Thank you for your texts, phone calls and tweets friends. We’re in the other half of the state from the shooting so we are all OK. A friend on Facebook reposted a status update from a relative who lives in Newtown, Connecticut today, thanking everyone for their thoughts and prayers but asking that we stop tuning in to the 24/7 news coverage so the media will leave them alone. I couldn’t agree more. I have no words for what happened and my children are too young (thank God) to be aware of what’s happened, so I’m trying to prevent it from affecting them by tuning out. Caroline’s birthday party was on Saturday and I am so, so thankful her 2-year-old world is untouched.
Awesome parenting 101: don’t be afraid to use your sleeping daughter as a mouse pad.
Mr. Sparkles McBear
Stretches during Stroller Strides
Because obviously you need a helicopter when you go shopping.
I have no idea why I owned so many creepy dolls as a child
I woke up to silence & found them like this in Caroline’s room.
Buying Mormor a Christmas present in Mystic
Sharing hugs and a calculator
Caroline demanded the huge car cart then refused to ride in in. Oh, 2 year olds.
Apparently they think the grocery store is really cold?
Part prep #2
Solo grocery shopping with a peppermint mocha = dream come true.
We’ve never been in this toy store before. We will DEFINITELY be going back.
I kind of want a monkey riding a bicycle for my front yard.
Up before the sun, but at least he has a cat to keep him warm.
Bumpa made a joke about putting the children to work. The children insisted on following through. Note the jammies under her coat and boots. Note to Bumpa: Toddlers don’t understand sarcasm.
The last photo I took on Friday was at preschool drop off. The rest of the day I checked out of my phone.
Checking out the candy selection on the Frost Your Own Tree table
Someone please come over and help me eat leftovers.
A bathtub tea party requires your best necklace
For the rest of the day we’re going to eat leftover cookies and cuddle on the couch and watch Disney and play anything the kids want to without complaining. Actually, that’s pretty much the plan for every day for the rest of the year. We’re boring, but at least we are together.
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