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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Stepping on legos.

I find them everywhere.  On my kitchen table, on my bathroom floor, underneath the couch, in my makeup drawer, in the dirty clothes hamper, and next to my pillow.   The boy at my house has a full-blown obsession with Legos.  I’m not gonna lie, sometimes I step on them and it makes me mumble an inappropriate word or two, but I tolerate them because he loves them so much.

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Sometimes he will read the instructions and build a truck exactly like it’s supposed to be built.  Other times he will go upstairs to his Lego table and create something on his own.  And he will ALWAYS try to talk other people into playing Legos with him.  My mother was his latest victim.  She was too weak to resist his pleas.

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It reminds me a lot of his Thomas the Train obsession when he was two.  In fact, we have converted the old train table into a Lego table.

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Someday I will look back on this time and remember our Lego phase with nostalgia.  Until then, I will keep my head down and watch where I step.

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It felt just like 1987.

Bright disco lights were flashing.  Queen was blaring over the speakers.  Our friends were rockin’ the limbo game.  We took the kids roller skating for the first time this morning, and I felt just like I did when I was 12.  (Except now my back hurts, my ankles are sore, and my arm is stiff.  Funny, I don’t remember those side effects back in 1987.)

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Our birthday tradition.

Some people photograph their kids waiting for the bus in the same spot every year on the first day of school.  Some take pictures of their kids in front of the Christmas tree every Christmas Eve.  At our house, we take pictures of the kids in front of their growth charts every year on their birthdays.  These are certainly not professional quality portraits.  I don’t even worry about the lighting.  I just want a snapshot of each one of them on the actual day, and I love putting the pictures together to see the progression.  Today is Torin’s 7th birthday, and here is her progression over the past five years!

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Turning 7!

The big 7th birthday party has come and gone, and a good time was had by all!  Her official birthday is Monday, but we celebrated a few days early with all the girls from her 1st grade class (plus her two favorite boys thrown in for good measure!).

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