28 January 2011

bedtime

for Frank-o:

Following the procrastinating trip to the potty, the umpteen jillion requests for a “last sip”, and the super slow shuffle to the bed……

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Frank-o and his entourage of animals finally get into bed! 

It’s the same routine every night. 

He keeps his animals in a basket beside the bed and it’s totally worth it to him; the work it takes to dump them from the basket each night and return them to the basket each morning.

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When he meanders to my room somewhere between 2-4am, he typically packs 2-4 of his beloved critters sleepmates with him. 

 

27 January 2011

25 January 2011

Did you guess right?

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Gone Fishing……

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Here’s the bait you throw in your fishing hole…..Fishing w Papa Cody, Stella birthday 018

{every good fisherman baits his fishing hole with stale bread, right?}

Stale bread for the ducks too…..

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{oh wait, those are decoys!  Nevermind!}

Father:Son

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Grandfather:Grandson

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Nothing was to be reeled in on this outing,

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but as the sun began to set…….

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a lesson was to be learned!

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That’s why the sport is called “fishing” and not “catching”!

24 January 2011

Who Can Guess?

.what we did.

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.for the first time, in our new house. Fishing w Papa Cody, Stella birthday 004

.last week. ???

I’ll return tomorrow with the answer and more pictures!!

 

17 January 2011

B-ball

This past Saturday was the boys first basketball game of the season.  It’s how we’ll spend the next eight Saturday mornings!!

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Buck-a-roo played last year, but it was this little guy’s first time out. 

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He might have run about aimlessly, only actually touching the ball twice in a 40minute game;

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BUT he certainly has plenty of passion for the game

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AND doesn’t lack in the swagger department either!

Buck-a-roo, on the other hand, is quite the seasoned player;

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or at least he thinks so, so don’t tell him otherwise!

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He dribbles…he shoots….he scores!

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{or not}  He rebounds!!

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Supposedly, the league doesn’t keep score, but in their minds…..

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their team WON!!

{What’d I learn…….action shots in a poorly lit gymnasium are difficult to accomplish!!}

05 January 2011

He’s ready

He’s practiced {before school let out for the holidays and timed instances in the past two days since returning to school}

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And, I believe, he’s ready for his first *timed* math test tomorrow!

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The test:  write the numbers 1-20 in (5) minutes or less 

He wrote them for me in less than (1) minute……..

{iPhone pics}