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Birthday Girl

I like the idea of taking some quiet time to reflect on the Winter solstice. Only I always end up reflecting on my dear little Emmanuelle. Just like I see a hot Summer day in her little sister, I see

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My Little Seven Year Old

She’s away at horse camp right now, celebrating with her camp friends. I’d be willing to bet she’s the youngest one there. Letting her go was hard. After all, she still needs someone to cuddle her to sleep every night.

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Not Double Digits Already!

Today, I have a 10 year old. It feels surreal. She’s the same as yesterday, just with a little extra zip in her step because it’s her birthday. But she’s 10. Starting middle school next year and giving me attitude

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Where’d my Baby Go?

V is six years old today, about to start first grade. I look at her when she’s sleeping and she’s still my baby. She looks so small, curled up in bed. I just want to cuddle her and kiss her.

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Nine Years Old!

My little light is nine years old today!  I always mention how sweet, kind, and gentle she is.  How maternal she is with her sister and cousin.  And she is all those things!  But her other qualities are coming out

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And She’s Five!

And she’s still sunshine but she has kicked my butt this year! (Her father’s too.) There were times when I had no clue how to work with little miss V.  I would try to have chats with her about whatever the

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Not Eight Already!!!

I keep repeating myself but I just love that E was born right on the Winter solstice.  It’s so fitting.  For me at least, the solstice has this quiet joy.  We’re settling in for Winter but we know that days

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