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More information about me, Amy, and the “why”s and “why not”s of my life.

Airport Day

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After a super fun time at Train Days at the train station, we were ready and excited for Airport Day at our small local airport.  It was just right for us: not too big, not too crowded, and not too loud.  It was a great way to prep the boys for the bigger air shows…

Story Comes to Life

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I was waiting for the kindergarten classroom door to open, like any other day, when my little kindergartener came running out, holding up a certificate, saying, “They picked my story!”  His teacher called me into the classroom and explained that the visiting improv acting troupe chose just a few stories to act out, and they…

Train Days

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As part of a three-weekend series, “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles,” a local train station had some fun trains to go see.  It was our first time going, and it was great fun for our little guys. There were a lot of model trains, some of them quite elaborate.  As I watched my children’s enamored eyes…

May Day!

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I don’t know if I’m weird.  If I am, my mom is too.  Because she taught me this.  But I haven’t heard anyone else talk about doing it.  On May Day, we leave flowers on a neighbor’s doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run.  My boys are old enough to do it on their own now. …

Date With Honey

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I love going on dates with my sons, and I love my oldest son’s desire to learn, so when my five year old was asking a lot about bees, I contacted our local beekeepers association.  The president invited us to their meeting and we got to watch a demonstration of how bees make honey, and…

Boy’s First Story

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My guy doesn’t really love learning to read.  And I feel for him.  I totally remember reading with my parents, them refusing to tell me what the new word is, and me wanting to quit.  It’s hard.  But this guy pushes past the frustration.  I know it’s getting more difficult, as his teacher assigns him…

Appreciating Mommy

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I really don’t think of my boys as clingy, or “Mama’s boys.”  If anything, they seem to take me for granted (can’t blame them) because I’m always there.  But  then, I had a wonderful opportunity to present Jamberry at a local Valentine’s vendor event.  My oldest son asked to go with me.  He really seemed…

Pumpkin Patch

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Catching up on old un-published posts…  This one’s from Halloween… We were finally able to schedule in some fun!  Yes, it has to be scheduled, or our time will quickly fill with chores.  We went to the big pumpkin patch!   There were lots of animals to keep us occupied.   but the boys are…