Reading Is Great, Reading Is Everything, Let’s Read All The Things
Oct08

Reading Is Great, Reading Is Everything, Let’s Read All The Things

 
“I can read and think at the same time!” 

“Me too, Roozle.” 

She has more library books than she will read. Me too, Roozle. 

She carries books with her everywhere she goes. Me too, Roozle. 

There’s not enough time to read all the things. I know, Roozle. Me too. Always. 

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Playgrounding Before Bed Is Our New Normal
Jun23

Playgrounding Before Bed Is Our New Normal

we climb mountains casey

You know how sometimes you find yourself in a new routine, but you didn’t even notice? You just keep saying yes to the same thing until it’s expected and you find yourself saying, “We always do that!” but you don’t really know how you got to the always? She used to go to bed at 7, but now it’s summer and light out and going to bed is so boring, and I miss her like crazy, so we’ve started going to the playground instead.

we climb mountains rileyYes, that means she gets to bed way later. Yes, we totally don’t care. Because summer. And so awesome. We’re lucky enough to have two amazing playgrounds in our neighborhood. So! Let’s go! Let’s climb all the things!

First photo by Roozle. She’s way better at climbing things than I am. We also gave up on wearing shoes for the walk home. Summer is way too awesome for shoes and rules.

 

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Reach
May07

Reach

 

All good things come from a step stool on the front porch to reach with all you are. Or maybe just a pile of flowers come from that. That’s good enough. 

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That’s My Truth
May05

That’s My Truth

no personality

 

We played Red Light Green Light. It included Purple Light (time to dance) and Blue Light (be like a monster). We built a fairy house in the dirt and got a stick stuck in a tree. We laughed and laughed and laughed some more. We talked about ants and underwear. The sun felt hot and so good. Like it does. Like it should.

“I don’t like it when the sun goes away.”

“I don’t either, but you know, it doesn’t really ever go away. It’s just covered up. So we should say we don’t like it when the clouds get in the way of seeing it.”

“Yeah. I don’t like that. I also don’t even like ants.”

“I don’t like ants either.”

(Riley’s friend) “I hate ants. That’s my truth.”

 

Mic drop.

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We had to park in a snow bank, but after school ice cream is totally worth it. 
Mar30

We had to park in a snow bank, but after school ice cream is totally worth it. 

 

Because ice cream before dinner on a Monday is always a good idea. 

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The Only Way Out Is Through
Mar23

The Only Way Out Is Through

the only way out is through

 

“You can climb through there to get out if you want.”

“Really?! I can CLIMB through the TRUNK?”

“Yes. If you want to. You should. I’ll help you out over here.”

“LOOK MOMMY THERE IS A KID IN YOUR TRUNK!”

“OMG WHO PUT A KID IN MY TRUNK?!”

“Mommy! It’s just ME!”

“Oh good! That was so scary!”

And we laughed ourselves through the library. Until it was time to get back in the car. Through the trunk. Then we laughed some more. Because needing to put the seat down at IKEA to buy big things and being too lazy to put it back up is super beneficial to the 5-year-old.

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