Dear Annie

“Mom, I want to give people advice. I have a lot of advice to give.”  “…okaaaaay.” “Can I write some and you can post it on your blog? You haven’t let me post on your blog in a long time, Mom.” “…okaaaaay.” How to Make More Friends! Say hi to everyone you see. Tip: call…

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The Ol’ Switcharoo

I’d forgotten about this video. Annie was such a good sport. James would absolutely lose his mind if we tried this little switch on him! If you can’t see the video above, click here. Luckily for us, she’s still this sweet.

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That Bloody Moon

After the Solar Eclipse last year, Annabel and I went online to look up when other cool celestial phenomena would be occurring. We were excited to discover that a total lunar eclipse would be visible from California on January 31. We marked my calendar with big bright letters: LUNAR ECLIPSE TODAY! Last week, Annie said,…

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On Her Eighth Birthday, She Chose

For those of you who have been around a while, you may recall a post I wrote 10 years ago. In it, I wrote about how Mike and I had jokingly decided that our children would have to choose their favorite baseball team on their eighth birthdays. Mike and I put out the full-court press…

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Eight Is Great

After Annabel’s sleepover for her birthday last year, I figured she’d want something different for her birthday this year. Despite briefly toying with having a party at a trampoline place, she was very certain she wanted another sleepover. Yay? Don’t get me wrong, you all know I love planning and hosting parties. But all I…

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