The deep end

Not to be outdone by her big sister, Emily took a few leaps off the diving board into the deep end without her “swimmies”. Just out of frame is Gina. Emily did great and I was proud to see her do it on her own. I imagine how much bigger the deep must look to a 4 year old.

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Perspective

Was not looking forward to today. Mondays are particularly busy with about 4 more meetings than I would prefer. Gina is working today which translates to a long day for me. I am thankful for this note that Lauren wrote in school several months back and it serves as a wonderful reminder to count my blessings.

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Before It Melts Away…

Another day of canceled school. Another morning waking up to a solid white coating. Absolutely love it.

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Growing up in Georgia, I rarely can remember when we had a lot of snow, and when we did, there was never enough to make a big snowman.  After shoveling the driveway, I realized we had more than enough snow to make one.  Thinking back on it and comparing it to today, I really think that the snowman we made today was the biggest I have ever made.  And we had a blast doing it.  Plethora of photos behind the jump. Continue reading

Book Talk

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Lauren has a big presentation next week.  She is doing a “Book Talk” where she has to give a presentation about a book that she has selected.  Going from memory, she also has to wear a costume and use props to illustrate her story.  She was pretty excited about it and even showed me the setup in the library.  I also found out they are recorded (Lauren told me it would later “be available online.”) so this has become a big deal.  Naturally we needed to practice and doing it in front of a camera with an audience was just the trick. Continue reading

Right on time

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Lauren has decided that she wants an alarm clock so that she can get up in the mornings and get ready for school in time. Pretty shocking development but a good one. Gina took her out to get a little clock for her room. Will see how this goes.