Mani/Pedi

My friend, Niki, was visiting from Boston this past weekend. While Jason took Grady to a bowling party, Niki and I treated Annie Bea to her first spa day. She was in girly-heaven. We walked into the nail salon and…

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12 Years from Now

This morning I was adoring a baby picture of Grady. I looked at the grown up kid lying in my bed and squeezed him tight. Me: Grady, look how small you used to be. Why do you keep growing? You…

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Top 3 Things

Top 3 Things I Didn’t Want to Deal with Seconds Before Going to Grady’s “Back to School” Night: 3. Finding a humongous glob of blue slime smooshed into Annie Bea’s hair 2. Contemplating cutting Annie Bea’s hair out 1. Trying…

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I’m Going to be a Grandma!

Not today. And not any time soon. But one day… 30 years from now… I am going to be a grandma. On the way to school yesterday, Annie Bea made the announcement. Annie Bea: Mommy, when I grow up then…

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First Day of Preschool

Annie Bea woke up ready to hit the books today! Puppy dog shoes. Puppy dog lunch box. And a big face lick from her favorite puppy dog, Ham Sandwich. I don’t know how you’ve grown up so fast, Annie. It…

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Get Out of My Bed!

I wake up every morning with two kids, a dog and a Jason slowly pushing me off the last square inch of my king-size bed. But the thing is, none of them come to the bed solo. Grady brings two…

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Miss Thang

Annie Bea is the official Miss Thang of toddlers. She had a birthday party to go to on Saturday. We spent Friday night laying out dresses, packing her purse with spare jewelry, makeup and bows (which she will never let…

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I’m Scared

It’s 4:15 AM and I’ve been up with Annie Bea for two hours. She’s scared of everything. I started out sympathetic and sweet. Annie Bea: Mommy! I’m scared! I scramble out of bed to her side. Me: It’s ok. Nothing…

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Week with the Girls

Annie Bea and I just got back from a week with the girls on Cape Cod. She spent about 98.7% of her vacation talking about her “brudder Grady.” We would see some green grass. Annie Bea: My brudder Grady loves…

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