This Never Happens

You know the saying… “A Mom’s work is never done.”  (Is that the saying?  If not, it should be!)  Today, let me just go on the record… We all got our hair cut.  I finished laundry last night, (including sheets).  The house cleaner came today.  (Wow.  She’s my hero!)   We are not doing school tomorrow, so I have nothing to plan.  I think this mom’s work is done!  (Well, I have some packing and other things to do, but for the sake of fulfilling the title on this blog post… I am DONE!)  I get to go to bed early; woohoo!  And, when I wake-up, it’s my birthday!  Ok, ok, I’ll stop… but did I mention this never happens?  🙂

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Sweet

It’s Valentine’s week!  So, here are a few “sweet” pics.

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A fun little Valentine party with THE BEST COOKIES!  (If my friend gives me the recipe, I will have to share!)

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An incredible little Valentine’s package all the way from Mississippi.  My girls keep begging me to take them there to meet their pen pals; the beautiful daughters of a friend I grew-up with.  (I wish!)  My favorite part was the little packages you smash that blow-up into balloons.  So cool!

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This little guy never ceases to amaze us with his coordination.  He has lots of fun with Operation!

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I love that my girls’ still love bubble baths.  (Wait a minute, so do I!  I guess that is not something one grows out of.)

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The cat.  Always sweet material.

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And, these two.  I find it so precious that big sister can always make Malachi laugh.  And I love it when this dude decides to wear swim goggles!

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Hope your week is off to a sweet start!

Valentine Fun Day

I know I’ve said this before, but I just have to say it again.  I am SO blessed with awesome friends.  (ALL of them!)  But, I am especially grateful for those that homeschool with me.  The kids think these homeschool fun days are for them.  And they are… with the added bonus of fellowship for the moms!

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First, we made heart doggies.

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Then it was snack time.  You know, because one craft takes a lot out of ya! (ha!  Or perhaps I shouldn’t leave treats out in plain sight so that suddenly everyone is “hungry.”  Gotta love kids!)

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Heart card sewing… No rules; just fun!

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The heart chopstick pick-up game.  First, I had the kids get all their chopstick energy out.  Notice my little curly top; she was NOT happy abut the “noise.”  (I know my poor girl is noise sensitive, but even chopstick noise?)  I just love this picture.  Her face is priceless!

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More energy-burning outside.

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Lunch.  Who knew Capri Sun balloons could be so fun?

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And, heart tp painting.  We didn’t even get to half our activities, but that is ok.  What an awesome day!

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Pray for Rain!

It is so weird to me (and most Californians) to turn on the tv this year and hear about the “arctic cold” taking place in most of the country.  Today it was 63 degrees… and that felt arctic to us, as we are in the middle of the worst draught in over 100 years. The good news?  We did get a hint of rain.  I don’t even know if it was enough to count, but I suppose a little is better than none right now.

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And so Sierra got to open her new $1.50 umbrella, (from the Japanese store, Daiko).

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And she twirled.

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And she was happy… until she caught me taking pictures.

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But, I kept taking them.

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And she pretended to be mad.

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And then she wanted to see them.  That’s my girl.