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Cassie’s Doc McStuffins Birthday Party

A few people have actually asked me why I haven’t posted pictures from Cassie’s Doc McStuffins birthday party. This post is for those people, especially Kirstin. As this was a Doc McStuffins party, the colors were pink and purple. I made doctors’ kits for the 5 and under guests. These were baby wipes containers, spray … Continue reading

Halloween 2013

Cassie was supposed to be Lambie from Doc McStuffins. A few snags: I wanted to sleep in this morning, so I didn’t dress her. I didn’t even wake up before she went to school. Max dressed her. Incorrectly. (Sorry, honey!) I forgot to get out the tutu she was supposed to wear. Max picked the … Continue reading


Cassie started preschool this week. She’s at the same preschool that Jackson attended from 2008 through 2011. I don’t actually intend to tell you where she goes to preschool, so I’m just going to call it “Preschool.” Preschool takes children once they turn two. Cassie turned two last Friday. The first day she was eligible … Continue reading

Cassie Had Her Hair Braided

A quick post with an update on Cassie’s hair: It’s been braided! My friend Cheyenne recommended her salon, so off we went on Tuesday. Cassie was overwhelmed when we walked in the door and four ladies exclaimed “Oh, she’s so cute!” and the like. One lady even got in her face a bit. Freak out … Continue reading

Open Adoption Roundtable #49: Adoption and My Father

The Open Adoption Roundtable is a series of occasional writing prompts about open adoption. It’s designed to showcase of the diversity of thought and experience in the open adoption community. We’re up to Open Adoption Roundtable #49.  Father’s Day is this weekend in many places and–as we did in 2009 and 2012–I thought we spend a roundtable focusing on dads. As … Continue reading

Robyn, Where Have You Been?

In March, I wrote 23 posts. So many, that at least 2 people complained that I had to slow down so they could catch up. Well, apparently, I did. I wrote only 15 posts in April and 10 in May. So, where have I been? It all really started in March. I volunteered to teach … Continue reading

Cassie is 18-Months Old!

Our darling Cassie is 18-months old. That’s 1-1/2 years! Time goes by so fast! She’s wearing her gFleur outfit, which I’m actually going to write about separately, because I am insane. She’s hitting most of her milestones. “Runs stiffly and falls often.” She’s a great walker and has even started running. How good she is … Continue reading

Cassie’s First Birthday Party

Cassie turns one (1!) on October 25, but we had her party on October 21. I went a little nuts. Due to some bad luck, she never got a baby shower. Due to the laws in Louisiana, the adoption hasn’t been finalized yet, so she never had a Welcome Party to celebrate her finalization. So … Continue reading