Tag Archives: Kids

  1. Sweet Nothings

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    September 9, 2016 by themommahen

    Mommy, I don’t need anything else but you…” …mumbled by a very sleepy almost-6yo-H3 this morning Siiiiighhhhhhhh… Advertisements

  2. Artist in residence

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    March 30, 2015 by themommahen

    That concentration. That sincerity. That innocence. That confidence. That light. That girl.

  3. Eyes of a Child

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    December 6, 2014 by themommahen

    Well, that’s one way to enjoy a Christmas tree.

  4. Keeping Cool on the Courts

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    June 25, 2013 by themommahen

    Monday meant we were leaving the teens of our Days of Summer and entering the twenties. The temps, however, were …
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  5. Separation Anxiety

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    August 22, 2012 by themommahen

    Last day of summer vacation. Boy, are they gonna miss each other…

  6. Freedom’s Just Another Word to a 4yo

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    June 7, 2012 by themommahen

      Me (singing as I fixed another waffle so H#2 and #3 could each have their own): Everybodyyyyy should have …
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  7. Rock Star Hair

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    May 22, 2012 by themommahen

    Hatchling #2 wanted a hair cut today “just like Daddy’s,” complete with hair gel. And he wanted it “sticking up …
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When Daddy suggests a #bonfire to celebrate fall weather and continued healing. #justwhatthedoctorordered #laughteristhebestmedicine #latergram Homeward bound! He's out, waking up, went well. Huge thanks to everyone for all the prayers, texts, messages, good thoughts, mojo, juju, etc.  More details to come. Trying to keep him flat on his back not moving, which, if you know this boy, you know that is not easy. #thumbsup Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed with medication for a while, then seemed to go away, but then came back last school year. Due to the unpredictability of it and the resulting disruption and anxiety it causes him, he is scheduled for a heart ablation catheterization procedure tomorrow early in the morning. Hopefully the doctors will be able to find and eliminate the extra electrical pathways responsible. Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure with great success rates. But as the saying goes, no surgery or procedure is minor if it's happening to you or a loved one. We welcome prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, juju, mojo, whatever our friends can muster. (This picture was taken two weeks ago during an echocardiogram. He was fascinated, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I got to hear that same, sweet heartbeat...) ❤ Totally disturbing. #halloween H2 suggested we go on a nature walk yesterday through the woods with walkie talkies. (And BB guns, of course, because, boys.) It was hot, it was muggy, it was thorny, it was spider webby, it was buggy, it was tiring. 
But. 
We found a snapping turtle shell and almost perfect skeleton, a giant orb weaver spider in all its splendor, a great place for a fort, lots of obstacles to traverse, and a new path home. And that made it all worth it.

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