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Friday, July 29, 2016

Ice cream truck!

*edited* that pile of feathers on my front porch is an art project and not a dead pigeon.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

We're overjoyed with sleep!

2 months old - - cute, but a bad sleeper!

I think he's got it, our Pickle! Eating lots of food and formula seem to fill him up and let him really settle down for two long stretches at night.  He's forgiven for crying the whole ride home from the beach last weekend.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Natural History Museum

Asleep at the ice cream shop
Mezzanine Cubby
I knew that I had best wake up Mr. Apples for his danilla!
Gimme that necklace!

We visited our old friend Kronosaurus and had a picnic and some ice cream.  It was a really great visit with everyone behaving and enjoying themselves. And now, I'm collecting my reward for all that togetherness. A quiet hour at the nail salon. Good trade off!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Some days everyone smiles at my wonderfully behaved children!

It isn't every time I go to the grocery store with little boys and they behave so adorably that nearly every customer gives me a sweet smile that says I am raising amazing little people.
But sometimes it happens! Embrace those days, I tell myself, and they can erase other times when we're the reason people are in bad moods.

Here is the new Jurassic World theme park!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Farm stand fun!

In the vein of olde timey fun, we had ice cream adjacent to barnyard animals and tried to catch a frog in a stream.
Pickle had some ice cream!
And because Cubby was running around too much to photograph,  here he is mesmerized by Yo Gabba Gabba, an old school show I'm forcing on the kids because I love it.

Shopping Buddy Ups His Game

We had an arrangement,  Pickle and I, that when we went shopping together,  I would get a few minutes to browse as long as I chattered at him in baby talk and dropped everything to feed him on demand.
Apparently that deal has expired.  I now can choose to shop while carrying him or shop online at 11pm.  Both options have led to impulsive purchases.

Oh, Mr. Apples!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Trouble with a capital 3!


Oh, what a lucky mommy I am this morning!  Pickle slept through the night!

It only took 7 months  (plus 9 months of pregnancy and getting up to pee constantly), so 16 months since I have slept for 6 consecutive hours.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Olde-timey Summer Fun

I earned one million "Awesome Mom" points for hopping around like a fool in the sweltering afternoon sun, flagging down local trafffiic, so my kids and the neighborhood children could each earn $4.25.

4 lemons = $2
Sugar = $1
Paper cups = $2
Quarters for the cash box = $2
Polished stones given away with purchase = $3

Filling the love bucket = priceless

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Succulent meets saurapod

Liam jazzed up this potted plant with some original paleo-art!

Monday, July 11, 2016

I like this only child thing!

The first day of summer school means Pickle's an only child for 3 hours, 3 times a week!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

7 months old

Our little Dyl Pickle is 7 months old today!
He is heaaaavvvy! He loves to sit on his blanket surrounded by toys.  He is pulling up. He takes baths in the big tub now! His favorite foods are yogurt and Mums and watermelon. He is still nursing and having 1 bottle a day of formula. And the biggest news of all is that he's sleeping in his own room in his crib!

Friday, July 8, 2016

When he wants to be....

Seen here,  fully enjoying being the subject of photographs, Bub can light up the room with his smiling eyes.

Little boys love their Mama

Bub knows when he'sbeen challenging and he always rewards me with extra attentiveness. Today, I got this gorgeous corsage and a re-gifted yardsale bracelet.
It's good to be the only girl in the house! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Broody baby

The Biggest Selection on Earth!

When we can't find a show on Netflix, Cubby requests that we watch "Pajamazon" (Amazon).

It's pretty flippin cute.

Our little fishies

We cooled off at the State Park and Pickle and his big Brothers delighted in splashing and chasing sun fish.
Pickle had his first beach visit!


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