brynn, preschooler

1st Haircut

We finally decided to chop off Brynn’s baby curls. After nearly four years of no haircuts, the tangles won, and we admitted defeat. I took Brynn to a kiddie hair salon called Pigtails and Crewcuts. She loved it! Nothing like sitting in a fire engine and watching a movie while getting a hair cut. Afterwards… Read More 1st Haircut

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The September Sprint

It feels like we can start breathing again–now that we’re nearly half-way through October. These days are flying by! So many things begin in September that it’s perhaps more of a “new year” experience than January.   School has been the easiest transition. We’re so proud of Cooper taking on the challenge of kindergarten, navigating… Read More The September Sprint

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Brynn Kathryn

She steals our hearts over and over again. This Brynn Kathryn. She infuses a lot of new interests into our family. Ballerinas. Minnie Mouse. Hedgehogs. Princesses. Superheroes (thanks to having older brothers!). Old MacDonald’s Farm. Dancing. Singing. The color pink. Sparkly nail polish. Hello Kitty. Climbing on the jungle gym. Hanging with “the brothers.” Snuggling… Read More Brynn Kathryn

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A Puppy Party

Our little girl loves dogs. Brynn will hear a dog at the nearby park or will see one coming her way before I can even notice the dog. She’ll point and say, “Ruff,” and blow kisses. So we threw a puppy party for her second birthday. Her day began with balloons and streamers–a birthday tradition… Read More A Puppy Party

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100 Days

Woohoo! We made it! Silas has completed 100 days of kindergarten (which is more than we can say for Daddy or Grampy). Last Thursday, Bethany Elementary’s kindergarten classes celebrated their 100th day of school by making Froot Loop necklaces with 1oo pieces of cereal. They also made headbands, medals and several “100” craft and math… Read More 100 Days