This week was a week of firsts: the first big snowfall that’s going to stick around, the first day of single-degree temps (Brrrrr!), and my first cold. So, in honor of the cold, I’m going to give in to the constant coughing and let this week’s top links speak for themselves. Ugh. Round about the […]
We went to Birdie’s Montessori school yesterday for one of their Parent-child nights. It’s this amazing chance for kids to show their families exactly what it is they do all day long in that strange-looking Montessori room. Seeing Birdie bursting with confidence, chatting with her peers, and taking charge of her “work” in the room […]
I used to be one of those people who thought we needed one holiday at a time. Halloween – without Christmas. Then Thanksgiving – without Christmas. But I have to tell you. As I get older time moves faster. In fact, it moves waaaay too fast. Plus, I absolutely love Christmas. The other holidays are […]
I’m in the mood for an adventure today, and riding on the hilly back of a deer while masquerading as a bunny sounds just fine. See all the wonders from Joutomaa, and thanks to Little Scandinavian for the find.
November is the sneakiest month ever. It just hides behind Halloween and lies in wait. Suddenly, shazam, and here we are! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. My favorite moment, aside from Birdie’s fabulous costume, was handing out candy to a line of 15 kids at my door. I’m not sure when our […]
Happy Halloween everyone! I hope your day (and NIGHT) is filled with ghosties and ghoulies of your favorite variety: whether that be super scary or super cute is totally up to you. This Haunted House print by Fahrizal Tawakkal is available at Society6.
Some people like to summarize things in a journal: one sentence a day, or week, or whatever. I’m realizing that these Round About posts I do every week have become my journal of sorts. But what’s creeping me out is how many times I sit here, writing this post, astruggling to remember what happened in […]
You know that cliche that talks about the small things mattering the most? I know it’s true, and yet, I ignore it all the time. But I’m realizing the best part of my week was yesterday afternoon. I spent that time brushing a toy horse’s hair, reorganizing Birdie’s doll crib, and helping her find the […]
I know we’re all about Halloween right now (and wouldn’t a Yeti be a great costume?!) but I can’t help but remember that immediately following is the dreaded season known as winter. Somehow this abominable Yeti makes it seem a little friendlier. Yeti Print via Fuzzy Ink.
This is actually the first week in some time that flew by without my knowledge. The slower summer pace has clearly been cleared away by autumn breezes and (more likely) fall schedules. School, swim classes, piano lessons (yay piano lessons!!!), school picture day, work, and planning ahead for the holiday season on the blog are […]