Our recent trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Gettysburg address is as relevant now as it was then:
James found this shirt in a store and insisted it was for Dad. We love you!
“A full day of work is a lot of hard work,” Emma (6)
So the kids are fascintated with the idea that one sound is heard differently by each person. I am referring to the Laurel and Yanny debate. In the time you read this you likely won’t remember Laurel and Yanny. I will remind you that you asked everyone what they heard whether it was at the bus stop or people passing by our house.
In our house it broke down like this:
Laurel – Mom
Yanny – Dad, Ellie, Emma and James
Emma had a lot of fun making this commercial despite being told she needed to fall while skiing so her “big brother can save her.” Her response to the script presented was “Why can’t the boy fall and the girl saves him?” She may be writing her own scripts in the future. Well done, Emma!
The way she sees me. One answer is true and the rest are interesting.
Thank you, Emma, Ellie and James for being you. You are gems to me and I am proud to watch you grow and develop each and every day. While we all have bumps in the road, I believe you are on the right path. Remember to cherish each other and know you have a loving foundation on which to build your lives. ❤
We wish our grandma, Oma, aunts and friends a very Happy Mother’s day! Thank you for all you do for each of us! We are blessed. Xo
Ellie stared down at plate. Without hesitation she looked up and said, “Oh, I can’t eat asparagus tonight.”
“Why not?” I asked.
“Because I gave up all vegetables for Lent.”
Skating is a difficult sport to learn but like anything if you keep at it you will eventually fall less and glide more. That is what little Emma is hoping for this winter. This is her first year on skates and while she has quickly shifted from light green ski runs to black diamonds in less than a year, skating proves more challenging as she steps gingerly across the rink.
“I don’t like skating, Mama. I just spend the whole time crying in my helmet,” she says.
Still, she gets out there and mostly, I see a wide smile on her face. Go, Ems!
“Emma, don’t touch that or Ellie is going to get mad at you.”
“James, she’s not going to know if we leave it here with her Num Noms on top.”
“Emma, she’s going to be mad.”
“James, I’ve been dealing with Ellie for a long time. We just need to leave it here like this when we’re done and she won’t know.”