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The girls have finally gone Texan

The girls have finally gone Texan

We took a trip to the legendary Cavender’s this afternoon.  For those not familiar with it, it’s a huge shop filled with Western boots and clothing (or cowgirl clothes as the girls prefer to call it).  You can take a look here for an idea of the sorts of things they stock: Cavender’s. The girls … Continue reading

New Old Lady Nighties

New Old Lady Nighties

The girls decided 2 weeks ago, after a weekend away with their friends who wore nighties (nightdresses) to bed, that they both needed nighties instead of pyjamas. Finding children’s night clothes in the USA that are 100% cotton is difficult (as is finding cotton socks – why would you want polyester socks when it’s hot?) … Continue reading

Children’s Hotel Ratings

During our whistle-stop trip around Arizona this last week the Little One started talking about “hometels” and asking whether we would be staying in a hotel or a hometel that evening. Both girls discussed how to classify the different hotels we’ve stayed in and here’s how the rankings work: Motel – clean bed and bathroom, … Continue reading

Scottsdale

Scottsdale

We arrived in Phoenix in 100f (38c) heat but though warm, it felt far nicer than the hot and very humid Houston that we had left behind that morning. We drove straight out to Scottsdale, pointing out cacti on the way and being corrected by the Little One every time we said cactuses: “Mummy it’s … Continue reading

Children and privacy

Children and privacy

The Big One is beginning to think about needing her own space and privacy.  I was hoping that she’d wait longer than 6 but in the last couple of weeks she has decided (quite rightly, of course) that she doesn’t really want her little sister barging in every time she’s on the toilet!  The Little … Continue reading

Valentines Day is very different here…

  It seems that Americans love a good festival.  The houses around us seem to change their front door decoration with the season (Autumn, Halloween, Christmas and now Valentines day).  The supermarkets are full of whole aisles of vaguely Valentines-related stuff and even the schools get in on the act.  For us this seems a … Continue reading

Mummy and Daddy are penguins

On the way to school this morning the girls were discussing penguins. The Big One asked the Little One if she knew what penguins did with their eggs. The Little One didn’t so here was the explanation: “When the mummy bird lays the egg she gives it to the daddy penguin to look after while … Continue reading

Will you do what we say?

We went out for dinner to celebrate my Lovely Husband’s birthday last night. The girls came with us and having eaten next to nothing of the delicious food (well the Little One ate 10 large prawns/shrimp) despite our very vocal encouragement, my Lovely Husband asked this: When you’re older will you do what we say? … Continue reading

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

I have many memories of putting on “shows” for my family from an early age with my sisters. It started with Christmas song performances when we were tiny, using the curtain in front of the French windows at my grandparents house as the curtains on the stage, spending many minutes giggling behind it whilst we … Continue reading