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This little guy has some seriously kissable and squishable cheeks I can hardly resist.

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Recipe to Grow a Plant

Miss M planting and growing peas.

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Going, Going. . . Gone!

How do you know when you are about to lose a tooth? Is it when you can poke it out your lips?

Maybe when you can twist it around backwards?

Or when it’s just dangling there and it flaps about when you speak?

No. Miss M has proven that it can dangle like that for two days.

Finally, Gramma Patty asked if she could ‘see’ the tooth and yanked it right out. It took Miss M a moment to realize she was missing it.

She now has a pretty good lisp. She has been trying SO hard to make sure she sounds the words out right.

But. . .

She’s all ready for the tooth fairy! She wrote her note, put her tooth in the purple velvet bag, in a snuggly sock under her pillow.

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Kindergarten Zoo

The kindergarten class had their Zoo Program last Friday. They taught us about the five groups of animals; Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and Birds. They sang songs and had speaking parts. It was fun to see their enthusiasm.

Here is Miss M (in the pink) waiting to start their program. Her best friend is sitting behind her.

Craning her neck (like a giraffe) trying to find us.

Little D Enjoyed some attention too.

“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

“Go, Rockin’ Robin!”


“Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an. . .Oct-o-pus, oct-o-pus. . .”

A picture with Gramma Patty, Grampa Cody and Little D

Picture with mom and dad.


It was so much fun seeing all the little kids doing their parts and acting out the songs. I wish I could see them perform it all over again.

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Julie’s Baby Shower

Here are some highlights of my sis-in-laws baby shower. I’m sure she will blog the full details so I will leave that to her.

What’s a baby shower without a collection of sweets? (We also followed up the luncheon with cheesecake and triple berry sauce. Mmmmm.)

These are the projects I made for baby Brooklyn’s room.

We hung some of the clothes Gramma Patty gave her. Some.

Some more clothes. Oh so cute!

And the Guest of honor, Julie & Brooklyn!

My sister J, made this oh-so-adorable quilt for Brooklyn.

Miss M took her job as the door greeter very seriously.

Grampa took his job of holding sleepy Little D seriously enough that he too, fell asleep.

Clean-up time. Miss M loves this vacuum.

Miss M packaged some of the decorations for “Joolei” to keep for Brooklyn’s scrapbook.

And a very big thanks to my sister A and my mom for making this shower a success!

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While driving down the road the other day, Miss M said,

“Mommy, I was just thinking and I imagined myself with a thought bubble. . .”

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Witch Apple Stew

Miss M has been busy in the kitchen. When she’s not whipping egg whites for the waffles (her official job), she’s creating new recipes of her own. She wanted to share this one with everyone because it is so easy and delicious! 😉

Witch Apple Stew

First, you must cut an apple into small pieces with a spoon. Using a spoon is very important. We don’t want any trips to the emergency room, do we? Of course not! Spoon — got it? Good.

Choose a bowl, cup or whatever strikes your fancy. She’s not so picky about this step, fortunately. Fill it with about one cup of water. Then scoop your apples up.

Dump the apple bits in. That’s all there is to this step. Just plop them in!

Stir them. Fast. Watch them spin. You may cackle like a witch here, just for effect. You know, since it’s “Witch” Apple stew. Go ahead, give us a good cackle. It will really make your family wonder. . .

Next, add a couple pinches of cinnamon sugar.

Stir again.

Smell — delicious!

Spoon the apples into a bowl.

Pour some of the cinnamon/sugar water over the apples.

And grab another spoon since your cutting spoon is probably sticky with apple juice. Dig in and enjoy!


Witch Apple Stew

1 Apple (Fuji works well)

1 cup water

1-3 Pinches Cinnamon Sugar

Cut the apples into bite-size bits. Add apples to water and stir. Add cinnamon/sugar blend. Stir again. Scoop apples into serving bowl then pour cinnamon/sugar water over.

Note: The original recipe called for a Tablespoon of Dish Soap, which can be added if you prefer the taste.



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In the Sun he Melted. . .

And Miss M is praying for more snow already — LOTS more snow!

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Once there was a Snowman. . .


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This is a continuation of my little project. My sister and I got together to make these adorable invitations.

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