Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday To You!

Maria LOVED her Wizard of Oz birthday party!
Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us and making her birthday so special!

Such genuine joy!

Jake and Ben picked this out for her!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Maria is 6!
So hard to believe that our little peanut is 6 years old today!
Her teacher is allowing me to bring a special treat in to her class today
and read her favorite book to the class.
Fruit cups and "The Mermaid's Bracelet" at O'Hara Elementary!
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our little Kindergartener is almost 6. Can you believe that?
We are still trying to get used to 5! Here's a picture of her new haircut.
Wow, short hair is so much easier to take care of!

This is the first smile that I got when I asked to take her picture!
What a cheeseball!
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A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words!

It is amazing to me that one picture can totally sum up Benny's personality!
We were having lunch yesterday, and I looked across the table to find Ben putting a "Hamband" in his hair.
Of course, in true Benny style, he is bright-eyed and filthy!
On another note, we hit a new low the other day in the DeMotte household.
We thought Ben climbing in the toilet and hanging out there was pretty bad (you remember the picture???),
but the other day as Ben was "admiring" Jake's use of the potty, he decided to dunk his head in WHILE Jake was peeing!
You can't even make this stuff up!
We love you dearly little man!
You certainly keep things interesting.
As one of my friend's always says, "You are going to have to make friends with the principal for that one!"

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Our Little Man Dan!

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Our little Monsters had a great night!

Enjoying the "fruits" of their labor!

My favorite picture of the night

This is usually what happens when I try to get a picture of all four kids!
At least they are all physically present.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

The Halloween Parade!

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School Halloween Parties

The boys loved their Halloween Party at school. They came home with more candy than they could carry, seriously!

Maria's class had a great Halloween party too. Can you spot Cinderella???
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

More Bear Town Pictures!

The Lookout at Bear Town

The Rock Tunnel!
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Bear Town Rocks!!!

This weekend was such a great time for the DeMotte Six!
We were so generously given a weekend away at MacBeth's Cabins in Cooks Forrest by my friend Cindy.
It was the first time we have ever taken a family vaction!
It was so special for me to take the kids to Bear Town Rocks.
I have such fond childhood memories of Bear Town, and it was heartwarming to see the kids loving it as much as I did!
Thank you so much Cindy!

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Football Benny

I was in the kitchen doing dishes last week, and I realized that it was very quiet. This is usually not a good thing in our house.
I said to Jake, "Where is Ben?"
"He's in the living room reading" was Jake's reply.
Yeah Right, I thought!
So, I went to investigate.
Sure enough, there is Ben reading his NFL Colors book, fully dressed in his Steelers Halloween Costume!
I can't even tell you how hard I laughed!
This Steelers outfit has made for some great laughs in our house.
The boys really think they are on a football team when they put it on.
They both have told me that they need to do some "stretches" before they can play with their teams. HA!

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fall Fun at Meme and Papa's

So cute hanging out in the leaves!

Danny eating the leaves!

We were treated to a special "show" on their "stage"!

Love those eyes!
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