July 2009

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At it again

T has been on a mission to find monarch larvae since I showed him his aunt’s post and then M told him we had milkweeds growing in our ditch. It has been a topic of discussion daily and we have been down there looking a few times. Last night we hit the jackpot!(There was some

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Savoring

Some of my favorite moments captured from the past couple of weeks: My dad and I took the kids to the natural history museum in Panora. The kids loved seeing things that reminded them of Laura and Mary from the Little House series that we are still reading. L’s favorite summer activity is by far

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Sunflowers and Butterflies

The sunflowers have finally reached higher than the house and the flowers are not even ready to bloom yet! We were SO thrilled today to finally catch a HUGE butterfly compared to what we have been catching! At first glance I thought it was a bird on the playset out front but we soon discovered

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I'm a Slacker

Summer is just flying by and this ole blog has been getting neglected! I must admit that I have intentionally put blogging on the back burner lately because I have had some major lists to tackle and DOING has been much more important than writing about what I need to do or have done. We

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The fun never ends....

We had a wonderful weekend camping with my side of the family but before we left we had some butterflies to set free. Three out of the five were set free but we decided to go ahead and keep two for the duration of their life. One never has been able to flatten his wings

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I'm hooked!

For the past couple of months I have been in a pretty bad rut when it comes to meal planning and deciding what to cook for dinner. I have totally been wishing for a magic wand to wave to make dinner appear so that I could just keep playing outside with the kids a little

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R.I.P Hummer

“Ohhhh, this is such a sad day.” ~L, age 2 1/2 “God, please take care of Hummer.” T, age 5 Yesterday T discovered a sad sight at the bird-watching window. A hummingbird had collided with the window and this time was unable to come back around. He was pronounced dead at the scene at appoximately

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Loving these summer days...

So, I suppose it’s time to sit down and post again now that I’ve had 2 people mention the fact that I haven’t done so in a while! If you’ve actually missed me and wondered what we’ve been up to, thank you and we’re doing just awesome! We have just been busy as can be