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Some days are like that

I’m going through photos from the last year picking my favorites to put in photo books. I came across this fun trio from April:

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Some days are like that. These were sent to Stephen throughout the day, and as you can see they did settle down. Food helps.

Ah! I do love those little people.



It’s a girl!

Myka was right.  The boys will now be out numbered.  I am so excited to start getting ready for another girl!


Here are some pictures and happenings from April.  First, some randomness:

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A budding photographer:

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I made Myka a skirt!



And the last of a set of four plastic cups from Target cracked.  I loved them.  White on the outside, bright and colorful on the inside – it’s the simple things that make me happy.

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We played outside with friends:

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(Can you see what Emery is looking at?  A digger.  He loves scooping, digging, machines, trucks….)


And we went to Bahrain THREE times!  The packing and unpacking and prepping for each weekend trip was a little crazy, but it was a lot of fun.  Stephen took sailing lessons and the kids and I enjoyed the hotels.  We stayed at three different places; so much fun!  I’m putting together a post about the three hotels we stayed in, and there will be more pictures with that one.



catching up


Our porch is being screened in.  It will be wonderful to be able to use it more. In this picture the screens are not up yet.  They are a dark green, so it does darken the porch, but not too much.  Now we just need to kill the mosquitoes that are now trapped on our side of the screens. Stephen filled in some holes in the structure of the porch and added a latch to the door.

Because our porch is now enclosed, our two kitties have been delivered!  I’ll try to take pictures tomorrow, but most of the time today they hid behind the shelves that are on the porch.  Myka and I went out, sat on a blanket, and read for a while this afternoon.  Hopefully they will get used to us quickly.

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Here is the washcloth I knitted.  Isn’t it cute?!  I used a basic cotton, craft yarn.  Also, please notice my bracelet and Myka in the background.  She loves being a princess and dressing up.  And sometimes I get to dress up a little too.  It will be fun to have the sewing machine out and be able to make things for her and with her.  I think she’ll really enjoy that.  First, I need to find a desk for the sewing machine to sit on.  Usually I’d just use the table, but the chairs are too low.  It would be really uncomfortable.  I’m going to ask if they have some desks in storage here that I could look at and maybe a chair as well.

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I found these on my phone (among many others…).  Guess who was taking pictures with my phone!  We have a self portrait on the left and a very happy Emery on the right.  The image is blurry, but he is so excited to see his sister!  How cute is that?

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We still don’t have a seat for Emery.  These chairs have a large gap between the seat and the chair back, and he could fall right through it.  So this is how we feed him most of the time.  He doesn’t seem to mind very much.  And I love this picture of the three of us!

More catch up posts to come…


Snow Day

It’s SNOWING! I was really hoping that the kids would get to see snow before we move to a desert. This snow is very wet and melting already, so I don’t think it’s going to last very long.  But we had that moment today when we first showed Myka the snow outside, and we have watched it fall throughout the morning.  There’s an inch or so, enough to cover the grass.  When Myka, Grandpa, and I went outside this afternoon we even had a snowball fight!

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