Yes, This is my Child … Mister K

This child of mine, the youngest, is always up to something. Shown here, is my son after a ride home from his Grampa’s. Some how between stealing my pocket book to take all of my Trident gum and singing along to our favorite tunes on the radio for our twenty minute trip back home … he captured a pink highlighter. This highlighter is what he added to his already messy, chocolate ice cream face … Imagine my surprise when we pulled into the driveway to our house and I look to see him like this? I just couldn’t help but […]

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Celebrating Turning 11 Years Old, 11 Days After Birthday

This past weekend my daughter had her 11 year birthday celebration! Some family came and her friends came. There were snacks, music, fun and laughter – cake and ice cream and presents. Miss Ki got all dressed up in my skirt and an old shirt I had given her as she waited for guests to arrive… My little girl isn’t a little girl anymore … I can’t believe she is now 11 and that next year she will be in Junior High. Sigh. After Miss Ki got all dressed up she proceeded to the backyard to ensure her birthday picnic […]

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Remembering a Wonderful Summer of So Many Changes

This Summer brought on changes for my family because we not only blended our family with the boyfriend and his children, but we moved to a new house. Having a lot of changes at once can be overwhelming for adults but especially for children of any age. That is why we worked hard to ensure this Summer was as fun as possible, and probably why we have more boxes still unpacked than I would like to admit. It was important to Lee and I to ensure our children blended together happily, while everything went really great at first, at the […]

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The Boys Birthday Party #birthdayparty #raisingboys

For the first time in their five and seven years of living, my sons had their first real birthday party ever this past weekend. Both boys were allowed to invite any friends they wanted and, of course, any that I could find a way to contact as this was Summer break from school. The boys were happy to have friends here for a party, and of course relatives as well. Some relatives I haven’t seen much of in the past, such as my cousin Troy and his girlfriend even arrived! I had to rush to the store first thing in […]

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The Day the Daughter Brought Home her Marionette

Do we say puppet after the word marionette or not? Either way, this is about the day my daughter brought home her marionette from her Dad’s home to show me it. The thing is named Emu and is totally freaky to me, but my daughter loves this thing, ahem, sorry, my daughter loves Emu. On the day my daughter brought Emu home, it was a night that I didn’t have the boys but I had her. This meant mother/daughter time and we chose to go to a local ice cream place that we love to get ice cream cones at. […]

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When You Give a Pug a Bone

The life of a pug seems pretty easy. This pug in particular has a pretty great life, she is loved by all of the kids and has become like another child to me. Never in a million years would I have thought that one day I would call a dog my “other kid” but that is how I truly feel about Jenny the Pug.  She even calls me Mama, okay maybe not for real, but I bet she does think it. The life of Jenny the Pug is pretty simple and straight forward. Mostly she enjoys eating and napping but […]

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Red Velvet Cupcakes in Ice Cream Cones? #foodie

The daughter and I had always enjoy baking but the other night she decided that baking the normal red velvet cupcakes as they were shown on the box was not good enough. No. This tween wanted something different, something she thought was cool. Something more… While yes , as shown above she made a cute smiley face out of the mini cupcakes that were made, she didn’t only do that. The cream cheese frosting was made and the cupcakes were a great start, but then she realized you could put cake mix in ice cream cones… did you all know […]

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Home Party with Fisher Price Servin’ Surprises Cook ‘n Serve Kitchen

My kids are always up for a party but what they didn’t realize is that we would be having a Fisher Price Servin’ Surprises Cook ‘n Serve Kitchen party! The box arrived in my home and the four year old held it hostage until Mama said “ok I will bring it downstairs and attempt to put this thing together.” I have to admit that when it comes to building things, I am not the best at following instructions, I did put the table together incorrectly the first time around but figured it out in time to be able to fix […]

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The Boys Inexpensive Birthday Party ….

My sons are two years and six days apart, that means a combined birthday “party” in August every year. So this past weekend was best time to do it and it was a last minute let’s get a cake sort of idea. I headed to Market Basket picked up a $12 cake and cheap ice cream. Then off to Dollar Tree to get each of them a $1 helium balloon and 2 presents each. The reason for cake, ice cream, balloons and presents? The boys say every year, birthdays mean singing Happy Birthday all day, cake, ice cream and balloons. […]

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Hiding Her Face With Food

I just love my daughter, I love how she is only two sizes smaller than me for shoes and is already stealing my shoes to wear around the house as well as out of the house from time to time. Another new thing she does is to place FOOD in front of the camera any time I try to snap a photo, case in point; Waiting at the school for her brother …. a lollipop snuck it’s way into being my main object in the picture. While waiting at the farm stand for Dad, a king size muffin became Miss […]

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