November 2011

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It has been quiet around the blog lately.  It’s not that I haven’t anything to say or that there isn’t anything going on.  I guess it’s just that I haven’t taken the time.  That, and life has just been…ordinary, I guess.  The typical things that have to be done are getting done.  We work, we

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When Lilly decided she was ready to start reading, I quickly realized that all the times I had heard that “all kids learn differently” was more true than ever.  By the time Toby was 4 years old he had started sounding out words and quickly picked up on anything in print.  He has a memory

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    Toby lost his third tooth Wednesday night.  The first two on the bottom that came out had to be pulled by the dentist because they would not loosen enough for us to get them out and the adult teeth were coming in really quickly behind them.  Thankfully this one was able to be

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The kids picked their own costumes this year for Halloween and they were so cute!  Toby was determined to be a ghost and the ease of that costume was very nice.  A $5 sheet from Wal-mart did the trick.  Lilly’s lion costume came from a garage sale and I paid $2 for it!  I usually

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I imagine there are several of you who can relate to the question I get asked several times each and every day, “Can I have a piece of candy?”  I get so tired of hearing that question.  We have a rule of no more than one piece per day but even then, they ask and

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    Lilly and I spent some time over the weekend doing and easy nature craft.  She is very creative and loves to do projects.  I saw this idea somewhere on the web and it was just perfect for the beautiful fall day we chose to do it. First, we set out on a little