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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Friday, February 25, 2011

ABC...Easy as 123..

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

10 Minutes of Peace



Thanks for the idea, Em!

Monday, February 21, 2011

In Honor of President's Day

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"George Washington" was just too difficult to say.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Toddler in Church

I didn't really think Samantha's cute little voice was so loud...until we went to daily mass.

"HI!"
"Shhh..." (whispered)
"PAPA."
"Shh...yes, that's papa, do you want to go see papa?"
"PAPA!! CHEW?"


I didn't realize my daughter had her own echo...until I tried hushing it after communion.

"SWEATER. SWEATER. SWEATER."
"Shhhh....yes, he's wearing a sweater- shhh."
"HUNGRY? HUNGRY? HUNGRY?
"Shhh...do you want a snack?"
"SNACK. SNACK. SSSSSSNACK."


Nor did I really give any credence to the adage "Catholic Aerobics"...until my daughter started to "narrate".

"SIT. SIT. SIT."
"STAN. STAN. STAN."
"SIT. SIT. SIT."
"DOWN. DOWN. DOWN."
"STAN. STAN. STAN."

I never thought I'd regret teaching my child her colors...until we sat next to the stained glass windows.
"BUE."
"Yes, that's blue"
"Reh"
"Yes, that's red"
"BUE."
"Shhh...Samantha, we have to be quiet."
"NO MOMMY. BUE. BUE. BUE."

And I never thought my child could whisper...until I asked her to say "Bye" to someone after church:

"Bub-bye."


Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Can Count on My Fingers...

...How many times this has happened



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Preschool...*sniff*

This coming fall we'll most likely be sending Samantha to preschool when I go back to work (looking at Montessori-opinions welcome!).
About a month ago I realized my baby will not only be thrilled....

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but also very ready...

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

A- You're Adorable, B You're So Beautiful

So I was giving Sam a bath at my parents' place and threw Sam's foam letters in the tub with her (I'd forgotten I'd left some there).

And this is what I discovered my child can do.

(And I really don't know where she learned it)


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Suggestions on what to do with her?


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting for Baby

We've been in Ohio, waiting for this baby to arrive
And make this one a big sister



Unfortunately, God and him have a little joke going.



They even gave us an extra day with all the snow.




But, alas, our plans are not in The Plan, and we'll be saying goodbye tomorrow, sans baby.

Ram Sam Sam

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Lil Sister

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Genevieve

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