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Here are a few recent pictures – some leaf pile fun, a purple ruffle dress for the next birthday girl (it’s half-done in the picutre!), the most recent three year old, and picking thousands of zinnia seeds – we could plant a whole acre or two with what they’ve collected!


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this moment

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I’ve learned a few things lately:

– Sleep is overrated. Coffee is not.

– Cat poop on my shoe stinks. But cats catch rats.

– (Accidentally) doubling the butter in the frosting makes it extra yummy.

– You can’t buy anything if you don’t go into the store.

I’ve seen a few things lately:

– Bridget is now rolling over on purpose.

– Megan’s enthusiasm just explodes out of her.

– Kate doesn’t always appreciate this.

I’ve heard a few things, too:

– Daniel can (and does) comment on or question every, single, minute detail. Again. And again.

– Katelyn loves first grade. She’s going to marry a boy in her grade. (Upon the questioning by her grandma – because I’m not touching that with a ten-foot pole – she said the first reason was because he was funny like her Daddy. Too sweet.)

– Daniel says he’ll marry me.

– Daniel only wants me to read him train books. Or school bus books. Or fire truck books.

– Bridget loves to coo, giggle and squeak. Her latest noise is … unique, I’m not sure how to describe it.

– Megan sings great songs – especially to her little sister.

We’ve even done some fun things:

– Play dough.

– Climbing mountains.

– Walking to school really is a nice way to start the day.

– Playing in puddles at the farmer’s market.

– Reading.

– Candyland. Even Daniel can play.

– Puzzles.

– Sewing – bags are my latest kick.


Ok. There. We’re all doing well. And have not fallen off the face of the earth.

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Cutest kids ever. Courtesy of God. Photos by Shelliebaxterphotography.com.

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Birthday Boy!

Happy 2nd Birthday to my smiling, running, hugging, train driving, sweet boy!

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Once in a while when I tell someone where we live, their face lights up with recognition! Then I know they are a race fan.

So. I took the kids to the vintage races (both cars and drivers were old and supposedly “not” racing, just having fun) a few weeks ago. It was cheap to get in and the stands were not crowded – we had a lot of fun. Even saw some friends.

Daniel maybe liked it the most as he pointed and just kept saying, “car! car! car!” for every one he saw. You know, every time each one went around the track.

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