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Walking the kids

We’ve started walking the mile loop by our house daily. R spends 50% of the time telling me how tired he is and that he can’t go any further, and 75% of the time running back and forth. Yes, I realize that math doesn’t add up. Tell him that.
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Oh wait, dirt? Not tired anymore. He built himself a hill and dug for bugs to bring me.
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And then the cat tail murders began. He was positively gleeful.
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There was mass carnage.
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And yes, he laid in it. I thought our girls knew how to get dirty. Ummm, nothing compares to how filthy this kid is at the end of the day. No matter how many outfits he goes through in a day, every single one is almost a completely different color than whatever it started out with when he pulled it out of his drawer.
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Knife skills. Maybe I shouldn’t advertise this?
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Another walk. Another posed “weird” face from the boy.
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He came up with a lot of poses when I tried to take pics of his new fingerless mitts. The yarn is awful for a filthy little boy, but he loves it so much and thinks it’s the most beautiful yarn in my stash…so I totally caved (of course).
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Wedding and stuff

Cousin Brett & Kaily being adorable.
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The cousins zoning and R digging for gold. *sigh*
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Horribly awful pic, but the first family dance was announced and Evan actually was able to convince C to join him. Jon said that she had a moment where she paused and he could tell her eyes were welling up, but she shook it off and they had a blast. My mom decided that was the time to faint, so that was the only shot I got as I turned to catch her.
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R digging for bugs in Brandon & Sarah’s backyard. We missed Mira’s baby blessing, but we did go for the open house and finally see their new place. The kids are in love with their backyard and want to go back to destroy it some more.
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First Attempt

So I came up with this brilliant idea that for Valentine’s Day the kids should let me take a group shot of them for their dad. Shockingly, they decided that this may not be the worst idea in the world, so when we went to the beach I tried to get some shots.

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Conclusion: My kids are nuts and getting all 3 to take a photo somewhat seriously at the same time is a feat that I shall never accomplish.

Baking

A has been really interested in cooking lately. We had more zucchini’s than we were going to eat, so I tasked her with making bread with it. I found a recipe that wasn’t quite so oil and sugar heavy, and wrote it out for her. She did most everything on her own. She even did most of the clean up, and said that she was enjoying it since it was part of the cooking process. Can I task her with all our meals? (And I have a feeling that if I pointed out how much math she did, she would request this as her math lesson every day.)

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School day

This week the girls carpooled over to their weekly classes for the first time. They walked over to our friend’s house and got a ride from there. I think this is the first time I’ve “sent” A off to school. That wave is for you Brett.

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After they left R wanted to work on some of his new workbooks. He’s been trying to take over all of A’s old workbooks, so our EC gave him a few of his own. He really enjoyed himself.

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Until, that is, he didn’t. This is where he was frustrated with me for not spelling “A” out for him. He kept insisting that he wanted to “write the word A, not draw it”, and me saying that it was just the one letter didn’t meet with his approval.

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One of the kids

Lego Arcee

I think my cat has adopted my kids obsession with legos. I get it when she is playing with the legos along with the kids, but she plays with them when they’ve left them out and have wandered off as well. She will dig around the bins and bury her head in it until she finds whatever lego she is looking for. Then she takes it out and bats it around for a bit until she decides she needs a different lego. Then she hunts through the bin again. She’s as intent on picking out the right lego as the kids are.