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…

is my TWO FRONT TEETH!

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