30 October 2017
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02 October 2017
Instead, this formerly sweet young man said to his wonderful mother, Mom, guess what? I'm your only kid now.
I had just woken up but, I was seriously confused. Had everyone else moved out in the night? What day was it?
JMichael sensed my fuzziness and he continued - Since today is Josephine's birthday, I'm your only kid now. Everyone else is a teenager.
He's right. His sisters are now 13, 14, 18 and 19. He's still the little man of the house. He's still everyone's playmate. He's still the sweet soul that makes sure we all have a smile.
Secondary take home message - I'm getting old. Ugh. But what a great way to deliver bad news!
This photo was taken on his first day at Galena, fourth grade, nine years old.
01 October 2017
For her thirteenth birthday, I took her and two friends to play minigolf, then lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings, then back to our house where more friends joined in for a sleepover. We did her family celebration with walking tacos and a cookie cake.
30 September 2017
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31 August 2017
The truth of the matter is, that Charlotte is the tallest. Next is Samantha, then Rachel and Josephine about tied and JMichael, right on their heels. Check back with us in a month or two. I bet, as adults, it will end up like this: (from tallest to shortest) JMichael, Charlotte, Josephine, Samantha, Rachel.
27 August 2017
My little brother lives about an hour south of us. One of my kids' new favorite things to do is to go hang out at Eric's house. Their cousin, Gavin, is a junior in high school, so he falls right into the mix. At Eric's my kids play video games, swim in his pool and hang out with the crowd that is Eric's house. Eric and Abby have friends that spend time there, too, and Abby's family comes in and out frequently. Eric and Abby's best friends, Jim and Steph, live nearby and they are part of the draw to Eric's house, too. Great people. Never a dull moment.
26 August 2017
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10 August 2017
02 August 2017