April 2008

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New PJ's

Just wanted to share this fun new picture of the kids in their new pajamas. I was surprised and delighted that they were both actually looking at the camera AND smiling AT THE SAME TIME. That doesn’t happen often these days. Notice Lilly’s purse on her arm. Funny how kids pick up on those things

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Warning: This is going to be long and a total “mommy brag,” more for my own memory than for entertainment. If you think it will annoy you or make you feel inclined to burst my bubble, please stop reading now. If not, take it for what it is and enjoy. Friday evening Toby was invited

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Stinky days...

This is a recent chalk drawing Toby made of….ME! Notice the devilishly happy grin! Not sure what happened to my arms. Don’t ask. We are so longing for the days of being able to do these drawings outside on the sidewalk but for now we are very thankful that I painted a hallway wall with

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Reward for hard work

Of course there is a wonderful balance of work and play around here. So after our adventures in cleaning, we make messes! Nothing like licking the beaters in anticipation of the cupcakes in the oven. It has been a huge lesson in sacrifice for Toby now that Lilly is big enough to enjoy a beater

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Never too young

The kids are at such a fun age right now and love to help around the house. I take full advantage of this time since I know in a few years it will be fight to get this type of cooperation out of them. They will dust, vacuum, and wipe anything and everything they can