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Fun Summer Days


I feel like school got out pretty late this year. Addie’s last day was just over a week ago, and Beckett’s was a week before that, so really, we only had one week of summer before Beckett started his conductive education intensive therapy program this week (more on that soon). We managed to pack a whole lot into that one week, though! Horse lessons started up again for Addie and Beckett. Actually, this was the start of the second session. They did a few weeks in May. We had our first pool days since our community pool opened up a couple weeks ago. We spent an entire day at Burnt Cedar beach in Tahoe. And, if all else fails, backyard pool days were a good backup plan. Add that to recital and Father’s Day and it seems we packed more into one short week than we usually do into a whole summer! We’ve had some crazy busy fun days with hopefully a whole lot more to come. No place I’d rather be than with these loonies!

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Father’s Day


With our crazy busy week leading up to Father’s Day, our actual day was pretty low key. Church and dinner at my parents house was pretty much all we had left in us this year. Addie made the most awesome present for Jimmy though, so that made up for the lack of excitement surrounding the celebration.

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We took a quick trip to EDH last weekend. The kids played from the minute they woke up until way past bedtime each night. They had a blast with Haylee racing cars, playing with bubbles, digging for rocks, and tackling each other, then gave a riveting musical performance. A great way to spend a sunny three-day weekend.

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Coen has been a crazy typical threenager lately. He hasn’t slept in his own room since Christmas and pretty much stopped potty training yelling “NO!” every time we even suggest sitting on the potty. Last week, a HUGE new exhibit came to our Discovery Museum, so, like any good parents, we used it to our advantage. Three pee pees in the potty earned the right to meet a T Rex named Sue. 

He did it!!! And we met Sue. And he refused to take any pictures with us. But I promise, he had a good time. Sue will be hanging out at our museum until January so brace yourselves for lots more Sue pictures.

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I had a full weekend of fun with my favorite little people! Addie’s school had Mother’s Day Tea on Friday with yummy food, beautiful centerpieces, and the cutest little video of Addie and her classmates talking about their moms. 

Saturday, there was a horse expo at the park by our house. Addie, Coen and I walked over and ran into one of Addie’s favorite friends. The kids pet horses, watched some demos, and had some lunch before heading back to our hood.

On the way home, we stopped by the pond to check out some fat frogs. 

And then it was Mother’s Day. We put Addie to work stomping some grapes. Just kidding, it was a church activity because their bible story took them to Rome this week. Then we tried to have a picnic but it was too cold and windy. We ended the day with dinner with my fab mother. Good times spent with these little loves of mine 💕

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Perhaps the most annoying part of having two kids at different schools is that spring breaks don’t align. While Beckett was working hard at school, these other three loonies were having adventures. 

The creek that runs behind our house has become a new favorite place to explore. Both kids came back up with scrapes but oddly, no complaining. Now Addie and Coen are obsessed with collecting rocks, catching frogs, and feeding fish. 

We promised Addie a museum day before break ended so we packed up lunches and headed over on the last day. Holden roamed free in the 5 and under room for a long time. Coen and Addie drew on the glass wall, went fishing, played music, and got all science-y.

And then it was over. It’s amazing how quickly a week went by. Such fun days spent with 3 of the 4!

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Happy Easter

Easter is one of my favorite days of the year. Crafting, cooking, friends, family, church, and gifts all wrapped up in one fancy little day. This year we tried tie die eggs which actually worked quite well but Addie still wanted to dye the normal way, so we have a million hard boiled eggs now. Good thing she likes to eat them! We woke up way too early this morning, the kids tore through their baskets, then we headed to church. We enjoyed a lovely brunch at the Donahoe’s house, ate delicious food, had an egg hunt. Holden wasn’t at all interested in eggs, but was thrilled with the food portion of the morning! After naps for most and a few hours of cooking we headed to my parents house for dinner. Such a fun day with my favorite people and a great way to spend Holden’s first Easter!

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