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bust stop - 1 aug 2012

The summer went by far, far too fast. I can’t believe that it is time to turn Chloe back over to the system. Last year was pretty awful, and I just hope that all will go well for Chloe this year. At last night’s “meet and greet” she was so excited to be back at …

Kids: Science Project

oakhurst garden - 14 mar 2012

[Reposted from GobbledyGoon – “new2school: science project”.] “Mom, I have a science project that is for extra credit. I don’t want to do it.” Two days later: “Everybody else is doing it, and people will think I’m stupid if I don’t do it.” Next day: “I left the instructions at home.” Next day: “I left …

Kids: Cookie Fiasco

cookies fiasco - 8 mar 2012

[Reposted from : GobbledyGoon – “new2school: cookies fiasco”] I heard: “Mom, Ms. S. is leaving, and we’re going to have a surprise going away party for her. I volunteered to bring cookies.” So, after dropping Chloe at gymnastics, I stopped by Baby Kroger to see what I could find. If you’v ever been to Baby …

Kids: Gustafer Yellowgold at Eddie’s Attic

gustafer yellowgold - 28 jan 2012

I can’t believe that we haven’t been to Eddie’s Attic since we’ve moved to Decatur! Two blocks away and yet we haven’t been…. Ever since we discovered the world of “kindie”, we’ve loved Gustafer Yellowgold. So t is a no-brainer that when Morgan and Rachel will be in our neighborhood, we will not only be …

Kids: Run with the Dogs 5K

chloe - 7 jan 2012

The girls didn’t want to do it. They didn’t want to get up early on a Saturday. They didn’t want to go out in the cold. (Cold? It was in the mid-50s at 8am!) They really didn’t want to walk 3 miles. But, I got them out the door and over to Decatur High School …

Kids: Bonfire on the Square

bonfire - 15 dec 2011

Our first “Bonfire on the Square”! The weather was slightly uncooperative – 70 degrees is just not chilly enough to merit a need for added warmth. The kids didn’t mind getting in close to roast their marshmallows. Or, sometimes, set the marshmallows on fire and then swing their flaming torches. I was pleased to see …

Kids: Expressions on the Ave

fave 4th graders - 14 dec 2011

Chloe has now been attending school for two months, and tonight she had to get up in front of a “multi-purpose” room full of parents and speak two lines. She was quite nervous about this little part, but she did just great! I’m not a huge fan of chaotic gatherings such as the one tonight; …