Friday, January 6, 2017

Baking away

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Megan has been baking to her heart’s delight the last couple of days. 

 

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It finally happened!

She had been wiggling it like crazy all week.  No tears.  Just pure delight!  She lucked out with a better tooth fairy than the boys.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Year

The kids headed back to school today.  I finally went back to the pool.  Unfortunately all of the folks who made new year resolutions to get into shape were already there.  It was tough to find enough room to do my laps.  There is some serious spacial etiquette deficiencies at our Y.  Not sure why one would think walking back and forth in the path of multiple lap swimmers seems reasonable.  Hopefully the resolutions won’t last…

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Megan has grown a lot this year academically.  She met all of her beginning of the year benchmarks.  She is getting some extra support at school for social skills and that has been very helpful.  For now, the public school has been a great fit for her.  It is that time of year that we need to make decisions for the boys schooling next year. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas 2016

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I think the kids were the last ones to open presents on the West coast.  Gramma and Grandpa came at 10 and by the time we got started it was quite a bit after that.  They did great waiting though, and I think it was worth it.


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Did not come out quite like Grandma’s, but they were still tasty.

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Because we always seem to need more Nerf guns.





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Got fancy for Christmas dinner.  My brother’s family and Grandma Esther and Grandpa Jim joined us.  Harvey made a delicious prime rib.

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Old school video games!
I had to buy these because I’m a sucker for nostalgia.  The boys were a little slow warming up to them and then the magic happened.  Once they figured them out they have been on them a lot.  They can play alone or against each other (or me.)  I beat Ryan pretty good the first football game, but I haven’t come close since.

The decorations are starting to come down.  I’m determined to go through each box and stop storing things we don’t use.  Hopefully I can get things back in order before school starts!

Monday, December 26, 2016

‘Twas the Night Before

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Daddy suggested giving Santa a Coke!

Monday, December 19, 2016

O Christmas Tree

Ryan was very proud that he picked out the Christmas tree again this year.  He has a pretty good eye!

 

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Thanks Grandma for the wonderful ornaments!  We love them!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Play

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I took Megan to a play last weekend and she loved it.  She was thrilled that she got to go talk to Santa afterwards and get her picture taken.  Apparently she wants Hotwheels for Christmas.  We will definitely be seeing more plays in the new year.

A Model Child

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