Archive for May, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Here’s a sweet little photo Doug shot during the Christmas holiday in 2008.

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For comparison’s sake, here are Ava and Olivia handing out programs at my cousin’s wedding last weekend.

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Overheard: Owen edition

Nearly every time he sees Bryan: “Hi, buddy!”

During thunderstorms (which prompt tight snuggles): “Noise! Outside! Rain!”

Counting: “One, free, free, five, free, free, one.”

In response to hearing his name called (and this is definitely the fault of his sisters): “WHAT?”

When he wants to see a photo we just took of him: “Where cheese?”

While heading toward you with a chair that will allow him access to something he’s not supposed to have: “E’cuse me, peas!”

When requesting a banana (or two) in the morning: “Mah-nah-min-na, mah-nah-min-na.”

At least three times a day: “I poop.” (Standard response: “Great! Go find Daddy!”)

Owen at the park

Big and brave last Thursday afternoon…

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Motherhood 101: Parenting the eldest child

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Last day!

Final day photos lack the finesse shown on the first day…

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Member of the year

School comes to an end on Thursday, and the week is filled with events and celebrations to cap a successful year. Today, the entire elementary school gathered for the annual spring assembly.

Bryan, Tom and I were on hand, having received some advance notice of Olivia’s achievement—kindergarten member of the year in her after school program. Despite winning member of the week a record-breaking number of times, I think she was still pretty surprised!

The program coordinator read a few lovely remarks about her, noting her sense of humor, positive attitude and relentless love the monkey bars (with the blisters to show for it).

Congrats, Livie Lou Who!

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There’s Olivia entering the stage on the left.

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A high-five from the program director…

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And a hug (and a $50 gift card!) from Principal Tann.

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Livie Lou Who Fix

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This little monkey has some big news coming on Tuesday–it’s a surprise even to her! More to share soon…