go out and play. and sweat.

Every single summer I see people (via my Facebook feed) going outside and enjoying the sunshine. Cookouts, picnics, trips to the park…it’s all very idyllic and such. Yeah, we don’t really do that here in Texas. Our summers are spent mostly indoors, unless there’s water involved. The kids haven’t wanted to go out and play […]

first day of first grade photo bonanza

Obligatory first day of school photos in front of the door! First day of first grade. It’s damn near impossible to get a photo of them together where they aren’t practically making out. Twins. What can you do, eh? Claire had her heart set on her long skirt and tank top. Rachel originally picked out a skirt, […]

I thought we had a little more time

Last year before kindergarten, I hemmed and hawed over whether or not to order the girls expensive, quality backpacks, complete with coordinating lunch boxes, or to let them pick out cheap character ones from Target. This damn decision ate me so alive, you’d think I’d been tasked with deciding which college they would be attending. I […]

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