Sweethearts Dance

As I progress through this whirlwind adventure called ‘parenthood’ I always try to stay conscious of the big picture.  In particular, those moments that both define me as a parent, and also remind me what the point of all this is.  Saturday night was definitely one of those moments.  Ellie’s Brownie troop had a Sweethearts Dance to celebrate...

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Ellie = 7

I suppose it’s pretty special that two of our kiddos have birthdays so close together…and I’m sure one day (when the unbelievable stress is gone) we will look at this week with a great deal of affection and nostalgia.  For now?  It’s nothing more than your average chaotic/crazy/hectic/unbelievably-special week!  Today, our wonderful daughter...

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It’s that time of year again…

I realized this morning while walking Cameron and Ellie to their first day of school that the expression “time flies” is ringing more and more true with each passing year. Honestly, I could subject my loyal reader (notice the clever use of singular there…hi mom) with countless paragraphs of ‘where-has-the-time-gone’ anecdotes, but instead I...

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Playing With Toys

I love toys…and that should come as a surprise to no one. That being said, I never realized how much I love them until I watched my kiddos play with my collection of Fisher Price Adventure People this past weekend. And while they came nowhere near enjoying them as much as Cory and I did growing up, it was still a blast watching them play with them. I have to admit...

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Another Year in the Books

It’s hard to believe, but soon we will be turning our calendars to June, 2010.  A true sign of how fast time seems to be flying by is that the kiddos have finished up another year of elementary school!  No longer do Jen and I have a 1st grader and a 3rd grader…but rather a ‘soon-to-be’ 2nd and 4th grader!! (and one who hasn’t even started...

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I’m so proud…

I just wanted to share an email that Jen and I received today from Cameron’s teacher.  I know what you’re thinking (because it’s what I was thinking too) – getting an email from your kiddos teacher is usually NOT a good thing, but in this case it was! Here is the email that literally turned my day around, and made me so proud of what an amazing...

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Happy 3rd Birthday Cory!!

Wow…wow…wow!  It is so hard to believe that our youngest is now three years old!!  I find myself unable to put into words how amazing it is to see our youngest grow into such a wonderful little boy.  He’s as cute as can be (duh! just look at that picture!!), as smart as can be, as polite as can be, as funny as can be…well, you get the point.  ...

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A Great Vacation – By the Numbers

We’re home!  For those of you who don’t know, Jen and I took the kiddos out to Nantucket for spring break – and what a fantastic spring break it was!!  We flew out of Denver on the red-eye flight (11:59pm) on Thursday, March 18th and returned early in the morning March 26th (and when I say ‘early’, I mean...

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There’s Monkeys On Our Site!

This is a very special week for Ellie at school, as she was chosen to be the “Monkey of the Week”!  Now, to the uninformed, that might sound a little confusing – but don’t underestimate the excitement this title can create.  All weekend long Ellie was super-excited to get back to school on Monday.  So…just what can cause my daughter to...

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Anyone Looking To Gain Weight?

Yes?  Well you’re in luck!  It’s that special time of year where you can put down that 100 Calorie pack, shove that newly-created diet in the drawer, throw the scale in the trash and bust out the sweatpants.  That’s right…it’s time to buy one of the last legal drugs Girl Scout Cookies from my darling daughter!! Those of you who know me...

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Thoughts For A New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  It is hard to believe that not only 2009, but the entire ’00′ decade has come to a close.  And while there is still no real consensus on what to refer to the past 10 years as (Zeroies? Double aughts? Oh-ohs?), I am filled with amazement, pride, and satisfaction at what they brought to the Oldweiler family.   Looking back to when I...

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“Nice to meet you Mr. Eeyore…”

As threatened promised, there was no way I was going to do just one Disney World post on this site.  The trip was just tooooooo amazing to cram into a few paragraphs!  So, for the latest update, I thought I would focus on all the special Disney characters the kiddos were able to meet while we were visiting the various parks.  I didn’t really think we got to meet...

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