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We’ve been busy…

First, Jacob had a birthday! He turned 6 last month and we celebrated with a construction party. I had fun doing a crazy cake, but I think my cake decorating skills detiorate with each additional kid 😀

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We had two camp outs in the basement – one for the girls and one for the boys (so cool that our smaller tent fits in the basement!)

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I took the kids to Krohn Conservatory during spring break – It’s hard to take good focused close-ups of plants – or anything! – when trying to keep track of six kids 😀 So, I put up very few plant photos – I’ll get better ones when Paul is with me 🙂

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Spring is finally springing! And its so exciting to discover what’s been planted in our yard. The kids fully enjoyed a gorgeous day last week. And we got our lilac bush planted!

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Plus, Paul went on an adventure to see how big our yard really was and how far into the woods it goes – then he gave me a tour – it’s hugely awesome! We are excited to clear debris out and make more portions of our woods available to the kids. There are some really cool domed clearings where the trees have grown over making a natural little home. It’s beautiful! We’ll take photos of that stuff as we get back in there and get things cleared up – there are a lot of beer cans, broken bottles, tires – even an old swingset back there. So, we have lots of work to do!

Finally, Robert is 7 months old! He’s been eating solids and rolling and for the past month or so he’s been doing the army crawl – and getting faster by the second! The last couple days he decide to get on his hands and knees and will sit and rock back and forth – taking one crawl forward before flopping down and commando crawling where he wants to go.
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Today he even pulled himself up to a shakey stand – always hanging onto my hands of course!

*for whatever reason the pictures don’t show up sometimes – if you still want to see them, you should be able to if you click on the white non-picture

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About James

The classic James face – thumb(s) of approval and either a “yeah mom” nod or a very cheesy smile. 🙂

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Two buddies, waiting for the bus

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Dad was lying across the bed, his chin resting on my body pillow, while he watched James play with cars on my nightstand. A milky white plastic ice cream bucket laid on its side on the edge of the bed, evidence of James’ recent bout with the tummy bug. I sat beside it, one leg tucked under me, the other dangling down to the floor while I fed Robert.

“Vrooom.” James scooted a car across my nightstand, onto the bed and into the bucket.

Paul reached out, snagged the lip of the bucket and flipped the opening toward him, secretly depositing the car behind the body pillow before returning the bucket to its original position.

James giggled and grabbed another car. Once again it vroomed across the nightstand, onto the bed and into the bucket. Paul gave the speedy flip, this time tipping his head back to dodge the flying car. He laughed and put the bucket back as James grinned and grabbed another car.

They went through about five or six cars, James giggling all the while. Pretty soon James was out of cars.

“What now?” Paul asked.

James didn’t say a word. He simply rolled himself onto the bed by the bucket, trying to fit his shoulder or any part of him inside it, a silly grin plastered on his face.

I almost dropped the baby I was laughing so hard.

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Speaking of James… He had a birthday recently… well, okay, it’s been an entire month, but with a birthday so soon after Christmas I am still caught up in the fun, tumult and chaos of winter vacations and Christmas recovery. He’s 3! And such a cute sweet three at that. 🙂 His birthday snuck up on me as it usually does and I found myself on that wonderful Monday trying to decide what exactly we were going to do for a party. James has had a thing for super heroes lately. He sings the the Superman and Spiderman (the Amazing Spiderman cartoons) songs. If any of his clothes with the super man logo or spiderman are on them he HAS to wear them. We frequently find he and his brother dressed up in spiderman or batman costumes racing around the house and being absolutely cute and adorable. So, what else could I do than a superhero party?

First thing we needed was a telephone booth – I built one from cardboard boxes – and some super heroes…

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Then we needed a super villain – Dad filled the part nicely. In fact, he was so villainous that he bombed our basement! Luckily I had 5 superheroes on hand (and an adorable baby observing) to disarm all the bombs before the basement blew up.

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Our heroes only thwarted the villain momentarily though, because before long he was back… and this time with kryptonite! Luckily I had a pair of tongues handy and a lead lined boxed for kryptonite disposal.

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Our main mini-hero almost bought it, though in the end he was victorious!

Finally the heroes discovered the villain’s only weakness – toilet paper! They got out their webslinger and froze him just long enough to push him in a chair and wrap him up with toilet paper. He was totally defenseless (and the silly string smelled really bad).

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Take that super-villain! Bring it on!

And any party wouldn’t be complete with out the cake and funny birthday faces…

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We sure love our silly, hammy, smiley boy! 😀

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Happy Birthday Jacob

Jacob is a whopping two years old today! Time sure passes quickly, it’s hard to believe he is two already.  We had his birthday celebration on Sunday afternoon.  We are very close to a family whose daughter is 10 years old and loves horses.  She had a large stationary horse that you could sit on, and play on and she decided, after a visit Jacob had made and how much he loved that horse, that she wanted to give it to him for his birthday.  So here is darling Cowboy Jacob – cheesing at the camera (its so adorable the way he says “cheeeeese” every time a camera appears.

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He wasn’t too sure what to make of the boots, however…

How do you get these things off

He knew all about the presents though. He had no qualms about grabbing a present, plopping it in the middle of the floor and diving in. 🙂

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Each child in the past has received a special beanbag from us, imagine our delight when we were able to find a horse one for Jacob

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Then it was time for cake – I decided to keep with the cowboy/horse theme and I made a horse head cake:

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Figuring out what to do with the candles was a bit harder for him to do, he kept looking at me like, “I thought I wasn’t supposed to get near fire” and then he would point to the flame and proudly proclaim, “HOT!” We finally got him convinced that he could blow them out though.

Blow baby Blow!

“Now that that’s done, let’s get down to business.”

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“Hey, whatcha doin’? Get that cake back here!”

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“Mmmmm…”

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“So, have you got any more over there for me?”

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And one last cheesey cowboy photo to wrap it all up (He’s just so dang cute!):

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Happy Birthday Little Buddy! 🙂

Not even Superman can fill my Boy’s Boots!

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