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nana! papa!

 wednesday the kids were surprised by their other nana and papa with a visit.  i cant believe i kept it a secret, i almost blabbed it 100 times that day...anyways....nate's reaction was priceless

and the girls!
 ellie had to show off her latest bruise/cut/scab
 joey was very pleased with the visit. she smiled even more than normal
 ellie was happy too
 mom and dad took ellie with them to run errands, so i had 1 on 1 school with nate. we can cover school MUCH faster with out little ellie around. haha.  joey was thrilled to spend time with big brother nate
 more happy joey
 and more smiles
life is just happy for her
 fri was chris's birthday. we had a bbq, and the kids helped with the candles on the cake
 nate carried it to dad and we sang the birthday song
 joey was delighted to see the cake
 see.  simply delighted
 my little crew
mom and dad left today, and i spent the remainder of the day cleaning, more laundry,  more cleaning another bbq, lots of outside play because it was SO nice out!  the birds are chirping, the grass is greening, and the kids are playing.  spring is here! 0 comments


 with nana and papa leaving, the weather was cold but i made up for lost time and took the kids to lots of parks.  one visit was to see daddy
 nate went up and read
while ellie "read her bible"
 joey too
 both girls reading the bible. haha. so cute
 i busted open the sand box!  the girls played 3-4 times this week alone in it.  it also made 3 extra baths and another load of laundry for me. hahaha they got SO dirty. but they had to much fun
 we went for a few walks and checked out the sewage drain cause there is nothing more exciting than this bad boy
 and we swung  with our boots and a smile
 then we kicked those boots off and smiled some more
 ellie swung this way
 then the kids found this sand toy and dug a huge hole with it and filled it with pine cones
 that ellie carried. not sure why they did this, i didnt mind it kept them busy and they worked together. ha
 joey was sliding, she had no time to collect pine cones or dig holes
 joey had a few more baths because this is how she typically looks after she eats. from her hair to her toes, covered in food
 we did another park. joey smiled some more
 i sat and drank my coffee
 ellie took a sec and posed for a pic. she is SO busy playing i dont get a chance to snap pics of her
 joey did some dancing
and nate sat beside me and talked...haha

SO nice that the weather is warming up. i CAN'T wait for summer!!!!

and that was a quick peek into our daily life! 0 comments


 i took the kids to the park last week. it was SO very cold, we all had our winter jackets on, i just NEEDED to get outside and it was nice to let them burn their energy off before school....i was sitting on the ledge and snapped little joe walking to me
 clearly pleased that she was soaked from her knees down
 wed we had the home school library meet up. joey out grew her winter coat and is now wearing ellie's. joey eyes are super sensitive to the light and she wears sunglasses often in the car. she puts them on when she needs them. 
 watching a puppet show
 wed after the class we were met at home by nana and papa plumps who joined us for a visit!  ellie ran to vati, jumped into his arms and stayed there for a good 5 mins
 still holding!
 thurs morning nate wrote up a menu offering 3 choices for breaky and cooked the meal for nana and papa plumps
 he did most of it himself
 some gifts and wine were brought out. the girls got dolls and dresses for them.  joey has slept with her doll every night
 nate got a new pair of shop overalls!  awesome!  those bad boys are awesome. saves me so much laundry!  I thank you!!
 joeys doll
 fri chris took the day off to spend time with his parents, ellie helped him make breakfast. pancakes on my panini press. YUM!
 fri i took advantage of the help. nate and i did school while the girls baked with nana plumps (ok, play doh! ha)  nate and i would come down and visit
 oh they had so much fun
 little jo and nana
 stirr, stirr, mix, mix, mess....joey loves to make a mess. ha
 silly ellie
 i took advantage of chris being home and my hair dresser was able to sneak me in for a cut. she doesnt work evenings, so finding an appointment after 4 is HARD. the girls is usually booked solid for weeks...anyways, i went in and got a good 6" sliced off. i LOVE it
 fri night we went for a walk in the woods.  chris was sad by the amount of snow by the stream. ha
 papa plumps with little joe
 pulling and pushing trees down
 tree boy!
 ha. the kids had so much fun just being kids,, cutting trees, pushing, running and being loud
 sticky she said
 see!  tree sap is sticky!
 Saturday my phone acted up, i couldnt get it to hold charge so i was limited to pictures.  boo.  we mostly drank coffee, ate and went for a walk

ellie helping nana make bread
 we decided to go out to eat, but due to a series of unfortunate events, we ended up at wendy's at 6. no one cared, we were all too hungry!  joey waiting for her food
 love how joey looks in all the pics
 get in the pic nate!  the whole crew
 me and nate
 the kids all ready for church on sunday.  ellie finally grew into the dress mom that you bought for her when she was born!
 the girls were knocking nate over
 silly ellie
 ellie in her dress
and ,y camera conked out again after this and i wasnt able to take more pics!  oh well, but that is a teeny look into the last few days!

the kids are loving having their other grandparents here, chris and i are catching up. and lots of coffee drinking is going on. hahahaha

and back to monday we are! 0 comments