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December Brrrr

Yup, a quick overview of a month already well blogged… December…

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R.I.P.P.E.D

R.I.P.P.E.D

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Night out with Chris and Renee to see a play!!

Pre show Mystro time

Pre show Mystro time

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

More Chinchilla…

So serious

So serious

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Taught Gavin how to clean the cage.

Taught Gavin how to clean the cage.

Crafting with Gavin…

He made all of our cards!

He made all of our cards!

Crafting period…

These are my final finish of the year and are an adorable set from the designer Knot Bad.

These are my final finish of the year and are an adorable set from the designer Knot Bad.

Neko-Chan is such a sweet model

Neko-Chan is such a sweet model

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Knot Bad rocks!

Knot Bad rocks!

The arrival of a lovely fruit box from Grandma and Grandpa Reinsch…20171221_145011

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Baking…

The twins made cookies as a present we mailed off!

The twins made cookies as a present we mailed off!

Monster cookies

Monster cookies

A somewhat surprise visit from Nana and Baba…20171227_092632_HDR

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And just plain old fun!

Cousin Robbie visited and mentioned never having had a scarf... well that problem was quickly solved!

Cousin Robbie visited and mentioned never having had a scarf… well that problem was quickly solved!

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Opening presents with Aunty Holly and Cousin Jimmie

Opening presents with Aunty Holly and Cousin Jimmie

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Don’t forget school time, we kept up a pretty good pace considering the amount of excitement. Lots of opportunity to learn as we researched some origins of our favorite carols.IMG_20171219_152151_526

We made crystals!

We made crystals!

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A handmade Christmas card

A handmade Christmas card

By Emanuel

By Emanuel

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Chinese for New Years…20171231_180435

If you want to see the already blogged activities.. here you are…

  1. Anoka Lights
  2. Santa Visits
  3. Christmas Pageant

So now that I have posted this WAY out of order (what with the blog back log), here’s hoping I can catch myself up before mid 2018!!!! Wish me luck!!!

We braved the insanity of Mall of America right after Christmas... someone asked for a gift card from Santa this year.

We braved the insanity of Mall of America right after Christmas… someone asked for a gift card from Santa this year.

She stood in line so long that some Christmas money made its way to the purchase.

She stood in line so long that some Christmas money made its way to the purchase.

Dungeon and Dragons with Dad!

Dungeon and Dragons with Dad!

Gavin asked for an item with sequins...

Gavin asked for an item with sequins…

Doing Home Depot at home

Doing Home Depot at home

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36+ Weeks and No Baby Yet

Doctor’s appointment accomplished and to day – no baby… which is good, mom is not off work until tonight and the weekend is open for us to enjoy… BUT next week – we check the situation once again. On another positive note – up to 128.6 lbs (whew), bloodpressure fine, measuring ok, baby heartrate at 136. Time is ticking down!Oh and strep came back NEGATIVE so no IV – yay!

After all the rain we have had lately the mosquitoes are out full force, in fact all 4 kids have bites! When we went the splash park we couldn’t get the bug spray on them fast enough and today they are out even WORSE! So I spent my early afternoon convincing the twins on the merits of playing the nice and cool basement. Even running out to pick the raspberries I had to throw on some bug spray and rush through it. Applesauce will have to wait until later as I am not going to brave those bugs again today!

Red block castle (Gavin)

Tomorrow looks like another inside day. We have to stick around the house for an appointment with a utility (gotta love those LONG spanning – we will be by, be home sort of things), but Ken has a play test with Bioware in the late afternoon the lucky man. So I am still trying to sneak in another trip to the local conservatory before Thursday –  to take pictures and smell the flowers of course.

I just can’t get over the heat – +30 cel today, the fans are really NOT working and the kids still have energy to spare! We did finally get rain in the evening but still a whole day of heat… bleck.

We made a run to The Mall… final baby shopping. It is a tradition for this family that each of our babies is born owning their very own build a bear. And since the twins’ birth they have been made by the next oldest child… the twins made Emanuel’s, Emanuel Trinity’s and now Trinity Baby #5’s. The teddy of choice – a puppy!

"washing" the puppy!

That leaves the soother holder and the baby book. I feel positively READY! Well, except for the fact our room is not sorted for baby… so close though!!!

Reading up on the alphabet