give us all the cookie dough!

our family has been on the very best sort of sugar high over here the past several days because we’ve had our fridge stocked with edible safe-to-eat cookie dough that none of us can get enough of!

kristen tomlan, who is the genius that created  here in nyc, invited our family into her bakery to bake cookies and make our very own edible cookie dough with her and her team last week....

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our morning routine!

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i’ve had a lot of requests for some day in the life type of posts, and while each day tends to look different from the next over here (at least the work part for josh and me), our morning routine is very consistent, so i thought i’d start with that!

one of the things josh and i have noticed as a few of our kids have entered the age of school years, is that our kids really thrive on structured consistency....

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first day of school.

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“samson, this is the sign you make if you want a drink of water…” she motioned with her hand while she walked beside him, their backpacks bouncing up and down hitting their backs with each stride they took. “…and this is the sign you make if you need to go potty…got it?” he mimicked her motions with the biggest smile on his face and i swear my mama heart was all sorts of bursting as i walked along side them watching and listening as eleanor gave samson the last run down on kindergarten while we walked to school yesterday morning on their first big day....

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give me all the january days like today.

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it’s no secret january can feel rough. i won’t even get into why because then i’ll just start feeling bummed out.  good news is, it’s half way over. even better news is, there have been some days this past month that might go down in my group of “favorite days ever”, and that’s surprising to even me!  ...

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it’s another day of SNOW!

67 minutes of putting on all the under layers, coats, hats, mittens, thick wool socks and then snow boots. out the door,  someone needs to potty. back in the door. take off all the layers. and then back on. 12 minute lag in the lobby of our apartment building because someone’s snow boot feels funny and it’s bothering them something crazy....

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