Yearly Archives: 2011

Happy holidays to you and yours.

The Fletcher-Hightower household has headed south for the holidays — details to come on how the 11-hour car trip went with two one-year-olds in the back seat. In the meantime enjoy this picture of the headline from the front page of The Northwest Arkansas Times on December 25th…quite different than the Chicago Tribune headlines! So […]

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Jack and Emmeline’s Excellent Birthday Adventure.

We do things big around in this household. It wasn’t enough that our babies were turning one year old, perhaps the biggest milestone birthday of them all; we decided that the twins would meet Santa, get their hair cut, and have a big shindig thrown in their honor…all on the same day. Yay! That’s not […]

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Tube time.

We made a lot of grand pronouncements about how we were going to raise these children while I was pregnant. Here’s what I learned about that: don’t make grand pronouncements about how you’re going to raise your children. I planned to breastfeed as close to a year as possible; that didn’t work out. I said they would have […]

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On breastfeeding.

(I should probably warn you: there is some rather graphic information in this post related to my troubles with breast feeding. Proceed with caution.) From the moment I found out I was pregnant, for me it was a forgone conclusion that I would breast feed. The information about the positive benefits of breast feeding floating […]

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Exhibit A.

You can put socks on but he’ll try to bite your toes through the socks. This photo is making me realize how weird my feet are shaped. Apologies for making you all look at them.

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