Monthly Archives: September 2010

new camera

I’ve only had it for a few hours, but I’m really enjoying the new camera!

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broken camera

My camera broke about a week ago, and I’m left without a camera until my new one comes in.  I feel lost without my camera.  You have no idea how many things I’ve wanted to take a picture of this … Continue reading

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what grownups do?

The girls talking to me this morning: Cate asks,”Mom, can my name be Erica when I grow up and I can drink wine?” Then Meg says, “When I grow up I will drink whiskey and my name will be Chris.”

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the saddest soccer player you’ve ever seen

Meg had her first soccer practice this morning.  She was so excited about it; she’s been talking about playing soccer since Cate did it last year, and has been just giddy with delight over the subject. As we were leaving … Continue reading

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note from the teacher

Here’s a note that came in the homework packet from Cate’s teacher.  I really like her, and she’s been a teacher for a while, and seems very educated, so I was shocked to find that she had written this.  It … Continue reading

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what Cate did

While Meg may have been making mischief, here’s what I found Cate doing when I came back downstairs last night. Cate pulled out a workbook we had in the house and a pencil, and was writing the words that went … Continue reading

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angry or proud?

Since we’ve been home, my usual routine when I put Blythe down for nap or bed is to occupy Cate and Meg with a show or activity while I go upstairs.  Generally speaking, I’m out of sight 10 minutes or … Continue reading

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When Cate came home yesterday she told me she cried at a school. My heart skipped a beat. I asked her why she cried. “The boys were roaring at me at recess.” Oh. “Did you tell them you didn’t like … Continue reading

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bring on the denim jumpers and holidays sweaters…

…I feel like an official mom now.  There’s something about having a kid in school – packing lunches, doing homework – that makes it really sink in.  I guess the last 5 years and the 3 kids weren’t enough to … Continue reading

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first day of kindergarten

Today is Cate’s first day of school.  The rash she had yesterday was completely clear today, so we were good to go! This year Cate’s teacher is Mrs. Zulfiqar (Zul-fee-car). We really like her so far! My heart was bursting … Continue reading

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