Monthly Archives: July 2010

First Camping Experience

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Last week we took the kids camping for the first time. Camping with kids is a lot different than camping without kids… but all things considered, the kids did a great job! It was fun to watch them play with their cousins and try smores for the first time. I think we’ll attempt camping again. Here are a few pics for your enjoyment.

Manny actually fell asleep on Alan’s shoulders… ha

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One Day At a Time

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As our family is transitioning we’re learning to take everything one day at a time. Last night we pulled off our first successful bedtime routine.

This morning Betti wanted to play with playdough. I told her she could only at the table. She repeatedly took the playdough into the living room. She knew exactly what she was doing because she’d smile and run back to the table any time I came near her. Eventually I took the playdough away since she wouldn’t keep it at the table… oh boy… she SCREAMED… for a long time and pulled at my clothes to get me to give it back to her. She cried and cried and exhausted herself.

I put on her favorite movie (Beauty and the Beast) and gave her some juice and she calmed down… then she gave me a hug and whispered “I love you” in my ear… ahhhhh, someone is looking for boundaries and safety. It’s neat to see these little victories… one day at a time…