InstaUpdate

My brain is a wee bit frazzled as I type this – forgive the typos (as you usually do, unless you are Simon or my father, who both like to point out when this wordsmith misses something – as I did twice in this sentence and had to go back and correst after I first published it – sigh).
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Love my sweet dog and despite his being a pill and a half when we have company (or when a squirrel tries to stake a claim on our deck), I would trade him for any other dog.


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Fun times with friends at the apple orchard.


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Rockin’ the fake ‘staches at ArtPrize.


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My faves from ArtPrize…


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Lunchtime date with my honey (and a beer from Founders).


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Caught this sunset in my side mirror… sometimes it’s good to take a look behind you.


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Working on his “kindergarten” homework – mind you he doesn’t start school for another year, but Liam has homework so Jack needs to have his own (thank you to Costco for having a plethora of workbooks).


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The moments when they are getting along are rare and precious (and need to be documented).


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Prepping for my first book club meeting.


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Slide at the pumpkin patch.


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Sunset in the ‘hood.


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Always a pleasure seeing your husband in the car beside you – though not surprising when you’ve just left the same restaurant.


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My roommate from my time in Chicago came to visit with her two girls while Simon was out of town with the guys in my family at a football game. My little boys were less than thrilled upon learning that their new friends were GIRLS, but those girls happened to bring Pokemon cards and Star Wars knowledge (and figures) with them so they ended up being pretty cool. We were glad, though we did draw the line at letting them have a sleepover in the boys’ room.


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Max and Jack would be bound to end up in the pond if we left them there long enough.


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Nature’s flair.


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Wednesday evenings at the park are a favorite of mine… especially since my kids discovered that I know how to do underdogs on the swings.


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Sick one… you can tell this is the case because he is sleeping and it is still light out.


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Rainbows on the bathroom wall at my parents’ house.


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Love fall in Michigan.


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Mr. Upset-He-Can’t-Have-Vegemite-For-A-Third-Meal


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Sun rise…


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Pretty darn pretty.


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And fall at the pond, again.


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Living room forts with the kiddos… my moments of mom coolness must be documented as much as when the kids actually get along.


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He made Darth Paper all by himself.


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His coloring location of choice. The kid has great core muscles.


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Hmmm… quiet… he’s thinking.


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I never tire of wildlife in our backyard (except the squirrels).


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The one good thing about Simon’s rugby season is that it earns me Saturday mornings at the coffee shop all to myself with no obligations. Sometimes I doodle but always I drink coffee.


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Prepping for Halloween… Power Rangers… unite (is that what Power Rangers do?)


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Building their sugar tolerance… with more sugar. Known in Australia as fairy floss… now you know.


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5 responses to “InstaUpdate

  1. Love all the photos and the cameo by Elena 🙂

  2. That slide shot of Jack needs to be framed! I love it!

  3. Ha – Do you realize you said you would “trade him for any other dog”? I’m thinking that was probably a typo, which is especially funny after your first paragraph. Hee hee 🙂

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