Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rainy day, but good

This is Abe.  Lily is at yoga right now.  Life has been very good in the Darais house lately, and today is no exception.  Two days ago, Lily and I had a pow-wow about our worsening sleep deprivation and made … Continue reading

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preschool and Abe’s birthday party

Today I finally enrolled Lydia in preschool. After calling Challenger this morning, I felt so relieved to find a preschool that had a philosophy that fit what I’ve been looking for. Originally, I was going to go down tomorrow to … Continue reading

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Another preschool tour–and the sun!

Yay for the sun! It’s back, it’s beautiful, and it felt gooooood today. After touring another preschool this morning, we went to play group at a nearby park. Then we came home and I fed the girls lunch. Then I … Continue reading

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Marathon Monday

This morning I whipped the house into shape before preschool. I was supposed to teach about farm animals and the letter “q,” but I never got around to “q.” We got stuck on the making-butter part of my lesson, wherein … Continue reading

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Outside pics and a happy dinner

We kept Lydia and Mary home for all of church except Sacrament since Lydia was still sick. After church, we came home and napped (and joked about how much our family naps–except Lydia, of course). I took these after Abe … Continue reading

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The regular rhythm of Saturday

I spent all morning and the early afternoon at school, turning out French toast for a breakfast with the president of the Utah chapter of the American Culinary Federation (turned out she wasn’t hungry and didn’t eat a thing), washing … Continue reading

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House bound

Lydia woke up this morning the sickest I’ve ever seen her (except for when she had an ear infection).  But even though Lydia was the sick one, Mary was the needy child today. I think she gets upset when I’m … Continue reading

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Too. many. carbs. (in class tonight)

This morning we had a play date with Lalitha and Eden: Then I fed the children, set Lydia up to paint in the basement, and put Mary down for a nap. Then Lydia took a nap. Then I went to … Continue reading

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Dona nobis pacem

The girls watched “Let it Go” from Frozen for a little bit this morning. Then we ate breakfast and read books until it was time for Institute. Today Institute featured some artist who has studied how Joseph Smith looked in life, … Continue reading

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Loads and loads and loads of laundry (and some other stuff)

This morning I took the girls to the park for our ward play group. The rest of the day was spent feeding kids, napping, reading my book, and folding approximately five huge loads of laundry (basically the girls’ entire wardrobe … Continue reading

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