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9/14/09 at 11:43pm
A review of the thread guidelines:
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I always feel a tiny bit bad for JoyAnna, because she is right in the middle- there's that older contingent of girls, and the toddler/baby girls, but no other girls her age. Around her age was a long run of boys! She must be in an odd spot sometimes.
: that looks like so much fun. I see tonight was the night they decided to tell the kids about baby 19.
I want a giant slip and slide!!!! That looked so fun. It would have been so great to see Michelle go down it if she wasn't pregnant again. I gotta say though, that I kept thinking about that "industrial strength" dish soap they were using. Ugh. Not good for the grass, ground, or environment. Too bad they didn't use a biodegradable soap.
I thought the reaction of...the older boy (forgot his name- all the J names sound the same to me. I can't keep them straight)...was kinda funny. I guess he's just shy on camera, but he didn't seem too excited. Even JimBob looked a bit uncomfortable trying get a response of out him.