Week 26 of 52: At Grandma and Grandpa's House

Week 26 of 52: At Grandma and Grandpa's House
My mom sent me this photo while I was in Mexico.  Despite the cold weather (and my dad hurting his back), they still managed to create a game show, go to the pool, a bonfire, paint pottery, and on a bike ride.  D still managed to find time to sneak in many episodes of his... Read more »

Week 25 of 52: Annual Family Beach Vacation

Week 25 of 52: Annual Family Beach Vacation
We had a lovely week on the beach of South Carolina.  The weather was hot, but the kids were happy to play in the ocean and with their cousins and Bubby and Poppy. I love to remember bringing these kids only six quick years ago when they were babies. Traveling has definitely become much easier!... 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 »
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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 »

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 21 of 52: Ready for Summer

Week 21 of 52: Ready for Summer
Not sure if it was the long weekend or muggy weather, but these kids are reluctant to go to school this week.  D is recovering from a cold and A is ready for the year to be over. This morning I reminded them, “Only 19 more days.” Please Like How Quickly They Change on Facebook to follow... Read more »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »