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Elias Successfully Demonstrates Syllabus Level 3

Elias began taking piano lessons about a month before he entered first grade. His interest in piano has waxed and waned throughout the year and half he’s been taking lessons. Some weeks it seems like I have to fight him … Continue reading

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Trip to Cleveland – January 2019

Caleb and I recently returned from a trip to Cleveland to visit my brother and sister-in-law. Our excuse to go was their baby shower. They are expecting their first child, a daughter, in March. However, I love to see them … Continue reading

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Simon’s Growing Up: The Tales of the Tooth and the Playdate

Two things have happened in the last few days that have really made me realize how much Simon is growing and changing. It’s hard for him being the middle child. It seems like a lot of things Elias does get … Continue reading

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Caleb’s First Day of School!

Caleb’s been dropping off his brothers at school almost since the day he was born. When he was an infant, Elias was in Pre-Kindergarten four days a week, and Caleb came along in the car seat every day. The next … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2018!

Merry Christmas from the Smithfam! It’s been a really long time since I wrote on the blog. I could make some excuses like I’ve been busy (I have), or that there are other interests and hobbies that took up my … Continue reading

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This Is Better Than Any Treat

The sun this evening brought the Smith Fam some excellent family fun. One of the boys’ favorite things to do is go to a nearby elementary school and practice baseball. The school has six or so ball fields and some … Continue reading

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Snow

We had a bit of snow yesterday. When I say a bit, I really do mean a bit. I didn’t think we’d actually go outside and “play” in it. There just wasn’t enough. But the kids remember last year when … Continue reading

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Simon’s 5th Birthday

Simon turned five last week. For some reason, five just seems so much older than four. Five is the age he’ll be when he starts kindergarten so maybe that’s it. Or maybe it’s that at five they start to become … Continue reading

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Valentines

I’ve always got lots of crafty ideas. I’ve also got lots of opinions. Especially about crafty stuff. Every time Valentines Day rolls around I always get excited because I’ve got so many fun ideas for Valentines. A week or so … Continue reading

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The Scooter Story

A few weeks ago, Elias had a friend over to play after school, and they naturally wanted to play outside. The boys really wanted to ride bikes. Since we don’t have an extra bike that is 7 year old size, … Continue reading

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