Rollie and Tiller on Valentine’s Day

Rollie and Tiller on Valentine’s Day Originally uploaded by Dogwood Girl Rollie and Tiller interview on Valentine’s Day. Captures their personalities pretty well. Rollie is in a sugar coma, while Tiller is bouncing off the walls. Happy belated Valentine’s Day!

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The Bear Went Over the Mountain

Rollie was in his first grade musical last week. Okay, I don’t like to brag, but he was the lead in the first grade musical. I know what you’re thinking. . . where did that come from? He didn’t get that from his mama, that’s for sure. And you’re right. His teacher told me she […]

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Honors Day

Rollie had his first Honor’s Day this morning. (It was mine and Todd’s too.) So cute to see all of the kids his age, and have their names called out and see them walk across the stage, shake the Principal’s hand, and then look out to find us. Also a little bittersweet, because my first […]

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How to Answer a Telephone, & Other Lost Arts

Todd and I both have iPhones. Before that, we both had plain old-fashioned cell phones. When we moved from our house in East Atlanta to our current home, we didn’t even bother plugging in a phone. We have a land line, but we just don’t use it. I have forgotten what it was like to […]

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Merry Christmas. Hope You Don’t Die.

This is so sweet and earnest and honest, in a heartbreaking way, that I wanted to document it here in on Dogwood Girl, even though Todd already posted it on Facebook. Todd: At Cub Scouts last night, the boys made Xmas cards to send to troops overseas…I look away for a couple minutes, and R […]

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I’ve Got a Spelling Bee in my Bonnet

You remember those, right? They still do them. (And if you haven’t seen Spellbound, you are missing out. What a thriller!) So, Rollie’s school had a spelling bee. I guess all schools have them this time of year and then the finalists go on to County, or state, or whatever. A few weeks beforehand, the […]

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Our Tooth Fairy is Retarded

So, Rollie came home from school having lost another tooth. I think it’s his . . .fourth? They are becoming a blur. Interestingly, only one was pulled at home – the rest were at school. I guess maybe he gets bored in class and decides to wiggle it until it comes out. Oh, and the […]

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The Blends Project

Anybody else get this in their head while doing the Blends project? For those of you who don’t have a first grader at my kid’s school, the Blends Project is 30% of their grade. Basically, the teacher gives you a list of 20 “blends” – blends are letter combinations, such as “br” and “ch.” The […]

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