My Ode to Joy

My house is quiet and dark.  The kids are asleep after a long day of zoo animals, cousins, and a lot of teething.  My son’s clothes were soaked.  Today was his first ride in the stroller without the car seat.  He looked so small and yet so happy!

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Somehow, slow down.

The other day, my little girl – my second born, my tenacious one, my “problem child” – went on an adventure all by herself. She put on her rain boots and tugged her jacket onto her arms. She pulled her own little stocking cap over her ears and literally stole the socks off her little sister’s feet to wear as gloves. Then she went outside to visit her Daddy, who was working in our shop.

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