Happy 8th Birthday, Lovebug!

Last week, our baby girl turned 8 years old. 

It just doesn’t seem like 8 years have gone by since we brought her home from the hospital.  While I definitely miss some of those early stages from time to time, I am also really enjoying this age.  She is SO FUN to be around!  She is . . . → Read More: Happy 8th Birthday, Lovebug!

Cleaning up after the meltdown

After Lovebug’s sensory meltdown a couple days ago, I decided what we really needed was some more time together.  Yes, as a homeschooling parent, I spend all day every day with her already.  However, we have been so busy lately that we haven’t had a lot of just one-on-one time.  We have been spending countless hours . . . → Read More: Cleaning up after the meltdown

Horse Riding in Delaware

This past week Lovebug and I spent some time in Delaware.  We stayed at my friend’s house, and another friend came in from another state to join us.  It was a great time!  Lots of girlfriend time for us grownups, and lots of fun play time for the kiddos.  There were 2 girls (both 7 years . . . → Read More: Horse Riding in Delaware

All I want for Christmas…


This one came out while we were driving in the car today, so we were able to save it!


The Tooth Fairy seems to have started a tradition and made another attempt at origami.  This time it was in the shape of . . . → Read More: All I want for Christmas…

The most beautiful smile in the world!

This is what I got to see first thing this morning.

Notice anything missing?


It’s actually a lot more missing than you think.  Here is what the Tooth Fairy will find tonight…



Here is what the Tooth Fairy will be leaving her – an origami heart dollar! I did it myself with this . . . → Read More: The most beautiful smile in the world!

Take THAT, Murphy!

When Hubby was in AIT one of our vehicles had a flat tire, and I tried to change it myself.  I failed miserably. 

When he was at JRTC, Murphy (of Murphy’s Law) tried messing with our truck, but HE failed.  I can only chalk that one up to a true miracle.

Now that Hubby is deployed, Murphy . . . → Read More: Take THAT, Murphy!

Swimming lessons

Lovebug has been taking swimming lessons this summer and is doing amazing!! Last month when she did the first round, I put her in Level 1 because I wasn’t sure how intense the levels here would be.  Almost right away, the teacher said that she really needed to be in Level 3 based on how much . . . → Read More: Swimming lessons

She went off the diving board!

Yesterday Lovebug started swimming lessons here on post.  She was a little nervous, and I couldn’t figure out why.  She LOVES the water.  L-O-V-E-S it.  She couldn’t even stay out of the ocean when we were there once in December.  So I asked her why she was nervous, and she said, “This is the first . . . → Read More: She went off the diving board!

Summer Reading

Our local library has a summer reading program that Lovebug is participating in.  She’s already earned her first prize! The kids get a chart to keep track of their progress in 20 minute increments, and then they get a prize at 4 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours & 24 hours. 

It took her no time at . . . → Read More: Summer Reading

I cried over her misspelled words

Lovebug and I had a great day! We started the day with breakfast, and then some game time.  I wanted some one-on-one time with her because I knew I would be spending a lot of time unpacking today and she wouldn’t get as much of my focused attention.

First we played “I Can Do That!”. It’s . . . → Read More: I cried over her misspelled words