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Norah, at 20 months

Norah is a busy little girl these days. She plays all day long, and is often narrating her own activities. She has said a few complete sentences, but usually it’s still two word phrases: “socks on,” “burp baby,” “dark outside…” She knows exactly what she wants (and doesn’t want), but still can’t always communicate it to us. So we have a lot of crying and whining these days.

She still loves her baby sister, though still needs to be reminded to not put things in her sister’s face. She watches us take care of the baby and then mimics with her doll.

Her favorite activities are drawing with her markers, buckling (anything), putting socks and shoes on and off, watching Curious George or Babar the elephant, picking up sticks in the backyard, swinging at the park, standing on a step stool in the kitchen to “help,” and twirling around to “Ring Around the Rosie.”

Here she is riding on daddy’s shoulders at the park!



October 29, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oops, I did it again

I’m SO very sorry for the Britney reference in the title there, but ugh, I really did do it again.  I fell off the blogging wagon.  I actually manage my office’s blog (duabroad.com), so I’m on wordpress every single day, but just not for my own blog.  

The other reason is the one I mentioned a couple posts ago — we no longer really live in a wee house.  As of August 31st, Matt and I purchased our first home together.  And it is nearly triple the size of the last one.  We are now living in a whopping 2,000 square feet home.  

But.  I have decided I will keep the blog name the same for two reasons:

  1. It’s all relative.  I was talking to a coworker about our growing living space, and she said she was just starting to consider that her house (for her and her son) is perhaps too large… but maybe not.  She has a 2,500 sq ft home.  For two people.  And definitely not growing.  So, it made me a feel like maybe we don’t quite live in a mansion, considering it’s for 3 people, 1 dog, and hopefully growing family in the future.  So it’s an “American wee,” I suppose.
  2. “Wee” can be a term of endearment, right?

So, once again, I pledge myself to re-asserting my blogging efforts.  See you again, soon, with more about our new house.

September 27, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


I’ve been m.i.a. from this blog because we have decided to move…. hence, I am now having an identity crisis with this blog.  Being named “Our wee home” based on the fact we live in 733 square feet, now that we’re moving to a likely bigger home, what do I do?  Our beloved home is on the market, and we’re just waiting for an offer to come in.  We have had 5-10 showings per week (we’re three weeks in), so there’s definitely interest in our home, but no offers yet.

Anyway, I’m trying to muster some creative and productive energy to continue on with the blog….  =)

July 5, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment