Neighborhood Ducks

This picture was taken from my next door neighbor’s front yard. The sad thing is that everytime you see the mommy duck, she will have less ducklings. The neighborhood cats get them. They also fall victim to hawks.

Busy Morning!

It’s been a very busy morning around here. I had to take the twins to speech and while they were there I ran over to the community center to register Talia and Kayli for a hip-hop class this summer. After we got back and I nursed Falyn, I decided to try and put her hair in a ponytail. It looked so cute that I had to take some pictures. They are uploading right now. I have about 1/2 a dozen special requests for items in my store that I need to get to and I want to get out a father’s day newsletter too today.

Thirteen Years Ago Today

Thirteen years ago today, Dan and I were married. Our love has grown stronger with each passing year. We are best friends and I would never imagine having a better life partner than Dan.

I never would have thought then that thirteen years later we would be the parents of six children. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family, with such good kids.

Happy Memorial Day!

Isn’t this an adorable picture? Talia loves to carry Falyn around and Falyn seems to enjoy being carried around by her Talia picked that flower from our front yard and put it in Falyn’s hair. We are having a very kick-back type of day today. Dan took the kids (except for Falyn) and about a half-dozen neighbor kids on a walk to 7-11 for slurpees, so it is really quite around here right now. Falyn is sleeping in my lap as I type.

This morning the twins got up and dressed themselves. They picked out their favorite tank-top shirts and “shiny” pants – which don’t exactly match. Riley got his shirt on backwards and Jared got his pants on backwards, but I’m not complaining! I’m so glad they are now doing more and more for themselves. It makes life so much easier on me now that they use the potty and are starting to get themselves dressed and put on their own shoes. They still need some help figuring out which way clothes go, but it’s a big improvement over me having to do everything for them.

Tonight we are going over to Dan’s parents house for a BBQ. I’m sure Samantha will be there, but I’m not sure whether or not Pam and Lawrence will be. I know the kids all want to see their cousin Lawrence, so I hope they are there.

The floor is done!

They did manage to get the entire floor finished and the bed put back up last night. We moved the bed so that it is by the window. It think I’m going to like it a lot better there. My next task will be to get my closet cleaned out and donate all the clothes in there I haven’t worn in years. Then I can move Dan’s clothes to my closet and we can start moving the scrapbooking business stuff to our bedroom. That has to be done before we can start on the bonus room expansion project.

New floor in our bedroom

Dan, his dad and sister are working hard today to put in a wooden floor in our bedroom. We’ve had the wood for it sitting in our room for over a year now! It sure will be nice to have it all done. Then we can start to tackle our next project – the bonus room expansion. That is going to be a huge project and will take months to complete.

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Do all newly potty trained twins do this?

Jared and Riley have to tell each other every time they go potty. This is a transcript of an actual conversation between them:

J: Riley, I went poop and pee in the potty!

R: You went poop and pee in the potty! Did you flush?

J: No, do you want to come see?

R: Ya! Don’t flush, I’m coming.

(Riley goes in to bathroom with Jared.)

R: Good job Jared, high five!

(They give each other a high five.)

J: Do you want to help me flush?

R: Sure!

(They both flush together.)

This goes on each time on of them goes to the bathroom. It is hilarious! I wonder how long they will continue this behavior.