What is a Fire Baby?

My daughter is a Fire Baby. Anyone with a Fire Baby knows what I am talking about. But for those of you out there with mellow, perfect children, I am here to enlighten you. To give you a glimpse into my world. What exactly is a Fire Baby? Well, let's start by imagining a fire …

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The Sign of a Completely Successful Day

Stella participated in an Art Camp awhile back.  It was basically a days worth of art projects and play. The best part was the paint room, where the children could paint on the wall.  There were balls they could dip in the paint and throw on the wall, or they could paint with brushes or …

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Climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower (of sorts)

It has been a very mild December, and winter thus far, and Stella and I have taken advantage of every minute of it. Winter here is usually very rainy and dreary, making it hard to go outside and play. Stella is blessed with copious amounts of energy, something that will serve her well in life, …

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Hiking To Twin Falls

I am normally not much of a nature enthusiast, but am starting to find that hiking, biking and other strenuous outdoor activities are the only way to burn my daughter's endless amount of energy. After a quick Google search, I found the Washington Trail Associations short list of good hikes for kids, Twin Falls being …

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Personal Growth and Building Confidence – Mastering the Bouncy House

Anyone who knows me, knows that bouncy houses freak me out.  Anytime there is a party at a Jump Planet or there is a bouncy house at any kind of party, my palms sweat and I get heart palpitations.  All I see is chaos, big kids running over little kids and basically a big pit …

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My 4-Year Old is My Personal Trainer

Since I got pregnant many years ago, I have not done much working out.  I have done some walking, and chasing my little one around, but nothing super strenuous or serious.  I also have to admit that lately I have taken the easy way out - watching Stella play while I sit on my bum. …

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An Afternoon at the Seattle Children’s Museum

Stella had massive amounts of energy to burn yesterday.  We needed to do something more than go play at the park, so we went to the Children's Museum.  Here Stella could run from activity to activity and our house would be spared some of the mess. We started out our mini-adventure with some painting and …

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Saturday Night Party – Chocolate Chip Cookies and Playtime

There is nothing better than chocolate chip cookies and chocolate milk - and sharing them with your cousin makes it all even sweeter. Stella has a cousin, Jacob, who is just a few months older than her.  They are good friends and always have fun when they are together. Saturday night, we went over to …

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After School Snacks – Munching Our Way

Every day before we leave for work and school (daycare), I pack an assortment of snacks in Stella's backpack for our journey home.  The snacks are usually a combination of healthy snacks, such as dried fruit, to the not as healthy, such as chips or a sweet.  I began this tradition when Stella first started …

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