Category Archives: Alex

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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It’s Here…

It’s here…   as well as 12 pages of band rules… required parent volunteer hours in the concession booth which requires a food safety class on a Saturday afternoon… and the herd of dying elephants running through my house at … Continue reading

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London – Day 1

My sister Kelly gave our Europe trip to my son as a gift so she could share her love of travel with him. As an added bonus, she let me come too (score!). Alex and I flew to New Jersey … 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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I have a confession. For the past 10 days I have been in Europe with my 11 year old and my sister. As you are reading this I am probably on a 10 hour flight, standing in line for the … Continue reading

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What My Boys are Cooking

Each summer the boys are in charge of one dinner a week. The only condition in choosing food is that it can’t be something they have already cooked this summer. The boys enjoy cooking and have been pretty good about … Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Ruler, Ever!

Let me present to you the most expensive ruler ever. EVER! The problem with enjoying crafts is that when see an item you think, “I can make that.” When in reality, you should just by the item. It would save … Continue reading

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6 Kids at the Pool

So the other day I took 6 kids to the pool by myself. I know, breath a moment, and take that in. Now this wasn’t any ordinary pool either. It was a 50 meter pool, with a separate shallow end, … Continue reading

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