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June 2017 – Our First Family Camping Trip

June was packed with two birthdays and a camping trip! I started this post weeks ago and now I’ve finally got all the camping photos in, so I’m going to stop there and post about the boys’ birthdays later. Oh my goodness, I just can’t keep up! Lesson 1 of our first camping trip: We… Continue reading June 2017 – Our First Family Camping Trip

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May 2017, Sam at 11 Months Old

I am sooooooo behind! Ugh! It’s almost August and I’m writing about May. Well, here goes! Sam started the month out ON THE MOVE! Lots of crawling and climbing. A.’s parents visited and we went to the zoo! And scoped out venues for Ari’s birthday party. Here are some pictures from Brooklyn Park. Later, Sam… Continue reading May 2017, Sam at 11 Months Old

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April 2017, Sam at 10 Months Old, Easter, and Vision Board 2017

I ended my last post with the Peppa Pig show we took Ari to at the beginning of April, leaving Sam home with a babysitter. I worked the next two days, then took Sam’s picture a couple of days after he turned 10 months old. At the end of my last post, I also mentioned… Continue reading April 2017, Sam at 10 Months Old, Easter, and Vision Board 2017

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March 2017, Sam at 9 Months Old

Once again, I have so much catching up to do here! These are busy times, for sure. The day Sam turned nine months old, March 6th, I was in the middle of a 5-day stretch off work. Woo hoo!! Sam was feeding himself: We went to The Children’s Gym with friends. Now I’m thinking about… Continue reading March 2017, Sam at 9 Months Old

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Family Update, February 2017, Sam at 8 Months Old

We came back from Reno at the end of January and settled back in to home and work at the beginning of February. Sam was moving around more on the floor but not scooting forward – yet! There was no activity on the house for a couple of weeks while the cement cured, so it… Continue reading Family Update, February 2017, Sam at 8 Months Old

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After Snowpocalypse: Inauguration and Resistance… And A New Foundation (In Our Backyard)

The day of the inauguration, I was home and the boys were at school (and A. was home sick with a cold or flu or something), so I was doing a lot of housework, mostly folding laundry and washing dishes, hand washing multiple bottles and pump parts. My mind tends to wander during those tasks,… Continue reading After Snowpocalypse: Inauguration and Resistance… And A New Foundation (In Our Backyard)