March 2o14 highlights

The boys love after school science, this month they made volcanos

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Kelly had a birthday

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We had lunch with some family & friends to celebrate

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Cool woodpecker

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Andy helped us tap our maple tree, and some of the neighbors got involved too.140325_Woodpecker_015 140325_Woodpecker_014 140325_Woodpecker_010 140325_Woodpecker_004

It was not a great sugaring season this year, and we got a late start so we didn’t get a lot but we’ll try again next year.

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And, Mari had a birthday too, we had a “garden” party

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She was very excited to get a whole stack of Trixie Belden books

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We even made garden stones

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I was pretty proud of the cake!

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And, that wraps up March 2014.

February 2o14 highlights

We made super cute valentines for the boys, with pencils attached and for the first time, Marian didn’t make any-hmm, not sure if I was relieved or sad about this?

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Valentines Day after school snack — sometimes I’m really good;)

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Ezra turned 9, I posted the Olympic party right after his party, see Ezra Olympic Party Post

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Love these pictures of him, and adore those freckles & very subtle dimples140213_EzraBirthday_026

We went trampoline jumping, well, they did, not me.

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I think this was a planned no school day, so we had extra kids over.  Boys being boys . . .140217_6Kids_026

And, I made them do some reading (just for the quietness!)140217_6Kids_034

Mari did a great job entertaining Natalie

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And, Trish & Troy came out for a visit (Trish loves to read and Tobin loves to snuggle & be read to!)

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No idea what is happening here, some sort of ball chasing I imagine

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January highlights

Well, I’ve decided that rather than just pretending like I just forgot about blogging for 2014, I would spend the next 12 days (or so), attempting to highlight a month from the past year.  I am completely caught up with “work/client” pictures and January is typically really slow so I have no excuse;)

So, here are our January 2014 highlights . . .

So much snow that our driveway snow cleaning could be used as mini sled hills

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And, we had days that it was just too cold to go to school, which means it was too cold to stay outside (for very long anyway!)

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We had friends visit, nails were painted

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Love that our basement can be used to rip-stick, in-line skate & swing

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Creating car ramp obstacles, Noah & boys are always up to some sort of creative experimenting!

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And, that’s it because apparently I didn’t feel much like picking up my camera after Christmas & our Arizona trip:)

Happy Fall

Last year, I had a couple dozen photo shoots in the fall and realized I barely had a picture of my own family;(, decided to force the kids to come to a shoot with me this afternoon–it was at a cool park so it wasn’t a hardship!

And, since I haven’t posted in like 5 months, I thought I’d throw a quick one out there:)

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Blankets

The kids got blanket making kits from Grandma & Grandpa for Christmas, Grandma asked if I wanted to put them together with them, “um, no, that sounds like a great Sunday afternoon with Grandma project!”

They LOVE them, and still 5 months later and sleep with them.

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