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Thursday Things I Giggle At...

Published on 6.30.2011 in , , ,

Engineering Man, the minis and I went to do some outprocessing.

The guy helping us was bald.

Mini #1 leaned down and whispered in EM's ear...

"Daddy...why does that man not have any hair on his head?"

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Have you ever...

Published on 6.29.2011 in

...read the tag of a pillow?
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I did.  Very informative...

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About this photo...

Published on 6.28.2011 in



















This was taken at the Tanganiyaka Wildlife Park outside of Wichita, KS...

...yes, those are actual birds eating out of Engineering Man's hands...

...yes, Mini #1 is scared to death of the birds...

...yes, I was laughing hysterically as I took this picture...

...and finally, no, I do not plan on winning a parent of the year award...why do you ask?

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Monday's Week in Review...

Published on 6.27.2011 in , , , ,

The weekend included another trip to the ball park...
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...sparkly shades...
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...giggles...
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...and an awesome job by Nephew #1...
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...then the boys used their creativity for a some new guns...
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...caught some toads...
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...the toad was big...
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...ew gross...
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...a trip south to a wedding reception...
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...where the boys made some new friends...
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...another trip farther south...
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...to see this guy...
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...a trip even further south...
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...where we saw this!...
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...to an almost completed house...
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...with carpet...
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...inside steps...
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...and outside steps...
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...that lead to an awesome "balance beam" according to Mini #1...
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...sharing suckers...
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...and sweet dance moves...
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Friday's Favorites...a Golden Time...

Published on 6.24.2011 in

Today the boys and I head south...for good.

This past week I've been reflecting on our time here...and Mrs. K was right.

Living with my parents has been a Golden Time.

It's been great exposing the boys to life on a farm. 


My favorite parts:
  • Mini #1 no longer screams when a bug lands on him.  Instead...he'll pick up a frog and laughs as he gets peed on.
  • He knows what an anhydrous tank is.
  • He calls himself a "farm kid."
  • Mini #2 loves riding the 4-wheeler.
  • His favorite animal sound is "Moo."
  • I was able to share with both boys a few of the things I did when growing up...attending my old grade school, throwing rocks over the rickety bridge, walking up to great grandma's, catching lightning bugs, and most importantly looking at the stars.

I hope the boys always remember the time they've spent here.  I know I will.

And now...on to the next chapter.

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A Father's Day story...

Published on 6.22.2011 in , , ,

Mini #1 asked Papa to read a book to him as they were eating breakfast on Father's Day.

The book he picked is an adorable "Funny Bunny" book all about cute cuddly bunnies.
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Here's Papa's version.

"Shoot the bunny...shoot...shoot...shoot."

"Butcher the bunny...cut...cut...cut."

"Cook the bunny...heat...heat...heat."

"Eat the bunny...munch...munch...munch."

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Coincidence?

Published on 6.21.2011 in ,

I'm packing up crap at my parents.

You know the crap...the stuff that you've left there because you don't want to take it to college...

...and then you just keep "forgetting" to pack it up when you're home...

...that crap...

Anyway, I finally started packing it up, and found my Prom glasses from my senior year of high school.

Mine...

...and Engineering Man's...

And then I looked closer...both themes: Moonlight...

Apparently great minds think alike.

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Monday's Week in Review...

Published on 6.20.2011 in , , , ,

The week started when this one headed to the park...
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...while this one headed to swimming lessons...
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...they both had a lot of fun...
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...and this one got some fiber...
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...Then we headed to Nephew #1's ball game...
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...Mini #2 made a new friend...
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...and this kid...well, this kid was entertaining...
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...good hit!...
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...and then this kid...well, he was even more entertaining...
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...swing!...
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...Mini #2 made another new friend...
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...and Nephew #1 made it home...
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...everyone came to play...
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...we checked out the new bridge...
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...and then cooled off in the water...
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...Mini #2 decided to sit here...
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...not such a good decision...
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...then he waved bye bye...
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...as they all took off to pull the lawnmower out of the mud...
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...we had some good old fashioned fun...
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...mourned the loss of a cake...
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(yes, those are leaves)

...and had fun with family...
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...we celebrated Father's Day...
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...with a s'more fest...
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...and family!...
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...Mini #2 ran the bases at a ball game...
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...and Mini #1 did too...
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...and well, Mini #2 really wanted to get in on the action...
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Finally - Engineering Man sent the ultimate happiness picture...our house is done!!!
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