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Friday, January 20, 2012

7 Quick Takes


ONE

Lately I have let my house go. I mean really let it go. Toys in every door way, skateboard on the steps, food under the table for a week. We don't have a dog, but we do have a Malcolm. That helps out a little. If I see some bodily fluids I usually make a mental note to clean it up sometime that same day. Usually.

It's not that I am being lazy. Okay, maybe a little. I have just decided that we can live with a little mess if it makes us happier overall. I have more time and energy because I am not spending every second cleaning. And the boys are happier because they are not being yelled at to clean every second. The funny thing is that I have become proud of our mess. I like it when people stop in unexpectedly and the front room looks like a closet threw up. I like that our house screams, "Kids live here. Lots and lots of kids!" Some people only wish they had it this good.

TWO

My brother surprised me with a Kindle Fire! It arrived on Monday. Let me just tell you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!


We are having a blast trying to figure it out and getting it all set up. One of my favorite apps so far is called iStoryBooks. It's free and it offers all these picture books that read-a-loud to the child. In a nice human voice, not a scary computer one.

THREE 

I think winter has finally arrived in Western PA! It is currently nine degrees outside and we have a couple of inches of snow on the ground with more in the forecast.

FOUR

Look who found a friend in the mirror:



FIVE

My nephew is officially a father! Reiley Beau was born on Tuesday evening. I love babies, and this one is especially cute! I don't have a picture to post because I haven't cleared it with the proud parents to post his photo here on my blog.

SIX

Well, the kids are waiting in the school room and I have run out of Quick Takes!

SEVEN

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1 comment:

Cari said...

Congrats on becoming a...a...wait, what is the child of your nephew? Oh man, now I have to google it.

It's grandnephew. Congrats on your new grandnephew!