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Saturday Stroll

We took a couple of weeks off there, but we are back and moving on a Saturday.  This week we took it pretty easy around here, trying to recover from various ailments.  Since I last posted, we have had lots of things happen.  We finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase our next family vehicle.  God provided the money and a great deal on a very nice new-to-us car that will provide lots of room (even for grandparents) for road trips.  We are hoping to take a couple of trips in June and we are looking forward to seeing how it rides.

G is talking in paragraphs now.  It is crazy!  She has a passion for cleaning and laundry not seen in most 23 month old kids.  When asked if she would like to play or help me clean, she chooses cleaning every time!  Yesterday we needed to put her beloved blanket in the wash and she was reluctant to let it leave her room, until I told her we needed to wash it.  She immediately changed her mind, helped me gather more laundry and enthusiastically helped me fill the washer with her load of laundry.  While the blanket was in the wash, she got a temporary blanket, which she now refers to as such.  Last night she told D that she was ready for bed by saying, “Dada, I have temporary blanket and Ernie.  I ready for bed!” Continue Reading

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Saturday Stroll

We got out this morning for a little while with two girls whose allergies have driven them indoors for over a week.  I think they made it through unscathed, but we will be keeping an eye on them.

W went to the doctor this week and had to get some shots (oh, how she cries…and so loud, too!).  She is also somewhat mobile in her sitting.  She can scoot a little bit if she wants to!  Pretty amazing how quick she started doing this.  G never scooted; she barely crawled before walking.

G is saying crazy amounts of words and sentences.  She has a general sweetness about her that I haven’t seen in a lot of under 2 year olds.  When W drops her toys she stops what she is doing, goes over and brings them back to her, saying, “Uh, Wrennie, you dropped your toy.”  Oh, it makes my heart happy to see her love her sister like that! Continue Reading

Growing Up

Saturday Stroll

I didn’t get around to taking a walk last week.  Can’t even remember why – maybe I am a little too busy.  I looked at myself in the mirror earlier this week and was kind of shocked to see crazy dark circles under my hazel eyes.  The high winds have driven us mostly indoors because each time we leave the house, we have a collective allergy attack.  It is bad enough indoors.

In other news, I was asked for the first time in my life this week if I was an athlete.  Ha – just had to put that on paper so I could remember the ONLY time that will ever be asked of me.

D celebrated the big 33 this week and we went out to celebrate.  He of course picked out his birthday gift from me and he is very happy with it.  It is so odd to be married to a much older man. Continue Reading

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Saturday Stroll

This week we took the girls to the doctor.  W had to get her 4 month shots and G had to get some blood work.  As expected W freaked out, but it was somewhat short-lived.  Unexpectedly, G took the blood work like a champ.  When you come from scared-y cat stock like D and myself, you might expect to wriggle, squirm, cry, and even yell at the mention of needles.  Not G.  She did not move and just sat there and watched the blood come from her arm.  The story has been told, toddler style repeatedly since then.

And then I took G to get her first haircut on Friday.  And just like the blood work, she didn’t squirm, didn’t fuss, nothing.  She just sat there and made faces in the mirror.  Who is this kid?  Our hair-stylist extraordinaire said she is one of the best/easiest kids she has ever had!

This morning we are taking our first official stroll in our double stroller (yes, we finally purchased one when our youngest is almost 6 months old!).  We are going down to the park for a neighborhood Easter thing.

Let’s walk, shall we? Continue Reading

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Saturday Stroll

This week we got and installed our new dishwasher.  Yea for not having to hand wash all the dishes!  W sat in her ExerSaucer for the first time and loves it.  G loves to play with the toys for her, so it keeps both of them entertained for quite some time.  We were finishing up our One Year Old Preschool unit on colors this week, doing a review week and talking about rainbows.  So, this morning we are taking the girls on a special walk to a rainbow park – so fun!

How was your week?  Ready to stroll?

Song: I have had this Alabama Shakes song in my head all week…love it!  The low tones of her voice remind me a little of Etta James (lovingly referred to around here as Miss. Etta).  Love her soul and the throwback feel of this song.

Snapshot: I cannot get over how much I LOVE this one of the girls!

Snooping:

I have been in desperate need of inspiration for our lunches lately, so I was so excited to hear about an e-course from Skill It called Love for Lunch. The class formally started yesterday and we have already gotten some great ideas for lunch and some great printable meal planning helpers.  I can’t wait to see what else is on the menu.   Hopefully, it will get me out of our lunch rut.  It started yesterday, but there is still time to sign-up this weekend, if you need a little help too.

 

I am feeling quite the baker this weekend, but I am not sure I will have time to get to any actual baking.  But these are definitely on the list, if I do get around to it.  Don’t these look amazing?!

Tomorrow night, for St. Patty’s Day, I am going to see one of my all-time favorite artists at a local spot.  I can’t wait to see him.  This week he posted on his facebook page a neat story about a lost and found guitar.  Here it is online:

 

Happy weekend!  Blessings, friends!

 

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Saturday Stroll

This week was an eventful one for us.  W rolled over for the first time on Monday.  Crawling can’t be far behind!  Oh, goodness (they grow so fast)!  Our dishwasher petered out some time in the last two weeks and I have to say I am done with hand washing all the dishes.  Hello, paper plates and plastic cups!  And tonight I get to go to a fancy adult dinner and dance party with my love.  Here’s hoping I will get him on the dance floor.  Mama wants to dance!

Ready for a stroll?

Song:  Thinking about going dancing tonight brings me back to high school dances and makes me think of slow dancing to this song.  My dance partners got the (um…) pleasure of being serenaded by me at the top of my lungs – my way of mocking the fact that almost every slow dance was Boys II Men.

Snapshot:

Snooping:

It is not really snooping if it about us, is it?  This week Money Saving Mom featured our story about paying cash for a French door refrigerator.  Lots of readers came by to check out this blog.  If you are one of them: Thanks for stopping by!  Join in the conversation, I look forward to getting to know you! Yes, I know we missed out on putting a picture in the post, so stay tuned to this blog and I will get the fridge all gussied up and do a post about it.

 

As you may know, we started doing One Year Old Preschool with G on her 1st birthday and we have been having a blast.  But I realize we are going to have to do the real thing soon.  My sister-in-law has  home schools my handsome nephews and wrote about getting started with preschool at home this week.  I got lots of great tips!

March 6th was World Book Day (who knew?) and my buddy, Jenna over at Mum Central created some great book nooks for her little ones.  Further inspiration for a project I was already planning for the girls’ room.

What are you doing this weekend?  What did you spot while you were strolling around this week? Any recommendations for a song for next week?