The Wee Two Celebrates One Year!!

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Pic heavy post for your viewing pleasure in 3,2,1… The theme was rockets!  The Mother made these adorable fruit kebabs in the shape of rockets and The Sister planned a bunch of awesome games for the kids to play.  We tried to keep the party low-key, inviting mostly family and a few friends, and The Wee Two (and his big brother) had a wonderful time. The Wee Two got to have his second attempt at a smash cake (his first time took place during Read more […]


Posted by & filed under All About Me, The Family, The Holidays, The Home, The Mother, The Scottish, The Sister, The Wee One.

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Hello lovely readers and Happy Thanksgiving to those folks in the USA!   Guys, I’ve become such a holiday junkie in my (relatively) “old” age.  I love it more and more each year!  I can’t get enough of holiday music and I usually start baking cookies as soon as Halloween is over.  I love family get togethers, holiday parties, and browsing the holiday section in every store I go into to.  The cold weather seems appropriate now and joy is in the air. Speaking of joy, I’m so happy Read more […]

It’s Not What You See, It’s How You Look At It: Part Two

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Remember when I shared how The Cuz Man was rocking his cranial cap in the most amazing photos ever?  Well The Sister and The BIL did not stop posing him in adorable scenarios, in fact, they came up with even more creative ideas.  I wanted to share the rest of the pictures in the series because they are too precious not to share! The Cuz Man was in his helmet for a grand total of 3 months and his head looks amazing now.  The unevenness and the flat spot are essentially gone and lucky him, Read more […]

The Wee One Picks Apples

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Hi everybody, Happy Monday! I’m still not feeling 100% myself in regards to weaning but I would say I’m starting to think a bit more positively.  Distraction is working well most of the time, but some mornings The Wee One sobs and pulls on my shirt and that just breaks my heart into a million pieces.  The Scottish is always nearby to help and he keeps reminding me that I have to think of what I’m gaining with The Wee One instead of what I’m losing  Easier said than done, but I’m working on Read more […]

My Little Brother is Married!

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The Glue married his love, The Tape, this past Friday in a beautiful ceremony at Centennial Lakes Park here in the Twin Cities.  The happy couple is off on their honeymoon, a two-week road trip to Portland and all the stress of wedding planning is over.  Yay!  Isn’t the last week always the craziest? I was in charge of their timeline as well as day of coordination, The Scottish was an usher, and The Sister and The BIL did all the music and technology pieces for the ceremony and reception.  The Read more […]

It’s Not What You See, It’s How You Look At It

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The Cuz Man is sporting a new look.  Back in June he was fitted for his cranial cap (or helmet as most people refer to it), and he has been wearing it since early July. I might have mentioned before that parents are instructed to put sleeping babies on their backs these days, the phrase being, “Back is Best!”  Well, the good news is that SIDS numbers are dropping (yay), but the bummer news is kids with flat heads or plagiocephaly are becoming more common. The Cuz Man was born with torticollis Read more […]

SURPRISE! The Sister Turns 30… EARLY

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This past Saturday after weeks of planning and lot of LIES, we managed to surprise The Sister with a lunchtime birthday party. IT WAS AWESOME.  SHE HAD NO IDEA. The Sister thought she was coming to our house for a wedding-related luncheon hosted by The Tape for her bridesmaids, but it was really her surprise 30th birthday party almost two weeks early.  I believe the key to a great surprise is a solid cover story and a completely random date.  It worked for us!  The BIL was sooo Read more […]

The Glue and The Tape’s Picnic Shower

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This past weekend The Mother, The Sister, and I threw a picnic themed shower for my brother and his fiancé.  We called it a wedding shower (instead of the traditional bridal shower) because we wanted to invite both men and women, we are on the groom’s side after all!  Overall it was a great success and now my brother knows just how awkward it is to open gifts in front of people!  🙂 We did a great job making it a family and guy friendly event if I do say so myself, and here’s how: 1) Read more […]

Only Slightly Less Miserable: A Tale of a Birth

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Time to talk about BIRTH.  My nephew (The Cuz Man) was born on February 3rd at 7:26 AM to The Sister and The BIL.  He weighted 8 lbs 8 ounces and was 19.75 inches long.  I got to watch some of the labor and ALL of the delivery.  My goal was to wait until I could formulate something poetic and poignant regarding the experience, but it turns out that’s nearly impossible.  Watching someone push a tiny person from their body encompasses too many things and cannot be squished down into a tiny, Read more […]

The Name Game

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It’s obvious that my first name is on the long side as far as first names go.  Stephanie was always one of the longest names in my classes growing up.  It never fit on those Scantron tests that spelled out both your first and last names, but instead read as Stephan.  Regardless of its length, I would meticulously write my name out on each and every piece of homework I was given, never shortening it.  I only introduce myself as Stephanie and can’t imagine calling myself Steph. I love my name, Read more […]