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New Sport

July 11th, 2013 by Mommy

Mama has started some tennis lessons with the girls. So far our lesson are short, but generally loved. We are happy with just connecting with the ball. Julia will hit the ball then run to fetch it. From where she stops she will just hit it again into whatever direction she is facing. So cute! Emily is very intentional about facing the net. She celebrates each successful ball over the net. Here’s hoping for years more of playing together!


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Flusha Applebee

July 10th, 2013 by Mommy


Meet Flusha Applebee. This is Julia’s doll and for a long time had an ordinary name of “dolly”. Julia has settled on the self-created name of Flusha Applebee for the doll. She enjoys making up words at times and this one seems to have stuck.

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Dollywood Girls

July 3rd, 2013 by Mommy


We are enjoying visiting Dollywood this year. Julia is taller this year and we have found that she is tall enough to ride all the rides she has an interest in riding. No big roller coasters yet. While Emily is tall enough to ride some of the bigger coasters, she is NOT interested in riding them. Both girls have been brave and tried new rides. They really enjoyed the bumper cars, but it is only fun when both parents are there. The days at Dollywood have been great ones, even the one that rained us out!

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New Mattress and a Road Trip

July 3rd, 2013 by Mommy



The girls decided that they wanted to swap beds in their bunk beds. The only parent rules were that they had to agree to make it happen and the switch was to be long term. They agreed and swapped. This created a problem because Emily now needed a new mattress for the bottom bunk because she was too long for Julia’s. The solution required a road trip to the nearest IKEA store.



What is better than a road trip than a road trip with friends. We talked our friends in to taking a day trip with us. There were some happy back seats for sure. The kids enjoyed some play time in the kids area and pretend play in the kids room models.


Emily is happy with her new mattress. The day was a long, but fun one. Thanks friends for joining us.

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