A beautiful day in the neighborhood

Top Pot Doughnuts

The day started out with a plan, and it was all Gem’s idea. We were going to go on a walking tour of all the beautiful flowers in our new neighborhood. And, I would bring my camera, so we could take pictures and use them for a blog post.

My little unpaid intern is really [...]

Avoiding bed time

It’s not that she wont sleep, she just wont sleep in a bed.

This isn’t a new thing, it started as soon as she graduated from crib to toddler bed. I went to get her up one morning and she wasn’t in her bed. I scrambled around everywhere, and then found her snuggled up under [...]

Gem’s gems 2013 wrapup

My 4-year-old comes up with some of the best one-liners, and life with this little girl is fun and amazing, and lived at full-speed. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite Gem moments from last year, many of which you might have already seen on my facebook page.

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G: when I grow [...]

Holiday Joy


We got a little snow last week, which is a rare treat around here these days. Well, a treat if you don’t have to drive in it.

Last year, we didn’t get any snow, so our one snow day was a pretty big deal for my 4-year-old.

I love the way snow quiets [...]