Note to Self: When you get a new camera and are SO excited to start using it... take note of where you put the camera cord... and when you realize it is missing, instead of searching multiple stores for a usable card reader and every room of the house for said cord... open up the box again... just in case.
That being said, I've been posting for awhile now without actually having any visuals to go along with my humorous (or not so humorous) tales... today is the opposite... a picture is worth a thousand words right?
That's my eldest son T showing off his ability to lift heavy amounts of snow above his head to create the uber tall snowman... the nearsighted snowman apparently. So THAT'S where my glasses went!
Shelle, April and I at Cafe Rio... back awhile ago... where did the "other" photo go?
M finally lost a tooth! I think she is only the second of my children to be able to join the kindergarten "lost tooth club"... trust me, what a relief!
W and his Sock Monkey PJs inspired a one of a kind birthday cake... he didn't look too sure at first, but obviously ended up liking it just fine!
Birthdays crammed close together can be stressful - but take advantage of the good things! The girls had a joint "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs party" and I had fun decorating the cake...
of course, apparently our smoke detector doubles as a stress and noise detector because it went off no less than 8 times during the party... good thing it was time for the Outdoors portion of the party.
and the ice cream toppings raining straight down from the sky... ermmm... porch - awesome!
8 is a big age - and since the BIG #8 photo has mysteriously disappeared from this post you will have to just enjoy the small excitement photo... yep - pierced ears. We figure if her Heavenly Father trusts her with all that responsibility that we, as her earthly parents, could trust her to clean her ears.
M has been begging to go bike riding. The problem? She doesn't actually know how to ride a bike. Oh well, practice makes perfect right? It also makes bumps and bruises... but I'm sure she'll be willing to give it another go once she heals completely.
M turned 6 (officially) and wanted a Strawberry Cake - Strawberry Flavored and Shaped... I was in a BIG hurry - so this is what she ended up with... I think she felt a little cheated, but she got over it!
Egg hunting in our yard - that's Po... isn't he handsome in his snowflake jammies? wouldn't he be annoyed if he knew they were on here?
aren't we just egg artistes? (shhh... humor me)
a very dear friend of mine brought her kids to town - they were sorely in need of a vacation and we were able to meet up one night at what my kids have termed "the twirly whirly death wish park" - here are our two little 7/8 year olds risking life and limb on some crazy nausea-inducing Euro contraption. Since H is my little clone and E is a clone of HER mother I like to think that this is exactly what we would have looked like as children had we had the opportunity to go to a death wish park...
We got some Iris bulbs last year from a neighbor/friend/fellow blogger - and H has been tending them tenderly since their planting. She feels a special connection to these flowers since her middle name IS Iris... she checked on them daily and told me with great excitement last week that one was about to bloom. Just one of the many plants had produced a stalk with buds - and then the boys were playing ball in the backyard... a broken stalk and lots of tears later we brought it inside and placed the stalk in a vase. Ta-dah... no more tears, and this morning we woke to a beautiful flower!
okay, so by "all" I meant more than you wanted, and not even 5% of what was actually taken... but that's plenty :)
I'll post the one that disappeared later... it's worth its own post, really!
Psalms 30:4-5 -- On Singing for Joy
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