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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 19-25

 A happy 36th birthday to Josh--he is sporting his birthday gift.  He loves all the funny science shirts I find for him. ;o)
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 Apple blossoms.
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My Emmett boy loves to bring me flowers.  I don't mind a bit.
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Lilacs! Howe I adore them!
(And did you know my favorite cleaning brand Mrs. Meyers has a lilac scent this spring? It isn't too shabby--I got mine at Target).
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 Because when you give a baby a cape you have to help him fly.
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Finding Waldo is serious business.
Owen was waiting for us to head out--we went to Lincoln to hear the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra with a 500 voice choir rehearse Beethoven's 9th for their concert on Sunday.  I didn't know that sometimes they open up their rehearsals for free. The older five kids and I got to hear a most spectacular "Ode to Joy." 

April 12-18

 This little boy loves to be outside.  He will even kick and flail and generally express his distress at being brought back in.
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 "We were seeing how long we could hold our heads in a bucket of cold water."
Yes, boys, that is my idea of fun too.
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 Nothing overly creative to say about this picture . . . I just was looking for something to photograph, and there he was. ;o)
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 ELEVEN MONTHS OLD!
Can you believe his first birthday is quickly approaching?
August is up to six teeth.
He can go up AND down the stairs. 
He added "Ball" and "Hi" to his vocabulary. It is especially adorable when he greets us with a "Hi!"
He stands for short periods of time and takes a few steps here and there, but overall prefers crawling because is is so much faster. 
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And Marissa's spring recital with her new teacher.  It has kind of been an "upheaval year" for her--her third teacher in a year's time!  She continues to work hard and I love to hear the music that she makes.

April 5-April 11

 A quick little Easter picture of the kids. (Emmett was supposed to wear a button-down and tie as well, but apparently has a huge hatred of button-downs that I learned about that morning--it was not a hill to die on . . .). ;o)
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 Misty spring morning.
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(picture freebie . . . I was short on photos this week . . .)
I got a chuckle when I looked out the window and saw all the kitties.
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 Sebastian brought in by Josh again for some extra love.  August is enthralled.
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 Crazy freak afternoon snow storm that was pretty much melted by evening!
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Jackson's group cello recital.  This was a nice low-key event since all pieces were played in a group setting.  I am happy to see how Jackson has grown over this last school year of lessons.
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Josh introduced Marissa to the joy that is Soduku (?). ;o) She completed her first one.  Which she says was much more satisfying than the crossword puzzles (she has never completed one of those).

March 29-April 4

We watched "Cars" (it had been awhile).  Owen was inspired to pull out all of our "Cars" vehicles and re-enact movie scenes.  In fact he packed a backpack to take them all to Lincoln with him on this Sunday.
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 First true spring signs!
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Baby fresh out of the bath, trying to see what he can take from Daddy's school bag.
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 Silly, sweet, imaginative Owen. ;o)
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 Giving the kitties their love.
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 The unfurling of the leaves!
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We had a little "Easter Eve" gathering at my parents.  We ate, we hunted for eggs, we giggled at the babies.  (One more set to arrive on May 1st!).