7QTs - Another week late

Linking up with Kelly and co... 

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Last Friday (actually 2 Fridays ago)  R came home with the class pet


FIDGET!

Fidget has taken up residence here on several occasions. A few short weekend stints when E was in K and then somehow E was named (or self-named) Fidget summer vacation keeper so he's hung out here the past two summers. 

Fidget had a grand time complete with getting rubbed in purple chalk and rolling around in the mulch. All was documented in his journal complete with drawings and black and white pics - but R colored Fidget brown in the pics?!?!?!? because he's definitely brown. 


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The moment


You realize... 


Your mother...


Is a terrible person because she is dutifully washing Ninis. 


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E had a swim meet on Saturday and M wasn't sick so we went


There was lots of snacks involved


C hung out in the stroller on Saturday and helped me be a timer in the Beco on Sunday while the 3 middle kids stayed with Jibbe and Lee tended to deacon duties here in the Mount. 


Can't you tell this is E? She did well for her first meet of the year round season. Times in 25s didn't improve vastly nor did that pesky IM count because breaststroke kick BUT she's determined. 


With my mind on my cup and my cup on my mind... 

We shot over to do some grocery shopping right after the meet without too much ado. But somehow I always get conned into getting some cereal they want - this week it was baby pillows AKA Mini Frosted Mini-wheats - there's a difference. 

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M had a soccer game Monday


Which did not end well but I have a really low bar set. E has been the assistant coach this year 


A is all about the NAK-NAK-NAK and crushed his up on the ride home


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The weather has been beyond nice so we've had some time outside...



A likes to play with the weeds I've pulled



My shoeless little boy


These girls really do play quite well with each other


Twirling in the sun

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School news: 



R brought her zebra for blessing of the pets at school. It is probably E's least favorite morning of school because there's a bunch of dogs and this year it was a full house 


This came home from school last week.... and even E looked at it and said, "Hey we don't have a cat." Also I don't know if M has actually watched an episode of Paw Patrol. 

Rewriting biblical history on the way to school: 

M - Mama, did you know Adam and Eve disobeyed God?
Me - Yes they did
M - Adam and Eve ate from the sycamore tree and disobeyed God
Me - Oh yeah
M - YES!

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Last Friday (the one that started with Papa in the ER), the kids and I vacated for the afternoon to keep it quiet so where better else to go than swim practice: 


A tried unsuccessfully to scale the rock wall and was a screaming WRECK leaving - he was twisting and turning and laying down on the floor because he wasn't getting what he wanted. It was great, let me tell you. 


Let me tell you what else is great... Mom hearing you unbuckle your seatbelt before the van is parked. Know what that will earn you, a ticket out of the van to walk home. Of course E thought I was joking at first and then she thought it was fun but they when we passed her turning onto our street she was really annoyed. 


That night I baked them take and bake cookies for dessert... and then I got a few more batches at the store the next day

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