Valentine’s Day

A couple of months late, but at least I’m doing it. I would probably have waited a couple of more days, but my friend Charity *HI CHARITY* asked me when I was going to update my blog. Oops, I’ve become one of those bloggers… Hmmm, looks like I may need to do another blog a day. Except I may not include weekends.

So, onto Valentine’s Day. First, let me set the mood for you.

We bought this blue car when I was preggo with Amy Lynne. We Benjamin loved it. It had a horrible turning radius, you couldn’t just go and get the oil changed, the dealer had to do it. You couldn’t just have a key made for your car, the dealer had to do it, you couldn’t change your headlights, you had to go in and have a dealer do it, (you had to take the bumpers off of the car to reach the headlights) You weren’t able to put chains on it. Those were just a few things that I didn’t care for. Of course, I didn’t realize a lot of these things until AFTER we’d bought the car. *cough*

So the weekend before Valentine’s Day, the blue car gave up the ghost. Personally, I was so happy! So on Valentine’s Day, we went and bought Benjamin a brand new Kia Forte. It is really fun to drive and I love Kia’s. My very first car was a Kia and I never had any problems with it. In fact, I was hit on the 520 bridge and the car was totaled. I bought the car back from the insurance company for $400 and drove it another 75k miles. Loved that little car. So I’m very happy with our purchase. No, I don’t have any pictures of the car. I’m working on it people!

So, my thinking was that if he got a new car for Valentine’s Day, I should get something fun too. Right? Riiiiiiiight. So, please let me introduce to you….

 

Mabel.

 

 

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It was time, ya know? Her great great grandmother went to live in a new home.  I’ve heard she is very happy and used almost on a daily basis there.

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Here is a picture of the two of them together. It’s ok, there was nothing wrong with her great great grandmother, but you know, a little bit of genetics came into play and now they have different colors! It was time for the red headed step child (Mabel) Which I have to tell you, Mabel is awesome. She works so wonderful. I’m very excited. I’ve made all sorts of stuff with her. I have a wonderful husband!

Question of the day: What is your favorite kitchen appliance and why?

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Sober Sides

We used to call Lauren that. She has outgrown that and loves to smile now.

Lily is taking after her. Except even when Lauren was a baby, she’d still smile for strangers in front of a camera… Lily? Not so much.

On Christmas Eve, my mother paid some big money for pictures to be taken of all of her grandchildren.

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We started out ok, Lily wasn’t too sure of all of this. Some crazy man kept hitting a puppet and yelling “OW!!” Telling all of us to smile.  Whateverrrrrr

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Kjelly keeps trying to play peek-a-boo. Lily thinks he’s nuts.

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She just wants to play with Kathryn’s watch. Kjelly is still playing peek-a-boo.

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Really? Can we be over already?

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Everyone look at Lily! (it still didn’t work to get her to look up) However, Kjelly was most upset that he didn’t tell them to look at him! So…

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Everyone look at Kjelly! Lily, you play with Kathryn’s watch.

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Hmmmm, a car…

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What else is there?

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Thomas the Train! Yay!

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Now, lets see what it can do. How does this work?

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All the girls now. NO more toys.  Not happy!

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Crash the boys’ pictures with her paci (which was taken away from her last month) Pictures with the sisters. NO SMILE at all.

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She thinks that if she folds her arms, we’ll have a closing prayer and be done so she can blow the joint!

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Nope, more with Kjelly.

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Kjelly, lean in towards her and give her a hug.

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Kjelly…. BACK OFF

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Are we done yet?

I bought some awesome groupon pictures with Yuen Lui so I’m really hoping that we’ll get a better performance out of her!