Author Archives: jessi

Marlo at 24 Months

Two years went by so, so fast little one. You’re still my baby but how grown up you are. You run around with pigtails and tennis shoes, chasing your brother like you’re 10 years old. I’ll blink and you’ll be 10 soon enough but for now… stay my little 2 year old for a while. read more »

The Elusive Cinnamon Roll

I love cinnamon rolls. I prefer homemade vs. the canned version. And who doesn’t? They are bigger, softer and just plain yummy. Before I was married, and living with my grandparents, my Grandma was watching some daytime talk show – as she did everyday – and on it was Sandra Lee from Semi-Homemade¬†Cooking. (Side note, read more »

Marlo at 23 Months

You’re hair is longer, you’re a bit taller, you speak like a 3 year old and now you run all over the place. What else is there? Lots actually. You are constantly adding new words and sometimes we understand them and other times we don’t so you start to scream and cry until we understand. read more »

Marlo at 22 Months

You walk!!! Apparently, you’re a competitive one. Daddy took you to a birthday party where there was a room full of kids and balls. Since you love balls and there were only so many, you had to move fast to get one from the other kids. You realized scooting (as fast as you are) isn’t read more »

Marlo at 21 Months

I think I need to begin with your words. You have a lot of them. And you pick up more almost every day. You mimic pretty much what you hear. If I say “no way!” you’ll say something if not the same thing. Jules taught you how to say Wall-e but slow like he says read more »

Marlo at 20 Months

Christmas! You loved opening presents. But before we could, we had to feed you. You, Jules and dad have to eat the second you get out of bed. Totally annoying on Christmas morning, but we made it work. So to keep you occupied, we opened one of your gifts, a little people house. That kept read more »

A Defiant 5 Year Old

I want to assume we aren’t the only ones going through this. Our 5-year-old has really pushed the limits of our parenting, challenging us and causing us to go, “how the heck do we handle this?” I’ve been told this is a sample of how they’ll be in their teenage years but I don’t believe read more »