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Her cute head shake has turned into, “No!”

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She says:
Cracker!
Tut-tut! (Tucker, the dog)
No!
Mooooom!
Bye-bye!
No!

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She throws everything that shouldn’t be thrown away in the trash. She gets into the dirty clothes and put’s clothes on her head or around her neck. Ew.

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This one had an assignment to dress as a Native American. I was thinking a paper sack vest, construction paper feathers.. Michael went all fashion designer and made a dress!!!

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Thank goodness our kids have one artistic parent for projects!

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Dirt: The love that binds them together. If they’re making a mess, everyone gets along.

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Doesn’t Abby look so grown up in that picture?

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That’s some of the MANY piles I’ve raked. I’ve got the blisters to prove it!

And lastly, we’ve been working on the kitchen.. Power tools have been involved!!

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Four cabinets down and 76 (or so) to go :/

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!

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abigail.

Today we were {amazingly} running ahead of schedule, so I took a couple of pics of Abby. It’s a beautiful and cold! November day.

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She looooooves her boots! And if I’d let her, she’d wear the coat when it’s 70 outside.

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That shot is kind of like life – its zooming by! She’ll be 9 in a few months!

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“My hands are freezing!”

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She’s Abigail now, because Abby is “too baby”. She’s almost 9 going on 15. She doesn’t play with Barbies anymore, you can find her with her nose in a book. She can drive me crazy. And she’s a slob. But she also has a heart the size of Texas. She sings along to the radio. She’s a great artist and has the best laugh. She’s beautiful.

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Saavedra Wedding

The wedding pics are up! Beautiful day and gorgeous bride!! There’s a couple of cute shots of the kids towards the middle/end.

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and she’s off!

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16 months, 4 days old and we have a walker!! It’s pretty hard to get an in-focus shot of her now!
…unless she’s strapped down in her high chair and eating an m&m…

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Here’s a sweet (and rare) moment:

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It lasted for about 15 seconds, before they started picking on one another again.

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Halloween 2013: The Big Scare!

As some of you know, around 2pm yesterday Lu had a seizure. She’s fine today, as if nothing happened. It lasted about 5/6 minutes. It was like a bad flashback of 14 months ago when Josh had his. I called 911 and as a precaution we were transported to the hospital. This was such a surprise – she was fine all day, I ran several errands and when we got home she felt a little hot but I assumed it was because she was still in her footed pajamas, and that was making her warm. I laid her down to change and that’s when it started. It took Lydia a little bit break her fever but by 430 she was her happy self again. The ER doctor believes it was just a febrile seizure. Very common. Josh and Ben were ill earlier this week, both had strep so she’s probably fighting a bug and like Josh, has a low tolerance to fevers. Today we will follow up with our pediatrician.

We weren’t released from hospital until 6, so I didn’t get too many pictures yesterday since we were in a rush but luckily Wednesday we had a “Dress Rehearsal” and I got a couple of good pictures..

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The kid is obsessed with the movie Karate Kid!

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Mike from Monsters Inc.

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My little owl and witch.
Hoping for a less scary Halloween next year!

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