Kids

Clara turns one

Clara Anne is the sweetest thing I ever did see. She rarely fusses. Her smile comes easy and is contagious. She likes to know Mom or Dad will hold her, but would prefer to go exploring. She’s taking steps and toddling around. She does that precious backwards hand wave babies do. “Mama” is always on… Read More Clara turns one

Decor, Kids

Easy DIY ruler growth chart

My parents have little lines penciled all up and down the molding beside their pantry with coinciding names and dates. My mom started charting my brother’s height, (my short self had already stopped growing, darn it!) but soon there were lines for cousins and then friends and then even grown adults! When people come back to… Read More Easy DIY ruler growth chart

Kids

Gift ideas for 4-year-old boys

Luca turned four this year and Adriano just turned three! My toy-testers definitely have their favorites they go back to again and again. Here are my kid gift ideas for four-year-old boys: Digital camera Our favorite toy the boys got this year was a kid’s digital camera. It’s been dropped, banged around, and still takes pictures. We’ve got… Read More Gift ideas for 4-year-old boys