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FFYF: Fartsicle Edition

Happy Friday, Internets! Tonight Hubby was giving the boys a snack before bed when the dog came into the kitchen and looked cute. Naturally we decided that she should have a treat as well. After a moment of consultation, we decided to dig into a bag of treats that I...

FFYF: 12th Birthday Edition

Happy day, Internets!  This Friday we’re celebrating the 12th (eek!!) birthday of my older boys.  Hard to believe that they’re only a year away from beeing teenagers. As much as they drive me crazy, it’s still going too fast. I woke them up by...

Year 15, Day 1

Yesterday was a special occasion: Hubby’s and my 14th wedding anniversary. This fact continues to amaze me…I cannot possibly be old enough to have been married that long. Right?? Okay, maybe I am old enough. But shhhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone. Today,...

A Much More Successful Day

Well. Today was a complete change from yesterday. Hubby put the boys to bed right after soccer last night, which means they went down right around 7:30. Unbelievably, there were still children asleep after 8:30 this morning. We got up and going, and zipped right...

End of the Second Week of the School Year

And good things to report!  I got an absolutely GIGANTIC reward this morning.  See, last year one of the tricks I tried to make things more palatable was to let the older boys work independently on handwriting, spelling practice, and the phonics workbook.  This...