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Rowan’s musical demands

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Rowan’s taste in music has finally arrived. He is an Irish music lover. A while back, some friends of my parents lent us a cd by an artist (who I believe is from New Zealand) named Hollie Smith. She does a rendition of “Rowan Tree” that we wanted to hear. So now we have a burned copy of it in our car stereo. Rowan demands that we listen to ONLY:[link(http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000025AXK/qid=1108696532/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/102-5376570-6228922?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)] [pic(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000025AXK.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg)][/link] Very recently, he’s even been picky about which song is playing. His favorite is track 1. When I finally…read more

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the meaning of the word…

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playdate: a scheduled gathering of moms (or dads) and their kids. generally, the kids play together, while the moms (or dads) walk around following their kids (breaking up fights, encouraging sharing to 18-month-olds who won’t understand that concept until they’re at least 18-years-old), and picking up trails of graham crackers before little feet pulverize them into crumbs. from left to right: bella; kate and bella; kerry playing with bella; leah; bella, cate, and sawyer; yes, that’s my son playing with a pink bunny and cate; sawyer (in blue) and sofie…read more

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the 14th of February

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someone PLEASE tell me how to get rid of all the sickies in our home! rowan woke up this morning with a slight fever and the runniest nose ever. kenny came home from work sick. we wash our hands and use purell all day long. when will we be healthy again? fortunately, we were healthy enough on saturday so the kids could stay with our friends nikki and brian while kenny and i could enjoy a romantic night out. kenny surprised me with reservations to a restaurant that we’ve been…read more

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Sawyer

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Sawyer is one day shy of 5 months old. He’s growing by leaps and bounds and does things everyday that amaze me. I can’t believe we’re at these milestones again (Rowan was just here a year ago!). We started on the rice cereal milestone last week. Doctors recommend 4 months (our doctors dont really push it, though), and books recommend 6 months. We Smiths, decide when is best for us Smiths. And Sawyer wanted it last week. We could tell with all the leg kicking and arm flailing and HUGE…read more

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Pancakes

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I really enjoy the traditional pancakes that we as good Episcopalians eat on Shrove Tuesday. Or Fat Tuesday. The past few years, we’ve eaten at the annual Pancake supper that our church’s youth group cooks. But we decided for several reasons to eat at home this year. So I whipped up two batches of pancakes (one recipe from the 1950’s Betty Crocker standby, the other from The Joy of Cooking) and fried us up some turkey bacon. The first batch looked as though they weren’t going to rise, and this…read more

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Playdate Love

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Rowan has a girlfriend. Her name is Cate. Cate and Rowan like each other because they have a lot in common:They like Elmo and Big Bird and Ernie.They like the Baby Einstein videos.They like to eat yogurt and hot dogs.They like to chase each other and laugh.They like to hug. Sawyer’s girlfriend, Sofie, have yet to notice each other. But Kerry and I are working on it. (Cate’s mom and I egged them on for these photos. Does that make us crazy? 😀 ) [link(pics/kissing_cate.jpg)][thumb]pics/kissing_cate.jpg[/thumb][/link] [link(pics/cate_rowan.jpg)][thumb]pics/cate_rowan.jpg[/thumb][/link] Thanks to Leah’s mom,…read more

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Catching Up: A Week’s Worth of Blogging

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So Kenny and I have this dream, or “plan for the future” that we talk about all the time. There are so many layers to this dream and we add to it everytime it comes up in conversation. It started out as, “We should open up a bakery some day,” and now it’s become, “We should open up a bakery that is also a coffee shop where Liz can bake all day long in a place sort of like Ohiopyle State Park (the heart of the place – where the…read more

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