Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kids’ Minds

Carrot: Can we get a turtle? Please? Maybe for my birthday? Me: I think a turtle or a tortoise would be a really cool pet. I have wanted one for awhile. I am not sure how Bingo would do with … Continue reading

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Dare I type this?

Filling out the YMCA registration, is there anything we should know about your child? “Carrot just moved in with us, and calls us both Mama Erat & Mama Croi. She calls her previous foster mom, “Mama”, and occasionally her biological … Continue reading

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I am going to need that tape

When we were downtown recently, I took a picture of Carrot & Pumpkin standing in the spot where we got married. The next day, the girls asked to look at our wedding pictures. I thought that activity would last all … Continue reading

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Development

Seeing friend’s babies who are of similar age to Pumpkin and hearing what they are doing is hard. Not because it’s a competition. But, because of Pumpkin’s beginnings, it’s hard to know where he is going. Last night, Croi and … Continue reading

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Rock and a Hard Place

If anyone is looking for us, I think our new address might be right in between that rock and hard place, in questioning valley. We planned to take all three kids on our first family camping trip last weekend. There … Continue reading

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Moments in Instant Parenting

Often, after some on-the-spot parental declaration comes out of our mouths, we look at each other to see if the other thinks we just uttered total crap. It’s a scary feeling, the “we are actually in charge here.” We’re the … Continue reading

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The one where there was nearly an accident on I-94

Picking up Zucchini for a weekend visit after bio mom missed a scheduled visit with the kids. Me: I am sorry your visit was cancelled. Zucchini: Yeah. I hope Mom’s ok. Me: I hope so, too, honey. I hope you … Continue reading

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