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Thursday, October 13, 2016

School Starts!! September 2016!

I bought a new latte machine! :)

Reilly has been asking for a second ear piercing :)

First day of school!!
hardest part was waking up! :)

had to get brownie in there!

can't believe he is going into 8th grade!

beauty is going into 8th grade too!

a very nervous 6th grader!!

first time she has no siblings at school with her! 4th grade!

standing strong! time to go!

G and I had to make a quick trip to Philly, time to say goodbye to her fixator!!

right after surgery (she is still drugged up), getting fitted for new afo's

we went to the beach to celebrate the end of the first week of school!

it was so beautiful out!

water was chilly!

hunting for hermit crabs

just strolling along

time to head home

R just loves brownie!

Friday, September 2, 2016

End of Summer!

For the first time the kids went away to camp. We dropped them off on Sunday afternoon and picked them up on Friday afternoon. We have never been apart more than one night, besides adoption trips. The kids were all very nervous.
It was SO quiet at home! 

brownie did not know what to do with herself! it was SO quiet!

first friday pickup! all the kids got awards :)

they all made tie dye shirts
 they slept most of the days off after coming home! I spent a day doing laundry!
then the next thing we knew it was time for them to head back.

closing ceremonies, end of camp!

a very quiet ride home! :)
 then it was time for back to school haircuts!



 then it was time for v and r to get their annual eye checkups!
waiting patiently! :)

i can see it!

how cool!

Trying on new frames is SO much fun!!
V's eyes tested well and she does NOT need glasses any more!
R's eyes got a bit worse and she had to get new stronger glasses!
None of them are ready for school to start.
G was very worried about going to middle school. her siblings were nice enough to scare her all summer about how much harder it is :)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Baking Camp!

I am going to post pics so you can see the goodies the kids made at baking/cooking classes!
they had a great time and made the most amazing food!
I did not take pics of the meals they made, just the goodies :)
cupcakes and lemon cakes

french bread animals! delish!


reilly was very proud!

Under the Sea
danny on the left, reilly on the right

cheeseburger cakes
danny on the left, reilly on the right

ham and cheese calzones!

cheesecake cupcakes!

chocolate designs

more chocolate designs

candy design

more candy

tree stump

tree stump

blueberry muffins

pastries! delish!

huge cinnamon buns

chocolate freestyle!

sugar cookies, they each made different colors

apple tarts!

braided bread

chocolate cupcakes


present cake
present cake

camping cake

camping cake

reverse gravity cake

reverse gravity cake

minion cake

minion cake
victoria was too young for the baking/cooking classes so she did other classes: she went to med school for a week, wicked gross science, rocket science and outrageous art

they all had a great time! next time we will not have so many kids doing the baking classes as we had SO much food!! :)