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Will someone tell me…

Will someone tell me…

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Just how a momma…

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that spends her entire adult life…

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watching and caring for her kiddos…

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let them go??

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Yes, I know they are growing older…

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and they have things to do, places to see…

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but it just isn’t easy for me…

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to see them growing up on me!

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Jonathan has turned in his application…

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to work a month at the Bill Rice Ranch…

 

A whole month!!!!!!!

 

So over the next few weeks…

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I’ll be taking lots of “together” pictures!

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So, I’m a little late…

Last week…

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we woke up to a dusting of snow…

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a very lite dusting…

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but snow nevertheless.

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The first snow Titus has ever played in…

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He loved the snow…

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but wasn’t too  crazy about the sled ride!

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Poor kid was begging to get off…

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Just look at that face, he hates to go fast!

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Tabitha, on the other hand, loves…

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to go fast!

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He decided just to sit back and watch! lol

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Caleb got in on the fun…

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No coat, church shoes, and no socks,

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Yep, that’s Caleb having the time of his life!

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Leah was wondering if she dared…

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but she too enjoyed the ride!

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Round and round she went!

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The big snow of 2012!

This and That…

I found this yesterday…

One of the Beans had copied Titus’ hand with the copier.   (I just love seeing how cubby his little hands are!)  I will probably keep it forever!

The Beans are finished with their 9 week exams, now!  Yay!  (Yes, I know it is taking forever for us to get through with school!)

Pepto is becoming my constant companion!  Yum!

Tabitha knows the colors green and yellow so far!  Sometimes she gets others, but almost always gets green  and yellow!

She can also count to 6 most of the time.

I called about drivers ed this morning, Jonathan can start Nov. 28. (I can’t believe he is old enough to take drivers ed!).

I bought Leah her first pair of hose last week!  Gasp! (She is growing up tooooo fast!)    She looked a little odd wearing socks with lace around the top. lol

Seth amazes me with his piano.  He hasn’t had lessons in almost a year, yet he still progresses! (Watch facebook, I may be able to post a video later!  He hates it!)

Caleb is doing great with school this year!  His spelling is still a little off, but I learned if I shorten the list from 30 to 15 words a week he does great! (It will just take us forever to get through with his spelling, but I’d rather him get them than struggle!)

I realized last week I’ve been homeschooling for over seven years now!  You would think I’d have this thing figured out by now.   I’m starting to wonder what doing unit studies would be like, and if I’d be organized enough to switch up our school year next year.  Pray with me about it, I’d love to be able to do things differently!

Been praying for  a little girl named Katerina.  She is being adopted from somewhere unknown.  Precious little one with down syndrom, her parents go to pick her up the 18th.  You can find her story here  http://theblessingofverity.com/ but there is a warning, it will break your heart!  Such a long way to go for this little one, yet it is amazing what the God has done to bring her home!

Titus is EVERYWHERE!

His favorite place is outside of course, and he loves balls!

Such a snuggle bug this one is!  He loves Seth!  Seth is forever showing him something or lifting him up so he can reach the light chain.   Caleb can get him to laughing hysterically, which is what Caleb does!  And Leah tends to “baby” him, but he loves it!  Most of the time Titus and Jonathan get a long, but every once in a while, Jonathan has no patience for him. Today, Jo and Tidy were playing soccer!

 Tabitha and Titus get a long pretty good until she puts her hands on him, then it’s on!


Daddy lets him drink from his cup, I do not!

Fair 2011

Monday, we headed off to the fair here in Raleigh!  The Fair is a BIG occurrence  in these parts. Every year there are thousands of people who travel far and wide to attend.  The Fair is also a highlight to my kids year!  They look forward to it, anticipate which rides they will ride, and wonder if they will be tall enough! lol  They talk about the Fair year round, and the stories get bigger and better with each tell.  Yes, it has definitely became a family tradition, and I hope it will always be.  This year, to save Mom’s and Dad’s pocket book, the kids saved their money for rides and any treats they wanted.  (I think it made them appreciate the value of money more, maybe not!) Caleb was loaded, he had saved his birthday money! The first thing he decided to do was get into the gravity ball.  (Hey, this is science, right?!)

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His face says it all!  His hands were tied down, his feet were in bands, and he had the support that came over him buckled between his legs.

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He looks a little in disbelief!  “What have I gotten myself into?”

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Poor kid went round and round!

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Titus thought he was a little crazy!

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Just barely tall enough!

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This one was fun, but oh so loud!

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Tabs got to ride the bumble bees!

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She was pretty stoic the entire ride!

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Hang gliding is always fun.

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Tabs was tall enough for some of the rides.

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Bop and Tabs road the balloons.

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She had a blast!

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Jo and I waiting on the littles riding the dinosaurs!

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I think this was at the bmx show.  Lots of fun with some crazy stunts!

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Poor Tabs, she passed out at some point!  Her little legs could take no more.

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Leah and Jo decided to ride the free fall.

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They had to wait a really long time for the ride to fill up.  I’m wondering if they were wishing they could change their minds.

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Titus thought they were crazy…

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Tabs was like “are you for real!”

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They went up…

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up…

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up…

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up to the top, and then stopped!

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We were wondering if they were ever coming down.

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Then with a whoosh, they were down!

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Bop,

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Seth,

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and Leah all decided to ride the mechanical bull.

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Oh my, It has been a while since I laughed that hard!

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They were quite the entertainment!

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Leah was determined she wasn’t coming off!  She was on there so long, the guy didn’t want want to give her a second turn!

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By the time Leah finally fell off the second time, quite a crowd had gathered!

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Tidy had his share of “fair” food.

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Some he liked, some he did not!  lol

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This was the first time I actually got to see the water wall on.

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By the end of the day, everyone was worn out and ready to watch the final pig race.

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We only had to wait an hour for it to start.

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We were getting a little restless…

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Titus walked on some really hard rocks…

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And the pig races began!

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Caleb got to be the cheer leader for our  section!  He was just a little happy!

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We had a great day, and are already looking forward to next year!

Something Crazy…

Friday…

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we celebrated Caleb’s ninth birthday!  We were eating Caleb’s traditional breakfast, (bacon and pancakes) when Bryan popped up and said, “Let’s go to the beach!”  Welllllll, it didn’t take much persuasion to  convince us we didn’t need to do school, nor did it take long for everyone to have a change of clothes & clean towel.   It was Tabitha’s first trip to the beach that she remembers, oh, and it is ocean not beach in her vocab.

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She LOVED it!  True water baby, just like her siblings!

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The guys spent some time on the pier fishing.

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The little people spent most of their time in the water!

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Titus had a blast playing in the sand!  He definately worked on his immunity level while out there.   Apparently, he likes the taste of sand!

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Poor little guy did not like the water!

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He would rather be playing in the sand!

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I love this picture, I just hate there are lines in it! (Anyone know how to keep from having lines in them???)

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Eating sand!

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I spent the day hovering!  Hovering over Tabitha, as she runs  into the water…

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She kept all of us busy!

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Jonathan even took a turn with her!

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Over all, I think it was a GREAT day, even if we didn’t get anything done we were supposed to do!

Impossible

I have come to the conclusion…

The whole Greenebean clan

it is impossible…

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to get a good family picture!

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Where everyone is looking…

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at the camera, smiling, and have their eyes open!