Sometimes you just need to put on that velcro suit and go for it

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Our time spent alone

I try and create “special alone time” with Lucia as much as possible.  That usually translates into some sort of art project, dress up play, a dance party in the living room or story time in “mama’s bed”.  “Special alone time” usually takes place during Adrian’s nap and it’s always structured around a “Lucia lead” […]

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Cousins

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Hanging on to her words….

Today Lucia intently watched a mama of three struggling with her kiddos in the bookstore.  There was lots of loud shushing and frustration.  I could really empathize with and understand (minus the extra kiddo she had) her struggle. Lucia looked and me and said, “no one has a mama like I do.” I smiled and […]

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First Wheels

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I spent today with a screamer and Christopher Robin dressed up as Minnie Mouse pirate ballerina.

This little boy is changing at lightening speed.  He now stands with the “big kids” at the sprinklers, clutching his pail.  He collects twigs, leaves and flowers with his sister and brings them to me with a big smile on his face.  He climbs on the the furniture, stands up and laughs. Sometimes I think […]

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