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A Backyard Story

So I had the work camera at home this weekend for a video shoot on Sunday afternoon. Since I had the nice camera, I thought I would gets some fun shots of the girls playing the backyard. Some swinging, some chalk art, some playing the dog, some swimming…. just a wonderful time in the comfort of home and enjoying the outdoors. Enjoy!

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Time to break in the snow

Well, there’s snow on the ground. That means two little girls are itching to play in it. So here we go…

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Sensory Water Bag

Just in case you didn’t know, Pinterest is an addictive creative site for anyone! A while back I found this idea for a sensory water bag. I showed it to Melanie’s speech therapist last week and she said let’s do it!

During Melanie’s therapy session today with her speech and occupational therapist, we put together the sensory water bag! You will need:

  • thick, clear plastic tarp (like painters tarp)
  • duct tape
  • water
  • food coloring
  • small cheap toys: balls, animals, shiny necklaces, glitter (if you are brave) (more…)

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Winding Down

The girls are in bed; the flowers are watered; the kitchen picked up; Kelli is at a meeting at church — time to relax!

Michaela and Melanie usually go to bed early: 7:30 or 8:00. It’s fun to tell friends about the girls bedtime. Typically the reaction is “Wow, you’re lucky” or “that’s really early!” Kelli is really good about routine and we have benefited from this by now having girls that go to bed with relatively little difficulty.

“Why,” you ask, do we put them to bed that early? Two reasons: children need more sleep than parents and parents need some time to themselves! (more…)

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Michaela helps daddy with a project

Michaela helps daddy by raking the area where daddy was installing a small stone grilling patio.

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