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Deeds Is Three

Deeds Is Three

Where have you gone my little boy? Turn around you’re two. Turn around then you’re four Turn around you’re a young man going out the door How did it happen so fast, Deeds? Your first birthday, your second birthday, and now…August 15th, 2010…you are THREE! How can I describe you in the time that passed […]

First Day of School

First Day of School

This has been one of those weeks that Busyness hid around the corner, jumped out, and put me in a headlock for three days. The first day of school for the boys was also my first day of teaching for the school year…in fact, Deeds is in my class! Jojo loves being a Kindergartener and […]

Playmobil’s 1.2.3. For Toddlers

Playmobil’s 1.2.3. For Toddlers

The Playmobil zoo from Playmobil’s 1.2.3. line arrived at our house today. 1.2.3 is designed for younger children, ages 18 months and older, and also appropriate and safe for special needs children. The pieces feature bright colors and rounded edges. I took a picture of an original sized Playmobil figure (the pilot, on the left) […]

Haircuts

Haircuts

My boys had long and lovely locks. Jojo asked for a haircut to get his bangs out of his eyes and Deeds was starting to have trouble eating and stuff because when he leaned his head forward, hair would fall in his face. So. I gave in. Both of them put on a brave face […]

Deeds’s First Program

Deeds’s First Program

Deeds will be 3 in August (I know!) and he currently goes to a Montessori preschool 3 mornings a week. On Friday evening he had his first ever “program” where he performed songs from their recent “music” unit of study. Most of the time he stood there with the “deer in the headlights” look, but […]

Easter On the Mekong 2010

Easter On the Mekong 2010

I have been an expat for 8 years now, all of them in Asia. When I first moved abroad, I felt homesick most keenly during the holidays. However, now I actually am thankful to not be faced by the stresses that holidays bring in the country of my birth. For Easter, I didn’t give a […]

Amber Accessories For Babies and Toddlers

Amber Accessories For Babies and Toddlers

Have you heard of the traditional practice of putting an amber necklace on an infant or toddler to relieve teething pain? Amber is fossilized tree sap. When worn against the skin, Baltic amber beads release natural oils with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. I have been wearing amber for several months now to help with wrist […]

WW: Never Alone

WW: Never Alone

This past week, my husband was away in Kenya for a physics conference. It was a special week because Deeds started school! He will go three mornings a week to a Montessori school, and eat lunch at school too. The other two days he is involved in a well organized playgroup. The first morning of […]

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