12.14.12

12.14.12

Me: You know at one time I wanted to name you Clementine. But I’m glad you have your name. Toddler Buddha: You know what’s a good name for me? Vanessa! And Brave, I like Brave for my name.

12.12.12

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12.09.12

12.09.12

12.5.12

Last night, in response to me placing her supper in front of her: “Good job, mommy, you win first, the best ever, you win a blue ribbon.” Which I feel like is kind of overboard for baked tilapia.

12.04.12

12.04.12

Remember that time I went a year without posting? Yeah. She’s 3 and a half. She’s hyper verbal and funny and maddeningly willful. She’s beautiful. She dances. She named two rescue kittens Cricket and Crumb, and it’s maybe for those names and her cleverness alone that they get to live in our house. In a [...]

01.23.12

I miss the woods and who we are when we get to be there.

01.23.12

01.23.12

I miss the woods and who we are when we get to be there.

12.13.12

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11.17.11

11.17.11

She was sick for days. We watched lots of Elmo. She slept on my chest and dribbled snot on my shirt. It’s only when she’s sick I really remember her infanthood. Because once more my touch is constant and seems to be what she needs most. She is feeling a lot better, thank goodness. Good [...]

10.31.11

10.31.11