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Almost, but just not quite...

Published on 8.31.2010 in ,

Mini #2 has been watching his big brother run around the house and gets VERY frustrated when he can't do the same thing.

So...he's been trying VERY hard to get moving.

Here's a video of his latest attempts.
video


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Monday's weekend in review...

Published on 8.30.2010 in , , ,

The weekend included what seemed to be a food fight...

























...almost crawling...


















...a new haircut...

























...that's super short...

























...playing cows...


















...catching grasshoppers...

























(yes, he really was standing there with a cup pressed to the ceiling asking me for a chair, and instead I picked up my camera...totally up for wife of the year...)

...power washing the deck...

























...and cookies!...

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Off my rocker...

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Louis de Fontanes said, "The desire of perfection is the worst disease that ever afflicted the human mind." 

I am going to be imperfect today and get you the weekend in review later.
:)

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Friday's Favorites...friends with guitars and imagination

Published on 8.27.2010 in , ,

Not many of you know that in a former life I was a fraternity sweetheart.

Hard to imagine, huh?

Anyway, this past weekend Engineering Man got together with a group of his fraternity brothers and the guitars were broken out for a jam session.

I was at home with the boys, but EM did make a video for me of one song that his buddy wrote.

For your viewing pleasure..."Another Night in Aggieville."






Check out the youtube link here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ufEc1A9MY

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Thursday Things I Never Thought I'd Hear...

Published on 8.26.2010 in ,

Mini #1 was watching "The Incredibles" and it came to the part that they were getting married.  And they kissed. 

All of a sudden from the couch I hear..."ewww...that's gross."

Please dear Lord, can you please bless me with a girl next time?  K, thanks...

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Wednesday's random thought

Published on 8.25.2010 in

Are babies usually cute so you don't kill them when they've kept you awake for 3 hours in the middle of the night?

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a remake of Mini #1's pool...

Published on 8.24.2010 in ,

Mini #1's sandbox/pool had basically worn a bare spot in our yard.  Uh, yea...that's a no go.  So, I decided to do some bare patch fixes with some creative inspiration. 

Before...


















After...
















What do you think?

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Monday's weekend in review...

Published on 8.23.2010 in , , , ,

The weekend included gorgeous skies...

















...sitting in our high chair for the for the first time...

























...a 6-month picture...


















...praying...


















...a wedding reception...


















...with a keg...

























...and wine...

























...and behaving babies...


















...one of the cutest couples...


















...getting iced...


















...by "brothers" that will always be there...


















....to laugh with you...


















...and of course finding new forever friends because of the bonds your husbands have...


















...looking oh so super cute... 
























...and having way too much fun...


















...my what big ears you have...


















...and a big 'ol shocker!...


















...stay posted this week for further updates...

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Friday's Favorite Things...Sedgwick County Zoo

Published on 8.20.2010 in , ,

The zoo in Wichita is unbelievable.

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not biased at all as I grew up never going to the Sedgwick County zoo until we moved here.

And, I've been to a lot of zoos.

They have lions...


...flamingos...

















...peacocks...

...bears...

...gorillas...



















...tigers...


...rhinos...


...giraffes...


...hippos...


...meerkats...

...and an exotic petting zoo with each of the continents...
Most of the animals have amazing habitats, and for those that don't, the zoo has a plan to improve them.

I love the layout of the zoo and especially enjoy the fact that you don't have to walk far to see animals.  With a 3-year-old and another one in a stroller, that's rather important.

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Thursday Things I'm So Happy to Hear...

Published on 8.19.2010 in ,

Mini #1 was playing pretend while I was cleaning.

He came running in to the kitchen wearing his superhero cape.

"Mommy!  I going to go hit that bad guy because he's bothering my girl."

"Ok buddy."

He takes off to the dining room where I can still see him; actions and all...

(to random imaginary person standing in front of him)

"Hey guy.  Get away from my girl...(punch)"

"Aw...(hug imaginary female)...Love you"

*mommy's heart melts*


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30 before 30...#28

Published on 8.18.2010 in , ,

The other night a girlfriend of mine...actually, Little Miss P's mommy...took me out to the local tennis court to knock one of my 30 before 30 things off my list.

...#28:  Learn how to play tennis.

I was a horrible student, but I did learn quite a lot about good form, and how to best hit the ball. 

After 30 minutes of lessons, we started to play a set. I won a few points, but only when I wasn't serving.  :{

Still need to work on that one...

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tradition...

Published on 8.17.2010 in , , ,

Growing up every year one summer evening all twelve of my cousins and I would spend the night at my grandmother's house.  The older ones would help with the younger ones.  We'd go swimming, and stay up way to late.  Even though I was one of the youngest, I loved it.

My oldest cousin decided a couple years ago to embark on the same venture with all of our kids, with one slight tweak.  As my grandmother is 84 years old, we figured the moms would need to come along for the ride.

Last weekend was the third annual great grandma sleepover. 

You may have seen the photo in my "Friday" weekend in review (yea, little busy last week). 

But I got to thinking that you may want to see just where we've come from in the last few years:

Great Grandma Sleepover 2008


















Great Grandma Sleepover 2009


















Great Grandma Sleepover 2010

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Monday's weekend in review...

Published on 8.16.2010 in , , , , , ,

The weekend included rain!...
























...rehabbing flowers...


















...fishing...


















...fruit loops...


















...a destroyed Rubik's cube...


















...sitting on our own...

























...cleaning...

























...a trip to the Sedgwick County zoo...

























...to compare hand sizes...

















...and to see chimpanzees...


















...rhinos...


















...giraffes...


















...hippos...


















...fish...

























...gorillas...


















...tigers...


















...all with a lady killer smile...

























...and a start on that 30 before 30 list!  Stay tuned...