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Entries Tagged as 'Arianna'

Holiday, a follow up

November 24th, 2012 · No Comments

We had our “holiday dinner” yesterday.  In keeping with our tradition of being a little lazy and celebrating a day late.  It was delicious.  Aaron made turkey drumsticks – seasoned with curry, garam masala, rosemary, salt, etc.  And then some browned butter mashed potatoes that were to DIE for out of the SK cookbook.  And, […]

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Getting something accomplished.

June 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Today I found myself frustrated, at the zoo, where we’d gone to attend a special Kratt Brothers show (Wild Kratts, Ari’s favorite TV show of late). I felt like we hadn’t accomplished enough, gotten our money’s worth. And then Aaron said he felt like he was having a nice time because he was getting to […]

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Death and Dolphins.

May 17th, 2012 · No Comments

My aunt passed away on Monday. We weren’t particularly close, so I feel more relieved (for her – she passed due to a long wasting disease) than bereft. But, the past month or so, I have been sending a string of condolences to my uncle and grandmother (mom’s mom). I always feel a little awkward, […]

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Tags: Arianna · monumental · Parenting

Showdown.

March 8th, 2012 · No Comments

So, meeting with Ari’s teacher tomorrow morning. I don’t know what to expect. I want it to go well, and there has been so much negative at this point that I am concerned that any of us might let loose. I do not believe that Ari is the class hellion. That is inconsistent with the […]

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Musings on the new family unit

January 15th, 2012 · No Comments

Life is settling in a bit, as the new family normalizes.  Ari has been a champion in this process.  She is so helpful and sweet.  She clearly adores Knox…he’s the first thing she asks about in the morning, and she is constantly wanting to do things for him.  She’s a little imperious about his needs, […]

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Moments

December 29th, 2011 · No Comments

I have a feeling this is one of the last entries I will write as a mother of one. Baby is due any day now, and signs are moving along more and more. Life has been a little crazy.  My mom is in town, I’m trying to work from home and get something accomplished…I’ve felt […]

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Well, almost there

December 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Almost mother to two, these days.  I am excited, nervous a bit, and a little nostalgic about my days of being mother to one.  Arianna has taught me so much more about life than any person, excepting my own mother.   Now that I’ve been one, I’m fairly confident that she’ll keep that title…too much […]

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Cute things Ari Says/Does

October 16th, 2011 · No Comments

There are really too many of these to post to Facebook. Here are some samples from the last 24 hours. Ari, opening one of my jewelry boxes: Woooooooooooow! Her eyes go all big, and she reaches in and grabs…my d20 die. Ari: Can I have a juicebox, please? Aaron: Yes…but only if you can tell […]

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And on the other side…!

January 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Ari is my world, she really is.  However…she’s also 2!  That magical age people shudder about that falls somewhere after individualization begins and before reasoning takes effect. I am a pretty non confrontational person, in general.  So, I chose a parenting style that suited me.  I am who I am, and that person is not […]

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I begin my new year by gushing

January 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on I begin my new year by gushing

Now that Ari is talking some it seems like there are no ends to her cuteness.  For example, this morning she informed me that there was a baby circle in the middle of her bagel. And I love the way she constructs her sentences.  Like someone who isn’t really fluent would, grabbing parts of words […]

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