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cradle and all

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

So Daisy has taken to acting out the song “Rock-a-bye Bab” when we sing it. But when we get to the part that goes “and then down will come bay-bee” she puts her arms up like she’s flying, opens her mouth and her eyes wide and looks terrified to simulate falling. It does not get […]

Fair Square

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Thursday was a jam-packed day starting with the fair! We look forward to this time every year. I’ve been going since I was a kid since my day really enjoys fairs of all kinds. The fair bug kind of stuck with me when I grew up. Tabitha has been entering competitions in the fair since […]

daisy quote

Monday, September 14th, 2009

“I love everything!”
“Except walls.”
::long pause::
“But ceilings are pretty nice.”

maybe so

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Little exchange that took place on Friday.
Me: Daisy, sit down in your chair! How many times have I told you to sit down in your seat?
Daisy: Maybe, I don’t want to sit.
Me: Maybe, I didn’t ask you if you wanted to.
Daisy: Well, maybe, nyah-nyah-nyah!
I could have sent her to her room or laughed.
I laughed


Friday, August 21st, 2009

Ack! I don’t even know the last time I posted! What the heck? Um, we’re good here, does that suffice? If so, move along, nothing to see here.
If you actually stay and want more then thank you, I guess It all seems too mundane and I’ve got nothing in the way of interesting. […]

I got nothing

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Sometimes when I’m not blogging it’s because we’ve got so much going on that I don’t have time. Not this week. We’ve been enjoying a whole lot of nothing. We’ve managed a couple things here and there. We took Daisy to a play area at the mall and then stopped in the bookstore. I bought […]

Nature ain’t always pretty

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I headed into the backyard today with the intent of getting the bird nest down so the girls and I could examine it. Upon climbing on a chair to reach for it, I promptly got down and went back into the house to don gloves. Apparently, all that time the mother bird sits on […]

pick me up

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Around 10:30 this morning I realized how badly I needed a nap. Considering I woke up at 7 and went to bed early, that wasn’t a good sign. I held out until 11:30 and then went to lay down. I couldn’t get comfy, which may have had to do something with the two light sabers […]

you spin me round round

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Today Daisy and I went to Disneyland while Tabitha was in her class. That kid ran me ragged and I ended up feeling nauseous and like I was still in motion even when I wasn’t. We started off nice and tame with “it’s a small world,” but then it was twice in a row on […]

Recital Day!

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I’m exhausted as I spent 3 hours in a room with approx. 35 girls age 3-6. Chris actually went to the store to buy me Calgon, lol. Anyway, here are my beautiful girls after the recital. I think Chris got better pics than I, but I’m too tired to go through them right now. The […]

end of another week

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I remember when Friday meant nothing to me and neither did the weekends. Now it means Park Day and a lazy dinner to ease into a fun-filled weekend.
Chris was home sick for a few days this week so the girls and I cleared out so he could recouperate in peace. We went to an […]

mmm, watermelon

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

While I work on the pictures from our weekend, here’s a quick pic of Daisy in her newest dress I sewed for her. She picked out the fabric and I already had the pattern. The hat is from a different pattern though still Burda. The hat only had 3 sizes and I made the middle […]

Got a lot of computer time today

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The girls went off into their room at approx. 9:30 this morning and save for lunch did not come out until roughly 3:30 in the afternoon. It wasn’t some Draconian punishment on my part, they were making a movie together. First they had to figure out their plot line, then they did the “sets” (and […]

What to say?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I don’t want to stop blogging, but the reality is when things aren’t going very well, I tend to retreat. I don’t exactly pretend that my life is a constant stream of fluffly kitties hacking up sunshine and rainbows, but I also don’t blog details of down times. Plus life keeps throwing curveballs at me […]

foolish ramblings

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

So yesterday I needed to do a favor for my mom and I agreed to it before I had signed the girls up for ice skating. So we found ourselves with a small dilemma and in the end, Chris decided to take a personal day to help out. I talked to him on the phone […]

Got cookies?

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Yesterday did not go as planned. Sometime after lunch the girls were playing which somehow consisted of Daisy running at full tilt down the hall way. At one point she ran into her room and on the way out, smacked her head into the door frame. She screamed so much that she started to choke […]

Partying the Anc Fam Way

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Happy New Year everyone!

Dream world

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Dreams are not Daisy’s friend. She’s either waking up crying because it was a bad dream or waking and up becoming almost inconsolable because it was a good dream and she finds out it wasn’t real. She must dream like me where they are deep and intense. I feel for her because it doesn’t really […]


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

For Ancient History yesterday, Tabitha built a simple model of a Minoan ship. The only problem I have with these projects is what to do with them after the fact. We take pictures because we assume “someday” I’ll put them into a scrapbook, so I really shouldn’t feel too bad when I quietly throw them […]

Daisy in black & white

Monday, September 15th, 2008

monkeying around

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Our little monkey started her new level of gymnastics today. This level really seems to focus more on being correct technically. Various things were definitely being fine-tuned as opposed to just getting something accomplished. Daisy had a good time, but as always, she didn’t like when other kids don’t listen. She has always been a […]

She too, has skillz

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Miss Daisy also passed her skills test today and was moved up a level in gymnastics. Another little girl in her class will join us in the older class so at least Daisy won’t be the only 3 year old amongst a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds. We’re going to keep the same […]

soundtrack of life

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Today is one of those beautiful days with all the doors open and the children are providing a lovely background sound of laughter. I’m adding my own soundtrack in by blasting The Raconteurs. I was playing a bit of Serj Tankian earlier and Daisy started dancing around telling me she loved that music. I grabbed […]

dueling hobbies

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I had a brainstorm with a scrapbook layout I was stuck on and found exactly what I needed at a scrapbook store today. I also found embellishments for the other layout I was working on and it looks so much better now. Tabitha was at a movie party and Daisy was napping so I had […]

the magic of reading

Monday, March 24th, 2008

It is so amazing watching Daisy learning to read. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this with Tabitha and it’s fun to do it again. She’s really getting it and our reading lessons are going wonderfully. Since I’m working without books right now, what I’m doing is starting with one short vowel word […]

starting the week off

Monday, February 11th, 2008

We were supposed to go back to Kindermusik this morning, but Miss Daisy has decided she no longer wishes to attend. At first I thought she might just not want to get dressed so I made her get dressed anyway. Then I talked to her again after she was dressed and she told me no, […]

so much for my happy place

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

Saturday was a good day.
Sunday was a great day.
Yesterday was pretty good too.
But I’m not blogging about those days; no-no. The story that brings me to my computer is a simple one. It started out innocent enough- the girls and I went to the mall because Tabitha asked if we could. An easy request […]

past weekend update

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I didn’t get a new picture page up because many of the pics are either slightly fuzzy or crazy red/silver eyes for the kids due to Mickey’s Halloween Treat being at night. But I do want to show the kids in their costumes. Miss Daisy is, of course, Minnie Mouse.

This is the same costume as […]

African Feast and odds and ends

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

We had an African Feast for dinner tonight. Well, that’s what our history program called it, anyway. We had lemon tofu (orginal recipe was lemon, fig chicken and I couldn’t find any figs), fried plantains, papaya rice (actually mango due to a distinct lack of papayas at the grocery), date chewies, and fig newtons (to […]

A walk in the park

Friday, October 12th, 2007

We just got back from Park Day and Daisy played! With other kids! On purpose! Strike the harp and let me add a few more exclamation points!!!!!!
Okay, I’m done.
No I’m not!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, I’m done now, but it was amazing. The child wanted to play with kids; kids her size even. She had a great time […]

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