Category Archives: Mia

Learning to Love Cooking

Every once in awhile, I come across someone who says, “I don’t know how to cook”. Usually, I can’t resist saying something like, “You mean, you’ve chosen NOT to learn how to cook.” I must confess that I am wary of people who chose … Continue reading

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Moving Up Day

At the end of the school year, Mia’s Montessori school has a “Moving Up” Ceremony. This is the day to celebrate the end of the school year and to celebrate those moving up to the next level. In Montessori schools, children … Continue reading

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Balance, Dragonflies and Butterflies

Our spring days are slowly starting to look like summer. A few days ago, it was cold and windy at our local park (and snowing on our local mountain!). We still had a lovely time, climbing all over everything. Perhaps surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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Spring Recap

We’ve been having our usual windy, New Mexican spring here in Albuquerque. The weather has been alternating between warm, cold, warm, cold with periodic WINDY days since February. El Niño is in effect right now, which means NM will get more than … Continue reading

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Here we are again

Where have we been? Right now, I can honestly say we have been pretty much in the same (physical) place for almost exactly one year. That’s right, it is almost exactly one year — to the day — that we … Continue reading

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The Mediator

We are arguing passionately discussing my computer and cloud drive management skills. It started with me complaining about my machine being slow. He says it is because I have too much junk on it. I say that junk includes huge … Continue reading

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Recitation and twirling factors

The fun continues! Here is a little video clip of Mia reciting one of her favorite books:  Unfortunately, I ran out of memory pretty early on so I’ll have to try to capture the whole story another time. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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The Year Begins

We now return to our regular, non-holiday schedule: cooking, playing, walking, learning, etc. A few notes about these pics: Mia likes to cook. She often says something like, “So, Mama, what should we make for dinner today?” She particularly enjoys scrambling eggs, making … Continue reading

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Holiday fun

At long last, here are some photos from our recent holiday… My favorite part was Christmas Eve, both the experience and the preparation for it. Luminarias or farolitos are a tradition in our town. They are fun to make, lovely … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice and I’m Not a Complete Scrooge

Mia didn’t know who Santa Claus was until a few days ago. We had pretty much skipped the whole Christmas thing up until this year. But here we go…. She was fine with Santa. (Note that her Papa has a beard so … Continue reading

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