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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

6 Years

 

Last weekend we celebrated Samuel’s 6th birthday.  It’s hard to believe he is six!  We had fun on Friday with his buddies and all things transformers.  Then on Saturday the whole family joined us for another party.  Samuel’s opinion is that you can never have enough party time. 

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He iced his own cupcakes for the kid party and Molly did the sprinkles.  They did a pretty good job, I’d say!

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We posed for some pics before the guests arrived.

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The weather was beautiful so we took advantage and did most of our activities outside.  Run like a wild man with 6 of your best buddies?  There’s just nothing better than that.  Unless you add silly string, then it’s really fun.

 

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Ready for the family party!

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This is how Avery felt about Dean.  She sure loves her cousin.  Possibly a little too much.

 

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Dean was hungry but didn’t want to miss any of the fun.

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She can’t keep her hands off of him.

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Wait, where’s Avery? 

 

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Thank goodness for a fast shutter.  That is one busy girl.

 

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Seriously, how did we live without Pinterest?

 

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Happy Birthday, Samuel!  We couldn’t be more proud of you.  You work hard in school, you love your sisters, you can’t get enough of your Daddy and grandparents, and your ideal day would be anything outside with a couple of boys to wrestle and race.  We love you!

Valentine’s Day and Snow

 

Friday day we spent the day catching up on some reading and math and then baking valentine cookies.  Samuel had an idea to sell them for $4 each but then he remembered that he just explained to Molly that Valentine’s Day is about showing other people how much we love them.  So he decided to set out a table on the driveway and give them away to the kids as they walked home from school.  He ended up with a dollar and two suckers in return!

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Avery has learned the art of climbing onto furniture so she was not about to be left out of the fun.

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Oh she’s about the orneriest thing you’ll ever meet but also the sweetest and she knows how to turn on the charm just about the time she’s getting into big trouble.  Ever try to get on to a 16 month old while she’s got her arms wrapped tightly around your neck and she’s smothering your face in kisses?  Trouble with a capital T I tell you.

 

 

And then just like that the spring weather was gone and the snow and ice moved in.  But as you can see, there’s fun to be had there too.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Is it really January?

 

My creativity has been drained by sickness and cold weather this month.  I haven’t even looked at my camera since Christmas!  But we changed that today.  The itch to snap has returned and we headed outside on this unseasonably warm day to capture these cuties!

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Awfully happy for having strep throat, eh?

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Be still my heart.  Less than 2 weeks from 6 years old.  How is it possible?

 

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I wish they were dressed a little better here.  We could have gotten a few framers.

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There’s a lot of personality bottled up in this one.

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This look says, “What kind of siblings did I get.  They must be crazy!”

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Tree climber extraordinaire!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas 2014

 

Wow!  It’s January 16th and I just now pulled out my memory card to look at the Christmas pictures!  Better late than never!  We had so much fun at Christmas and the week after that it took us a couple of weeks to recover and get back into the swing of school and daily life.

It’s been bitterly cold so we’ve done lots of reading, re-decorating and googling of indoor activities that keep kids busy and Momma sane.  But it was 60 degrees today so we squeezed in math and reading and went to the zoo.  I leave you with Christmas Eve with the Cole family and Christmas with the Burns family.  And a baby shower for little Nora Beth squeezed in for good measure! 

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