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Sole Searching

You know how there are mothers who have a place for everything and always know exactly where things are?

I am not one of those  mothers.

I am one of those mothers who usually knows where most things are, even in the midst of clutter and chaos, except in one big area — shoes.

Despite the fact that we have somewhere near 80,000 pairs, my children are almost always either barefoot or sporting amazingly inappropriate footwear (Jack is prone to wearing Uggs with shorts, for instance, or Anna’s cleats or cowboy boots).  We simply never can find the things — or two that match, anyway.

The other day, we were running very late and I sent everybody scrambling to locate Alex’s shoes.

We found four…

None matching.  Of course.

It took another 10 minutes to finally find a match.  Except…

They were way too big.

So socks were in order.

So then, of course, we all had to look for socks.

Who says socks have to match?  😉

Someday I’ll know where all the shoes are.  Socks too.  I’ll be organized and everything will be tidy.

Okay, probably not, but I can pretend!

In the meantime, I’d much rather do an art project about shoes!

Here’s a few…

Shoe drawings and shoe autographs at TeachKidsArt…

Customized shoes with Sugru and spray paint at Instructables (Okay, we’d scale these down a bit I think but I love the basic idea!)…

Unicorn Hoof Shoes at Cut Out and Keep

Kimono Baby Shoes and Matching Onesie from Omiyage

And last, but not least, easy removable flowers to add to toddler shoes at happy together…

Happy Thursday!


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Three Things About Alex


Alex, at two years old, is still not much of a talker.
He makes a lot of noise but we mostly have no idea what it is he’s saying.
Lately we understand him a little bit better
and one phrase we kept hearing was
"Big day" or something like it.
Whenever anything was especially big, he’d say
"Biiiiig Da-ay"
and we’d smile and nod.

Victoria finally figured out what he was saying.
To Alex, if something is big, it’s "Big like Daddy"
so he calls anything big
Big Daddy.

That’s a big daddy cookie!
That’s a big daddy boat!
Ooh, so big daddy!


Alex refuses to take a good picture.
He delights in taking a really bad picture, in fact.
Behold, at Thanksgiving:



He gives me lots of hugs and kisses,
one after another,
so I don’t care about his pictures.
I love him lots.
Big daddy lots.


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Comment Love!

I loved all the comments after yesterday’s post!  Be sure to read them to see some whimsical, magical ideas other mamas are doing with their kiddos!  Thanks for the smiles and comments, ladies.  🙂

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A Quick Assignment

We’re at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a few days while we volunteer at a wonderful outdoor history program for kids.  I only have a moment on the in-laws’ computer so I thought I’d check in and give a quick assignment!  I can’t help it, it’s the homeschool mom in me.  😉

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to do one or more of the following!

  • Find a small child and tell him 3 reasons you love him.
  • Find a small child and tell her you have been ordered to give her all the hugs she wants, any number she likes!
  • Make random silly faces at the kids.
  • Put birthday candles in dinner.  Relight them lots.
  • Play chase with the kids until you’re out of breath.
  • Do anything with a small child that will make you laugh so much you have tears in your eyes.
  • Leave a comment on this post about something magical you’ve done lately or want to do. 
  • Leave a comment on this post about anything at all.  Really, there are like 3 people who ever comment and it makes me weep and sob nearly daily.  You should see me.  I’m a mess and the children haven’t eaten in weeks from the stress!  (Okay, maybe all that is not quite true except about the 3 people, but I’m lonely here!  I like people!  I feel a bit like I’m sitting in a dark room at times!)

Well, enough of that.  A certain 11 year-old just dropped a toddler on me and announced, "You caused him, you keep him."  See if I give her babysitting references!

Happy Friday!  See you soon!


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