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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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Megan: Pigs can be whatever color they are.

Kate (slightly patronizing): I know about pigs. I’ve seen pigs. I’m thinking about pigs in my head!

Megan (confused): Pigs in your head?

I almost spit out the salad I was eating because I laughed so hard. Nice.

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These pictures are pretty representative of the kids right now:

Kate (5) is careful, methodical and focussed on the project at hand. If it’s dirt, paint, blocks or dolls. Unless she’s being silly, of course!

Megan (3) revels in silly, energy and drama – like this picture.  I said I couldn’t see her face, so she showed me! Of course, she can also play quietly (and alone) for hours when she gets interested in something.

Daniel (18 months) is so smiley about  every little thing – peek-a-boo, running, eating, sitting on chairs, and his sisters. As long as he’s not hungry.

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Gummy worms

You can’t cut a cake with gummy worms on top.

But she wanted gummy worms, so I just peeled each one back and put it on the plate with the cake. No one – especially the kids – seemed to mind!

What a fun birthday!

Putting the worms on.

Five candles!


The whole family

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