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Faces of June 2014 – Wordless Wednesday

June 2014

 

 

Miriam

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Olivia

 

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Olivia and Levi

 

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Levi

 

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Levi with Thomas, Sean, Nathan and Caleb in the background.

 

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Olivia

 

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Elianna

 

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Levi and Elianna

 

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Caleb, Miriam and Olivia

 

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Abigail

 

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Elianna and Nathan

 

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Caleb, Miriam, Bethany and Olivia

 

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Thomas

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Levi and Elianna

 

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Levi and Elianna

 

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Bethany, she lost a tooth.

 

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Susan

 

Father’s Day 2014

June 15, 2014

 

It is Father’s Day again, and here is Sean surrounded by his young minions.
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World’s Most Average Dad, true story.

 

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And so very proud.

 

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Cards from the kidlets.

 

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And a hug from Olivia.

 

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A very special card from on of the kidlets.

 

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Another custom shirt for Sean.

 

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A prediction of the future?

 

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His special cake from Costco. Elianna is ready to eat.

 

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Excited for November/December.

 

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A decoration I made for our room.  I know it is a terrible picture, but such is life and it was the best I could get.  There are birds to represent each of the members of our family, including Baby Bird.

 

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It was a great way to announce to the kidlets they had a brother or sister on the way and to celebrate Father’s Day at the same time.

 

Susan

 

 

Abigail – Through the Year – 2013-2014

 

 

June 2013

 
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July 2013
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August 2013
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September 2013
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October 2013
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November 2013
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December 2013

 
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January 2014
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February 2014
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March 2014
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April 2014
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May 2014

 

 

 

 

June 2014

 

 
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Until Next year.

 

susan

Today Levi Turns 2

Today, Levi turns 2.  I am not caught up, yet, so it may be a couple of months until his Birthday posts, but I just wanted to link some posts that may bring back some sweet memories.

 

Levi’s First Birthday Post

 

 

 

Levi’s Birth Day Post

 

 

I hope to be caught up to present day in a couple of months.  Working hard at getting there.

 

Susan

Happy 12th Birthday, Miss Abigail

1 June 2014

 

Happy, Happy Birthday, Miss Abigail.
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Waaaay taller than the blanket.

 

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Crazy Pippi Longstocking pose.

 

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Laying down.

 

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Present time.  Yes, we hide the gifts to make it more interesting for everyone.  This gift must have been an easy find.

 

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This one was hidden better and she really had to look for it.

 

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And look.

 

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Olivia excited as Abigail gets closer to finding the gift.

 

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Nathan and Caleb

 

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I am not sure how this tradition got started, but each child gets a bag of a special treats for their birthday.  Abigail loves Butterfingers.

 

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Caleb is excited as Abigail keeps looking.

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All the kidlets with all the gifts.

 

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Crazies!!

 

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Oh wait, there is one more gift.  We actually did not forget it, but it was a good gift she would have to find by doing a scavenger hunt.

 

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Clues hidden all over the house.

 

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And outside the house.

 

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Until it lead her to the back of the van, again.

 

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A triple bunk bed for her 18 inch dolls.

 

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Painted her favorite color, too.

 

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Here is the cake she made all by herself. Yum Yum.

 

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Happy 12th Birthday, Abigail!

 

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Oh and we went out to Chipotle a couple of days later and I only took two pictures, bad Mom.
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What a wonderful young lady you are becoming.  May this next year bring you lots of excitement and growth in the Lord.

 

Susan

 

 

 

Geocaching in May

31 May 2014

 

After Abigail made her birthday cake, we made our way to a local park and went geocaching.  It was a hot, hot, hot day and when I mean hot, I mean melting you the moment you step out of the a/c hot.  It was fun to go looking for cache’s but it was hot.

 

We did not find a number of caches that were supposed to be there, but we did find one in the woods, it was quite the hike.
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Our main purpose for the geocaching that day was to drop off our travel bug in a cache in hopes that someone would find it and take it westword towards Nevada.  Abigail is holding up Suzi the Sock.  We put it in the cache.  About a month later, maybe less, someone took it out and said they would try to get it a little further west.  We have not heard anything about it since.  Here is hoping it does not get lost.

 

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About this time, I was wishing I was Levi, being carried around on someone’s back.  I know I sound like I am really lazy.  Trust me, it was not laziness, it was so hot and humid that day and by this time, we were almost out of water in all our water bottles.  No worries, after we finally made our way out to the road, I sat with the younger kids, who were hot and tired, and we ate a snack, drank some water and waited for the big ones to get back from finding another cache.

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Out of the woods, but still in the shade.

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And then the battery died on the camera.  There were so many other good pictures to be taken that day, they will all have to stay in our memories.  We always say, we need to do this more often, now, let’s see if we can do it more often.

 

 

Susan

 

Abigail Makes her Own Birthday Cake

31 May 2014

 

This year Abigail decided she would make her own birthday cake.  She wanted to make a Red Velvet cake from scratch.  Here is the preparation table.  Levi is so excited.
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Abigail reading the recipe closely and measuring precisely.

 
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Levi testing something he likely found on the table.

 
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Levi supervising Abigail as she slowly follows directions.
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Making the yummy frosting.  I see Miriam is testing it to make sure it tastes good.
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It was a joy to watch Abigail make her first birthday cake from scratch for herself.  I offered to make it, but she insisted that she wanted to do it.  What a blessing.  She is already planning to make other people’s cakes and work on decorating them also.

 

Susan

 

Olivia, Out on the Town

 

May 2014

 

Where did Olivia want to go for her birthday meal?

 

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Red Robin of course.  Unlimited fries and a free ice cream sundae and song, what more could a girl want?

 

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Mac-n-cheese, fruit and french fries.

 

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There were a lot of strawberries in her fruit this time.

 

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Large ice cream sundae.

 

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Yes, she finished it all! I am not sure where it all went.

 

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What a fun day out on the town with Olivia.  She is a gem of a girl and I have a hard time believing she is already 7 years old.

 

Susan

Olivia – Through the Year – 2013-2014

 

May 2013
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June 2013
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July 2013
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August 2013
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September 2013
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October 2013
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November 2013
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December 2013
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January 2014
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February 2014
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March 2014
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April 2014
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May 2014
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Until next year,

Susan

 

 

Happy 7th Birthday, Olivia

22 May 2014

 

The one thing Olivia wanted to do on her birthday was go to the park and play with her friends, so we scheduled it and did it.  It was hot, yet beautiful and sunny that day.
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Elianna up at the top by the big slides.

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Climbing on the spider web net course.

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The birthday girl swinging on the swings.  She loves the swings.

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Thomas pushing two of our friends on the great swings.

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So high.

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Bethany getting ready for America Ninja Warriors.

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Or something like that.

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Caleb loves the slide.

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Time for birthday cupcakes with our friends.  It was so hot that day the frosting started to melt.  Abigail and Bethany decorated the cupcakes.  Of course Miss Olivia picked out orange frosting.

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We even sang Happy Birthday to her.

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It was so hot.

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So hot, Levi did not want to finish his cupcake until he got more water.

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The obligatory picture on the blanket.

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And now standing up.
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Time to open gifts.
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Lego Dolphin Cruiser

 
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Putting it together with Abigail.  What a pile of money the birthday girl leaves laying around.
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I am not sure what is happening to Prince Ken.
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Daddy to the rescue to help put the finishing touches on the cruiser.
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Everyone had to get their Legos out and join in on the fun.
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Time for birthday cake, Lemon Cake.  Yes, a child, who shall remain nameless did get into the cake.
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7 candles on the cake for the 7 year old.
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So happy to be 7.
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Yum, yum, and there is her wad of cash again.
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Susan