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Just in case anyone's actually paying attention, I just jumped from Volume 24 to 26 in our Quick Takes game. I was rereading some old posts a few weeks ago and noticed that I posted a "Volume 12" two weeks in a row! I like to live on the edge.
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The Little Man has successfully completed Grade One and is off to Grade Two in the fall. (And yes, apparently school really does break for the summer - at least for now.) His report card was wonderful and his teachers had great things to say about his accomplishments this year. He read over 200 books - more than anyone else in his class, learned to add and subtract, learned about structures, plants, hummingbirds, uteruses (see take #2) and much more!
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And speaking of awesome accomplishments, we couldn't have been more proud to find out that Jake would receive the "Believing" award at school, for actively living out his Christian faith in all aspects of school life. Apparently all those weeks of
dragging bringing him to Church and begging him to stop playing Octonauts while at Mass is really paying off.
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This week under First World Problems . . . I wasn't sure if I should keep growing my hair out or get it cut short for summer. So I did what any good Mom does and ignored the children while putting together a little collage and then polling the Facebook. As evidenced from the photo above, I went with short. So the "Then" in the photos below is really the "Now". Clear as mud? Great, moving on.
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Two weeks ago when the big boys went camping and my good friend, Tess came for a weekend visit (and to help heft the Baby Man for me), she brought me some treats, including a book. The book was "A Dublin student doctor" by Patrick Taylor. I'm not typically a big fan of historical books (this particular one took place in the 1930's) but I really enjoyed it. So much so that I'm currently working my way through the other books in the series, about an Irish country doctor. I've 2.25 books left and I'm still enjoying every chapter.
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One of these days we'll get a video of it (which I'm sure you're all dying to see . . . not), but I'm thoroughly entertained by Noah's swimming antics. He's desperate to speak these days and babbles away with inflection and conviction almost non-stop. And every now and then, he comes out with an actual word . . . or a reasonable facsimile thereof. When he wants to go swimming, he runs to the back door crying "eddy, et, go!" with all his might. "Ready, set, go?!?" is what we ask him while he waits on the edge of the pool before jumping in.
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Gotta run - the Jakes is off to play soccer and he's doing everything he can to get out of it. Because it's raining. I'm devastated that I'm going to miss out on the big event tonight because someone's gotta stay home and hang with the Noah-guy. Oops, sarcasm!
Go see Jen for more and betterer.