Recent posts for Pleiades Bee

It had been a trying day. It was one of those days in which the tiniest bump or the smallest “no” or the wrong song prompted tears. Every diaper was a “seriously? again?” diaper. No one ate well. No one napped well. A toy no one was playing with became...
Posted: 1/24/2012 1:08 AM
Decorating the House
Ever since Sophie helped me decorate for a family birthday a couple years ago, she’s been obsessed with decorating the house. Lacking streamers, balloons and our birthday banner, she improvises with her dress-up clothes and, occasionally, toys. This is...
Posted: 1/20/2012 1:59 PM
An Afternoon In Sophie’s Bedroom
Dear Sophie, I dreamt of days like these, before you were born. Days when gummy candy was served on fine china underneath a homemade fort with your favorite stuffed baby lamb as a guest. Days when my childhood bear (made by my mom, your nini), was dressed...
Posted: 1/18/2012 9:38 PM
Christmas Evening 2011
Christmas evening my parents and brother joined us for a delicious meal, which my in-laws cooked for everyone. It was our last evening to see Kyle, so I was grateful for the time together. Sophie “reading” to Kyle Kyle brought our children gifts, including...
Posted: 1/18/2012 8:18 PM
Christmas Morning 2011
“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” —Andy Rooney
Posted: 1/16/2012 12:02 AM
Christmas Eve 2011
Paw Paw and Sophie James and me Grandma and Owen reading Christmas stories wrestling with Daddy homemade buckeyes James giving Tucker a Christmas hug the Christmas garland Sophie and I made reading “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” After we put the boys...
Posted: 1/15/2012 11:35 PM
A Visiting Santa First
We tried to visit Santa earlier in December, but the wait was too long. So we left.We didn’t get back to Santa until December 23—when the wait was three hours. Thankfully we were able to give Santa’s elves our cell phone number. So we spent three hours...
Posted: 1/15/2012 11:15 PM
A Christmas Dress
Sophie, all dolled up for her preschool holiday party. “When in doubt, wear red.” —Bill Blass
Posted: 1/14/2012 11:18 PM
A Lesson Among Trains
Last month we went with Angel, Zoey and Mya to Cincinnati Museum Center‘s Holiday Trains Exhibit. Owen kept saying “choo choo” and “wow.” The exhibit included a small train children could ride, sans adults. While waiting in line I kept debating if I should...
Posted: 1/14/2012 11:14 PM
Sleeping Brothers
“All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.” —Plutarch
Posted: 1/14/2012 10:32 PM
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Our family of five lives in a 100-year-old foursquare in Fort Thomas, Ky., along with Tucker (our lab) and Mia (our cat). Thanks for visiting!

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