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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 15-21

 Happy Father's Day to Josh!
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 How it would seem August feels after a weekend of Mommy indulging in peppers--bell and jalapeno. 
(This might be a long summer . . .)
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 Owen delights in his new role and is always trying to help--hold, diaper, bathe--he is my right hand man.
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My cute little ball player and one of his Lego creations.
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I looked out the window to find my girls taking turns trying to walk across the fence railing.
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Showing off his neck muscles. ;o)
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Discovering that chickens love watermelon rinds (and well, pretty much ANYTHING you want to give them). 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 8-14

 First Sunday morning getting 6 children ready . . . it went okay (much room for improvement).
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(June 9 . . . no picture . . . seems I'm about 6 out of 7 most weeks)
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 First s'mores at the new place--just made a bonfire on the gravel driveway! 
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 How Marissa shows her support at the boys' baseball games.
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 First shiner from a ball that bounced and nailed him.  But no tears and he kept right on playing!
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 Nearly went picture-less but I snagged one with Josh and August.
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Had my parents come out for a little pre-Father's Day lunch (and because my dad had yet to see the new place).  Papa Roy gave the boys a dolly ride. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 1-7

 Josh got back from the Arapahoe house clean up during the middle of the night. All in all we spent nearly three weeks apart in May and I am so glad THAT is over.  Isabella was set to get back from camp on this Sunday and then we would all be together again. Yippee!
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 Baseball games are on Monday and Wednesday evenings and I admit to making it thus far to very few of them. Jackson adores baseball (he has been playing short stop).  Emmett enjoys it enough (we think partially because of the pop he has gotten at the end of the game . . .). ;o)
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 Because sometimes you just want to crawl under a table and take a nap (at least, I do . . .).
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 Hanging with Marissa.  
August and Rissy really bonded with Bella away at camp and it is so lovely to have extra hands to hold and comfort (August really likes to be held and comforted). ;o)
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 The chickens.
New rules I have had to come up with:
Do not go into the coop in your socks.
Or with bare feet.
Or in your baseball cleats.
Or with your good sneakers.
Or maybe just don't go in the coop?
Do not spray the chickens with the hose.
Do not free the rooster from his solitary confinement.
Rooster fact you may not know:
The whole "cock-a-doodle-dooing at dawn thing"?? Totally untrue. It is an all day affair people.
But chickens are funny little things, and we are overall enjoying this new experience.
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 Crazy boys on my garden shed, showing off while Josh roto-tills my dirt all pretty.
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And more snuggling with Marissa. ;o)