Old Man

Something about Jimmy in a collared shirt makes him look so old!

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Dr. Becky

Rest assured.  According to Becky, Jimmy’s pulse (located in his head, ear, and nose) is in good shape. 

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Sunny Spot

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Concentration

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Jimmy: “I find these patterns mesmerizing.  I could look at them all day.” 

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Jimmy: “Nobody better distract me, ‘cause this is serious business.” 

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Jimmy: “What?  Did somebody say it’s time to eat?  Forget tummy time – let’s go!” 

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Laughable

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Jimmy: “I’m not sure what my sister finds so amusing, but she better not be laughing at my purple chair.” 

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Monkey See

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Tooling Around

Yes, the swing set is done.  And what is the girls’ new favorite outdoor activity?

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Playing with all the leftover nuts and bolts! 

Maybe we should have skipped the swing set and just brought them a little tool set.  Woulda been cheaper (and a lot less work for Jim)!   

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Like Magic

There’s nothing a fairy dress can’t make more enjoyable.

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Happily Ever After

The girls put on lovely dresses this evening (given to us by Jim’s Aunt Mary – thank you!), and waltzed around the house pretending to be princesses.  Eventually, Becky twirled over to me and announced:

“I want to go to a bowl.” 

“A what?” I responded, thinking she’d lost her mind.

“I want to go to a bowl,” she repeated emphatically. 

“A bowl?”  And then it hit me. “Oh, you mean a BALL!  You want to go to a ball!” 

So I ushered the girls into the family room, turned on some music (Wee Sing Fun & Folk would have to do), and told them to get a dance partner.  Susie picked a puppy:

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And Becky chose a monkey:

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I even tried to teach them how to curtsy like princesses, but their attempts looked more like yoga positions:

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So even though we may have been lacking the formality of a royal ball, I’d say the evening ended happily ever after!

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Time Flies

Happy birthday, Jim!  Doesn’t it feel like yesterday when we met each other on your birthday, ten years ago?  Time flies when you’re having fun – and lots of kids!  

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