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Is that like Ben 10?

Marcus was feeling better today. He had a full night’s rest and was up and at ’em bright and early. He came downstairs in his “summaman” pj’s to find me taping the hallway. Immediately, he ran and got a dry brush, climbed up onto the ladder and exclaimed, “Mommy! I pain 10!”

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My view of today.

It seemed like there was a reoccurring theme going on today. Poor Marcus was not feeling well so he was extra huggie, mixed with quiet moments where I snuck to prime and paint.

It looked either like this:
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Or this:20130104-220018.jpg

Thankfully, it was also mixed with bouts of this:20130104-220144.jpg

Resulting in this:20130104-220215.jpg

Always time for pie.

Today was a crazy busy day. We came to discover at around 8:15 am that the doorbell chime no longer worked. The poor guy that had come over to finish up the drywall texturing for Molly’s new wall tried to ring the bell, and then decided to wait in his car while calling my husband to see why no one was letting him in. Silly me watched for a good 10 minutes trying to figure out why he’d unload his stuff on the front porch, only to await in his car.

Apparently, it imploded. As I took the cover off to see if I could fix anything these parts just sprung out, literally. 20130104-024103.jpg

By day’s end we had it all worked out, though.

A working doorbell for us, thanks to a trip to Lowes with my dad and Marcus, and a newly textured wall for Molly.

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Oh, and a homemade apple pie for our bellies.

20130104-023454.jpg What? A girl’s gotta bake to deal with all that.

Yum.

I color!

Today, Marcus decided he was in a coloring type mood. 20121228-173345.jpg
Seems like that sorta thing is going around in my house.

20121228-173354.jpgI may have purchased some more paint to aide in that. Photos to follow, I’m sure.

That’s a wrap!

Why would the clumsiest, loudest Santa in the history of man think it was a great idea for Elfie to wrap the kids doors with their coordinating Santa present wrapping paper??

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… I can think of three really good reasons.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve brought family presents for the kids to open, well, Elfie brought them I suppose. My MIL’s presents were a huge hit.

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By days end, our Christmas tree was full and Santa still has yet to arrive.20121224-230955.jpg

The kids decided to leave cookies for him anyway. 😉 Couldn’t hurt, right?20121224-231006.jpg

Precious moments.

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20121223-204601.jpgWith only two days left, Elfie brought sun catchers for the kids to paint. They even decided to decorate grandma and grandpa’s Christmas presents with them. These certainly are precious moments.