Category Archives: Andrew

Five Minutes Until

Isn’t it amazing how the words, “Five minutes until dinnertime,” can suddenly cause 3 people who just spent the previous 30 minutes arguing about which game they should play, to immediately start playing a game as if they had been … Continue reading

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Thankful Turkey – A Family Tradition

Each year I make a paper bag turkey and feathers for our family’s annual Thankful Turkey. He usually gets called Tom the Turkey or Ted the Turkey and we add thankful feathers onto him each day. Here’s a photo of … Continue reading

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Halloween 2013

Just popping in today to share costumes from last night. My 4 year old was a cheetah for most events this Halloween but chose to be Belle for trick or treating. My 11 year old didn’t care about his costume … Continue reading

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Mystery Boxes…Do You Dare (Halloween Party 2013)

We had our annual Halloween party this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. As well as being quite tasty. But….not too healthy (only some of the butter we used). We may have cooked ourselves silly making sugar … Continue reading

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Man o man. This thing called life just knocks the wind out of you sometimes. The first thing out of my middle schoolers mouth when I picked him up from school yesterday was, “Kids told me Mrs. Matheus’ son died. … Continue reading

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The Rabbits – Part 2 – It Gets Ugly

Well folks. It didn’t get all Hakuna Matata on us over her. It went the way of the Circle of Life in a slightly more horrific way than I imagined. If you recall, our backyard became a rabbit sanctuary for … Continue reading

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The Rabbits

I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase, “Anything for your children.” Well, that phrase is the reason why my husband and I have turned our backyard into a  rabbit sanctuary. Yes, a rabbit sanctuary. Really, if it was up … Continue reading

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Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for tennis? Wouldn’t it be nice? My 8 year old has played tennis on and off for the last year and really enjoyed it. My 4 year old decided she had been carted around to enough sports events and … Continue reading

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His New Teacher

My eight year old really comes out with funnies sometimes. The latest one was about his new teacher.  Being completely serious…”Dad, Mrs. H is as old as you. She’s 40 but I think she only looks 38.”   I’m hoping … Continue reading

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School is in!

This year… 3 kids… 3 different schools… 3 different drop off times… 3 different pick up times… Let the games begin!

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