Thursday, April 28, 2011

Introducing… Cooper


Thanks to a nifty little Learning Express Store, Lydia fell in love.  With a frog.  But not just any frog- instead one that needs nurtured from the beginning frogish cellular level.  Oh goody!  And so arrived the Styrofoam box on my porch yesterday.  If I had been as excited as she was, I would have remembered to take a picture of that first container.  It was pretty cute… as far as stryfoam goes.

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Meet Cooper~

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And Cooper’s new home.  Now, this special frog can’t just survive in any water source, but MUST have SPRING bottled water.  But not just any spring water-  bottled spring water that IS NOT distilled.  Have you tried to find that lately?

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Let’s keep our fingers crossed that this water will work just fine…

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And so we have it.  Cooper’s new happy little home.  Now for the best part???  He, oops- (Lydia tells me he’s a she!) SHE has to travel 1000 miles to Florida.  Hee hee!  Can you imagine how much Daddy is loved by the Grandparents right now??  Do you remember Monty I AND Monty II, the praying mantis from a few years back?  Smile

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~Welcome home little frog~

Happy travels to Florida—snicker snicker…


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

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Over the years, our family has been realizing what’s really important in life~ It’s not the stuff you strive for, but instead simplicity that counts most~

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Sharing~ taking turns~

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Working together as a family~

Not crushing one another’s eggs (ahem ahem….  I will not mention any names Daddy)

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And creating memories~

or LOTS of egg salad sandwiches…. and deviled eggs…


Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Growing Up~

Black Belt Elisha April 2012

Parenting may be the hardest job on the Earth, but there are moments when it is also the most rewarding.


Congratulations new Black Belt!