Archive for 2014

Week 52 of 52: The last Monday of the year

Week 52 of 52: The last Monday of the year
We did it!  I managed to (mostly) capture the kids every single Monday of 2014.  They were surprisingly fine with the request to stop and smile each Monday morning and I am glad I got to savor these fleeting moments. I hope to create a video of these photos and capture how the kids have... Read more »

Week 51 of 52: Mexico

Week 51 of 52: Mexico
This was by far the best week of the year and the only one where I was without WIFI and couldn’t post a photo. Mexico was a wonderful escape from daily life and the kids adapted to their new environment more each day. They swam like fishes alternating between the pool and ocean. I couldn’t... Read more »

Week 50 of 52: Sick and Tired

Week 50 of 52: Sick and Tired
The germs finally hit our house.  D came down with a sore throat Sunday night and by Monday was full on sick.  We went to the doctor assuming it was strep, but instead was told it is a virus and could last anywhere from 3-6 days.  Fingers crossed it ends soon and nobody else in... Read more »
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Week 49 of 52: Chores for Children

Week 49 of 52: Chores for Children
Rain is never a fun way to start the week, but the kids were eager as D has a field tip to The Field Museum and A generally enjoys schools. I was talking with other mothers this morning about chores.  When we have charts, the kids are good about following them, but then the charts... Read more »

Week 48 of 52: Almost Over

Week 48 of 52: Almost Over
I’m very happy I’ve committed for 48 weeks for this project.  It has become somewhat of a ritual to start our week.  The kids willingly stand and pose on the porch before we head off to begin a week of school and homework. It is very interesting to look back at the past weeks and... Read more »

Week 47 of 52: D's Birthday Week

Week 47 of 52: D's Birthday Week
It is the week of Thanksgiving and D’s birthday week.  The feast on Thursday will turn into a party celebrating nine years of my sweet little/big boy. He is thoughtful, obsessive, understanding, chatty, quiet, sensitive and smart.  I am proud of the person he has become. (He also walked in my room while I was... Read more »
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Week 46 of 52: The Cold is Back

Week 46 of 52: The Cold is Back
The thermometer read 16 degrees this morning on the way to school.  It isn’t even officially winter yet and we are not ready. A has requested I buy her some mittens today as she says gloves don’t stay on her hands.  D said he needed to stay home to read today.   Obviously the staying... Read more »

Week 45 of 52: Gifts from India

Week 45 of 52: Gifts from India
My parents just returned from three weeks in India.  The kids were very interested (D especially) in watching their photo slideshow A reminded my parents that she has been to “India town in Chicago” and requested they bring her back “bindis and bangles.” They returned with those and more including a Ganesh that D loves... Read more »

Week 44 of 52: We forgot

Week 44 of 52: We forgot
Yesterday was the first Monday in 40 weeks that I forgot to take a picture.  I thought about doing it after school, but by then it is almost getting dark now a days. I took this weeks photo this morning as my bookworms headed off to school. Please Like How Quickly They Change on Facebook to follow... Read more »
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Week 43 of 52: Halloween Week

Week 43 of 52: Halloween Week
I was away all weekend at a yoga retreat and very grateful to come home to these two.  Although they had a busy and fun weekend with their Dad and were in great hands with him, I am glad to be home and celebrate the big week of Halloween ahead. Please Like How Quickly They Change... Read more »