Hailey Category


In: Hailey, sophia

Hailey has been asking to have her ears pierced for almost as long as she could talk. I remember the first time she brought it up like it was yesterday. We were in the car on the way home from daycare, and she still had a little girl lisp. It’s been a long time since [...]

Sleepover Pros and Cons

In: Hailey

We survived Hailey’s first major sleepover birthday party. We had three girls plus Hailey which actually equates to 327 screeching girls if you are counting by the sound alone. I feel the need to document the pros and cons of a sleepover party so that I never forget what it’s like. Pro: Virtually no planning [...]

Little Chef

In: Hailey

Hailey frequents a local cooking store, Cooks Warehouse, with Luke which is how she came to be invited for this article. You can tell that she is a little intimidated by the photo shoot, but it was a fun experience all the way around. See the article on page 69.

First In Math

In: Hailey

Back in the day when we had to walk to school uphill both ways, we didn’t have cool online learning tools like they have these days. This year we’ve been introduced to a new one called First in Math. I don’t know who invented this First in Math program, but I would like to give [...]

Oh the Lunchroom

In: Hailey

I’m pretty sure that it’s been at least a year since I volunteered in the lunchroom at Hailey’s school. One glorious year of no lunchroom duty ended today. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really enjoy spending lunch with the girls; it’s the other 200 students or so that are a bit of a nuisance. [...]

Beyond Her Years

In: Hailey, sophia

Yesterday I had this conversation with Sophia… Me: Sophia, why are you not brushing your teeth? Sophia: Because Daddy wants me to play a Cars II game. Me: [no comment...just a skeptical look] Sophia: I know. I said “what the…” No. She didn’t say anything after “what the….” It would have been less funny if [...]

Missing a Step

In: Hailey

Hailey’s school is having a Boosterthon Fun Run. You might not know exactly what that is, but you can probably guess. It’s a fundraiser where they have to get pledges from their friends/family. When they get the pledges, they can go online and enter their information. The brochure they gave her has a script to [...]

Go Getter

In: Hailey

Yesterday Hailey came home from school and announced that she “had a club.” I didn’t know what she meant, but she informed me that she was in an Earth Day Club. Well, not only was she in an Earth Day Club, but she was in charge of the Earth Day Club. It’s not hard for [...]

Not So Gifted

In: Hailey

I could easily spend the first few paragraphs of this entry spewing out my opinions on testing in schools, but I’m not going to do that. I’m going to rise above my opinionated self to put the focus where it belongs – on my amazing oldest child. She is gifted. Well, we knew that, but [...]

Swim Meets #2

In: Hailey

These swim meets are hard core! Hailey has to be there at 2:30 so that she can spend 10 minutes warming up before the meet actually begins at 4pm. All of the kids from both teams are corralled into the gym where parents basically set up little campsites with towels, games, snacks, etc. That’s where [...]

About the Players

Mommy (aka Alisa, Mama, Al, Moo Cow, Mama Mia)

Daddy (aka Luke, Gadget Boy, Lukas)

Hailey (aka Big Sister, Turtle, Hailey Waley, Princess)

Sophia (aka Fifi, Phia, Lizard, Sophia Wia, Grabby McGrabstein)

Josie (aka Crazy Dog, JoJo Beans)

Anubis (aka Newbies, Mr Annoying)

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