Kids · Picture Post

Just for today, because Always never comes.

I have been instructed to go to bed. By my husband. Silly Joff.  I love the night and the night loves me. There is silence now and it has cooled off. I can delve into my secret stash of chocolate or eat a pb&j without having to share, not of course that I don’t love to share, it is just nice to not have to sometimes. I can read a book or watch a movie or clean the house or talk on the phone or write, all without being interrupted a shmillion bazilllion times. Why in heavens name would I want to sleep?

Today was a beautiful day, my children organized breakfast and a show for me this morning, they had a table set up with fruit and pancakes and milk  and then they all preformed dance and song numbers, using Katie’s bed as a stage. It was fantastic!

I went swimming with the same little chicklets this evening in our freezing cold pool. I am oh so very brave. And still a little blue.

How can kids be completely immune to the cold?

I lost a game of Ticket to Ride.

Made 5 minute chili and cinnamon rolls for dinner.

Something very interesting happened this morning though. My children ran up to grandma’s house to play with cousins and I put Caleb to bed and then there was silence, the floor was cleared of toys and swimming suits and crayons and I felt all of a sudden that this is what it would feel like when my children where gone and I didn’t like it all. I am used to my silence in the evening after bed, but not in the daytime. So I scooped up Caleb and went to Grandma’s house too. I want to be with my kids for as long as they will let me:)

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K~

Birthday · Kids · Picture Post

No time like the present.

Is right now a good time to blog? Is now a great time to narrate this whole last family reunion week?

No, it is not. I have children in open rebellion. I have a messy house. I am a week behind in laundry. I don’t care.

The reunion went well, surprisingly it also went for the most part according to plan, the gossip was light and fluffy. The children had a good time and there was always plenty of food. We had a few days of sunshine and some wet and rainy days and the Atwaters tent is still standing. I managed to sleep out there two of the nights and survive it ( I am a wretched snob:)

One night we where determined to stay up and play a game of Alibi ( kinda like Clue) and we played and played until some one figured out we forgot to take out the who done it cards! You could say we where tired.

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Alice had her 7th birthday on Friday (Happy Birthday baby girl!) She said it would have been perfect if only it hadn’t rained, so I felt pretty good about that and about the cake. Now check out this cake, forgive the picture the light in the tent was all kinds of horrible, anyway I found this over at Paige’s Pantry  and have been wanting to try it out for the longest time and it was absolutely perfect!

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There is more but I will have to finish later, Caleb says if I don’t read to him right now he will smash my keyboard. At least that is what his feet are saying. 🙂

K~

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Let the games begin!

This is the week, that magical, much talked about and planned per tradition at the last minute reunion or as I am calling it the Atwater Family Revival. Oh the fun! Oh the JOYS!

Large crowds of people that are closely related where always my favorite thing.

At least I will have all kinds of interesting things to write this week. If I dare:)

K~

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Having fun with my baby (and the dog:P)

Taking pictures of animals can be a real challenge and my hyperactive German Shepard is no exception so you can only imagine my happiness at finding the perfect trick to getting his attention! DSC_9204 web

 

Caleb and I had a great time throwing grass into the air and watching it float back down. I think we did a very good job of “mowing” the lawn this evening:) I love how the simplest things can make a child so very happy.

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