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Well, if Elsa says…

I picked him up to put him in his crib, when he looked at me as if he were suddenly being illuminated and said:

"Don’t hold my back, Mommy."

"What?", I said.

He repeated, “Don’t hold my back.”

"Why?", I asked.

Very assertively he replies, “Well, Elsa says …” breaking into song … “Let it go, let it go, don’t hold ‘my’ back anymore…”

We kissed and said goodnight.

Goodnight :)


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introducing new concepts: karma

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A couple of days ago I was trying to explain karma to my oldest - she was being naughty and in the process (just barely) whacked her hand on a door and started to complain - I thought that perhaps it could be helpful regarding behavior, you know, be good and good things will come right back at you? Anyway, this evening she was goofing off with her baby brother, but not being the safest while doing so… my husband and I were insisting that she knocked it off when she fell on her bottom and started muttering “oh, karma, karma, karma… it hurts!” 


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perceiving tweens at age 4

  • Her: (RE a group of tweens hanging out at the park) There's a pile of big kids over there.

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wishing time away

We’ve tried to instill the importance of quiet and alone time at home; for those who nap, it’s not that difficult of an exercise, for others it can be quite the challenge. However, we truly believe that learning to enjoy one’s own company builds a sense of confidence and happier human beings.

With that being said, we ended up hanging out… quietly: 


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Happy Valentine’s Day

Can you tell I’m in the mood!? This week has been a busy one, with a lot of craziness in the air and the only way I found to wind down last night was by doodling these while sipping some red wine when the house was finally still and silent and two of my three valentines were having sweet dreams.

Please feel free to download any of these if you like (right click and save image)

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 

xoxo


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Battling Daddy

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We were all pretty excited to get out and enjoy the exceptional snow that covered Portland over the past four days; I couldn’t wait to get some shots of my husband and the kids, who couldn’t wait to dig their hands and roll around in it… From the photos, obviously, one of them more than the others:

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That expression on her face gives away what he had coming…

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In the end the kids nailed it!

Things are slowly getting back to normal and the snow is slowly melting away… It was pretty amazing while it lasted!


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the kids are alright

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Before I took these photos he shouted repeatedly and unhappily from upstairs, “I don’t want Bob, the Builder, Mommy!!”, referring to the overalls my husband had proudly chosen for him to wear throughout the day … I’ve been a mom in training for just about five years now and find the things that continue amazing me the most are definitely the little ones, but especially the random ones, one being kids and their clothes. 

I assume that like most children, my kids will not wear just anything or everything, especially depending on how clothing feels up against their skin. However, the Es have had signature trends from early on in their lives. He’s into shoes, but only one pair at a time. And, as for jeans…? So far, only skinny. His sister, parades around in her headbands and bandannas across her forehead, and will tuck in flowers - her favorite - whenever possible, to add yet another personal touch. She’s also is in total awe of everything furry, sparkly and with animal print. Let her throw everything in one mix and you have the happiest preschooler on the block.

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Welcome to Peá Roo, where life is a whirlwind that's mostly fun, always amusing and sometimes confusing. I'm Christine Elizabeth, and I’ll be taking you down the rabbit hole of our Portuguese-Italian-American life here in Portland, Oregon.

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