Monthly Archives: September 2015

You Blink and Then…She’s Five!

We’ve been celebrating Ellie’s birthday for days now, starting with our family birthday bash (5 birthdays in 3 weeks) at Yiayia’s house on Saturday. wearing her new favorite accessory, the tiara from Yiayia! opening her birthday dress sewn by yours … Continue reading

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Believe Me, It’s Worth Picking Up All The Paper (another screen free mesmerizing activity)

Recently, Mark has become obsessed, and I mean OBSESSED, with peeling things, particularly crayons and whole garlic cloves.  He peels the garlic while he sits on the counter next to me when I’m making dinner.  This is really useful on … Continue reading

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I LOVE All The Toddler Inter-Species Nursing That’s Going On Around Here!

Last Tuesday, we took an early morning walk (mainly to avoid the extreme heat). Bear and Joey (as in, kangaroo baby joey) came along and they needed a lot of nursing that morning.* Sometimes, Mark asks to put on a … Continue reading

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First Day of Preschool, Irrational Sadness, and a Lonely Lunch (plus September Sewing)

Yesterday, Ellie, Marko, and I started attending our new preschool co-op, “Homemade Preschool”.  There are nine mamas, 12 kids, and it’s shaping up to be great Thursday mornings for the whole year.  The co-op is meeting in the house of … Continue reading

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Pass It On!

My friends in the band, Sojourne, are holding a “Pass It On Day” to help us remind each other in Baltimore, “of the love and generosity already on its streets.” Here’s my video contribution! Thanks, Marie!

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My Fair Results (and I “damn with faint praise” because I can’t help myself)

Here I am, reporting back on how I did at the state fair!  I earned one second place ribbon, three 3rd place ribbons, and an honorable mention for a total of $23 in prize money. Specifically, Mark’s doll got 3rd … Continue reading

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