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As you know I do an annual party at my house on the last day of school...this year was lots of fun too!  We added a new member, a buddy for Eli.  He was so excited to be here with us and getting to do big boy stuff!  He did good...just a few bumps and hiccups along the way but that's what happens. Here are a few pictures of happy faces!  Lots of pizza and breadsticks were eaten and probably way too much ice cream and toppings inhaled with cookies on the side!  The next morning Auntie made pancakes from scratch and sausage and hash browns, all washed down with juice.  We watched We watched the new Fairy movie, Pirate Fairy movie (I liked it!) and then we watched the next day the Percy Jackson movie...the second one.  I can't remember the title!  Grrr! Anyway, enjoy the pictures, I think we all had fun and actually slept decently.
 Our new friend!!  He loved it all I think!

Not sure what was being plotted here but it was something!  Could have been Lee's hair gett…

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As the year has worn on and school is now out and I've had my end of the school year party it has been interesting as an observer.

What I watched at my little party was the kids trying to figure out where they fit in with each other.  There is a core group of kids that were all born in the same year, 3 boys and 1 girl.  The last year or two they all got along fantastic.  This year there was something interesting going on.  I don't know if they were more aware of the fact of boy/girl?  Or just figuring out pecking order so to speak.  But I have watched this a lot with Ian and Eli in the group of cousins at family gatherings.  Eli is the youngest by 2 year and in some ways that's a big gap.  As for Ian he's the eldest boy and the next is then his brother Lee.  So I don't expect there to be a lot of playing together when his older girl cousins are around. The tend to gravitate to each other.  However, what is interesting is watching how…


Ok, so it's late and I'm being insanely lazy...and I'm tired.  On that note I want to share with you the hike we took a few weekends ago with Nikki and her boys.  We drug them all up mountain...pretty sure Ian thought I was killing him.  Proud he got to the top and the bottom but the drama from his has got to stop!  It's insane!  In no particular order: Here we are at the top of the hike looking down on Rattlesnake Lake.  We are very high up, in my opinion.  But what a view!
 Train head.  As you can see we did the ledge but you can go much further than that. Which I think would be fun right up until I see someone hiking down from those with insanely huge backpacks  Then I think...nah! I'm good with our little hike!  Partner in crime!  We have made plans to do a few new and old hikes this summer.  With kids and with out!  I'm looking forward to some with out the kids...I do not have to listen to them whine and cry and .....take your pick of it all! Another sh…

Minions Assemble!

Well it would seem that I am a broken record and forgot all about these pictures that were taken last November!  Sigh... I knew there were more pictures of Eli for his birthday, ok well it felt all wrong when I only came across like 5 of them.  Anyway, for Eli's birthday I had some wonderful friends come and help me make this cake happen for Eli.  Grandma of course furnished the cake for this endeavor and then my wonderful baker friends came and helped.  Although his enthusiasm doesn't quite show here he really was excited for this cake, as we all were in having purple teeth, tongue, and everything in between!  For the record, because it needs to be stated, it has been 7 months since his birthday and he has already changed so much! Wow!  I know some of it looks blue but I promise it was all purple...gotta love it when the pictures does this.  Pretty sure Mighty is my dog but there are times even I question where Mighty's loyalty lies...whoever gives him cake is where! (a…


They claim to be related.....
....I think I have to agree. *This is hysterical!

The "Look'

I have laughed and laughed over this picture.  We went hiking at Rattlesnake and at the end we went and saw the lake.  We stopped here at this tree and took pictures and let the boys throw rocks in the water. We also took pictures and so I wanted our picture taken.  So I believe my boys took this picture.

Could the look on our faces scream we are moms any louder? Have a good night and a good start to your week!  


I have lived at my house for almost 8 years this year and last year I finally started seeing Hummingbirds.  In years past I have put feeders out with no luck, it's very sad I know.  I put my new hanging basket up and I get a Hummingbird!  So exciting! I am trying to plant lots of plants and flowers that are butterfly and hummingbird friendly, I'm just amazing when I see one because the boys are so loud sometimes.  I will say though that when they see a Hummingbird they have the same awe and will immediately get quiet and watch them for awhile. So here are my shots, nothing spectacular but definitely fun and pretty cool!


Ok, so I will try and explain this as best I can in my limited knowledge and memory.  Back in late February and March if ya'll remember we had record rain in the PNW.  Let me show you where all 10+ record falling rain went! Folks it went right under my house...kid you not!  I can't remember the gallons that were under there or pumped out, but it was a lot.  Basically 3+ feet of water (if I remember correctly). Anyway, this all started  in February, our heat quit working and that was weird, we've never had that happen.  Well lucky for us we had a scheduled maintenance on our heat pump  coming  and of course before that appointment  the heat started working again.  Out of nowhere. *Like taking your car into see the mechanic because of a noise, then of course they never hear it* So the maintenance guy comes and we tell him what we experienced and he said he would look at everything.  And look he did, to the tune of several hundred dollars.  Flash forward to end of February…