Thursday, April 25, 2013


This week we are rodent-sitting Cinnamon, the hamster. Oh the squeals of joy! Calli cannot contain herself!

Meanwhile, I imagine the Wonder Pets are getting a call and singing ... "there's an animal in trouble, somewhere."

You are laughing if you are a wonder-pets-informed mom.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

my baby is 3

My baby is 3 years old! She is beautiful and amazing in so many ways!

My very favorite Calli-thing is our weekly swim date. We started in the shallow end with a life jacket and now after 3 months of practice you'll find us in the "deep" end with the curly water slide and no safety devices (besides mom). She can zoom down the slide all by herself and go all the way under the water before I scoop her up for air. I am in awe that she has bravely taken on each new swimming challenge and conquered it! It only took me 6 years to learn I didn't have to be like every other mom and take my kid, kicking and screaming, to swim lessons. Calli's love for the water was always lost at those lessons but playing with me in the water it has grown greater and greater. She pleads to go swimming every few days and when I promise her tomorrow is the day she will wake up and remind me right away that it is "swimming for today"! 

Happy Birthday little girl. From your curls to your jokes, you are the glitter in my day.