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Youngest Daughter

May 21, 2014
Eating is becoming difficult…

Youngest Daughter has three spaces in her smile right now!

May 12, 2014

So, technically this is a photo from yesterday of Middle and Youngest Daughters. But it’s so cute that I’m sharing it anyway.

March 1, 2014
Daddy-daughter date

For Christmas, Youngest Daughter gave me a gift certificate for a visit to Starbucks. Today, I cashed it in. We took markers along. 🙂

February 14, 2014
When the friends came

Friends drove from eastern Pennsylvania to help us celebrate Youngest Daughter’s birthday (a few days early). Here, everyone is winning a round of Hullabaloo together.

January 30, 2014

The girls went sledding again today. With just a little melting, the hill was fast and slick. And Youngest Daughter paused to act silly.

Sorry – it’s the best photo I have to offer today. 🙂

A good day for sledding

With all of the winter happening around us, the women picked an ideal time (after snow, before cold) to do a little sledding with friends.

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January 23, 2014
Youngest Daughter and Grandpa playing Animal Upon Animal
January 19,2014
Pink portrait

We claimed an empty picture frame from church that was going to be discarded. Fun ensued. This is Youngest Daughter.

6 + 3 = ?

At supper last night, we had this little exchange among Middle Daughter (age 8), Youngest Daughter (age 5), and Ordinary Mommy…

MD (turning to YD): What’s six plus three?

YD (after a pause): Nine!

OM (quizzically): How did you know that?

YD (matter-of-factly): Because when you make a nine-patch and you have a group of six, you need one more strip of three.

Say what?

Ordinary Spouse/Mommy/Homeschool Teacher laughs, because there are all these techniques for teaching addition, and then the child goes out and learns it from her quilting.

Nine patch

Youngest Daughter with her nine-nine-nine patch.

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