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Snack time

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Brushes

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Painting. Yes, we have been painting lately. A secret cupboard, rocks, benches, walls and trim. The girls took to creating The Museum of Paint last weekend in the garden walk to the front door.  Sadie and I prepped, painted, and installed her new secret cupboard. Now all it needs is a functional lock so that secrets may be safely kept tucked inside.  And lastly, walls have received some paint in the dining room. There is actually a lot more work to be done in there but slowly we are getting there, or I am getting there. Hoping to come to completion this weekend.

Settling in

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It seems Silvie has found herself a home and in it a few favorite places to spend her time.  Some days went by with her in the closet on top of the stack of blankets, but since then she has found a perch or two of considerable quality that any cat would relish.  She has found friends in all of the girls, although Avery still can make her uneasy toddling toward her in an almost run.
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when I was your age or some such nonsense

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New adventures were found is an old favorite place.  We finally walked the trail through the tidal flood plan at Dog Beach.  Everyone and their dog, literally, were at the beach today but not in this little section.  After the complaining died down and new things were discovered, everyone enjoyed themselves, each with her own adventure.  Sadie headed off to look for sticks, Avery explored the near by dunes collecting leaves and Emma drew in the sand.  Then they all went looking for dried seaweed which they planned on grinding up and eating, because that is what these witches do, according to the witches themselves.  Finish it all off with a scoop of ice cream and you have a lovely afternoon.

You know the feeling...

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The photo session started out like this. She looked so cute sitting there.



It ended like this.

New Friend: Silvie

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This about sums up our vacation...

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Saddle up

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Netta and Ionna were saddled and lead through the woods for the all the kids to get some riding in.  








More outdoors

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Grandma has dogs. Many dogs. Many friendly dogs. Friendly dogs who like kids and many kids who like friendly dogs. It's a good match.


Christmas Morning

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The anticipation of this day was super high with all kids involved. Every one was late to bed and early to rise.  All the kids agreed to sleep upstairs and wait for everyone to arrive before they went down stairs to see the tree and pile of presents.  It was hard to wait, but Grandma's cinnamon rolls got us going and ready for the busy day ahead.  Of course, there was enough for seconds and thirds if you were so inclined.