Archive for August, 2009

The best big brothers

Isaac is really sweet to Simon and reads to him now. yay! I love it when I see Isaac reading and Simon and Xander are snuggled in on either side.

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First day of school pics…

This time of year I start seeing first day of school pics posted everywhere…it makes me want to post some too!

I couldn’t exactly get the kids lined up by the front door with their new outfits and lunch sacks, so I’ll just document a little bit of our morning.

About 10:45ish Simon wakes up and pulls me by the hand directly to the fridge and demands a popsicle.

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We peek on the big brothers…

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It’s okay, Isaac…just taking a picture. Go back to sleep:)

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Shall we make pancakes, Simon?


He insists he can pour the second cup of milk in.

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spill number 1/many for the day.

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Xander strolls out at 11:20 eager for pancakes.

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And then directly to the couch to make some more progress on Pokemon. They finally discovered the game yesterday. Simon imitates.

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Isaac finally wakes up and announces he is not hungry yet but will have some OJ.

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Xander is so glad Isaac is up because he needs Isaac to help with a tough part in his game.

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Big sticks in the back yard…

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And just because its so pretty, our farm share bounty…

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The melon barely makes it out of the bag…

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The kids play so well together…

They really crack me up! Xander is so gentle with Simon, even though he plays tough with the “Get off me ya little freak!” haha!

someone got a new haircut…

The faces of Simon!

He is getting so big…and such a funny guy. wants to do *everything* his older brothers do.

He’s my snuggle baby.

He has to have a foot or something touching me while we sleep. If I get up before him in the morning that lack of contact lets him know it’s time to wake up.

He will often think food is inedible when presented on his own plate…but in my bowl it suddenly looks delicious and *must* be split 50/50. ha!

He loves chocolate milk and cheese.

He loves watching Caillou.

His older brothers each had a passion…or obsession by this age. Isaac loved Hot Wheels and Transformers and Xander loved bats and balls…

…I don’t know if it’s a third child thing but he doesn’t really have a specific focus like that.

He’s happy and open to everything fun that comes his way.

I love that:)

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name this plant…

Got this in the weekly farm share and looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me with little return. do you know what it is? I’m such a produce ignoramous…thank goodness we get an emailed list of what everything is.

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This is their super excited faces!

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Produce answer: garbonzo beans! think I’ll get a full cup?

Maiden voyage in the motorhome

We escaped the heat by camping at Gales Creek Campground for four nights. It is a short drive from home and fabulous! Our friend Sheri told us about it and I’m so glad she did because it is perfect! It was nice and cool in the woods and the creek is endless entertainment for the kids.

I was impressed we were able to appreciate all the conveniences of the motorhome without electrical hook-up. The bathroom, the lights, the water…everything but the air conditioner.

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The boys with Sher’s son RJ. Good buds.

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Throwing rocks…and more rocks.

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Xander’s pet “Slimy.”

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We watched this raccoon sleeping in the tree by our campsite all day Saturday.

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There is a very cool hiking trail. We passed a lot of bicycles on this path. They must have some serious leg strength because it was steep and narrow in some places.

Xander was thrilled to have spotted a brown snake in the middle of the trail. We all got a good look before watching it slither away.

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