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Saturday, September 29, 2007

For Your Dining Pleasure....

POOPY'S Restaurant.
This bikers' haunt was a unique experience, to say the least.
Some of the items on the menu won't be repeated on this family-friendly blog. But the food was good...
The idea of a getting tatoo passed through my mind, very briefly.
But then I thought of showing up at church on Sunday with a happy face "tatt" on my arm, and thought twice. (I would at least have to have it put somewhere more discreet.)
My 5 oz burger meal: "Little Poop"
It was strange telling the waitress, "I'll take a Little Poop".

P.S. Mom, you can stop laughing now...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Growing Quickly

Kate & Madison will be 9 months old this week.
They're getting "funner and funner".



Thursday, September 20, 2007


Reiley found a unique use for the luggage rack.
Now, I wonder what he was thinking...
P.S. Thanks, Mark & Kathy & Kids for all the great hand-me-down toys! We are having lots of fun with them.

Monday, September 17, 2007

More Birthday Fun

This parachute was a real hit at Luke's birthday party.
They would flip the big ball high into the air, and take turns running underneath the canopy.
The parachute would come down, and the children would rush across the top of it.
Then, on an upswing, everyone would huddle underneath the multi-colored "mushroom".

Luke and Josiah took turns flapping the parachute.
Luke almost "took off"...
Josiah's "electric" hair...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Luke is Two!

All day long, Luke's refrain was, It's MY birthday!"
Happy-to-be-two Birthday Boy.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reiley's Soccer Debut

I missed Reiley's first soccer experience, but PR took some pictures to capture the moment.
Yes, these are 3-year-olds... Reiley's a bit tall for his age.

P.S. Josiah, when you start soccer, make sure Daddy sends me some pictures.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Luke Steps Up

Reiley started pre-school this week; just a couple of hours two mornings a week. Yesterday, I had three little visitors while Karina dropped him off at school and got some grocery shopping done.
By the way, have you given much thought to a trip to the grocery store with four children, age 3 and under? It's quite a trip! Actually, going anywhere with four children, age 3 and under, constitutes a circus parade. Karina would like to have a dollar for every time she's heard, "You really have your hands full". She'd probably have enough money to buy diapers until these kids are potty trained. But that's another subject.Luke has taken over as the great entertainer, furniture re-arranger, and all-around "never leave things in one place too long" kind of guy.

With Reiley away at pre-school, Luke talked my leg off all morning. It must have something to do with finally being able to get a word in edgewise.
(My mom says she discovered I could talk when my sister left for college. I was a senior in high school.)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


While I was at work on Sunday, PR put in several hours painting the deck, so on Labor Day I needed only 3 hours to put on the finishing touches.
Total for the fence and deck: 22 hours.
Excuse me while I sit on the glider for a while...

Saturday, September 01, 2007

WebCam Fun

If you don't have a webcam, I recommend it. Saturday mornings we get the latest news from Daniel's clan, up close and personal. It's the next best thing to being there.