Archive for April, 2009

busy-body aunt



I have learned that nothing is coincidence.  We have two unfinished storage areas in our basement.  Recently, I entered one storage area to pack toys away that were being overlooked.  I strategically hide toys only to let them reappear several months later.  It keeps things fresh with the children!  Anyway, as I was busy packing the […]

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family dynamics



I will never forget catching Gage drag Emerson down the hallway like a caveman when she was only two weeks old.   He had snuck in the twin’s bedroom and grabbed Emerson with a barbaric clutch from her bouncey seat.  After my initial frantic reaction, I figured infants are far less fragile thank we think.  I still installed a […]

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we have babies!



We watched Mommy Robin build her nest from the first blade of grass.  In fact, it was such a painstaking process, I wanted to help her.  For the first hour, nearly every piece of grass fell from the gutter where she decided to build her home.  But sure enough…she kept at it.  By end of […]

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sign of spring



A Spring couldn’t pass without me finding a tick embedded into my head.  It has happened every year we have lived in Indiana. Really…it is disgusting.  And, I find it rather embarassing to call my neighbors with the question, “Hi, I have a tick in my head.  Would you mind coming over to extract it with […]

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photographer?



If Gage doesn’t have a weapon in his hand, he has a camera.  These are the kinds of images I find when I download my point-and-shoot.  Does he want to follow in his uncle’s footsteps?  He may, in fact, have talent.  However, as you can tell for now he is focusing on self-portraits.  I won’t […]

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wildlife



While we live in what you would consider a suburb, we are experiencing some wildlife this Spring.  We have either seen or found tracks for deer, coyote, fox, and turkey.  We caught this gobble-gobble walking past our deck.  Couldn’t believe it!  Now that is a first.  We have since found out that this is actually a Guinea […]

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spring cleaning



Is there any better way to do spring cleaning than naked?  Just glad to have the help. 

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too busy



I had to chuckle this morning when Campbell exclaimed, “But Mom, I am too busy to go to school.” Too busy?   The life of a child is nothing short of luxurious.  It is like a neverending spa of personalized catering to the individual.  If I had the life of a child these are the things […]

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declaration



Is there a better way to start vacation than four sleeping children? Well…it definitely was a great way to start.  But let’s just say…it wasn’t all sweetdreams.  I will openly declare on this blog, “We, The Stoner Six, shall never stay overnight in a hotel room again until our children our older.”   Hotels and us…just […]

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spring has sprung



It is amazing the effect weather can have on the disposition of children (and parents).  Either I neeeded to wait for the girls to be potty-trained or the weather to get warm because we have had virtually NO destructive moments in over a week.  Perhaps they were just feeling clausterphobic or had a bad case […]

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