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don’t you just love checking things off a to do list?

…check…

i started creating this list about 6-months ago.  i had just read “eat-pray-love” and another blogger’s site about her 100 things list and was inspired to live a life full of things that made me happy and made me feel like i was moving forward in learning more, doing more, being more.  GROWING.

so… 100 things.

Check it out here… https://multitaskerconfessions.wordpress.com/100-things/ (or by clicking on the second tab along the top of this bliggty blog, yo)

it’s not my bucket list because, like, um, that’s grusome…and what happens when you do all 100 things? You just keel over and croak? No thanks…

I could have easily put off the wall things on my list (like go to the moon or vacation in Bora Bora in one of those super posh huts over the ocean) but these are things  I really, really, really want to do and things that I really,really, really think that I can do.

I guess I could make this 99 things list a 100 things list again by adding that I hope to inspire someone else in creating their 100 things list…

My hope is that as I do each thing, I can (A) add to it so it’s a continuously growing list of 100 things and (B) report on each thing as I check-check-check them off…

So, enjoy my list… I hope it inspires you to make your list and live your life to the fullest…

Why not start by starting your 100 thing list  in my comment box… if you notice, #48 is make someone elses “thing” come true….  help me help you people…. help me….help you 🙂

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i’m raising readers. i love books. i love reading, writing, talking about books. i want my kids to love reading. and books. and writing-talking-etc. all.things.books.

which is why i’m going back to school for my teaching license in middle childhood education.

i want to teach kids {beyond my own} to love books, and words, and ideas. and love their own unique ability to tell their own stories.

 so it’s no surprise that i love walking in to tuck them in before I head off to bed for the night to see this…

catholic bible...we grow ohio...put me in a zoo...

or this…

...baby love...i'm a ballerina...

 

… and i don’t know what makes me happier – that they are both sound asleep for the night or that there is a stack of books piled up in their beds.

there is something really sweet about tucking the littles in for the night and having to remove a pile of books from beneath their covers.

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… i’ve done this to myself…  

…created my monster sweet girl… 

…one who’s early morning conversation with me today, goes something like this… 

“…{brother} hit me in da nose. da nose bloody nose…just a lill bit bloody. i fine now. {she sighs and looks out the office window}… libby {cousin} push me off the lill table {shows me how she was shoved off by forcing her little arms forward}… i bite. i bite libby right here {showing me her shoulder by tapping to the exact spot of the bite}… [i stop her here to discuss biting, i sing a yo gabba gabba song about not biting and i make her repeat to me 2x that “teeth are not for biting”] {she sighs}…aunt doe-doe come here? papa come here? papa buy my booooooooootiful dresses….papa buy me boooooootiful dresses…i pretty. teeeetteeeee princess. {wherein she prances and dances and twirls out of my office, down the hall and stops, and smiles…}

  

…and i remind myself… that she is my creation… 

sass-a-frass

  

{all of the above stories are in fact true… i have taught my daughter (and son) to speak the truth – yes – her brother did hit her in the nose with a hairbrush {in which he served the time for doing the crime} – yes, she did get a (very short lived) bloody nose – yes, she was pushed off her picnic table by her older cousin and yes, she did bite her. aunt “doe-doe” is my sister, and i just happend to be skyping with her in my office while this conversation happened…and yes, papa is a sucker for little miss and bought her not one but TWO beautiful dresses of her choosing while we were in town last weekend… {more on that later}… and yes, she is beautiful – very, very, very beautiful… in every way, shape and form…BEAUTIFUL.} 

what is it about upside down babies that just gets me!

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the sun is out.

and shining. brightly…

and for ohio. that’s pretty darn amazing!

...inspired by "THE" orange robot party of 2010...

the kids wore spring coats today – and I didn’t wear a coat at all (b/c I’m the mom and I can do that!)

the birds are chirpping and we’re breaking out the sidewalk chalk this afternoon – while the grass isn’t quite green, and is still dotted with lots of snow – i figured some beautiful sidewalk art will brighten our little plot of earth.(**especially the image my sweet son drew of the two of us “planting a rainbow”…love it!)

when you sidewalk chalk (or as we call it – chalky chalkin)… what do you draw?

inspire me people…

 

 

 

 

...lilypad hopscoch = 15 minutes of fun...UPDATE

 the kids decided that it would be best to play lilypad hopscotch – a game I made up last year and we played once… hmmmm…funny how they remember a game we played ONCE… but can’t seem to remember to use inside voices or to pick up a toy before we get out anything else…)

(pps: I’ve also determined that we don’t need ANY more chalky-chalk until NEXT summer. I estimate about $100 worth of chalk in my chalk bin as of today. that’s A LOT of chalky chalk, friends)

somehow – chalky chalk turned into bubble dumping blowing… which is ALWAYS a good time in my book – note to self: stock up on bubbles… $100 dollars worth…seriously

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When my firstborn was a baby, and up until the arrival of little miss, he constantly had a camera in his face. I took every picture…at every angle – because I was scared I’d miss “a moment”…well I came to learn that  babies have LOTS of moments. Thus the disks and disks of digital photos I have of his first 2 years.

Obviously, when little miss made her debut into our family – I snapped just about as many – but once she was mobile (which was very early) and he was edging on the horrific threes (thank God those are behind us now!) the camera came out less and less.   And I relied more and more on my siblings or mom to snap those pictures…because my hands were full and cameras are just too expensive to throw into that mix! The camera came out when family was around- for holidays and birthdays – It came out when we took day trips or whipped something fun up in the kitchen… but it stopped coming out to capture the every day moments… which are usually the most wonderful of all moments.

Yesterday – with my son off at school and my daughter and I enjoying the sunshine through my office window, I captured the essence of my sweet little girl.  It was beautiful. And special. And made me realize that although there are a LOT of moments – those moments fly by very quickly! And capturing them from every angle is ok…and necessary!

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