Category Archives: Raines – 2 Years

Making Dinos

It’s SO hot today, and poor little guy is getting over a cold. We’re hiding inside, AC blasting, making dinos. He’s quite proud. Pool later, of course. Then Stapleton movie night. Can’t believe summer is almost over.

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Why My Mom Finds Me Funnier Than Anyone Else Does…

The lights are out.  Raines and I are snuggling in bed.  I sneeze.  In the semi-darkness, I can see Raines put his finger up to his lips, very seriously. “Shh!” he says.  Then smirks. I start giggling.  I feel like … Continue reading

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The Definition of Tired

Mike put R to bed. Somehow, they both fell asleep with all of the lights on, glasses on Mike’s face, and R still clutching his Han Solo action figure. I should probably also mention that this was our first night … Continue reading

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Why I Love (and Miss) Living By The Beach

Beach days are amazing.  You know, when it’s hot and muggy, and you get up and put your swimsuits on first thing after waking, slather sunscreen everywhere, pack up the car with towels, floats and a cooler full of beer … Continue reading

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Not Just Hungry…

“Mum?” said Raines. “Yes, honey?” “I’m hunn-gry.” “Why don’t you have some fruit?” Raines makes a face. “Muumm…I’m HUNN-gry!” “Honey, if you are hungry, have some fruit, or I can make you a bowl of cereal.  Would you like some … Continue reading

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A Lover, A Flirt, and a Darn Good Foot Rub

One of the most unexpected joys of parenthood is seeing your child learn how to love.  It starts small, really.  At first, it’s nothing more than a gut feeling – they way your baby looks at you, eyes shining with … Continue reading

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Whap Happened?

You know how sometimes, no matter how much “trouble” your two-year old is in, they can make you crack up laughing?  Yeah, me too. We bought Raines a toilet seat.  We haven’t quite started potty-training yet, but we’re getting close.  … Continue reading

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