January 2010

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Weekly Wrap-up

Here’s what we’ve been up to this week: We started off what was actually our weekend last Sunday with homemade pizza night. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the finished pizzas and they were so cute! Toby’s was the shape of a large slice of pizza and Lilly’s was a heart. For the past

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Funny Little Man

This kid seriously puts me in stitches. This is his latest thing. You and me. He’ll bust that out at the most perfect times, like if I give him directions for something and he already understands how to do it, or if Lilly is trying my patience…..he’ll do that, like he’s saying, “I know Mom,

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Jumping Machines

Mark came home yesterday with a big surprise: I have been watching craigslist and pricing mini trampolines for a while now, planning to get one to provide more indoor exercise and a little break between lessons when needed. Mark found one at a local flea market for a great price. The kids are THRILLED to

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As you can see, I made the decision to remove the music player from the bottom of my blog. Thank you to those of you who voted! If you didn’t get a chance to vote, I apologize for taking the poll off so quickly. I tried keeping my volume on for a couple of days

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Loving These Winter Days

I’m a little hesistant to say anything for fear of jinxing the mojo but we have been having a really great week around here. We’ve been done with lessons every morning before 9:30 and most mornings at least one of the kids, if not both have been at the table doing a connect the dots

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How do you feel about blogs with music on them? Love them? Annoyed by them? Avoid reading them because of the music? I’m curious. It seems like there are strong opinions on this topic and I would love to know yours! I’m putting up a survey on the sidebar to see what you think. I

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Putting Out Fires

Many of you may remember the oven fire that we had over a year ago. Unfortunately, we still occasionally deal with the aftermath of that in the form of Toby’s reoccurring nightmares. It’s not a constant problem, he loves bonfires, campfires, and ones like this in the fireplace: But, once in a while, something sparks

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Hard to believe it’s Friday again. For the most part it’s been a stick-to-the-basics type of week as I try to knock a few other projects off of my never ending to-do list. Not to mention the fact that it’s been an icy mess outside so the kids have pretty much been cooped up inside

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After going to bed too late last night(again), hoping for at least 6 solid hours of sleep, I barely captured 3 hours between night visitors. A potty break, a lost stuffed animal, and 2 bad dreams later, it was suddenly morning! This is about the time of year when things start to really feel mundane

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In Our Backyard

Word seems to have gotten out around these parts that we have some yummy bird seed. Not that the birds really stand a chance at getting any. Unfortunately, a deer like one seen here did not make it across the road last night. Thankfully, Mark called to warn me of what we would see….right by