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Praised for Dirt

Went to Home Depot today with the girls to get my 5 for $10 mulch (brown of course) and more play sand for the sand box. When we got home I unloaded the bags and hauled them down to the backyard where the girls were anxiously awaiting the new sand. I opened the first bag and the girls were unusually ecstatic, “Thanks mom ... Read More »

Soccer, Field Trips, and Thomas Edison

It has been a crazy spring.  apparently the people who did this study “Mom survey says: Three is the most stressful number of kids” haven’t been to our house! I love that soccer season has begun.  I really do enjoy watching the kids play soccer.  This year I will actually get to watch some of the games now that the girls ... Read More »

Mom’s Night at Preschool

Last night it was Mom’s Night at preschool. We did some projects, played with some of the classroom toys and sang some fun songs. With five kids going through this preschool this was my seventh and last Mom’s night. It was bittersweet. There is just something about the excitement that preschoolers exhibit that slowly fades as they get older. I soaked it ... Read More »

Something I’ll Never Hear at Conferences…

…”your girls’ seem to lack creativity.” -Cindy Read More »

Happy Birthday Joey!

Joey turns 14 today! He’s the one that started this whole parenthood thing. I have to admit he made it seem easy (still does). Caught him this morning giving Cassie a piggy back ride while Callie tagged along at his feet pretending to be his puppy. He is a great big brother! Happy Birthday Joey, your Dad and I are ... Read More »

Conflict Resolution x8

With eight people in our family you can imagine every once in awhile there may be a disagreement: “Oh Lexi, I was hoping to help mom with the laundry today.” “No, Johnny, I want to help mom!” OK, that conflict has never happened in our house but you know what I mean. The combinations of head-to-head “discussions” is some kind ... Read More »

Happy Birthday Cassie and Callie!

Happy Birthday to my sweet and spunky Cassie and Callie. From 2lbs 2oz and 1lb 14oz to two beautiful 5-year olds! Truly miracles! Read More »

A Waterless Cabin

I took the three girls up to the cabin this past weekend. You never know what you’re gonna get when you go, especially in the spring. When we went to open the cabin last year there were lots of surprises (You Know You’ve Had a Good Weekend at the Cabin When…).  This year it was worse.  We put a new ... Read More »

Lettin’ Loose

I admit, I’m not a big fan of paint and glitter, isn’t that what preschool is for?  We did paint and glitter stuff when the older kids were younger.  I’ve been approached too many times by bank tellers, grocery store clerks, “Mam, I like your sparkly hairdo.”  Glitter ends up everywhere!  And don’t get me started on paint…BUT that was ... Read More »

Spring Break in Review

Our kids have been on break all week, actually since last Thursday. The highlights were going to the Mall of America, Maple Grove Maze, Big Thrill Factory and this weekend we are off to the Water Park of America. Even though it was still chilly the kids were dying to ride their new bikes -Jerad got them all new bikes this ... Read More »