August 27, 2012

And the BIG DEAL of the day IS........

Two days ago, Kael took a header down the slide when he was attempting to surf down rather than slide. Landed on his face on the metal slide walls and knocked his front tooth loose. A visit to the dentist today confirmed that he'd snapped the root on one of his front teeth, chipped the root of the other, and both were beginning to abscess. Sweet. Kael's first baby teeth were taken out today and Mama was a mess.. but while I'm not thrilled on his behalf about the tooth-hole he's going to have for the next few years, he could NOT BE more gawdamn cute right now. The lisp is KILLING ME. He doesn't know, thank goodness, that he could ask for the moon and instead of replying with my usual "some day" I'd be on the phone looking for a long ladder to get it for him.
When we took the gauze off after getting home and he got a first glimpse at his new look, he turned to me with a stunned expression on his face, then burst in to grin and said;

" Oh my GOSSHH, Mom!! My new thmile is THO CUTE!"

And it most certainly is, my boy. Sorry you didn't get to wiggle and pull like all the other kids, but you were so amazingly brave today that you earned the same lost-tooth merit badge.
I am SO proud of you.  

There's a visitor on the porch..

Spied a giant visitor on the back deck the other day.. She must've been at least 5 inches long.

And the next day we spied another of these visitors on the front deck....

I'm tempted to paint something purple, just to see what happens.
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August 13, 2012

Finger Weaving Goodness

Showed her once, and that's all it took! Raegan has made a good dozen friendship bracelets and necklaces, & seeing her sitting at her safety pin pillow just makes me all gooey inside. I'd spend HOURS each day as a kiddo doing just exactly the same thing, it is just crazy plumb awesome seeing my wee little me doing the same thing now.
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August 11, 2012

Three Creeks, Rainbow Hunt

You'll have to double click the picture to really see it all, and WHOY NELLY do I have a story for you! But part of our Saturday Adventure this weekend at Three Creeks was a rainbow hunt. I think we did pretty good! And.. we LIVED to tell about it!!


August 10, 2012

National Gepgraphic Mimic


Raegan's just so dang creative! Have GOT to get that girl some actual paint brushes, not the cheap plastic ones that come with water color. Just imagine what she'd do with peace, quiet, and CANVAS!
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August 07, 2012

Scout Lake

Spent the day at the lake with buddies, just the mamas and kiddos.
Tons of fun, but GOOD GRAVY did I get crispy fried! Note to self:
check the expiration date on that sun spray I save for myself because
it smells good...

August 05, 2012

2012 Deschutes County Fair

 Best comment of the night, "Oh my GOSH, you can see it's BRAIN!"

As ususal the kids had a BLAST. We skipped the $$$$ rides this year
and went in the evening after a day at House Rock, so the kids were
exhausted before we even got there, but were chipper nonetheless. The
animals are *my* favorite part. Prehistoric chicken weirdness abounds!
Got some great information about the Cavy club and getting Raegan
enrolled as a "cloverleaf" in 4-H, which is super exciting. Have to do
SOMETHING with these Guinnea Pigs! Didn't get home till nearly 11, and
they slept in till 9:30 today!

Zucchini Bread in it's Infancy...

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