Today You Start the 2nd Grade

It’s time Ellie!  You are officially a 2nd grader! Up until now you learned to read. Today you start to read to learn and I couldn’t be more excited for you.   Yet another new school this year.  I’m so sorry.  I know that you have been fighting the butterflies all week.  The look on…

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5 Mommy Daughter Date Day ideas

Before Zach came along and before she started school, Ellie and I made a habit of have a Mommy Daughter Date Days at least once a week.  Now we’re luck if it happens once every 2 months. This makes me incredibly sad because this is something we really enjoyed doing.    So we’re going to…

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One year ago today…

With both of my kids I had scheduled C-Sections.  It was actually kind of nice to know exactly when and how my babies were coming. Especially for me, control freak extraordinaire.  I’m the type of person who likes to have everything organized and prepared in advance.  Here’s the catch, I am a total procrastinator and…

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If Ellie were President

The other morning while dropping Ellie off at school her teacher pulled me aside to show a project she had been working on.   Hanging on the wall was a little essay Ellie had written about what she would do if she were President. It says “If I were President I would make sure my…

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This Friday's Ellieisms

As many of you may know our Ellie has a way with words. I think some of the funniest lines comes from when she actually doesn’t know what we’re talking about, but tries to play it off. So last night I was not feeling well. Feverish, tired, sore, just plain worn out.  So I curled…

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I may be cute, but beware I'm a talker!

Yes I know, she’s pretty darn cute.  She’s crazy smart too.  Oh and She pretty much never stops talking. Sometimes she’ll talk to me about things she learned at school or some subject she wants to learn more about.  The other morning we had a conversation about Rosa Parks and she had me sobbing with…

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