Friday, August 12, 2011


"Mom. I need a string for my basket."
"Hmmm... whatcha building?"
"It's for my pets' playhouse. You know how there can be a basket to the clubhouse, and you pull on a rope to raise up the basket... for food and stuff?"
"Oh, yeah! I know what you mean." (a dumbwaiter)
"Yeah. That's what I'm using it for. Ooooh, and it can also be an elevator!"
"Yup. Sure can."

Do you like Sudoku?

I love Sudoku. :)

RugRats. A brand new discovery.

I know it's odd, but I love goggle faces. I love their duck-lips, and their squished eyes, and that they talk funny. :)

I should mention for The Babybook Pages, because I haven't, yet; last weekend we were invited to a birthday party at a pool.... I had been thinking for a while that Trev and Maddie just may be ready for the deep end of the pool. (You know... flying off the divingboards and such.)
This pool had a section of deep - nine feet- so I asked the babes if they'd like to go down there to check it out. Naturally they both said yes.
After having them jump in right next to the side where I could grab them, they then jumped further and further out.... and eventually off of a different edge and then swam to the side. Yup! They're swimming. Self-taught and capable. Awesome, awesome.

"Whatcha buildin'? Another contraption?"
"No, I'm making a clothes line. For Barbie."
Barbie sits on the front step, next to her pool, waiting patiently for her towel to dry, nekked and grinnin'. :)

Talk about the U.S. mint and coins. While in the pool. (He was in the pool, I was lookin' stuff up and answering his questions as they came.)
Led to mining, and also the worth of gold in the world today. (New Zealand, Great Britain, Turkey...)

painting explorations...

swim! with Dad.

Trev and Eric decided to play Totally Tut... I asked if I could play with them.
I won, finally. Trev took second, Eric wasn't even really in the running. :)

It's a good life.


  1. STeph, I LOVE that wood Sudoku, how awesome is that?

    I totally want one, he he.

    Sweet kids, ahhh, the joys of motherhood :)

    Have a wonderful day my friend.

    Stop by anytime to say hello!!!
    Hugs, Bella :)
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  2. Gotta love the flower painting... love it!!! I am going to have to do that totally...

  3. ooh, I love sudoku too, and your wooden one is awesome! I am going to go see what I can find out about Totally Tut right now. Or rather, I am right after I tell you that our headband crafting kit got here yesterday--can't wait to play with the girlies!)

  4. Love that Barbie has her own clothesline. She's one lucky gal. :) Lovely post, as always!

  5. Ha! I can just totally picture Barbie...all, sittin' next to her pool neked. LOL!

  6. Do you know Coloroku? I LOVE to play with this.

    I also love to read about your life everyday. Thanks for writing.

  7. Ooh, it's nice to be back visiting again - lovely post as always.
    I've seen wooden sudoku sets, but not with the little numbers as well. That is so cool :-)


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