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Alexandra, Spanish Tutor by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Before I ever had children, I knew I wanted them to be bilingual. The tricky thing was figuring out how to make that happened seeing as I only spoke English. A year or ... Read on »
Busy. And busier. by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Lorelai Leigh, at the Rock n Roll Classic in Vancouver, WA this weekend.Lately, life seems to be moving faster than I can keep up with it. Each and every day seems to be s ... Read on »
Double Take by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On the day the girls met in Ethiopia for the first time,  Alexandra was wearing a blue shirt with a pair of yellow pants.  That was 14 months ago.   Yesterday, when Elsa ... Read on »
Go Seahawks!! by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If you drive by our house, you'll see the Guard Giraffe showing his team spirit.   I admit that I am not a big football fan, but the Seahawks/Packers game yesterday was ... Read on »
Elisabeth Sat Up!!! by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting By golly, look at that!!!   Elisabeth hasn't sat upright and played for months and months. Goodness, it might even have been a year. The combination of seizures and a sp ... Read on »
Scrubba Dubba in the Tubba by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Because guinea pigs need baths, too. Read on »
Lizzy the Legless Wonder! by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We took the footrest off of Elisabeth's wheelchair because she doesn't use it and it takes up space in the van. And suddenly, because of the way she sits, she looks like a l ... Read on »
Gymnastics + Basketball = Saturday by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Let's talk about Saturday. Saturday was busy. And exhausting. But oh, so fun! We started it off by waking at 4 am so we could drive to Lorelai's gymnastics meet some t ... Read on »
The Middle School Selfie by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting During Elsa's basketball practice Alexandra continued to try and teach me the art of the middle school selfie:   "No, mom, the girls at school do it like this..."    ... Read on »
The Sorenson Family Bowlers! by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On my birthday we went bowling! We hadn't been in at least five years, maybe more, and of course for Elsa it was the first time...    And naturally, while we bowled, E ... Read on »
A Story About a Roll of Tape by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Back in 2008 I wrote a post about some homemade Christmas ornaments that appeared on our Christmas tree courtesy of Lorelai. One of them was a roll of tape with a ribbon tie ... Read on »
Birthday Thoughts by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Yesterday the world celebrated its new year. And today, I celebrate my new year!   [My daughters and me on my 35th birthday.] 34 was a wonderful year for me. With the c ... Read on »
New Year's Day by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   [Elisabeth, ringing in the new year.] I've always loved the bit of mystery that comes with the New Year. As I reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future I c ... Read on »
An Ode to 2014 by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Frozen.   Lisa's Finishing School. The beach. The Deer Incident.   Chess.   The Giver. Tonsils.   Les Miserables. Guinness. Fundoplication. Middle School. Dis ... Read on »
To: The Sorenson Pets ... From: Santa Claus by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Santa has never brought gifts for our pets. Maybe it's because they have never been on the good list before. But this year, 'he' decided it would be fun to surprise the girl ... Read on »
A Very Merry Review by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Before I went to bed on Christmas Eve, I thought "Did I go overboard? Did I do too much?". And almost instantly I answered my own question - no. For these are precious years ... Read on »
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep" by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last Sunday we sang I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day as a congregational hymn at church. Though this is a hymn that I have sung many times before, the lyrics resonated wit ... Read on »
A Christmas Hymn by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Merry Christmas from our house to yours! Read on »
Big Animals Are Big Around Here by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A few days ago I ran into an old friend of mine while out shopping with Lex. I hadn't seen her in years and so naturally we chatted and got caught up on life. While we talke ... Read on »
Eyebombing by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Eyebombing has become an epidemic at our house...            Beware the googly eye! Read on »