Monday, February 27, 2012

Outside...Day 48

Hi! It's been awhile :o)
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We have been busy, busy, busy...mostly taking advantage of the AWESOME weather here in Central Arkansas :o)
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Most days over the last week have been spent outside...
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...so far, this has been the best winter ever! Ha!
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This little sweetie went back to preschool today...after three days of playing "hookie."
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It has hit me hard lately that she will be in school everyday (of the week) next year. I am SO not ready for that!

After school today, we spent the afternoon (and early evening) outside planting bulbs, blowing bubbles, playing with chalk and attacking the leaves :o)
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My girls LOVE working in the yard!
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We weren't sure how which side of the bulbs were suppose to point up so we alternated the direction of the bulbs :o) Ha! Good thing there were 50+ in the package!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Museum of Discovery...Day 52

I was blessed to spend the day with my two big girls yesterday at the Museum of Discovery.
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The museum was recently renovated. Little Pumpkin and I hadn't been since it reopened, but Sunshine went for a field trip a couple weeks ago and HIGHLY recommended we visit asap :o) For those in Central Arkansas, it is WAY better than before :o)
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The girls had a blast playing with all of the new toys :o)
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Sunshine LOVED playing the role of news broadcaster! Who knows what the future holds?!
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They were having a special music workshop while we were there and both girls LOVED trying out the instruments...traditional and creative alternatives.
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There is a section that has lots of fun animals. Little Pumpkin fell in love with the sweet, little birds. She said she wanted a bird of her own to keep in her room.
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Creating electricity.
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Sunshine spent lots of time creating tunnels for balls (and marbles) to travel through.
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Strong little girl! Pulling herself up with a pulley!
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Little Pumpkin's turn!
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Laying on a bed of nails.
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Little Pumpkin was a bit more skeptical trying out this activity than her big sister was :o)
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If you go, be sure to check out mindball...so fun! It measures your brain waves.
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For lunch, we met Daddy at the Rivermarket. Daddy & Little Pumpkin always get veggie fried rice and Sunshine and I always get pasta. Everyone's happy!
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Today we had a busy day of bible study, school, errands and dance.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Daily Life...Day 50

Things have really changed the last few year in regards to taking pictures. Most of us have a good camera, small/take along camera and a cell phone to take pictures. Add in your video camera, computer webcam and your kids' cameras...and things start to seem a bit excessive, huh? Ha! The kids growing up now have to be the most documented children in history. The ones in my house are no exception and for that I am thankful :o) I am also love finding random pictures on my cell phone that I don't remember taking.

Like this one of "Occupy Little Rock." I wonder if they are still camping out downtown...haven't heard anything about them lately.
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The following two pictures were taken on a particularly exciting drive through town a month or so ago...

A dancing pizza on one side of the street...
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...and a dancing hamburger on the other...
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...oh the pure goodness! It reminded me of the Justin Timberlake SNL skit...anyone remember that?

Right before Christmas, we were out driving around neighborhoods, which is a common pastime in our family, and we saw this...
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Y'all, the picture DOES NOT do the scene justice. That Godzilla is taller than the HOUSE, which is tall...two stories. I mean, come one, check out Rudolph. I don't know the people that live in this house, but I can assure you, they must be pretty cool :o)

Another sign your child is living in a different world that you grew up in...when she says, "Hey Mama, take a picture of me so I can update my Facebook status since I lost a tooth."
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Little Pumpkin...one of the few children I know that would choose to eat veggies for a snack over Goldfish.
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Speaking of Little Pumpkin, I FINALLY got her hair into braids...SO CUTE!
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Shopping with four little ones is always an adventure :o) Moms of little ones, I am sure you can relate. Anytime you can get them to sit still for a moment, while you try to pick something out, is golden...
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You also must know, anytime you pass a display of pillow pets, you must stop...especially if they are the new, little pillow pets :o)
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My sweeties having a Valentine cookie at a friend's Valentine party...
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I call this one, "they are lucky they're cute."
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After spending the afternoon cleaning their room and changing the linens on their bed, they say, "Mama, can we get a blanket and pillow and watch a movie on the floor in our room?" Of course, I say, "yes." I came back to check on them five minutes later to find this...all of the blankets/sheets/pillows/babies off their bed and a few from the linen closet in the hall.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

More Lunches - Day 49

Would you like to see some recent lunch pictures? If so, scroll down. If not, come back tomorrow. Haha!

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Top left to bottom right...
Baby Boy - Cheddar cheese, Keebler club crackers (mini), grape tomatoes, pepperoni, cosmic brownie, size of yogurt (not shown)
Sweet Pea - Cheddar cheese, Keebler club crackers (mini), grape tomatoes, pepperoni, cosmic brownie, apple sauce
Little Pumpkin - Cheddar cheese, Keebler club crackers (mini), grape tomatoes, pepperoni, cosmic brownie, apple sauce
Sunshine - Cheddar cheese, Keebler club crackers (mini), grape tomatoes, chicken deli meat, cosmic brownie, apple sauce

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Top left to bottom right...
Sunshine - Nutella (YUMMY!!!!!!) heart sandwich, cosmic brownie, flavor blast Goldfish, mozzarella stick, pretzel sticks, go-gurt
Baby Boy - pepperoni, yogurt, mozzarella stick, flavor blast Goldfish, Little Debbie Valentine cake, pretzel sticks
Little Pumpkin - pepperoni, yogurt, mozzarella stick, flavor blast Goldfish, Little Debbie Valentine cake, pretzel sticks
Sweet Pea - chicken deli meat, yogurt, mozzarella stick, flavor blast Goldfish, Little Debbie Valentine cake, pretzel sticks

Hubby & I watched Courageous last night.
















Have you seen it? Really, really good!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Day with Little Pumpkin...Day 47

I had the wonderful treat of spending the day with Little Pumpkin today! I LOVE spending time with all of the kids, but there is just something magical about getting to spend one-on-one time with them.

After we dropped the other kiddos off at school, we did a little shopping. Sweet girl LOVED riding in the front of the buggy...she got booted outta that seat a l.o.n.g time ago :o(
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We then stopped by Sunshine's school and had lunch with her. Little Pumpkin LOVED spending time at the "big kid school."
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Next, we headed downtown to have lunch with Daddy!
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Then a quick stop by the store for fabric and a few Easter decorations:o)
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Fun day!

{I was asked if I am still doing to February Photo Challenge...yes! I just wasn't digging the post the picture each day thing so I am waiting until I have several to post together.}

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Clothes Shopping at Wal-Mart?...Day 47

Our adoption specialist came for a visit this morning.
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Hubby's fingerprints were lost so we have not been able to get a court date.He had the fingerprints redone and the results came back last week and were sent to the courthouse so hopefully we will receive a court date SOON.
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I wanted to share the sweet little outfits the girls wore today.
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I found these zebra print dresses at Wal-Mart for only $5!
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And the cardigans were only $4! Whoo hoo!
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You know how much I LOVE anything monogrammed :o)
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I can't get enough of my sweet little girls!
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