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a good friend

This morning I was cuddling my youngest, Gideon, when Daniel got up and sat by us.  Usually he does not want to be hugged first thing in the morning, so I was giving him his space. 

Gideon reached over and patted Daniel on the head, shoved the book we were looking at in his face, and them flopped my arm around his shoulder.  Daniel looked up at me and smiled, then said to Gideon, “Your a good friend.”

Gideon scowled, and replied, “Brovers!!”

Daniel said, “Friends too.”

“Brovers!  We brovers!”

“Yes, we are brothers, but we are also friends,” Daniel explained.  “We can be both.

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As the first set of diapers turned out satisfactory, I dug through my stash to locate as much suitable fabric as possible.  I happened to have a large number of receiving blankets, too yucky looking to give away, but too good to toss.  Cut in half, with a piece of cotton batting, they make wonderfully soft, absorbent diapers.  

My little guy is thrilled with the pictures and the fact that I made something for him… now if he would just use the potty!

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the way boys play

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The boys were working with their father this afternoon, helping to clean out the garage and get it arranged for winter.  After several hours, Manny decided it was time for  a break.  He came in and made some lemonade, but when he went to offer the boys some, found they were already occupied…

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part one: done

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After knitting feriously for a week during all school hours, I have the first part of Gidions sweater done, washed and blocked.  He is very excited that it is for him and keeps trying to run off with the yarn, to play with, claiming, “Mine!?!”

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“Mom!”  Came the cry from upstairs. 

We were rearranging the pantry, finding jars for this years harvest and taking stock to see what was left from previous years.  I had just sent Adam up with two usable jars, for the job at hand.   What could possibly be wrong?

“Mom, Daniel!  Gotta come!” 

At this I was running, realizing that I had not heard a sound out of Daniel for quite some time.  With my heart in my throat, I topped the stairs, only to see him sitting at the table, glaring at his brother. 

“What seems to be the problem?”  I inquired.

“Look!”  Adam shrieked again, pointing. 

As I walked toward the table, Daniel burst into tears and shouted, “It shoulda been made a paper!  Mommy, why didn’t you make the table out of paper?”

“What have you been drawing with?”  I inquired, as calmly as I could.  I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

With teary eyes and a big sad face, he showed me the permanent marker he had found in Daddy’s jean pocket.   

Did you know that Astonish will take permanent marker off of table tops?  It did a great job, and now, Daniel is very careful to draw on paper.

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ready for underwear?

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Potty training has been off and on for a while now.  He loves the idea, but not the practice…  This morning was no different.  He took off his diaper, sat for a few minutes, then took off streaking through the house.

When I caught up with him, he had managed to put on a pair of daddy’s undies!  It was several hours before I could convince him to give them up, in trade for training pants. 

Gotta love them!

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happy birthday Caleb

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After a weekend of camping, it was good to get home and celebrate this precious little boy’s birthday!  I can hardly believe he is six years old already.  I am so thankful he is still with us…

Don’t you just love the button-down shirt with the swimming shorts?  Oh yah!  That is his type of style!

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