Friday, May 20, 2011

Love my babies


Love my babies, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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Another one from January. My son snapped it when he was supposed to be taking pictures of his latest lego creation. Though I wish I'd looked a bit more together that day, I love how natural it is.

THIS! THIS IS THE BEST GRASS EVER!

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:D

1. Not much sleep between Addie and Lizzie last night. I'm going to give them a glass of wine before bed if they don't cut it out.

2. In the middle of the night a pack of coyotes came to get our chickens. They were yapping so loudly that I thought they must be close, so I woke up Captain Shotgun and he went out to investigate. Unfortunately, for drama's sake, the coyotes had already lit out.

3. My hip is still bothering me but I'm going to clean the windows today if it kills me. They look like they're frosted! Some of it is condensation between the old panes, but I see a mass of child-sized finger prints as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy!


Happy!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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Dear Red Channel,

Why must you blow out so easily? Don't you know that you ruin perfect photos with your finicky nature?

sooc- not going to bother to edit - just wanted to share one that I love inspite of it's imperfections.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Workin' together


Workin' together, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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They were helping me move river rock last week. After a great effort to use our man-sized shovels, they resorted to using their hands. Remarkably, nobody was hit upside the head with the ones that Walter was winging.

For being sweet


For being sweet, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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The girls have been getting along swimmingly lately. On Saturday, Addie burst into my room, a ball of excitement, and announced, "Mom! Emmy gave me her diarrhea - FOR KEEPS!"

In her hands she held Emmy's old blue diary. :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Fun? No?


Fun? No?, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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I thought you would love sitting amongst the dandelions, watching the cows from afar. Well never mind then. Let's go inside and throw food on the floor instead, hmm?

Bedhead


Bedhead, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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All of my girls wake up with fantastic hair. Mine? Limp and scraggly with a fantastic lump in just the wrong place. They must have picked up some good hair genes from their daddy.

Fill me with sweeet sugary goodness.

My nephews amuse me. Exhibit A:

Untitled from jake walters on Vimeo.



Gregory made this sweet little slideshow of Lizzie too:

Untitled from jake walters on Vimeo.



He's pretty creative with that camera of his.

Highchair Ballet


Highchair Ballet, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Bella was a baby


Bella was a baby, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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This one's from back in February. Bella is Jake's sweet, independent, lick you to death in a rapid, snake-like fashion sister. She's Ann's pup. I couldn't have resisted either.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sun Bathing


Sun Bathing , originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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Aren't you glad we use soap and water?

One of these days...


One of these days..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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he's gonna bite his own tongue off. Most intense tummy rubber ever. He does give a great neck rub though if you can catch him with clean hands. ;)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

This is how I'll remember year two.

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He is so full of exuberance.

Yesterday he said to me, "I'n a big tiger! And Joshy is a CHEETO!"

The Look


The Look, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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"I'm so hot and tired, Mom; have you no pity?"

That one. :)

She was helping me haul river rock yesterday and did a fine job of it. I'm so thankful for such willing helpers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I'm really lichen gum boots...

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and lame puns, apparently. ;)

Four Toofs


Four Toofs, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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"Wizzie has FOUR toofs now!" - Walnut

Sleepyhead


Sleepyhead, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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Asleep on Auntie Annie's hand. :)

She usually fights sleep, but the sickness wiped her right out.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hazy April


Hazy April, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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Joshy took this one. He doesn't know how to back button yet. :)

Jammies all day and kids either sacked out on me or zoning in front of 'The Fox and the Hound' for the 23rd time.

Whoooooooop! Cough, cough,gag.

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Thank the Lord, soon this will be just an unpleasant memory. The kids are all feeling energetic again and, for the most part, are sleeping peacefully through the night. A, there on the left, was the hardest hit and is having the slowest recovery. The night before last, I counted how many times she awoke gasping for air - 37. Last night? Only once. What a difference a day can make.

Though this has been a trial, I must give thanks. God has shown mercy to us in that none of the children had to be hospitalized, I didn't get sick myself, and He held back my migraines (often triggered by a lack of sleep) during the entire duration of the sickness so I could care for the children without impediment.

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the trees are beginning to push forth their new leaves, and it's good to be alive. :)

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