Saturday, June 7, 2014

TToT29: Pictures and Produce

But before I go with those P's, I'll say this: the IEP meeting is over and no longer a dreaded event on the horizon. I made every effort to reinforce my image as a high maintenance but nice parent (I'm owning it), and we really did get some positive information regarding Maggie's academic readiness for Kindergarten. And thank you, thank you to Lizzi and Lisa who both checked in with me. Bloggy friends are real friends.

Aside from that, I am thankful for sunny skies and warm weather and new tricks at the park.


I am thankful for campfires and smores.



And I am thankful for children who, at the very least, will eat fruit. Boatloads and boatloads of fruit. That tiny 21-pound two-year-old can put away an entire cantaloupe or half a watermelon, unassisted (though I usually cut it up).



And for finally giving up on feeding him dressed and indoors. Huge waste of stain remover. Outdoors and naked is the way to go.


And I am finally thankful for this moment of working on my blog post for a blog hop I love, full of wonderful contributors (you!), while I watch my children empty the water table cup by cup, trotting around the yard to water the plants. A Kairos moment.

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31 comments :

  1. First!

    Your pics of the kids are gorgeous - all of them. But I particularly love Leo swinging from that railing as well as the one with his face planted in the watermelon. That man knows how to live right!

    Glad the IEP is over and you have some good info to work with. Thought about you all week - just sorry it took me until today to get near a computer to see how it went.

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    1. Hey, I appreciate the thoughts and the email. We've had some good fun this week.

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  2. OH to be naked and eating outdoors and everyone thinking its cute! Your kids are so adorable! No kidding ... cheek pinching cute!

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    1. now zoe!! you get back in the house!! I don't care if you do have a slice of watermelon!

      lol

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    2. great photos…can almost remember those summer evenings of wearing food and the not-unpleasant stickiness of watermelon (and/or) cotton candy

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    3. Yaknow, that was pretty much my first thought, too...

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    4. I would eat watermelon that way if it were appropriate to do so. You go, Leo!

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    5. Seriously, though, I usually cut it up, but there are pictures of me around that age with my face planted in a watermelon, and I wanted to have one of him. He knew what to do! If I can get my mother to scan it, I'm gonna post the one of my on facebook this Thursday.

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  3. Yay for the IEP meeting being over. I hope it went well. At least, you don't have to dread it any longer.
    Love the pics of your kiddos! I used to feed my son popsicles and ice cream outside and naked, too. Only a problem in the winter. JUST KIDDING!

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    1. Dyanne, the grammar in that sentence makes it *delightfully* ambiguous... #JustSayin

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    2. All that goodness, and it kept getting better and better and then...KAIROS MOMENT....*exhales*. I love, love, LOVE your list this week. So happy that Maggie's IEP went well. That they both love fruit. That you have a FIRE PIT, and such, such fun with the Dude and naked summertime goodness (the kids...I don't wanna know about any more than that, thankyouverymuch!)

      Perfect. This made me SO happy to read.

      And damn straight, blog friends are REAL friends :D

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    3. I know! Who was naked exactly, Dyanne? Brrr, winter.
      Lizzi, so glad you liked the list. So much fun to take pics of the kids when we're busy and happy outdoors.

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    4. yeah… I got that 'too' too
      lol

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    5. stop it everyone you are making me laugh so hard on a Monday morning!

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  4. I love the cute way he eats water melon!!

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  5. Blog friends really are real friends.

    I love all your fun pictures. They made me happy.

    And s'mores. I love those, too.

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    1. Glad they made you happy! To tell the truth, I don't love smores because they're usually made with milk chocolate, which I find utterly useless. But with dark chocolate now...

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  6. Congrats on getting positive info about Maggie.
    Your pics! Pure summer and childlike innocence. Your kids are adorable:)
    I love watermelon but don't really remember having it much when I was that age. If it was served up like you do it, then I think I'd remember that! Your kids will have very fond memories:)

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    1. Thanks, Denise! I like being able to picture you when I respond to you!

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  7. I love the joy and in-the-moment living that is captured in the expressions of your children.

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    1. Thank you, Kristi! I hope you are feeling well.

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  8. I love your photos and your thankful words further express how terrific everything is! There is my third strawberry sighting, too! Look at all that luscious fruit! Thank you! jean

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    1. When that spring produce shows up, it just makes me happy. So much deliciousness!

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  9. You rock for owning the IEP meeting and I'm so glad that there are positive things happening regarding kindergarten (sorry I haven't been around - crazy couple of weeks here between going to BlogU and family coming to town this week for Tucker's preschool graduation - eeep). I love your photos and that your adorable kids love fruit so much (Tucker does too - no veggies but bring on the fruit!).

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    1. Yeah, bring on the fruit. No luck with veggies for us either. Unless you count sweet potato fries. Which I do.

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  10. That belly with juice dripping down - how precious! And much easier to clean than clothing. Glad the IEP meeting is over; I hope it went as you wanted it to. And high maintenance but nice is perfectly acceptable!

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  11. I LOVE those pictures! They are just what I needed today, it's cold and rainy here, and seeing him go to town on that watermelon on what looks like a warm beautiful day is awesome! Naked outside is the way to go! My kids love frozen grapes and berries when it's hot and the blackberries have ruined so many of my 2 yr old's shirts. I'm glad she's the youngest, her clothes are trashed!

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    1. Glad I brought a little cheer! I should freeze some fruit this year. That sounds like such a great idea. Blackberry juice is the worst, isn't it? I was surprised at how hard watermelon was to get out, though.

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