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Happy Cand-o-leen!

Monday October 31, 2011
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Happy Cand-o-leen!

Halloween was indeed a happy and sugar-filled affair. It started with Adam’s preschool celebration.  Can you guess what he is? If you guessed the cutest little Ewok, this side of Endor, you would be correct!   And this was probably the easiest “homemade” costume I have ever done.  We reused a bear costume and I...

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Snowy Pumpkin Party

Sunday October 30, 2011
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Snowy Pumpkin Party

What a crazy weather weekend!   Snow in October was definitely a first for us. We spent the day snuggled up inside/frantically cleaning to make the house presentable for the pumpkin carving party planned for the evening. This is our second year hosting a carving party, so I guess it has become a tradition. The...

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Cars Movie Theater Birthday Party

Saturday July 16, 2011
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Alternate Title:   The easiest birthday party I ever hosted My middle child was set to turn 6 in June, just a few days before the much anticipated Cars 2 movie was due out in theaters. After hosting quite a few themed parties at home in the past (including a race car party), I found...

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Did I mention? Sam is 6!

Thursday July 7, 2011
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Did I mention?  Sam is 6!

Here it is July and I’ve completely forgotten to post about Sam’s birthday! He turned 6 during the last week of school and things were so hectic, I never got around to blogging about it.  In an effort to minimize the future therapy bill, I better make mention of our middle child’s birthday. We...

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Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday July 5, 2011
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Happy 4th of July!

We had so much fun this weekend, we could hardly stand it.   We spent about 100 hours at the pool it seemed, especially enjoying the 4th of July festivities there. Mike had a great time playing in their volleyball tourney, losing only in the finals.    The kids had a blast participating in the bike...

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End of School Wrap-up

Saturday June 25, 2011
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End of School Wrap-up

The kids are FINALLY done with school.  It’s taken forever and I’ve been overwhelmed with all the end of school parties and what not.   Here’s a photo wrap-up so I can officially document what went on. End of Soccer Kindergarten Picnic The K picnic was an over-the-top celebration with pizza, way too many organized...

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The Best Father’s Day Gift I’ve Ever Given

Sunday June 19, 2011
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The Best Father’s Day Gift I’ve Ever Given

Technically, this should be the post about the wonderful Dad in my life  — either my own, or my beloved husband.   Both are quite stellar and I am so thankful for them.   Unfortunately, it’s late at night and my creative juices are running low, so  instead, I’m sharing about the gift I gave  the...

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Anniversary Mystery Date — A Chance to Go Ape!

Tuesday May 31, 2011
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Anniversary Mystery Date — A Chance to Go Ape!

Mike & I celebrated our 13th anniversary on Sunday.   Well, we didn’t actually do any celebrating on Sunday, but I told him I had plans to take him on a mystery date on Monday. On Monday, after an early lunch we dropped the kids off at our first mystery destination — friends with kids...

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Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Monday May 30, 2011
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Annual Neighborhood Block Party

Every year, our neighborhood hosts a block party.   It’s been a great way to get to know the other neighbors and for the kids to have a blast playing together. Highlights include…. The water slide! Moonbounce! A Balloon artist Snowcones A fire truck! Alma’s Amazing Science Spectacular! Good Food with Friends and Neighbors Here’s...

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Let’s Go to the Hop

Sunday February 20, 2011
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Let’s Go to the Hop

I’ve missed chronicling a couple of activities this February, so now I’m playing catch-up. In early February, we attended the kids’ school’s Sock Hop Dance.  This is usually held in January but was delayed due to a snowstorm. The kids are encouraged to dress-up in 50s attire.   We had an outfit for Wendy.  Sam...

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