Posts with Label: Parenting

Liesl and Smee

Liesl and Smee

Her first lead role, with solo singing and several costume changes and (yikes) almost-kissing a boy.  Since she hadn’t really practiced at home, and certainly not at top volume, her first song caught me almost entirely off guard.  I am sixteen, going on seventeen… I knew she could sing, but I didn’t know she could […]

One Month

One Month

One month from today we will be sitting on an airplane, getting ready to head back to America. The grand adventure will be over. My emotions these days swing like a pendulum, one minute devastated to be leaving and the next ecstatic to be going home.  Nothing I can do but let those emotions be […]

Individuals

Individuals

I snapped a picture as the gondola rolled down the canal, the sunlight in my eyes blocking my view of the screen, so all I could do was hope it came out. Later, I looked at it and my breath caught in my throat. If you’d asked me to capture each of my children’s personalities […]

Happy Birthday Baby

Happy Birthday Baby

As you have for several years now, you started the countdown to your birthday about a month ago.  You’ve kept track every single day and reminded us all frequently exactly how many days were left until you turned eight.  It’s now a running joke for Daddy to say something like “Ten days left until your […]

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