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Yearly Checkup

by Kristi on May 25, 2016 · 0 comments

We had our 10yo and 8you yearly checkup yesterday. It went well. My 10yo is staying about the same on her weight chart which is what we have been watching. For awhile she was going down so the hunt for the perfect amount of calories a day was quite a struggle. So the 8yo jumps […]


Soccer Update

by Kristi on May 28, 2015 · 0 comments

Well, she finally did it. S tried out for a more competitive team and made it. We basically snuck on, really. Tryouts for that group¬†were in January and we didn’t go because she was in the middle of “ZOMG WTFBBQ IS GOING ON WITH HER STOMACH” time and we didn’t want more pressure on her. […]


My Oldest is 9

by Kristi on December 10, 2014 · 0 comments

What the HECK… as my younger baby would say. I can’t believe she is nine. She is thoughtful, sweet, energetic, full of drama, and inquisitive. She watches things and internalizes but likes to explain and go over her feelings. I never get a full report from friends and schoolmates but she will drop me some […]


Kid in Pain – Part II

by Kristi on September 30, 2014 · 0 comments

Almost a month ago I talked about the lessons you learn from your kids. How strong they are. How resilient. S is definitely a tough cookie. I have to write down this story because I want to remember it in a few years. I want to remember the way I broke down when I was […]


Lessons You Learn From Your Kids

by Kristi on September 8, 2014 · 1 comment

Sam is not doing so well this month. She has always had stomach issues since she was a baby but they are pretty manageable with Miralax, fiber pills, and tums. This summer messed us up a lot because she went off alone, didn’t stick to her diet as much, we were on vacation, etc. etc. […]

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I’m shipping out S, my 8yo, to Girl Scout camp this August. When I first asked her about it she was super excited to go but as the weeks progressed she started getting nervous. There were nights she couldn’t sleep and would wander out and find me and ask me a question. – How will […]


Happy Days

by Kristi on May 25, 2014 · 0 comments


It’s as Easy as Riding a Bike

by Kristi on May 19, 2014 · 0 comments

No one who is reading this blog will be surprised to know I googled ‘Learn how to ride a bike’ and watched a few videos with the kids. What? It was HELPFUL. So we did this on Saturday and these videos were taken at the end of the day. It was about 45 minutes in […]


Update: Soccer

by Kristi on May 13, 2014 · 1 comment

Well, we didn’t get the call! My friend texted me at ¬†8:30pm on Sunday and said she got notified, as did a friend of hers. They were both invited to progress further. We never got a call so I’m going to assume we are out. They should really call the people who didn’t make it! […]

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Soccer Playoffs

by Kristi on May 11, 2014 · 0 comments

We’ve had a good season with Yorba Linda/Placentia AYSO. I was disappointed in the beginning because the teams have been shrinking recently so this season they combined U7 and U8. I felt like we went a little backwards but after the first few games, the girls clicked as a team and they have been performing […]


Are you like me who ruins every craft she starts? I may make a few crafts but it’s usually the 3rd or 4th time when I perfect them. If there is a wrong turn, a fold, regular glue instead of hot… those are the mistakes I will always make right off the bat. I am […]


Growing Pains in Soccer

by Kristi on March 10, 2014 · 2 comments

S is in a lot of activities. She likes to be busy. She goes to Taekwondo, gymnastics, Girl Scouts, and soccer during the season. She adores soccer. LOVES it. She wants to play soccer in the Olympics. Is she amazing at it? My answer is that she is eight years old. She is passionate about […]


Youthful Innocence

by Kristi on March 6, 2014 · 0 comments

I was lucky enough to attend my daughters field trip yesterday to see the play Charlotte’s Web. Usually I avoid field trips because a) screaming kids; b) herding kids; and c) losing kids but my teacher for G coerced me into one earlier in the year and S begged and begged that I would go […]


A Day of Taekwondo

by Kristi on March 1, 2014 · 0 comments

My kids work really hard at Taekwondo and it shows. My baby has been doing it for almost two years now? He has his brown belt and a record number of stripes this testing period (31!). He will be achieving his senior brown belt today. Here he is watching his sister get ready to test […]


Cute Elementary School Backpacks

by Kristi on August 6, 2013 · 0 comments

A few years ago I wrote about looking for cute preschool backpacks. For some reason that posts gets me the most hits on this site and actually makes me a few bucks a month between July and September when all the parents are shopping. I know. I can probably buy a new book with my […]