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very charming.

Upon checking out at the register at my local Anthropologie, the cutest-of-cuties worker is setting up a display with a great big brown box of fresh shiny merchandise: lovely chains and shiny charms. I said something like “Oh! Oh!” and “Oh!!!!” Thankfully, she speaks my language and understood me as saying, “I wanna see! I [...]
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it can really suck.

Oh happy day! The big boys are out of town deep in the woods and I’ve got Oreck on my mind. I have wanted an Oreck vacuum for 15 years. Maybe even longer….like since forever. Not sure when or how but the charms of this vacuum had me sold from what must have been a [...]
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dboy’s turn to teen.

This afternoon I say, “hey birthday boy! Can I take some pictures of you in the backyard?” “Sure mom.” We then hear the little blond’s raspy voice, “yes! owside! let’s GO!!!” This is sounding familiar to me. A quick trip down memory lane here….as the E of the family, I recall my bigger brother Daniel [...]
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now what??

Monday is here. The end of the month is here. And the end of the busiest 5 months known to this household is here. Today is the first day in a lonnng time where there are no sports to practice or drive to, not a meet to attend or a hockey game to cheer on [...]
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after bashy.

To be this liddle —just lump’us and rump’us-about so cozy-coz with nuggles and squirmy squishy-squish. ‘Gain and again. Lov-ew Mr. C. ‘Gain and again. —
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No matter where you find yourself today—here’s something to smile about. Brought to you by twin girls and a big ol’ box of hand-me-down shoes. And more shoes. How very sweet. To toddle around in any of these with big eyes open to what the day has ahead. Happy day to you! — Thanks maggie [...]
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three times three.

With a post holiday stay of brother Dan and sis plus bonus friend Beth comes twin 3 year old girls and AJ, their 5 year old boy. Toss 3 year old Mr. C in the mix and here we go!! And go. And go again. Run-run and rumpus-about. Love the little sip and dog Mini [...]
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Sprinkle sprinkle—! Urrrr….whirER-ER-ER-ER-ER…… green…blue….pink…purple…. “Ah—Oh! There it is!!! Got it—whoa!” Slide—”My Uggs!!!” “Choo choo!” RING—”I got a phone for Christmas – ” Slice—”prime rib anyone??” Smooth—peanut butter creamy cream creamiest…. Scritch, scratch, scribble—the A of the family sketching his slippers. Click—”I got it!” Way to go little AJ. Lick—mmmmm….. Lots of good moments to take [...]
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crying over spilt milk…

…and not just any milk. Special steamed milk from 4bucks, with two pumps of mocha and two shots of espresso. Dang. And I was really moving one foot in front of the other on this rainy Monday. I went from putting clothes away in my bedroom, bathing Mr. C, cleaning the bathroom while he bathed [...]
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one, two, THREE!

1. ON YOUR MARK. On 11/10/2007 Mr. C made his mark. After a long journey into this new lifetime he sleeps. — 2. GET SET: After his long and last day of twoness – rumpusing and toddeling about – he sleeps. — 3. GO! Birthday boy! There he goes!! (and goes!!) Running today right into [...]
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