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Thu, 3 Nov 2011 19:24:36
"In this shrewd way the train-boy was better off than he who runs may read, for he _had_ read, and could _shout_ while running: All about the big battle! So he sold his papers in short order." (c) Glen vni5589
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Mom called me at work on Friday to let me know that she and Grumpy had dropped off a swing set to kick off spring break! We'd hope to get it together in time for the girls to see it Friday evening but it took a little longer than expected (the slide was put together by shop light around 10:00 pm). Mom wanted to see the girls faces when they saw it for the first time so she came by on her way to work and had the first swing.
They really did swing sun up to sundown -you can see the sun coming up behind them in the first few pictures and the sun setting on their faces in the last few. They LOVE this thing!
Mary Clare is about to fall asleep right in the seat here. She did agree to come in and eat some macaroni cheese before collapsing into the top bunk with Margaret Rose. I didn't hear one single giggle after they got into bed!
They wanted to swing before leaving for the Palm Sunday Mass but finally agreed to wait until they got home.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
These pictures are from Sunday morning. Mary Clare loved this blue ballerina dress and just had to twirl it to church. I think she's been taking modeling lessons from her big sister.
Kid-tested. Mother-approved. And a way to teach geometry. Mary Clare enjoys making shapes on her spoon with Kix before eating them. This one's a flower. She also made a triangle, rectangle and a square.
Miss Margaret is hardly going to have any teeth left. She lost 2 in one week!
We had another no-snow snow day on March 2. All weekend the forecasters predicted 3-6 inches for our area. Most districts had cancelled school by 5:00 Sunday afternoon. Around 9:00 pm dry air pushed into the area and the snow event fizzled. Luckily we'd kept the girls from hearing anything about the possibility of the white stuff so they ended up being happy just to have an extra day to play. We spent most of the snowday cooking. We made pico de gallo and guacamole and then put them in a 7 layer dip. Then we cooked onions, peppers and mushrooms and made quesadillas. The girls LOVE to cook so they had a blast. Now I have to preface the following pictures with the note that we seldom drink. Nothing against it- we just don't. We might buy a few bottles of beaujolais nouveau each year to have during the Christmas season but that's basically it and the girls rarely watch TV. So I was more than just a little surprised to come into the kitchen and find my baby girl sucking a lime and licking salt off her hand. Now unless Max & Ruby or Caillou have taken to doing tequila shots I have no idea where she got the idea but she was quick to assert , "This is sooooo GOOD!" with a huge grin. I keep imagining my wild child in college and it's a little scary :-)
After doing some research we knew that our friend Moose the guinea pig needed a much larger cage. Lee brought home the materials and the girls and I spent a little over an hour one Sunday afternoon building the cube and coroplast cage. They worked hard and did a lot of the measuring, cutting and taping themselves. I was proud of them and Moose showed his appreciation for all the new space by entertaining them with an evening of squeals and popcorn jumps.