Category: Spring

Week 28 of 52: First Day of Camp

Week 28 of 52: First Day of Camp
The last day of school was June 20 and today is the first day of camp for the kids.  I enjoyed our travels and unscheduled time, but am also quite relieved to have time to work, clean and enjoy the quiet. The kids would be fine to never go to camp, but I am hoping... Read more »

Week 24 of 52: The Last Week of School

Week 24 of 52: The Last Week of School
Finally, we have made it to the last week of school!  Waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night has been a challenge lately and we are looking forward to a few weeks without a schedule. For the most part, this school year has been one of learning and growing and I... Read more »

Week 23 of 52: A Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Week 23 of 52: A Visit from the Tooth Fairy
A lost her first tooth on Friday and two days later lost another one.  She was beyond excited for the tooth fairy to come and wrote adorable notes to her both days.     This is one of my favorite parts of parenting; pure innocent fun. Please Like How Quickly They Change on Facebook to follow along... Read more »
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Week 22 of 52: Strep Throat

Week 22 of 52: Strep Throat
I picked up A from school earlier because she complained of an ear ache.  I took her to the pediatrician assuming she had an ear infection, but it was strep throat.  She already seems to be feeling better, but still has nine more days of antibiotics. D is recovering from a cold and I’m hoping... Read more »

Week 20 of 52: Book Fair

Week 20 of 52: Book Fair
The kids were excited this morning because both of their schools have book fairs happening this week.  We gave them each $20 and hoped they would use their math skills to figure out how many books they could actually buy. A came home with three, but I later learned she brought a few of her... Read more »

Week 19 of 52: Field Trips and Siblings

Week 19 of 52: Field Trips and Siblings
D had to be at school at 7 a.m. on Monday for a field trip to Milwaukee.  He was beyond excited to go to another state without me. When A and I headed out for school at her usual time, she refused to stand for a photo as she has done the past 71 weeks.... Read more »
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Week 18 of 52: A Busy Morning

Week 18 of 52: A Busy Morning
Waking up from a busy weekend, meant less preparation to start the week off right. It is Spirit Week and permission slips were due and I found myself running around the house to get everyone’s backpacks packed and ready to start the new week. Despite my stress to begin the day, the kids were remarkably... Read more »

Week 17 of 52: Memorizing Lines and Riding Bikes

Week 17 of 52: Memorizing Lines and Riding Bikes
We were away over the weekend, but were quick to re-enter helping A master a 2-wheeler and D learn lines for an end of the year skit. A is very close to riding her bicycle without training wheels.  Her balance and perseverance is there, I am hoping with practice this week her confidence will grow... Read more »

Week 16 of 52: What to Wear

Week 16 of 52: What to Wear
As you can see, A is not happy here.  This is because we were disagreeing this morning as I insisted she wear a skirt over her tights!  I tried to explain that tights are different than leggings and gave her a few skirt options to cover up her bum. As you can see, A stood... Read more »
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Week 15 of 52: Back to School

Week 15 of 52: Back to School
The kids were excited to be back to school this morning after a ten day break.  D proudly brought his bag of brochures from Washington. D.C., although was concerned he might sound like he was bragging.  I assured him they might be interested in seeing what he had to share, although I appreciate his thoughtfulness.... Read more »