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Sledding & Jumping w/ G-Ma

December 29th, 2010 No comments

We went sledding @ Goodenow Grove with G-Ma after a delicious breakfast.















Then we went to jump on some large inflatable jumpies for a bit.





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School Pictures

November 2nd, 2010 No comments



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Meeting Our New Cousin, Elizabeth

September 28th, 2010 No comments


This past Sunday, we got to go to Chicago and meet our new cousin, Elizabeth. Her name has quickly been shortened to Ellie. We both got to hold her a few times, but Jack would have held her the entire time if he had any say in it. As soon as his turn ended, he would stick out his arms and say “My turn.”

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Hanging Out in Rolling Prairie, Indiana

September 2nd, 2010 No comments

On August 14th, we camped- with our new tent- at Aunt Diane and Uncle Bob’s in Indiana.  They were hosting a shindig to celebrate Bobby (Daddy’s cousin) and Carolyn getting married.  We got to catch up with many members of our extended family.  One of the stranger things that happened was a cat climbed the outside of our tent.

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The Cone of Shame

September 1st, 2010 No comments

Last week, Rudy asked why Oscar had to where the cone of shame.  Mom and Dad explained that Oscar had torn his ACL, in 2007.  This kid doesn’t forget anything.

Here’s a bad picture of Oscar enjoying his cone of shame.

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Bye Bye Binkys

August 24th, 2010 No comments

Last night, Jackson went to sleep with no binkys and didn’t even cry about it.  He tried to convince Mom that he wasn’t a big boy that he was a baby so he needed his binkys, but in the end he relented.  This went surprisingly well since he usually sleeps with six to ten of them each night.

Mom isn’t taking the loss of the binkys as well as Jack.

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August Birthdays

August 23rd, 2010 No comments

August is a busy birthday month for Mom’s family.  We got together Sunday, August 15th, to celebrate birthdays for Mikey, Grandpa, Uncle Brian, Ruth, and Aunt Lauren.

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Rudy’s First Day of Kindergarten

August 23rd, 2010 No comments

Mom and Dad had a hard time watching Rudy go, but not as hard a time as Jack.


Rudy started full day kindergarten this past Wednesday, as you can see Jack didn’t take it very well.  Rudy had no issues with leaving his parents, he just got on the bus and waved goodbye.

The plan is that Rudy will get off the bus by Emily and Olivia’s house after school and then hang out for an hour or so til mom comes to get him.  This plan did not work out so well the first day- the bus stopped at the bus stop, where he gets on, twice and Rudy didn’t get off.  The bus also stopped at the bus stop, where he gets off, twice and Rudy didn’t get off.  In a slight panic, Mom called the school.  The school called the bus driver.  Apparently, Rudy was too busy talking to notice the bus emptying around him, so the bus driver went back to the bus stop by Emily and Olivia’s for a third time and dropped him off.  Rudy thought nothing of this ordeal.

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I’m 4!

June 7th, 2009 No comments

I turned 4 on June 1st. We just had the party today on the 7th. It was great to see everyone. I want to thank everyone for all the great gifts. See ya soon. See below for a slideshow from the party.



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Disney Vacation

May 27th, 2009 No comments

We just got back from a week in Orlando going to a few of the Disney World parks.  We had a great time even though it rained just about every day.  We also stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge which had giraffe’s, zebra’s and other animals right out our balcony.  After 4 days going to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and then Magic Kingdom again we visited my Great-Grandma in Apopka.  We did a lot of swimming and relaxing there.  See below for a slideshow from the week:

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