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Fill Her Up!

Technology is so great, isn’t it?  Our community center got a face-lift a few years back and has lots of neat new features (besides the splash pad with froggie slide).  Next to the drinking fountains there is a new state-of-the-art automatic water bottle filler. When we were headed for the child care room one of the girls did a u-turn and I  doubled ... Read More »

Waiting for Our Egg to Hatch

This is Cassie’s dinosaur egg.  We found it at the soccer game this weekend and she has been carrying it around with her since.  It even came to the Preschool Open House today.  Anyway we won’t know what kind of dinosaur it will be until it hatches and it is so hard to wait!   Even “Dinosaur Train” was about dinosaur eggs ... Read More »

The 5lb Binder vs the iPad

Our 5th grade boys came home from their first day of school with a 2 inch binder full of notebooks, folders and paper.  They are supposed to bring it back and forth to school every day.  Just for kicks I weighed one on our mail scale and it was over 5lbs!  In contrast, the 9th graders at the high school each ... Read More »

A Nature Hike with Zoro

We were up at the cabin for one last weekend of togetherness before school starts and we went to our favorite park for a nature hike and rock climbing.  As the kids climbed out of the van I noticed Callie still had on her “Zoro” mask and was adamant about wearing it the whole hike.  (Of course she has no idea who Zoro ... Read More »

Rub-a-dub-dub

Last week the girls were taking a bath.  I was putting away laundry.  We have 325 different bath toys in a basket next to the tub.  That was not sufficient for them.  They decided (not sure how or why) to take all the bath towels off the hooks (there were 9 of them, 6 for each of the kids plus ... Read More »

Paper-Plated Fridge

So we were up at the cabin for the weekend and one of the projects I introduced to the little ones was the coloring of paper plates.  There are crafty websites dedicated to the transformation of paper plates into all kinds of masterpieces of art.  So Cassie and Callie got to work and drew funny faces on a dozen plates ... Read More »

Silence=Mischief (Usually)

So I was working on my calendar,  updating things for the new school year and I noticed it was awfully quiet.  Too quiet.  You know what that means.  I reluctantly got out of my chair, went down the hall and as I approached Cassie and Callie’s room I heard, “She’s coming!”  Bracing myself for what I might encounter I turned the ... Read More »

Back from “Vacation”

Last week I took the kids up to the cabin.  We got up there Tuesday and got back yesterday.  My husband joined us Fri. night.  It was really nice to have some visitors during the week.  Terri and her kids came up Wed.-Thurs. and Cyndi came with her kiddos all day Thurs.  It was fun to have some time to share ... Read More »

Watching the Olympics with 6 Kids

Sitting around the TV with your family, celebrating the olympic accomplishments of your country (cue the patriotic music).  Creating memories for future converstations.  Years from now, around the Thanksgiving table we can share, “Remember when we all watched the U.S. Women’s Beach Volleyball win Gold in ’12?” OR this:     Kid 1:  “Which team are we?” Kid 2:  “We’re ... Read More »

“That not was me!” Part 2

“Not Me!” did this too!   Read More »