Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Boys with Their New Swords




This past weekend the boys all got new Gladiator swords and shields. They are thrilled with them.
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Julissa enjoying herself outside.
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Briana on Her Bike

Briana wanted me to take a picture of her on her bike. So I thought I would share it with you all.
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Girl's Room

The new rod and curtains we put in the girl's room.
Julissa was all excited over her new curtains. When she saw them she said, "I luv 'em" and then she kissed her hand and said, "I kiss 'em."

A new picture for the girl's room.

This past week I spent time spring cleaning my house along with doing a few small updates as seen above.
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Monday, May 28, 2007

Daddy's Girl

Julissa sitting on her Daddy's lap.
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Friday, May 25, 2007

I'm Still Here

I'm still here. I have been spring cleaning my house this week. It was in desperate need of some serious attention. I am getting near the end and hoping that tomorrow I will be able to finish. We will also be having family visit over the weekend so I don't know if I will have a chance to blog much before next Monday or Tuesday. Wishing you a great Memorial Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Samuel's Catch

Samuel spent a lot of time this afteroon down at the creek catching these creatures.
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Monday, May 21, 2007

Fishing Poles



The boys practicing casting in the backyard.
Briana thinks she needs a fishing pole too.
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Sam's Prize

Sam with his prize that he got yesterday in Junior Church. This was the last Sunday of a five week theme.
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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Lincoln Log Fort

The boys spent late last evening creating this fort. They have named it Fort Lee. How could one do any less when they have a mother named Dixie Lee.Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 18, 2007

Tonka Wheelchair

Alex wheeling himself around in two Tonka dump trucks.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Briana Up to Bat

Briana loves to have her Daddy pitch her the ball so she can bat. She does a fairly decent job of hitting the ball.
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Update on Health of Children

We are all feeling much better. They still have a lingering cough but are up and playing for which I am very thankful.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Flowers From My Children

Briana and I sitting by the flowers the kids gave me for Mother's Day.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

To My Beautiful Mother!

Happy Mother's Day - Mom!
M is for Memories precious   

O is for Outstanding Character

T is for her Tenderness      

H is for her Heart of Gold

E is for Ever Giving

R is for Resolute

Love Your Daughter,
~Dixie Lee~

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Friday, May 11, 2007

To My Grandmother!

Happy Mother's Day - Grandma!

And Grandma's Too
by: Author Unknown

"While we honor all our mothers
with words of love and praise.
While we tell about their goodness
and their kind and loving ways.
We should also think of Grandma,
she's a mother too, you see....
For she mothered my dear mother
as my mother mothers me."
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Two Fridays in a Row

We visited here again this Friday. I certainly hope this is not a sign of Friday's to come. The kids are all doing better save Curtis. He was up again in the night with a fever and about passed out on me. I got him laid down in time to prevent him from passing out. I took him to the doctor and they gave it a big name which I don't remember. But basically he needs to take in more fluid than he takes in on a normal basis. So we are pushing more and more liquids in hopes that he will soon be over this stuff. The other kids are back to normal temps with just a cough remaining. Now to get caught up in all that fell behind this week.
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I haven't been able to figure out the names of these flowers but I thought they were pretty, especially the white ones. If anyone can identify one or both of these flowers, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Education is an Atmosphere

A link to a thought provoking post I read this week. A very fitting title with all the thermometer usage that has been happening here this week.

Are You a Thermostat or a Thermometer?

Thursday, May 10, 2007


My lilacs are blooming once again. I absolutely love the smell of lilacs. They remind me of when I was young at Grandpa and Grandma's. They had a huge lilac bush in the front corner of their lawn.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Feverish Frenzy

I've been checking temps, giving Tylenol, and trying to keep kids hyrdrated. Alex was sick over the weekend and is now feeling better but the other four kids are now sick. They have been running a temp and coughing. With Alex the fever lasted three days and the cough is still lingering. I imagine we have at least one more day of feverish kids. Last night around 1 AM Curtis came into the room to tell me he was hot. So I took his temp and decided he needed some Tylenol, so we went downstairs to get him medicine and a drink. He sat down in the family room and then came to the kitchen while I was getting his stuff. To make a long story short he ended up passing out on me twice before he got his Tylenol and drink. Jeff then helped him back to bed where he slept fitfully. He is doing better today as long as I keep Tylenol in him. The other kids don't seem to have near the trouble with running a temp as he does. Tonight Julissa came to me and wanted me to take her "number" (temperature).

Curtis on the couch. The couch is where he spent the day.

Samuel on the loveseat. This is where Sam spent the day.

Alex feeling much better. He's been doing the boy's chores in the kitchen. He has done a great job!

Briana looking great even though she is running a temp of 100 degrees.

Julissa in Mama's chair.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Photo by Samuel

Samuel took this photo of the ducks today. I thought he did a great job framing it. This is his original uncropped picture.
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