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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Monthly Archives: July 2011

not looking forward to school starting

for many reasons, not least of them that Will used to go to school during Ellie’s long nap.  But all summer he has moped outside her door for the majority of her nap, more often than not waking her up.  When he starts kindergarten he’ll be gone all morning and get back home just in […]

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seeing the light

We are on day 7 of the potty training journey, and we just had our first 100% successful experience.  Ellie was downstairs with Will watching The Little Mermaid.  I heard her come up the stairs calling for me, saying ‘ut oh’ and signing potty once she saw me.  This is not unusual—from the second day […]

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ellie’s signs

Ellie has even more signs and words in her repertoire.  ‘help’ is my absolute favorite because of how darn useful it is!  I love that she says the word and signs at the same time—I don’t have to worry about her being a late talker at all!  ‘doll’ was said/used for the first time yesterday, […]

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