by HereWeGoAJen on November 3, 2014


Matt walks into the house. “Hi, sweetie!” he says to Elizabeth.

Her response? “CHEETOS AND DORITOS!”

I am going to make this our new family greeting.

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Friday Night Leftovers- First Report Card Edition

by HereWeGoAJen on October 24, 2014

•I’ve been spending my daily blogging time trying to fix the commenting glitch and the picture glitch on here instead of actually writing.
•I have no idea what is wrong or how to fix it. I’ve tried a couple of things and nothing.
•If you know how to fix these things- well, I was going to say leave a comment, but perhaps an email would be better (herewegoajen at gmail).
•I took the kids to a pumpkin decorating contest in our neighborhood tonight. There was dinner too. Fancy delicious dinner.
•When we had to leave (it was bedtime for my kids and my neighborhood attracts mainly older people to these events so they aren’t kid scheduled), the contest hadn’t happened yet. So we went up to the activities coordinator and asked her if perhaps Elizabeth had won the five year old division (hint: only four children attended this party, two of which were mine and the other two were a head taller than Elizabeth) and it turns out she did. And did you know what the prize was for the five year old division? Coincidentally, it was the EXACT same pumpkin Elizabeth had decorated.
•Ryan also decorated a pumpkin but he did it for the glory of mixing all the different colors of paint together instead of the glory of winning. And because of this, it turns out this contest didn’t have a two year old division. Although he also won a pumpkin. One covered in lots of blobby, smeary paint.
•Elizabeth got her first report card today. She did very well. All Os (which means outstanding) except in PE. She’s only satisfactory in PE. Matt and I found this odd, as she seems the type to excel in running around and jumping, but you can’t win them all.
•The weather is almost at the point of the year when the rest of the world becomes very envious of Florida. It’s still a little too hot during the middle of the day to be quite there yet, but I can see it coming and I am really looking forward to it.


To School

October 22, 2014

Ryan just opened the pantry, got out his lunchbox and three applesauce pouches, and packed them up. Then he went to the laundry room, got his shoes, and then came to get me. He pointed at the garage and said “car car!” indicating that I should drive him to school now that he was ready […]

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Friday Night Leftovers- Photography Disaster Edition

October 17, 2014

•My baby niece is visiting for the first time ever. •So obviously we took her with Elizabeth and Ryan to have cousin pictures taken. •It was a disaster. •All three kids were cranky and displeased and uncooperative. •Ryan participated in civil disobedience and kept coming over to me pathetically and whimpering and putting his head […]

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Sleeping Positioning

October 16, 2014

I was thinking tonight about how my sleeping positions have changed over the last few years. For as long back as I can remember, I slept on my stomach, with one arm up and one arm down. (The up arm is the one on the side that my head is facing.) And then at some […]

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Buying Those Cars Bandaids Was a Mistake

October 15, 2014

I have this weird spot on my thumb that flares up every so often. I think it’s eczema related and eventually I’m going to have a doctor look at it because it has been coming and going for more than five years but it is so barely annoying that I’ve never bothered. Anyway, I was […]

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Moving is

October 14, 2014

…staying up late after the kids are in bed to build yet another new piece of furniture. …hauling empty boxes out to the dumpster at 10:36pm. …having blisters, broken fingernails, and tiny little cuts of unknown origin on your hands. …having a new Big Project to do every single night instead of a couple of […]

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Growing Up

October 13, 2014

Suddenly, Elizabeth can reach the faucet on the kitchen sink, that she couldn’t reach just a month ago when we moved in. This time when we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, she could shell her own peanuts. Last time, she tried but we still had to do it for her. All of a sudden, […]

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