Wednesday

Planets

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Aren't these great. They provide so many question. I wish I was better at my history. See I was not a very good student of school. I was/am a great student of life.
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Any ways, back to these GLOW in THE DarK planets. They are so much fun. I at first hung them with tape. Only held a couple hours. Than I got the 3m adhesive out form Xmas. It has provided minutes of enjoyment.

Monday

Why Why

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I wish had the cure all for this problem./ Why my children get up so stricken early.

Wednesday

Good Morning

This is how I was greeted.
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You have to love the imagination that happens early on. It was before 7am and he had the idea that he was a ninja buzz ligthyear batman thing.......

happy happy day to you all

make a movie

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Saturday

Cabin in the WINTER

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Monday

Knees

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This is how some of my weekend was spent.
I swear my boys can go threw a pair a jeans in weeks. I feel like I patch more knees in jeans than in anything. Or maybe I am too cheap to buy new ones. Poor Bear has only 1-2 pair of pants that do not have knee patches on them. And Shag is getting to be the same way. Heck even my oldest is starting to have a couple of pair of pants with patches in them. I keep telling myself I will spend more money on theier clothes when they do not ruin them in weeks.

Friday

Cake Pops

Cake Pops are dessert on stick. Not only do some people make them so darn cute, they taste really good too. I have admired Bakerella's talent for awhile. She makes all kind of goodies, but I love her designs on all of her cake pops. She is really talented. I have followed her blog before she was making the book, or should I say before she published her book. Since I have liked looking at her site, of course I wanted her book for Christmas.
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So this my first attempt
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Iso 1600, f3.2, 1/50

not all of them would stay on the stick
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Iso 1000 f3.2, 1/60

And the chocolate did not melt like I had wanted.
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Iso 1000 f2.8, 1/60

These are not the prettiest. But they tasted good. I brought them to a party and they went over pretty well. I would like to make some that turn out and are kind of cute looking. Practice I suppose.

Tuesday

Soap Box Derby

I am so long over due in posting these pictures. This was defiantly one of my highlights of the summer. The dad's of the our cul-de-sac decided to have a soap box derby race. All the dad's and the kids had to make the car. No specific rules- just build together. Oh our team was over the moon. We were not the first one's done by any measure or the last. I went to the local ReSource yard and looked for wood and wheels. I found a some wagon wheels (2.00$) of some sort and an old staircase part (free......oh oh oh). I told my parents what we were doing and my mom thought she had some really old soap box wheels. Well she did. One rusted out pair and a really GOOD pair. So my guys started to build.

Be warned for picture overload....................
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You gotta love the look on there faces. We had NO idea that the car would go that fast. Can you see NO helmets- what cRaZy bad parents we were- but seriously we thought it would barely go. Plus there is NO brakes for them to stop that car at this point. Well I don't think we put any on, now that I think of it.

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This picture cracks me up every time I see it.
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Ready for RACE DAY----- 4th of July afternoon
(not to self- have race on a non busy weekend- I co-hosted a community/subdivision party that morning and was a part of the BIG cul-de-sac/neighborhood party that evening)

4 teams Who know how many children......................
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I felt like I missed them go by I was laughing and smiling so hard

AND THE WINNER IS......................
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My guys......... yah yah yah oh yah................

The dad's of course had their turn.
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We already have plans for next year. We are thinking of opening it up to more neighbors and maybe having different age groups? The possibilities are endless. Even if it is just our cul-de-sac in the race, we will all have just as much FUN

Monday

Let is SNOW

I'd been telling myself for weeks that is was gonna snow, so I should get all the boots out of the closet and figure out what fit who. Well it snowed and I never went through the boots. I consider myself lucky that it so happen to be a weekend and we had NO plans. Well 16 boots in a pile and only 2- maybe 3 fit. I think it is so hard to tell if kids shoes really fit. Than they fight with you because they want to wear a pair that clearly does not fit. 3 pair that fit ok. Than time for the 10 pounds of gear to put on before they go out. I am thankful that my oldest can FINALLY put all of his stuff on and GO. He just needed help finding all of it.

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But the two other kids.... Oh boy put on my patience hat, than go find more patience and finally give up and realize I did my best. I needed to go outside because I let the 3yo out. My 6yo had to figure the rest out.

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Can you see it on his face how sad he is.

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A little distraction and it seems to be ok. I really did not get all that much help actually shoveling the drive way. But someday (for a short period of time- years) I won't have to go out and shovel. I will ask my children to do it for me.

where to my middle child go............

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he does not like to be cold- but still wants to be involved.

Friday

Beignets

In November my hubby and I went to New Orleans. He had business and I had well pleasure. I spent my days wandering, eating, wandering and relaxing. After he got done with his stuff we would head out for the evening. So much great food. One place I loved was Cafe de Monde. How could you not love beignets. So I brought a box home to make for my kids. The smell of burning oil turned most of them off, but my middle son (sweet tooth) loved them. They of course did not turn out like the New Orleans beignets, but still it was the idea. The trip was refreshing. Much needed. I am glad that the in-laws were willing to watch my monsters for 5 straight days. Thank you...

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