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An oldie but a goodie.
The girls were pretending to go to the doctor and have a baby. Elanor had a stuffed animal up her dress and then she would push the animal out and Sarah would announce “You had a baby”. They did this back and forth for a while. They even laid that towel down for a “bed”.
I have no idea where they get this stuff…surely not from seeing and hearing about birth semi-constantly with my work and work talk. I’m just glad they were fairly accurate, aside from announcing the babies came from their belly buttons ;D
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I am a huge fan of crafts. Simple craft to be exact. Simple and as close to free as possible. I also want to teach the girls about using available resources. One such resource that I have been using and showing them since becoming a mom is nature. We have a giant sycamore tree in our backyard and have been taking advantage of it’s leaf bounty this fall.
Sarah loves painting, and watercolors do really cool things on leaves and bark. We now have them displayed in different spots around the house and I’m hoping to make a leaf garland banner to hang for November and until Thanksgiving arrives.
The girls faces light up when they see their art and crafts displayed around the house, and I love the warmth it brings into our home :)
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These three goofs are just the best.
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Sneaking peanut butter in the pantry. Love these girls.
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Quiet. It happens a lot more these days. Not for long spurts of course, I do have 2 little girls, but when they are getting along and doing their “own thing” it can be really peaceful. Puzzles make it happen. That, or playing in their room together – or separately, while together.
Sarah jut told me she needs a new puzzle because she knows how to do all the ones we have. I’m thinking a world or USA map. Challenge and educate her at the same time.
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Naps on the floor and cornbread snacking on the floor. Days where we just stay home, with minimal errands and activities, are usually my favorite. At least when it’s me and the girls. I like to save outings for when Stephen can be part of them. Like Wild Honey frozen yogurt. Stephen is always up for an ice cream date with the girls :)
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Cousin time. These girls are a hoot when they get together. Addison was over one morning and the girls were running to and from Sarah and hugging her. So much giggling.
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I am taking it back to July for this goody. Spaghetti in all it’s delicious and messy fun.
I have some rather flip-floppy kids when it comes to what foods they like. Sarah looooves broccoli, but doesn’t like pizza. Or at least homemade pizza, which is what we do most the time. I have no idea where she got her taste buds, because while I do enjoy some broccoli, not liking pizza?! Craziness. Then again, good for her. Haha. It’s like when you have a friend that doesn’t like chocolate. I can’t quite understand the concept of my mouth not wanting chocolate, but if my flavor-buds were on board that would be a helpful preference. Sadly my brain is all about some brownies. Just brownies. I dream about them sometimes. Actually, I think we may have some this week. Boxed brownies, if you’re curious. I’ve tried from scratch and they weren’t worth the effort. Either hard or dry or watery. I’ve tried too many to count. The recipe makers from those box-filling factories know what they’re doing!
Okay. I need to go drink some tea now and stop thinking about what night this week we are having dessert.
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Post-VBS falling asleep on the couch. She was telling me all about the three men that went in a fire and an angel kept them safe when suddenly she got quieter until she passed out next to me. I actually cuddled up next to her and watched some NCIS (Netflix, you are brilliant but cruel for my time management), before putting her into bed and then going to sleep myself. It was a good cuddly evening.
Well, we got ourselves a new bed! Seems like a basic no-biggie kind of thing, but for my penny pinching brain it was a big deal. Our bodies more so made the decision for us. Something clicks once you turn 30, and our bodies were telling us no bueno on our trusty ol’ mattress. After both of us having a morning routine that involved extra strength tylenol for our backs, we bit the bullet and got ourselves a fresh from the factory bed. We also upgraded while we were at it – we went from a queen to a king and oh my word! You guys – I have never slept so great. I can’t even count how many times our kids, BOTH OF THEM, have come in our room mid-night and got into our bed without waking me. That was unheard of before. That in itself made it worth every penny (and let’s be real, mattresses aren’t cheap, so it was quite a few pennies).
The girls had a blast watching us take down our old bed, relocate it to the guest room and then put the new one together. Bed-In-A-Box, I couldn’t recommend them more. Thank you again, Miriah and Nicole, for telling us over and over (and over) how awesome they are, you were so right!