Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. I hope you are having a wonderful day eating lots of food and spending time with your families. I saw this recently and thought it was a nice thing to post today. First, I am human. 99.9% of the time I love being home with my kids. But there are times when I just want to put on some music, tune them out and/or just hide under a blanket. There are times when I...

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Sever’s Corn Maze

I’m just about caught up with all the posts that I never got around to posting about. I had never been to Sever’s Corn Maze before. I heard it was a lot of fun and I am so glad we went this year. I think Maddie’s favorite thing to do was stick her head into the pictures. All. Of. Them. She also liked to sit on the tractors. Chuck and Maddie went on the big inflated jumping thing. They had...

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Songbird

Our little Maddie has taken quite a liking to singing lately. She loves singing songs at bedtime and even likes to make up some songs of her own. Here are a few videos I took of her in the car the other day because she was singing up a storm! Her favorite song is definitely the “ABCs”. Here she is singing along with her laptop while her sister plays, too. After singing “happy birthday” quite a few times this month...

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Halloween

Halloween was lots of fun this year. Maddie was insistent that she was a ladybug. When I asked what Dannie should be, she told me “PUMPKIN”. We went to a few Halloween events. The first was one my aunt and uncle invited us to. They had a few activities there and we got to pick out pumpkins to bring home. Later in the month, we went to a Halloween trail at Chutes & Ladders. (And yes, Maddie had two ladybug...

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Silly Silly Girl

Three nights this week, Chuck took Maddie out to run errands or play at the library after dinner. (Yes….best hubby ever!!) So Dannie and I got to have some Dannie-Mommy time. One night, she took a short nap so she was pretty cranky at night. I wasn’t sure how she was going to be or if she was going to be happy at all before bed. Apparently, the way to her heart is a blanket. This girl went berserk playing...

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GoldieBlox

I haven’t seen these toys in person, so I don’t actually know much about them. But a friend posted this ad for them and I thought it was a great video and I wanted to share it. Here are a couple of the products I found on Amazon. The Spinning Machine The Parade Float I just love that there are some products for girls to introduce them to science. I wish I had known more about science when I was...

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Bluefin Bay

Over Labor Day weekend we took a trip to the North Shore and stayed at Bluefin Bay with some friends. We have gone with them for a few years now. We almost didn’t go this year since we thought it might be hard with two toddlers and two babies (ok, they were 9 months old…not really babies), but it was so much fun and we were so glad we decided to go! Here’s a little rundown of our trip. We...

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Iowa/Omaha

Back in August, we made a trip down to Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska to visit both sets of Chuck’s grandparents. We hadn’t been down there in a long time and since Chuck had the month off (this was when he was taking his paternity leave), it was time to take the trip down. Luckily, Chuck’s mom was able to come with us. This meant we had an extra set of hands in the back of the car to...

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Birthday Photo Shoot

I know you are tired of seeing birthday photos and posts. This should be the last one!   My brother took pictures of Dannie for her first birthday. He took lots of pictures of Maddie. Here are Maddie’s first birthday photos. I think it’s fun to compare what the girls both looked like at one! We went to the zoo for the pictures. Here are some of my favorites. And yes, there are a lot!   Dannie was not happy...

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Dannie’s Birthday Party

This weekend we had Dannie’s birthday party. We had a bunch of family and friends come celebrate with us. We are so thankful for all the love everyone showed our little girl! Maddie and her friends had fun playing together. They ran around, played with balloons and wore crowns! When we opened presents and we had some helpers. Maddie and her friends really got in on the action. But Dannie didn’t care. It took her a number of presents to...

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The Scorch Trials

I read The Scorch Trials quite a while ago. This is the second book in The Maze Runner series, so feel free to look back at the first one if you don’t know what I am talking about. Here’s a little about this book. The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet. And WICKED...

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The Midwife’s Confession

I read The Midwife’s Confession a while back and completely forgot to write about it. This wasn’t a book for book club, just one that a friend had recommended to me so when I was between books, I picked this one up. Here’s what it’s about. Dear Anna,What I have to tell you is difficult to write, but I know it will be far more difficult for you to hear, and I’m so sorry… The unfinished letter is the only...

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A Small Celebration

Since we are having Dannie’s birthday party this weekend, we didn’t do much to celebrate last night. She’s one. She won’t remember if we didn’t have a shindig on her actual birthday. Maddie picked out a present to give her the other day at the store and I had a couple little things sitting around to give her. I didn’t get much since we have so many things already I know she will be spoiled rotten this weekend!  Maddie “helped”...

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One.

One. One. ONE! My baby is ONE! Somehow, Dannie turning one is harder for me to handle than it was for Maddie turning one. Dannie is the happiest, silliest, most fun little addition to our family. I love her developing personality and her smile is so infectious! Dannie is becoming more independent every day. She is learning to hold her own with her sister and she is definitely very strong willed just like Maddie. She has taken to throwing mini...

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Happy Birthday To Me!

Last week was my birthday. 33 years old young! It was also our 9 year anniversary. I got to celebrate all week long! Monday I got to spend the morning with a dear friend and her kiddos. Tuesday I hosted a MOPS playdate at my house and in the evening, some of my wonderful neighbor friends took me to dinner at Chevy’s. We had so much fun! Chevy’s makes the yummiest peach margaritas! My friends made sure I was thoroughly...

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Murder At Spirit Falls & Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank

Since I am really behind in updating the books I have read, this one will have two of them in it. The first one is Murder At Spirit Falls. Here’s a little about the book. A No Ordinary Women Mystery. Robin Bentley’s cabin, perched above Spirit Falls in the lush Wisconsin woodland, is remote enough for her and her book club friends to shed the restraints of city living, hike in the woods, take moonlight walks and go skinny dipping...

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Tiny Update

My laptop has been at the “shop” waiting for a new battery. This laptop has a program on it I like to blog with. Therefore, that has been my excuse for not blogging since Dannie’s 11 month birthday. And since she turns 1 in a week, my poor blog has been sitting here unloved for weeks. 🙁 I have a bunch of things I keep meaning to write about. I started a new job about 6 weeks ago and I...

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11 Months Old

I can’t believe this is my last monthly post before our little pumpkin turns ONE! (And again I am a couple days late posting this.) I swear Dannie’s first year has gone by way faster than Maddie’s first year did. Dannie is the happiest little baby and makes me laugh and giggle all the time. The faces this girl makes are something else! She is loving her food more and more (if that is even possible) and will try anything...

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Breezy Point

Early in August (I’m really behind with posts!) we took a trip with my family to my aunt and uncle’s cabin at Breezy Point. I was there the weekend before for an annual girls weekend….I’ll spare you the drunken pictures. Unless you really want to see them. My family has gone to Breezy Point for as long as I can remember. It’s a place I fondly remember from my childhood. It was such a wonderful weekend! We were busy the...

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10 Months Old

I’m a couple days late getting this posted, but I certainly didn’t forget my baby turned 10 months old on Friday the 13th. There’s going to be lots of those in her years, I think! Dannie has a new favorite toy – a doll! She kisses it, licks it, bites its arms and legs…. And even though you can’t really tell, she also beats the baby on the floor. She got her other bottom tooth over Labor Day weekend and...

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