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I am constantly amazed at how different my children are.
He is a picky eater.  She will eat anything.
He is physically timid but has no qualms about mud, touching insects, blood.  She is physically fearless but doesn’t like to get dirty, hates bugs, and if she gets a mosquito bite on her ankle she acts like her leg has been cut off!
He is often still.  She is never still.

I do like to think that our children can teach us more about ourselves than we could ever hope to learn read more

The Portrait Series: 7/52

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His beloved Puppy Bunny.
Puppy Bunny is looking worse for wear but I suppose that is what happens when you are a primary source of comfort for over five years!
His tag fell off (or was chewed off) years ago.
His feet have worn away.
I am not sure if he has eyes anymore.
But he is loved.
And needed.
I am sure Charlie could sleep without him but I know he wouldn’t ever choose to.

I must admit, in those early years, Puppy Bunny was a bit of a parenting crutch.
When, read more

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Luckily his school isn’t strict about uniforms…so he can wear mismatched socks.
That face!
Week three is done and dusted.
Is it bad that I am counting down to week ten and school holidays already?

Charlie is LOVING school.
He comes home every day absolutely bursting with stories of things that happened in the classroom, at lunch time, and in their nature play area.
But he is tired.
Exhausted really.
I can see in his eyes that he needs rest, but I find that he has read more

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Little kids in a big forest.
We went for a hike today.
I use the word hike very loosely.
I suppose we went for a very short walk in the rain forest.
Lydia fell asleep about five minutes before we pulled into the national forest parking lot.
She was cranky when we woke her up.
She refused to wear shoes.
She walked for about one minute before stubbing her toe and demanding to be carried.
Charlie got stung by something and his finger and hand turned blotchy red and white read more

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These days, everything is a battle between the goodies and the badies.
Watching Peppa Pig.
The other day Charlie asked us, if we had to be a sea creature what sea creature would we be.
He decided on crab, I said seal, and Lydia picked whale.
The Charlie wanted to know what kind of whale Lyddie would be.
He gave her some options…humpback whale, blue whale, new south whale.
I am still chuckling!

And we made it through our first week of school!
The transition from read more