ adopted country! Is it weird that I feel more comfortable posting a picture of my child in a shirt featuring another … Continue reading

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Mark Dresses Up to Go To Church

Mark is very lucky to be the recipient of lots of great clothes from his cousins.  We decided to bust out some cute ones for his first trip to church. Don’t you just love that sweater vest? 🙂 Ellie wanted … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t I Think of This Before?

Our laundry room is in our basement and that’s where we used to keep our stain remover.  It made sense to me to keep the stain remover where I washed clothes.  Looking for and spraying stains was my least favorite … Continue reading

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Our time of cocooning ourselves at home is over and we’re slowly emerging into real life.  Last week, Ellie, Mark and I even managed a quick trip to the grocery store.  Not just any grocery store either – we went … Continue reading

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Art, By Ellie

Recently, Ellie has started drawing actual objects rather than random lines, all without any prompting from us to do so.  I love to see how her mind works! “tract-deer” (I think it’s a tractor but I’m not sure.) “dolphin fish … Continue reading

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Confessions of A Tummy Time Dropout (Or A Conscientious Objector)

Around here, we don’t bother with tummy time.  I know.  Heretical.  (Don’t tell my pediatrician.)  We tried it once or twice with Ellie and she hated it.  By hated it, I mean, hated it with a passion.  So it never … Continue reading

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Love to you all! And yes, we really did take that picture ourselves, on a fun little trip we took to Orlando, in late December 2008.  That was our trip that went like this, “We have to use these vouchers … Continue reading

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