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Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Walk

I just had to mention here that our sweet baby is now walking full time and has been for awhile.  None of our other children have even considered walking before their first birthdays - until now.  This boy is on the move! Workin' hard to keep up with the others, I guess...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Surprise

One of my most distinct memories with my Granni was of one birthday visit she made to our house.  
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We slept on the pull out couch, watched the shopping channel late at night, 
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and she brought me some of the best gifts - things I had had my eye on for, well, as long as a six year old can have their eye on something.  
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The most coveted of the gifts was a Puppy Surprise.  
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A stuffed dog with a pouch in its tummy and surprise! either three, four, or five puppies!  
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Granni, of course, opened all of the packages when she was shopping to ensure that I ended up with one with the coveted five puppies.  
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Such a sweet memory for me - sweet enough, in fact, that it spurned me to do something that we rarely do - bought our kids new toys for no reason!  
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Puppy Surprise was re-released this year, and I couldn't help myself.  
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We called around, made a 40 minute drive, and secured ourselves some nostalgia for mama. 
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Win win, I say!

*Oscar chose a Kitty Surprise, and M&H chose the same dalmation puppy, much to big sis's chagrin....

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quilt

Making paper quilt squares using various shapes for our math lesson.  Let's face it, their favorite part was the glue stick usage.  Great practice with shape recognition, counting, colors (for Hugo), and fine motor skills getting the glue on the small shapes. I am always surprised at how well they can focus when I give them a project that is multiple steps and challenging for them in some way or another.  We are all learning a lot, that's for sure!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Preschool

Our 'first day of school' pics!  We are doing homeschool preschool this year, and so far we are loving it!  We are using a literature based curriculum with lots of open ended activities and so many great books - such an adventure for us.  

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