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Another week closer to the end of the school year!  Next week will be it for our 2015-2016 year.  The boys have been finishing things up and choose birds for their last nature project.  Hopefully they will be as excited about it next week as they were yesterday…


We attended our last co-op day of the school year, played in the garden, played outside and in and took a field trip into the city of donuts (because, well, because we can!).

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And in this weeks addition of “what I got to eat when I woke up from my nap because my Mama wanted a treat”… chocolate zucchini cake…


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Boy are we ready for summer!  We are winding down our paper studies and spending more time outside- planting the garden and riding down the small hill in a wagon (can you guess which one I am doing and which one some boys are doing?).  This week we went to a play, ate popsicles, let Dada have an afternoon to watch the new Star Wars movie, heard babe’s heartbeat and hung out outside.  Only a few more weeks planned of “school” and then it will be nesting mode- only six more weeks until we become a party of six!

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We had a royal court at our house- the king, queen and a princess.  If only the royals could be still for a moment, but this really is more accurate…

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And what a way to wake up from a nap- chocolate covered banana slices…


{this moment} & happy mother’s day


Happy Mother’s Day!  I got to spend the day exactly how I wanted- home with the yahoos and bossing their father around (not in a mean way, but in a “could you move that large stump over there so I can fill it with dirt and plant flower seeds in it?” or “could you dump this very heavy can full of weeds in the chicken coop?” or “someone needs a new diaper..” sort of way).  He really is the best, that guy.   And those smaller guys, they are pretty great too.  They make me laugh every day, and cry some days too.  I am so glad I get to by their Mama.

I am forever grateful for the mother’s in my life.   Especially my mama- I am so lucky to be able to raise my babies with you.  We all love you so.

And a belated weekly update- we played, did some school work, visited the surgeon who will deliver this growing baby and Henry was able to participate in a field trip put on by the science center.  He waded through muck, looked at pond water under a microscope and had a great time.

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What a LONG week!  We have been grumpy, sensitive, tired and now sick (which makes the before mentioned things make sense!).   Two boys are out with low fevers, sniffles and coughs while the rest of us are just tired.  Thank goodness for the weekend and NEWSIES!

We started out this week so great- Dada finished our dining room shelves and they are incredible.  Everything that I pictured and more.  He did such a great job- everyone in the house loves them.  I find myself just staring at them- I love them so.  Thanks Honey!

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By Thursday we were all pretty low and needed a pick me up.  Bennett has been asking for cinnamon rolls for weeks (I really don’t know where the request came from, I have never made them at home) so Thursday was the day.  The boys were very patient while we waited for the dough to rise and the oven to preheat and the buns to bake.  Boy were they good- thanks Bennett.


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We had a great visit with our grandparents and uncle- a trip to the beach, visited our newly reconstructed park near our house, had a pizza party and got to play, play, play!

The end of the week brought us back into our school routine- only a few weeks left until summer (and baby…eeeekkk!)!

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spring break- part II

After Victoria the boys and I left Chris to his own devices and headed to the Washington coast for a couple of days with friends.  The boys did great on the drive over and had a fantastic time with friends.  We were just across the street from the beach, had great weather and got to fill our cuffs and pockets with sand to take home.   Thank you ladies for a wonderful time!  Everyone is on board for next spring break!

Once we got home, Mama continued the spring break week with a girls weekend in California.  I took no pictures, but it was a great weekend of relaxing, drinking tea, chatting and hanging out.  What a treat!  Chris managed the boys just fine without me- they ate pasta and burgers, worked outside and played lots of games.  We are not slowly getting back into the swing of things this week- spring break, we miss you!

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