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Fun Bits for the Week… June 15, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of June 8th…

  • Oh no, I owe a huge belated birthday wish to my father-in-law!  Happy belated Birthday Don!  Thank you again for making the trip to see Leah at her dance recital!
  • Last week I forgot to mention how proud I was of Leah during her dance recital.  She’s definitely a leader and does not have an ounce of stage fright.  She really tried hard to remember all of her steps and performed like a pro!  The pics that I took at the show (actually after the show – we were not allowed to take pics during) were not so hot in the dark.  Thank goodness I got some good shots after the rehearsal!
  • Brooke has once again taken to markers.  This time it was her arms, face and Kami’s bed. 
  • We had a successful garage sale this past weekend – I was sad to get rid of some baby stuff. 😦 
  • Our new floor is in…now I need new countertops, new trim, a new table, new sink and new appliances!  😉
  • Speaking of our new floor.  While the one worker was fixing the carpet that butts up against the wood, Leah said frantically, “Mom, he’s cutting our carpet”.  🙂 
  • Leah enjoyed her first week off from school – she attended vacation Bible school with her friends Lauren and Grace this past week.  They had a really good time – thanks Sarah!




  • One of the days at VBS is “crazy hat/crazy hair” day.  We chose crazy hair!  She wasn’t so sure about this.  I heard her giggling when she looked in the mirror. 



  • These photos are of Leah and her friend Grace doing the hand motions to the “Camp Edge” songs.  Leah loves to perform!  She takes it really seriously and is very articulate when she sings the songs.  Leah’s friend Kendall is to the right of Grace and has a great facial expression.  Too cute!

Have a great week!



The mayor’s office called today… June 11, 2009

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and said I missed my court date for this…

It’s my speeding ticket from a couple of weeks ago.  If I don’t pay it, they will put a warrant out for my arrest.  Missey thinks I should not pay it so they’ll arrest me. She thinks it would make for a great blog post.  I, on the other hand, just don’t have time to get arrested right now. 😉 

Funny, there’s hard core criminals out there and they want to arrest me.

Lessons learned: don’t speed.

Have a good one!



Fun Bits for the Week… June 8, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of June 1st…

  • June, June June…already?  Leah enjoyed her end-of-the-year kindergarten party.  I volunteered to run one of the “activity stations”.  Our station included a nature hunt using egg cartons.  I painted different colors in the bottom of each slot and we went out on a nature hunt to collect things for each color.  The kids really enjoyed this.
  • Kami told me to “be quiet” the other day while she was talking on her pretend phone.
  • Brooke is experiencing more separation anxiety lately. 😦  She has been stuck to Mom like glue when we’re out and about. 
  • We live very close to a PGA course that hosts a tournament around Memorial Day – every year we see/hear a blimp flying overhead covering the tournament.  Kami thinks it’s called a “blump”.  “I see a blump Mommy!”.
  • Leah started Vacation Bible School today – she’s been calling it PBS from “PBS kids” instead of VBS…guess we’re watching too much TV around here.
  • The girls and I enjoyed a short trip to PA this past weekend.  We went there to celebrate my niece Camille’s 8th birthday!  Happy Birthday Camille!!!!


  • It was a swim party – hence the swim suits.


  • The weather was not as cooperative as we would have liked…a bit chilly.  The girls still had a great time!  Check out grumpy girl on the right. 😉


  • Silly girl Camille!


  • Pretty girl in her pretty polkas!


  • What’s up with that face?

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week… June 2, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of May 25th…

  • Warning: a little gross…Kami telling me her one pooh in the toilet needs a friend.
  • Leah enjoying time with her friends at her end-of-the-year Daisy picnic.
  • Brooke finding a new hobby…she loves foam stickers and will sit for a long period of time and just peel and stick, peel and stick.  Now, if I could only get her to stick them on PAPER.
  • Kami pretending to talk to her friend Grace on the phone and cracking up at their make-believe conversation.  She then proceeds to tell Grace “your so funny” and cracks up again.  Emily…she did this for me too!
  • Brooke has another new obsession…


  • Pink dress-up shoes that she wears everyday.
  • The other day Leah was racing our neighbor Megan.  Leah was on her bike and Megan was on her scooter.  Leah wiped out a couple of times and didn’t flinch.  She’s really getting tough…her legs are taking a beating and it shows!
  • Leah had her dance recital rehearsal and of course I have some pics to share…



  • I’m finishing up the designs for CHA summer.  Anyone want a sneak?



Fun Bits for the Week… May 12, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of May 4th…

  • First off, can you believe it’s May already?  I can’t.  Leah has 16 days of school left.  She has her enrichment “graduation” on Thursday.  Wow, where did the time go? 
  • I don’t have a whole lot of funnies to share this week other than this…



  • Brooke was just hangin’ out while Mom was taking a shower.  Looks like she found an old shower cap in one of our drawers.  I came out of the shower and she was just sitting there reading a book with her “hat” on. 🙂

Have a great week!



Fun Bits for the Week… May 5, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of April 27th…

  • Kami speaking in her most “manly” voice – mocking her father.  Need some video for this – both Eric and I were laughing out loud!
  • Brooke decided to color her eye orange with a marker…


  • So glad she decided to match her dress. 😉
  • Leah talking about a boy in her class being cute (as seen in the last post)…oh my!
  • I enjoyed cropping for part of the day Saturday.  Had some great laughs with Holly who shares the same life struggles as I.  😉 
  • Eric took the girls to Indiana for the weekend.  This was good and bad.  Friday night I discovered our fridge was leaking and had been for several days.  The hardwood in our kitchen was starting to warp.  I went into the basement and we had water in our crawl space too.  Sooooo, I had to pull out the fridge, shut-off the valve, clean-up the nasty mess it made behind the fridge and move boxes in the basement.    Might sound easy…but it wasn’t.  Isn’t this what husbands are for. 😉  I could have asked the neighbor but my house was an absolute MESS and I was too embarassed!  UPDATE: Floor guy was just here and we need a new floor.

Have a great week!



Anne keeps teasing me…

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Leah: she says I’m in love with Joey. 

Mom: Well, are you in love with Joey.

Leah: No, I just like him a little bit.  I think he’s cute.

Mom: silence…..

This is a conversation with my 5.5 yr old kindergartener.