Do You Think You Can Handle That?

On Wednesday morning the sun hovered just over the horizon as I sipped the first cup of coffee and pondered the question that had been plaguing me since I awoke. “What in the world was I going to do with Scarlette?”  I realize this seems trivial but she had spent the day before basically scaling the walls. And I mean… Read More

The Three Musketeers Of Mischief

Scarlette looked at us during dinner the other night and said “Hey, did you know there are THREE kids in our family?” And we did know that, because Scarlette has invented herself a brother and a sister. The first time I learned this was on the way to her grandparents house. Scarlette: “My brother is SO ‘cited to go to… Read More

My Front Porch & How I Spend My Fringe Hours

For my birthday this year my dad got me this set of teal rocking chairs that had been made over by a little secondhand store I love to visit. Many of our mornings are spent on the front porch, where I sip coffee and work while Scarlette plays with her blocks or paints. I don’t make her wear my sun… Read More

That Time I Killed Scarlette’s Foot Dead

Scarlette and I went to the grocery store. She was dressed in her minion pajamas, with a large bandage wrapped around her foot. She showed her bandage to everyone that we passed. “See my new band-aid? It is SO BIG!” she told people. “What happened to your foot?” the lady in the bakery asked her. “Oh,” Scarlette responded seriously, “my… Read More

Say My Name, Say My Name

Growing up I didn’t know too many other Kaylas. In fact, until late junior high I was always the only Kayla in my entire school. So I realize that it wasn’t an incredibly popular name but I never thought that it was a very unique name or anything. Aimee is my middle name, one that was bestowed upon me under… Read More

Stuff Scarlette Says | “I Gettin Dis Knife”

It’s Throwback Thursday and we’re revisiting this post, which is one of the first times I started writing down all of Scarlette’s funny little sayings. It was originally published on October 21, 2013.  Welcome to another installment of Stuff Scarlette Says, which I seriously needed to get a new notebook for this week because now that she is talking all… Read More