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Neglect

It’s been soooo long since my last post, but rather than dwell on that, let’s look at some recent-ish photos!

Hummingbird eggs!  Right outside our front door!!!

Sadly, one didn’t hatch.  Happily, one did!

It’s really hard to get a good photo without disturbing the wee-one.

Check out the amazing craftsmanship on that nest!  I never knew hummingbirds use spider web to hold their nests in place.  I read that the web makes the nest have elasticity so it stretches as the baby grows!  Nature.Is.Amazing!

See it’s tiny little beak pointed straight up?

We spotted this big guy while hiking.  He was VERY handsome!

We have had SOOO many rainbows lately!  I see signs of Benny everywhere.

Jeremia found a heart nugget.  Then he tried to pout when his brothers wanted their pics taken too.

He couldn’t hold is sad face, and we all ended up laughing.  

Good times!

Some of the beauties we grew this summer.

 

This statue is made entirely of bike chain.  Conrad had a great time pretending it had him trapped.

My BFF!  I think he’s swell!

I love our adventures, big and small.

Why? Because, heads are cool!

This boot was out in the boonies. It made me smile.  I hope it does you too.

That concludes this episode of, whatever this was, thanks for tuning in.

Feeling ever-so-slightly less neglectful.

 

 

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Photos from Tucson Children’s Museum 11/12

The are from when Keegan came to visit, before shipping out to Germany.

Jeremia loves grossing me out, and this definitely did.

We had a lot of fun with this mural.

Conrad beginning to build a masterpiece.

Ami, and Jeremia working together to make tunnels for ping pong balls to shoot out of.

Keeg and his friend Nick playing with the caterpillar tree.

Look at all of the Keegan faces to eat!

These boys are the greatest!  So much fun was had by all!

 

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Random Photos, that took me forever to finally share

Even though I wish with every fiber of my being that we had grass, or the time/money it will take to create a lawn, I still dig our backyard, especially on a cloudy day

I love our trees.

From a sunny, rainy day.

Playing in the rain is so much fun!

I adore it when they are sweet to each other.

I love my sister!

This is the volume knob on the headphones in the library.  All I see is a happy monkey.

This is what I look like when I accidentally lock myself out of my house, but am lucky enough to have my phone to call hubby, and to amuse myself with by taking photos until hubby saves me.

This is what confused wuppy looks like, when she just wants me to come in already and pet her.

This is a real, live caterpillar that looks like bird poop.  It turns into a Swallowtail butterfly.

An instagram collage.

Some lovely butterflies at the Desert Museum.  I want to get that kind of milkweed in our front yard.  It was COVERED with these beauties.

Until next time

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I Like These Guys A Whole Lot

Not to brag or anything, but Der and I have the best kids!

I love them so.

Through thick and thin.

Insert cliche about how they grow too damn fast.

I love catching him smile!

I’m one lucky gal!

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November 2012

These are from November!  Some were shared on FB.  I apologize for the tardiness and for the double-share.

My heart bursts with joy knowing Keegan is finding his path.

He was home for a 2 week visit, before being sent to Germany.  We talk every other day, or so.  He seems happier than he’s ever been.

He hates smiling for photos, but I tickled him and he couldn’t hold his straight face.

I sent copies of this one out with our Christmas cards.  I’ve never done that before, but it’s such a great shot of all of us together.

No trip to Phoenix would be complete without Chicago Hamburger Company!  Sliders and cheese fries! YUM!

Jeremia is very proud of his big brother and looks super cute in his uniform.

We did some family bowing.

Jeremia showed us how to do Gangnam Style while holding bowling balls.

We played with my camera phone in between turns.

I wish it wasn’t so grainy.  I LOVE this shot.  Seriously the cutest photo bomber ever.

LOVE my family!

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Random Photos

One of Ami’s creations with the word board I made.  I hadn’t expected them to draw with the magnets, but am thrilled they do! They all do it, but Ami does it the most often. It makes me smile every time I walk past and see another creation.

I love that man!

Sandy and Donny are all grown  up.

This is from this summer.  We got to have lunch with one of our favorite people!  We love you, Burr!

Awesome $15  thrift store find!  It is heavy duty and they all rock it!

Even the biggest kid!

A rare moment of affection from this summer.  They are usually too busy bickering, to hug each other.  They were waiting for their Hip Hop class to start.  They love that class!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

I have been super busy and have all sorts of ideas to keep me even busier.  Oi!

Love!!!

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Benny

As you all know, I take a ton of photos, but you might be surprised at how few photos I have framed.  Less than 10.

3 of them are prized possessions.  They were given to me at Benny’s memorial service, by our friend, Kara, who used to nanny for the boys.  The photos she gave me were of shots she took, so I had no digital copy.  It never occurred to me, until recently, to scan them.

I finally did. 😀

This is either during, or shortly after Benny and Jeremia’s room was remodeled by Make A Wish.  JP and Benny to loved dress up in costumes, so Make A Wish ensured they would have no shortage of costumes to choose from.  The butterfly princess was one of Benny’s favorites.

This one is at the zoo during zoo lights and Benny is reaching up to touch the fake snow that’s falling.

And my very favorite.  I just want to squeeze his face and eat him all up.

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