Monday, November 29, 2010's another one

Like before, this sign is from a school in an award-winning district. The pathetic part about this one is that it's not a sign that changes periodically and it probably was not assembled by a 4th grader. The letters are not stickers. They are printed or burned or whatever-the-process-is-to-make-such-a-sign-ed so this mistake is there for the long haul. My walk today was the first time I've noticed it. I wonder how long it's been there and I wonder how long it'll remain...? Is it possible that the person who made the sign was under the influence of a substance while making it?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Chad decided it was time to take Mags sledding as part of our wintery fall weekend. There is a hill right next to the cabin that's perfect for a short sledding introduction. Maggie had a ball every time they went down the run. Seriously, we could not wipe that smile off her face.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Clashing is in this seaon

On Saturday we drove to the cabin, knowing a storm was on the way. Had we known exactly how strong the storm was going to be we might have stayed home. But we didn't and it was beautiful and fun. And so snowy and cold. In fact it was unusually snowy for the weekend before Thanksgiving. Chad and my dad got to shovel snow and put chains on our car at the peak point of the storm. As soon as we saw a break in the clouds we all high-tailed it out of there.

As you can see, Maggie got to try out her new pink snowsuit. And red jacket.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Maggie Mac will make you jump, jump

Last Friday Maggie and I went with her play group to Tumble America. It was our first time there and she enjoyed it, plus it was a great way to burn off a bit of energy. There was some serious exploring, running around and jumping going on in there.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Recently we had the displeasure of experiencing roseola with Maggie. Poor little thing didn't know what was going on and honestly, neither did we. A friend of ours suggested we not rule out roseola when, on the fourth day of a 100+ fever and no other real symptoms of anything, we had to cancel some fun plans with her family because of Maggie's condition. Turns out she was right. After Maggie's fever broke she got the rash. It appeared pretty heavily on her butt, upper legs, arms and face. I was assured that the rash wasn't itchy and that it wouldn't hurt (thank goodness!) and fortunately that seemed to be the case for Mags too. She ran around the house looking horrible but feeling just fine. Thank goodness that's over.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy (belated) Halloween!

Little Mags was a honey bee this year for Halloween. We didn't want her costume to be too girlie, but we did want it to be sweet and cute, so this outfit seemed to fit the bill. Plus, we know that bees are super important to the world and Maggie is super important to us. A perfect fit. We began the evening at a friend's house, then did a little trick or treating before coming home and giving out the goods to the neighborhood kids. There were lots of candy-grabbers this year and, as most of you who know me know, I loved it!