Saturday, May 31, 2008

Beauty Queen, and Prison Chow


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the weather today did not disappoint




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Yesterday's Spring Rain


Supposed to be in the mid 80's today, a great way to start the summer!
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Last day of school fun!

In honor of the last day of school, the kids took a walk to the ponds... and look what they found! Is this serioulsy the cutest turtle you have ever seen?
I love it here. This is the perfect place for our kids. Right here in Iowa. Who knew?
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Thursday, May 29, 2008

That's my girl!

Gotta love a girl, who, when, on her way home from the bus stop, stops to pick up a snake to show her brother!
Micah was so excited that Emily thought of him ... he kept saying, "She KNEW I would love him Mom!"
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after much research, it has been determined that said snake is a northern brown snake.
protected in iowa. please don't report us. :)

Awards Day means ... only one day left!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

our one, puny, itty bitty rhody

in honor of my friend janece, i give you our rhododendron.
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the past few days...

Our new friend George, is feeling quite at home, and left a surprise for the boys yesterday.
I don't know why I love seeing this kid sleep, but I do.
Have I ever showed you my favorite freckle on Brody? It is right on the bottom of his foot! He has had it since the day he was born.
Tonight we had baseball in Davenport. Micah came running over to the bleachers and said,
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Monday, May 26, 2008


that is the only way to describe the weekend. lots of baseball, lots of cleaning, lots of mowing, lots of kids.

this picture cracks me up. it's brody levitating. i accidentally had the camera set on the action setting, and caught him in mid jump.
and this is the 8U team watching our boys play ball.
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Runner Up

"Smitty" as he is called by the boys, giving a pep talk before a game.
They took second place. And while we all wish it was first, the bigger picture is that, for the weekend, they scored 37 runs, and only gave up 9. Not bad.
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(and yes, he likes his pants short)

Friday, May 23, 2008

spring rain

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this was the actual moment when i told brody that very soon, his new friends, zeke and kora would be here.
he just sat there with this little smile... i think he wants to marry kora.
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Micah's last day of preschool!

He was a bit somber about it, kind of surprising.
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