Kicking-off the Holiday Season right: Giving Thanks and having a Cookie Party

The holiday season has started and it is quite enjoyable thus far.  I know the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a bit shorter than average, but I honestly don't mind.  Stella is already super excited for Christmas, so the less time of her wondering and [impatiently] waiting, the better, for all of us. We …

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Soaking Up the Last Days of Summer

We have been blessed - Seattle had a beautiful summer.  Warm weather, lots of sun and very little rain. Stella and I tried to take advantage of every minute of it.  We spent a lot of time outdoors.  I have sandal tan-lines, which to me is a sign of a good summer. Recently, we headed …

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A Trip to the Woodland Park Zoo – Enjoying Some Sun and Warm Weather

Continuing on from our adventure last week, Stella and I also went to the Woodland Park Zoo.  The great part of the Woodland Park Zoo is that we end up seeing something new every time.  I think we have yet to see the whole zoo, so each trip is a new adventure. This trip we …

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Breakfast In Bed on a Rainy Saturday Morning, Taking the Edge off Our Week

I think many people will agree that this week has been challenging in some way or another. Stella woke up Tuesday morning not feeling well and complaining of earache.  We went to the doctor expecting one diagnosis and were unpleasantly surprised to find out that Stella did not have an ear infection, but strep throat!  …

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A Field Trip to the Seattle Pacific Science Center

Today, I went with Stella and her class on a field trip to the Seattle Pacific Science Center.  Since her class is learning about dinosaurs this week, the dino-exhibit was a nice supplement. This is also my first field trip as a mom/chaperone.  I have gone on field trips as a child, but this was …

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Snowbound for a Week – Surviving the Seattle “Snowpocalypse”

It all started on Sunday (1/15), when we woke up to falling snow!  Stella was super excited.  She could finally use the snow boots that Santa brought her. We got all bundled up and went out to taste the snow.  And it kept snowing, so we built a snowman.  The snowman was then used to …

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