Family Times and Four-Square

While Katie, Marcus and the Three J’s were in town we had a big party where friends and family all gathered and we ate tons of good food and played four-square (tradition!).

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Visiting with J-One

J-One is a laugh and a half.

One minute he’s playing make-believe as a King of Swords and Buyer of Suitcases, the Comedy Suitcase Traveling Man and the Jew in the Consulate. (don’t ask how he came up with these titles, we don’t know.)

Then he stopped playing in the pool, dropped to his knees and started praying for his imaginary friend, Monkey America, to come home.

And a long conversation of how “you can be a kid an’ adult at the same time.”

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iheartfaces: All Boy

It was a glorious week: my cousin (and Best Friend) was in town with her 3 adorable boys and husband. One day while Mom and Dad were on a date for their anniversary, I met up with the crew at the Purple Park. J-One was convinced that we didn’t need to take pictures ‘cuz Mom and Dad don’t need to see where we were today’. J-Two stood on the little bridge just watching until I asked if he wanted to swing. J-Two loves to swing, so off we went to swing for the entire time. Sweetheart!

Photo Challenge Submission
This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

Retreating – Labor Day

I know, I know…it’s waaaaaaay past Labor Day. School has started, leaves are changing colors…and I’m just now posting Labor Day pictures.  Well, it’s been a busy few weeks, with a funeral, canning salsa (yum!), looking for work, meeting new babies, getting training and putting plans into action for becoming a Relay Center during collection week with Operation Christmas Child. All big time-spenders. Now, on to pictures….

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Mr. Cute Stuff: Cole 2