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Samantha

Lessons You Learn From Your Kids

by Kristi on September 8, 2014 · 0 comments


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 […]

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Happy Days

by Kristi on May 25, 2014 · 0 comments


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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mischievous

by Kristi on July 24, 2013 · 1 comment


This picture right here?   First off, this was taken by the incomparable DrewB a month or so back for our family pictures. Which are super awesome. I was going through them today and this photo just speaks to me. This expression on her face? She is thinking quite deeply. I think Drew is asking her […]

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Overscheduling the Kids

by Kristi on March 8, 2013 · 0 comments


YES! This is how I feel too. Such a good writeup. S loves to do EVERYTHING. She wants to do everything all the time however lately she has been acknowledging that she can only do certain things. We are at: Voice lessons on Monday, Taekwondo for G Art class on Tuesday,  Taekwondo for G Gymnastics for both on […]

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Sam – Through Seven Years

by Kristi on December 11, 2012 · 4 comments


My sweet little girl is seven. I think I love her optimism and general enthusiasm for life most. She is always looking for ‘what’s next’ in life but at the same time she still appreciates what’s happening in the present. I cleaned my iPhone photos off and stored them in my hard drive tonight and […]

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Happy 7th Birthday, Sammie!

by Kristi on December 9, 2012 · 0 comments


The first best part of today was this   Which continued on throughout the day. I was so busy running from store to store to finish shopping for my Oregon family (got to get to the MAIL, EEK), grab a few things because we were hosting a birthday dinner for Sam and my father-in-law, cook […]

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