Parenting is Bittersweet

My kids are getting huge.  Their pants are fast becoming high-waters.  Sophie graduates preschool on Friday and will start kindergarten in the fall.  Last night,  Max quite proudly graduated to a Webelo cub scout.  He made sure he was first in line to cross that bridge.   They are my babies no longer.  In fact, […]

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Birthday Bash Blues

I’ve been on a crash course getting ready for my daughters 5th birthday party.  I have just a few more days to finish cleaning my house so that the other preschool moms won’t see how we really live.  (You’re the only preschool mom who knows, Bonnie, so hush hush!)  There’s absolutely nothing like hosting a […]

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Estes Park, Colorado

We drove around Rocky Mountain National Park for the other day and saw outstanding views and much wildlife, including mule deer, elk, one adorable pika, squirrels, chipmunks, and many birds.  There were little bloooming cactii everywhere- a sign of spring well underway.  Back in Estes Park we saw a group of six or seven elk […]

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The Denver Zoo

The Denver area is beautiful.  They are a few weeks ahead of us in seasonality.  The lilacs are in bloom.  It’s mostly sunny and warm.  There was a brief thunderstorm yesterday and a tornado warning.  A tornado touched down a mile or so from us while we were driving and we actually heard a tornado […]

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T-Shirt Dress

For a while now I’ve wanted to make Sophie a T-shirt dress.  I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and they seem so easy to make.  I found a fantastic pattern but made one significant mistake;  I began with a T shirt that was much to large for the dress pattern, resulting in a somewhat wonky […]

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