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December 02, 2006

Family Meanderings

Last weekend we had two birthday boys--now C is 6 and T is 9. *sniffle* They are growing up so quickly. They each got a bike for their birthday, just like the other two boys did for their birthday's this year. Now they all can ride around the neighborhood! Yesterday R7 rode T9's bike without training wheels, so we took his off. Today, C6 showed he could ride without training wheels, and I took his off. C6 is so independent. The other boys I potty-trained, but he potty-trained himself (with his brothers' examples.) Now he's learned to ride a two-wheeler without our help.

My sister and her kidlets were here for Thanksgiving and stayed for about a week. It was great--we went to the beach, talked, baked, drank wine, went shopping, talked, talked, talked. She bought me an early Christmas present--my own toolbox full of tools. As I am decidedly unhandy, I've never bothered with tools. But they've already come in handy several times--like taking off those training wheels.

Our neighborhood has recently reinstuted their Farmer's Market. It's quite small, but I found wonderful local, non-pastuerized, seasonal honey there this morning! I bought spring and winter, and recommend Eden's Nectar to anyone in Florida.

The boys and I went to the Sarasota holiday parade tonight. For some reason, I didn't realize until we were there that this was the boys' first parade. They had a great time. They made friends with the kids we were standing near and got quite a haul of candy. We had some grumpy people sitting on one side of us, and some neat people on the other side. (Guess which ones brought a bottle of merlot for the parade? I wish the grumpy ones had!)

The boys gathered vines and leaves and pine needles and such from the woods behind our house so that we can make our advent wreath for tomorrow.

I was supposed to take a GRE subject exam today, but my registration didn't go through. I registered online. I was really upset about it. The next one isn't until April.

I have jury duty on Monday. This is the first time I've ever been called up. I don't know what to expect.

T9 told me yesterday that he and his brothers talked about it, and would give up any Christmas presents and birthday presents for the next 10 years, if they could have a little brother or sister.


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So are you going to take them up on their offer? ;) Sounds fair to me!

Posted by: Amie at December 3, 2006 05:56 PM

sounds like the beginning of happy holidays. woohoo....

and how sweet re: the gift. what love those guys have.


Posted by: maureen kuehne at December 3, 2006 08:16 PM

maybe twins for next christmas..
think of all the $$$ you'll save !!!

Posted by: kate5kiwis at December 3, 2006 09:28 PM

i couldn't find out if you sister's dh would be playing in SC anytime while they're on tour . . . that would so rock . . .

Posted by: mollie at December 4, 2006 11:35 AM

well...i dunno, that sure sounds like a fair trade to me...

Posted by: meggan at December 4, 2006 05:09 PM

by now i know you'll be bit by the baby bug everytime we visit - but now the kids too? sounds like they got bit hard this time... what DID you tell them? hmmm...
mollie - we ARE working on getting something in SC. it will be posted somewhere if we do book somethin'. wouldn't be until late feb/ early march that we'd be down thata way.

Posted by: mtnmama at December 5, 2006 09:38 PM

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