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More Books for the 3-year-old Crowd

Christmas is coming! Sorry if you’re already sick of hearing about Christmas around here. It’s going to get worse. I can’t help myself. Christmas is coming! I’m excited. Each year, for Christmas, we get Grace a book or two six. If you’re thinking about doing the same, here are some of our favorites at the moment. One Hand, Two Hands I received this book from a Tommy Nelson representative at the Relevant Conference. It was instantly one of Grace’s favorites. She loves the sing-songy cadence, and she loves acting out the motions described in the book. We wave our hands, … Read more

Dancing Classes

Leotard with attached tutu – $17 2 pairs of dancing tights – $12 Bun holder for fine hair – $8 Pony tail holders for fine hair – $4 Tap dancing shoes – $35 Ballet shoes – $24 Dancing bag – $17 First month of preschool dancing classes – $45 The look on her face at the end of the first class – Priceless  

Grace Is Getting A New Room

Last Wednesday, Grace asked me if we could paint the living room hot pink. “No, Grace, we are not painting the living room hot pink.” Can we paint my bedroom hot pink? she asked, examining me for a reaction. “I don’t know why not,” I responded. “I can’t help with the painting, so we’ll have to ask Daddy if it’s okay.” We called Joe at work and asked if he had any thoughts on painting Grace’s bedroom. He had no thoughts, so I talked him into painting her bedroom. Hot pink. Knowing that I had a gorgeous bedding set at … Read more

Then God Laughed

I met Mama Kat at the Bloggy Bootcamp in February, when I sat across from her at dinner. Since then, I have wanted to start participating in her weekly Writer’s Workshop. I love writing this blog, but sometimes I feel like I’m focusing so much on the recipes, photos, and crafts that I don’t do much storytelling. I started blogging for the storytelling. The storytelling is going to keep me blogging. So, I’m going to make more of an effort to participate in Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Each week, she posts several writing prompts and asks participants to write on one … Read more