Monthly Archive: September 2009

Sep 30

Wink Wink

Ariana can wink. When I ask her to wink she closes one eye and holds it until I tell her she did a good job.  Then I ask her to blink and she closes both eyes! And wink again! Her expressions crack me up! She is a little doll! I wish I could freeze her …

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Sep 29

Soccer Fun

Britain, Kalixta, Ariana and Tori loved playing in the grass during all the soccer and football games. Sometimes it was the only time they got out of the house. They didn't watch the games much but they sure had fun!! The games were even better when Jordan, Kenny, Marci or Marie showed up which they …

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Sep 28

The End

Soccer season has come to an end. I am a little happy and a little sad. It will be nice to not be so crazy in the evenings, but I will really miss watching Ammon and Zoe play. They have both improved so much this season. It has been fun. I sent Adam to Zoe's …

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Sep 24

What’s Cooking?!

Apple Dumplings! These might be the best thing I have ever made! And that is saying a lot because I am not a big fan of cooked apples. I made this purely for Adam. He took one bite and said it was  AMAZING! Everybody else agreed! Delicious! So if you try only one thing try this!!! …

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Sep 23

11 Months

Tori is 11 months old! I can't believe it! The hours, days, months have flown by! I realize now more than ever how quickly time passes. And how babies grow in a blink of an eye!  Tori smiles and laughs easily! She truly has been a joy in my life! She is so photogenic it is hard …

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Sep 21

Flying and Football

Nik flew by himself to California this weekend. I was a ball of nerves while he was cool as a cucumber. He was so excited to fly and even more excited to fly alone!! He is a man after all, or so he keeps telling me!  Right before he boarded the plane. Nik's plane headed …

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Sep 18


Friday night softball is really fun! It's great playing with such great family and friends. The kids have been really good!. Zoe even tries to take pictures of us playing! Our last two games have been at night so it's dark. This is the only good picture. The close ups turned out much better! After …

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Sep 17

What’s Cooking?!

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Squares  That's what! And boy are they yummy! Just look at them! I needed some Oxnard Strawberries to send them over the top, but I will take what I can get!  Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen Crust1/2 cup butter; room temp.1 cups sugar2 eggs1 tsp vanilla2 1/2 cups flour1/2 tsp salt1/4 …

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Sep 16

Perfect Day

Today was the perfect sports day. Usually everyone's game overlap and I only get to watch one. Today was the perfect day because everyone's was spread out. We started at Zoe's game at 5:00. She was a little hyper and had a funny game, but her team WON!! Yippee! She played goalie too and had …

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Sep 14

Tori’s First Ponytail

Another first for Tori! I have been trying to put off her firsts, but they keep coming. I just want to freeze her in this moment and keep her forever.  But I can't so yesterday Marci gave Tori her first ponytail! Marci has given all the girls their first ponytails! It's our tradition!

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