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In case you missed it, there is a button for the preschool page on the top right hand side.  Click it periodically to see what is going on in preschool for us.
 
 
Nothing like getting a little boy wound up before bed.  We were laughing so hard tonight I had to get up and go grab the video camera.  Abe was running in circles around Josh and started saying “No thanks.  Go away.  Good-bye” over and over again.  Here is what I caught on video.

 
 
This past Saturday my friend Lizzie came down to visit.  We had a great time having her down here.  Abe was excited for Lizzie all morning.  But somewhere along the ride to the park he forgot her name.  Or just decided on a heartfelt nickname.  Lizzie became Lou-la and Abe now has another friend he is very fond of.


And when I tried to take a picture of him today wearing his new shirt, he did not want a picture.  When I told him it was for LouLa, he was suddenly all about it, totally hamming it up for the camera.  Can you guess what he had just eaten for breakfast?  If you guessed PB & J, you were right.

 
 
I know what you probably think when you think cloth diaper.  And I don’t blame you.  That is what I thought too.  But when I was reading up on eczema, I read some on cloth diapers and was intrigued.  They’ve come a long way from the old days.  I never tried them.  I do enough “weird” things, I don’t need to add one more to my list.  They definitely do require the money for the an initial expense.  And I have never known anybody who used them.  But… we were just given some very nice, brand new cloth diapers (and accessories) by a lady who is moving on to a new venture.  (I know, most of you just read the blog for pictures of the kiddos, but if you are interested check out http://www.katieskisses.com while she clearances her last supplies). So far, I’m liking them. They really aren’t bad.  In fact, there are only a couple of differences that I am noticing 1)they go in the pail for laundry rather than the landfill and 2) They are kind of like an accessory if I want them to be.  There is no law that says you can’t go back and forth with disposables if you want to.  Let your diapers serve you rather than serving your diapers.  So yes, I was really excited by the new diapers and the chance to try them.  Yes, I am actually really liking them, as far as diapers go.  Yes, I am using disposables still too. And yes, I wish I had known this lady and her business before she was closing down—she even has a link to really out there stuff like homebirths (who does that ;-))  So now, check out how cute my youngest son is sporting one of his new diapers.

 
 
Thanks for the package Grandma and Grandpa S.  Bear with me, as I am learning how to do the video...
 
 
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The neighbors down the street were having a garage sale this past weekend and so we decided we would have one too.  We cleared out some stuff and got some more stuff.  What?  Yes, I asked Katelyn's mom if they wanted to bring over anything when they came and I ended buying a couple of things from her.  An umbrella and a xylophone.  Abe was absolutely having a blast with the xylophone and it will be good for music during preschool time.  But in two year old speak xylophone sounds remarkably like iPhone.  So, if you didn't know better, you'd think Abe is asking where he iPhone is or telling you he is going to go play with his iPhone.  No, we did not buy an iPhone for our two year old.
 
 
This past week Grandma and Grandpa Vissers got to come down and visit.  We had a great time hanging out, working on projects and even getting out of the house without the boys a couple of times.  Here are some pictures from the week.
 
 
 
 
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Last night Grandma and Grandpa Vissers got into town.  We are all excited to see them, but of course, Abe is thrilled to show off for more people.  After they headed back to the hotel last night, I left Dad in charge to run a few errands.  When I got home everybody was tucked in bed and soundly sleeping.  That didn’t last for long though.  Abe woke up probably around 10:30.  And after a half an hour or so of playing he still showed no signs of tiredness, so I did let him get up and be my helper.  He was one energetic little boy and was delighting in telling me about all kinds of shapes and colors and numbers.

 

Finally, he started to show some signs of tiredness.  The picture above was taken at nearly 2 am when he was finally wearing down.  (And that is only a very slight exaggeration).

 
 
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Does this remind anyone of "Chew it up."