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Fun Photo Friday: The Hills are Alive…

This is our “Sound of Music” photo.  The closest thing we get to being a performing musical family is when we all sing the Barney “Clean Up” song together (and the boys kind of balk at that at this age.) -Cindy Read More »

Why Persistence isn’t a Virtue

Me: “Lexi, get dressed, we’re going to Nana and Papa’s.” Lexi: “I’m going to wear my pajama’s to Nana and Papa’s.” Me: “No, you can’t wear your jammies, go get changed.” Lexi:  “Why can’t I wear my jammies?” Me: don’t feel the need to explain everything, want to say “because I said so” but don’t, hope the ignoring technique will ... Read More »

Socially Appropriate Behavior

So when I went to pay for my fabric today at the store I turned around and saw Cassie, laying on her back, knees up scooting herself around in a circle on the floor, like a turtle stuck on his back.  I said the appropriate “parenting class” statement, “Honey, get up, that’s not how we behave in the fabric store, I ... Read More »

Cocoa When it Snows

The first snowfall is an exciting thing every year, so I started the tradition of having hot cocoa whenever the first snowfall came.  It celebrated a new season and it gave the kids something to look forward to.  This year we have had so little snow (we’re in Minnesota) that we have had cocoa every time it snows.  We probably ... Read More »

Your Kid May Be an Honor Student but Mine…

…can entertain his two little sisters in a nonconventioanl manner producing rapturous laughter that fills the house!  Yes those are trash cans, but we use them for laundry bins.  And I was worried that the 9-year age difference would mean they”d never find anything they could do together.  Once agian I’m proven wrong.  Have a good weekend!! -Cindy Read More »

Did I get the call?

When we signed up for domestic adoption I was obsessed (literally obsessed) with the answering machine.  I didn’t have a cell phone at the time and so every time I would come in the door I would look at the phone to see if the light was blinking.  If it was, my heart beat a little faster, even though I ... Read More »

Not Participating in Daylight Savings

Cassie and Callie (our three year old twins) have decided not to participate in Daylight Savings this year.  They haven’t consciously (or verbally) indicated this decision but ever since the time change they have just stuck with getting up at the same time.  So instead of getting up between 7-7:30 they are now up between 6-6:30 (for someone who is not ... Read More »

Warm and Fuzzy Feelings

Apparently that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you hold your baby for the first time or hear your adopted son’s first english word is not sustainable.  Apparently those warm and fuzzy feelings are interspersed with OTHER feelings and there are entire days that are what I call “feed, clothe and shelter” days.  Well yesterday morning was a “feed, ... Read More »

Meet the Rasmussen’s!

So our youngest, Callie, excitedly came to me this morning and announced, “The Christmas tree tipped over!”  Following behind was her sister, Cassie, who added, “The tree fall down!”  “How did that happen?”  I asked initially irritated. “We knocked it over!” they both chimed in (should talk to their lawyer.) The old me, (from yesterday) would have gottnen mad and rattled off ... Read More »