Sing Songs, Bring Sweets

Peter Piper after school.

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I found this treasure at the Halloween store.

GaGa and Pappy!

Oh, how we love grandparents!

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The dollhouse is ready for Halloween!

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My little chef.

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Siblings.

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Big Questions.

Every now and then, Eliza springs a Big Question on me.  Tonight before bed, she asked, “Why does God make bad guys?”

I said, “I don’t think God makes bad guys–only good guys.  Sometimes one of God’s good guys makes so many bad choices that he turns into a bad guy.”

“Oh,” she said.  [Long pause.]  “Sometimes bad guys have raccoons as pets.”

I just love her inquisitive nature!  And Jed is the same way, although he’s a little harder to understand.

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He’s still my cuddly little koala bear.  Nice excuse to be unproductive during nap time!

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These two are OBSESSED with puzzles at the moment.  

 

 

Bread and butterflies.

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Fed by Bread came to the school today, and the kids played with dough and ate delicious bread!  I love working at the school–it’s so neat to see what Eliza and Jed are learning and doing.

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My students were entranced by the butterflies.

Metamorphosis.

Many thanks to JJ, who came to stay with the kids so that Jimmy and I could have some time to ourselves.  It felt so luxurious–just the two of us!  And the kids are still talking about how much fun they had with JJ.  Thanks so much for making the trip!  We love you!

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We’ve enjoyed watching our pet caterpillars become chrysalids.  

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Yay for date night!

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Jed observes the new butterflies.

It’s raining!

The kids got to splash in puddles today!  It hasn’t rained here in like two months, so it’s kind of a big deal!

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Errands.

I’ve gotta hand it to these two–we had so many many errands today, and they were such troopers!  Hardly a cross word, even though we skipped nap time.  Eliza even rocked ballet afterwards!

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See that mom in the background?  I’ve pretty much felt the same way today.

This and that.

 

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We read a book about cupcakes at Barnes and Noble yesterday, so we took this to its logical (and delicious) conclusion.

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Jed is really into mailboxes lately, so he sorts his mail in a shoe rack in his closet.

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Eliza is studying the letter B at school this week, so they made bagel birdfeeders.  So cute!

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He wanted to help me cook, which naturally involved wearing my shirt and Jimmy’s hat.

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This guy.

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Eliza shared her “All About Me” box at school today, and she drew a picture of our family.  This is the front–Eliza’s on the left, Jimmy’s on the right.

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Mommy on the left, and Jed on the right.  Eliza said Jed looks like a “sad spider.”

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These are the other items she chose for her box.  Chocolates for her classmates, of course🙂