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>> Thursday, May 30, 2013

Let me try this again.

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Today marks a little over 3 months since my last post. I don't think about the old blog much anymore sadly. I look at it, try to think of something to say, and then walk away. Right at this moment we are all just super excited that next week school will get out and then we will be on vacation for summer! Yay! I have some really excited kiddos let me tell you that. They are done with school. 

 Done! Done! Done! <<< that's a lot of done going on over here! 

 Maybe the mama is the most done of the kids. I certainly won't be receiving the "Best Mom" award - at least from the school. Piper learned how to do Powerpoint this year and had a whole presentation. I missed it. It was ON A MONDAY at 7:40 am (really, no lie) and I just forgot. She did it for me using a print out when she got home and told me she understood. Bless my Piper. Then a week later after becoming full on annoyed with our substitute for not sending home information about when the 2nd grade play was to take place my daughter told me "It's in the newsletter mama". Hmmm...maybe I should have read one of those in May huh? 

As the "Best Mom" award winner you can also see I still didn't break out the big camera. Nah, why not document one of her production with an iPhone. Did I mention we're done? She did great though, I got her there on time, she sang loud, and did all the moves. Yay Piper!  

 Now, what is new around here?

Went for dog food ended up adopting a pig. #thelucaszoo
That is Daisy. We got her last week after going to the pet store to buy food. Right there in front were 2 pigs in cages with a sign that they were up for adoption. The owner was allergic to them and had to give them up. There was a small fee but we got everything included so it wasn't horrible. Daisy is really cute and squeaks when you pet her. She resides in Piperoni's room so Violet started sleeping in there with her so she gets to be by the pig too. Kids.

1st lesson @matthewdlucas #giddyup
Violet kept her room clean for a whole month! Baby steps here.  Mostly she succeeded because she was sleeping with us and now sleeps in Piper's room but she did it and got her reward.

4 lessons at a horse farm. Want to hear something crazy? 10 years ago hubs and I looked at that property to buy but it was just land then. We could have had a horse farm but instead we just keep taking in animals here at our own little zoo.

Perfect day for the outdoor cage #parrot #lovethisweather
Have I ever blogged about Gigi our Quaker parrot? We got her last year and I have to say she is such a beautiful pet. I had researched them but when they are with you it is a whole different ballgame. For instance, she used to like me :) When we got her she would hang out on me. I opened her cage each morning and we would "talk". Cleaning her cage was a breeze because she would either sit on my shoulder or walk around on the ground. Then something happened. What? I have no clue! Now, she hates me! She wants no part of me and tries to bite me when I clean her cage. I keep trying though because I do love having her live here. If you are a parrot whisperer please contact me because I need you!

Now I am off to enjoy the spring that is finally here! Cold weather hung around and then it got H.O.T! Not complaining because I love it!


 I would also like to say "You're welcome!" to all my local peeps. A few weeks ago I visited our local Goodwill and there were 4 snow sleds there that I decided to buy. Most likely this will mean no snow in Motown until my kids graduate high school.  I am quite positive they will find some sort of alternative activity to use them in the summer though.  Got to love their imaginations.

Until we meet again...


Is that snow on the ground?

>> Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Don't laugh. It snowed here on Saturday night. I am guessing that a lot of it melted at our house right away. I have seen some Facebook pics that friends had a lot more than us. I am not sure we would have gotten a snowman made without it being pretty hairy with all the grass sticking up. Fam was down in the big city watching Yo Gabba Gabba Live when it happened - such a fun time by the way! At intermission I brought the girls to the window to show them the white stuff outside and they wanted to come home and play. Mama was too LAZY It was too late when we finally got home to go then but in true kid fashion they got up at 6:30 the next morning and started begging right off. Finally around 7 I couldn't take it anymore and threw them out. Yep, still in their pj's but without gloves or hats they were off to touch snow. Younger two lasted about 30 minutes but Piper stayed out over an hour playing with the dogs.

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Then later that morning it melted. God bless Charlotte NC. My kids saw snow but I didn't have to shovel. Perfection.


It has been so long...

>> Saturday, February 9, 2013

I don't even know how to use the *new* Blogger to write a post!

I haven't picked up my camera in an eternity. I couldn't find my 50mm for about 5 minutes.

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Then I had to locate the usb to put the pictures I had just snapped on my computer.

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Then I had to remember how to open Photoshop.

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I am rusty.

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