taking back roads

{balloon pop}

we started with 9 balloons and ended with 5 – dry grass and balloons aren’t a good combo! Image

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thank you so much for the phone calls, emails and facebook bday wishes. she is SO LOVED. 

 

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lunch date

Abby asked if I’d come have lunch with her this week since Saturday is her birthday and “All the other kids’ parents eat lunch with them on their birthday’s.” How could I say no after that? And since I said yes to Abby, Ben wanted me to have lunch with him too. Might as well! They told me the parents bring in something special for lunch, so I brought Chick-Fil-A, which happens to be 20 minutes away since we live in the middle of nowhere. And guess what? Neither kid wanted the nuggets I brought them – both decided school lunch looked better. B had a pb&j sammie with baked beans and apple icy/slushy thing. Abby had turkey w/gravy, rice and a chocolate brownie. Lucky for me J&L are eaters and took care of their siblings meals. It was fun to see then interact with their peers – especially B – he’s getting to that “I’ll say I love you but don’t you dare kiss me in front of my friends” stage. Stinker!

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He wanted to stay at school; we’ll see if he still feels that way in 10 years, lol.

If you get a chance please send a bday wish to Abby, her email address is:

Abigail Maddison at gmail dot com

Thank you! I know it’ll make her day!

Have a great weekend! It’s almost officially SPRING!!!!

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Catch Up

i don’t know where this week went. I don’t know where this month is going..Everyday gets me closer to Spring and away from Winter. But that also gets me closer to Summer. Bugs. Humidity. Ugh. Hurry up Fall. Never satisfied. 

Here are some pics I’ve taken over the last couple weeks. Some I’ve edited, others are as-is.

We’ll start with my ALMOST NINE year old. She’s a beauty. 

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Ben’s reading and they’re not fighting. It’s like a miracle of miracles.

And here are just some random things I see that I photograph. I need a “Makes Sudden Stops” bumper-sticker. Kidding, these are all on back roads, my precious cargo is safe! 

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Moo.

 

Have a great weekend!! 

 

 

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Rise & Shine!!

Hope the neighbors don’t mind waking up to chainsaws at 8am. Or squealing children..

Aren’t we supposed to find a money tree, not trees costing us money?!

I always joke that maybe one of the trees will fall down on the kitchen – let the insurance company take care of the remodel. Of course I know it’s not that simple. As much as we hate to spend money on cutting down trees, I’ll feel better about the kids playing around them or when it storms.

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These three have it real hard.

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Arf!

Abby was so nervous about the musical! 

“Huuuundreds of people will be watching me mom!’

She did such a good job! 

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I had completely forgotten about making the tail!  I put it together (stapled/painted)  about an hour before we had to leave –  Michael now has a sock missing its match. 😉

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Here’s a short clip. It’s a bit shaky – a certain little boy wouldn’t sit still and insisted on sitting on our lap. (That same boy held up a ‘thumbs up’ during all her parts, it was sweet.) 

((Abby is the one in the center))

 

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So proud of big sis! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leader Of The Pack

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And a proud mama selfie:

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We have some great kids!!

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12:16 – seeing spots

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Working on Abby’s costume for this years musical. Thankfully she’s a Dalmatian – something I can handle, unlike last years 3 in 1 Caterpillar/Cocoon/Butterfly. The musical is on Tuesday so be on the lookout for more pictures of Dali Dalmatian!

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In exactly three weeks she’ll be NINE!!

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