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Category Archives: Milestones

Back to School

As of two weeks ago, I have been completely ready for Adam and Leah to head back to school and out of my hair. I love them dearly, but their laissez-faire attitude and our distinct lack of schedule over the summer drives me batty. And to be fair, I think they were ready for SeptemberContinue Reading

The End of an Era

I knew this day was coming, but I really wasn’t prepared for it: Leah is no longer indulging in afternoon naps — which means our post-lunch schedule needs to be completely reworked. So far, this seems to involve more trips to the playground. Between Adam and Leah, I’ve had a couple hours of silence after lunchContinue Reading

Swimming Up

This past Thursday, Adam recited his Beaver Scout promise for the very last time: I promise to love God and help take care of the world. After a (mostly) fun year of activities, games, crafts and camping, Adam participated in the Swim Up, where he leaves behind his younger Beaver Scout friends to join theContinue Reading

Happy 18th Birthday, Elizabeth!

As of today, the adults in our house now outnumber the children — oh, who am I kidding? Elizabeth isn’t going to let a little thing like turning 18 keep her from enjoying an extended childhood. Since Elizabeth seems to think that celebrating with her peers is more fun than hanging out with us (I don’tContinue Reading

Random Miscellany

There are so many little snippets of things going on right now, but none of them warrant an entire post, so today I have a hodgepodge of random miscellany to share. * * * Leah has become obsessed with nail polish: who wears it, who doesn’t, which colours are best, when we can buy more.Continue Reading