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We've been in-and-out of town the last few weeks. I've been either packing or unpacking : Now I'm home and just have to gear up for my in-laws' visit in a week. I'm dreading it. They're not bad people, I'm just not even a fan of people in general... and these people are my children's grandparents. Talk about threatening! As a little girl dreaming about my wedding, I could never quite picture my groom's face... but he was always an orphan!

DecemberSun, YEAH here's hoping your sis gets her life together! SIX kids? Tie another knot on the crazy rope if you did that one. I can see how only one newborn at a time will be a pleasant change for you

Do any kids here play kitchen stuff? My kids have never been exposed to a play kitchen or anything... I'd like to get them one for Xmas but am nervous that they'll never play with it.
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Do any kids here play kitchen stuff? My kids have never been exposed to a play kitchen or anything... I'd like to get them one for Xmas but am nervous that they'll never play with it.

we just found some for our girls, and H is playing with her little pot full of water right now. (getting water splashed on the floor, of course) She LOVES the pretend cooking stuff. She even now has some kitchen utensils I don't even have I say go for it. It's an indispensable toy. I'm learning that some toys really are very good for the kids to have.
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elwynn loves playing kitchen. especially in the sandbox with water and leaves, twigs, dirt.. in my experience the simple stuff is the best. you dont need a lot just a few small pots and spoons.. their imagination is the best tool ever with this kind of play.
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I'd like to join. My dd is almost 4... (her bday is November 29th).
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Welcome to the Monkey House, HopesMom...

Play cooking is one of my kids' main activities. They are always playing restaurant, picnics, having a tea party, or cooking me stuff. They are really cute when they "make" stuff out of rocks, leaves ("spices"), and dirt.

I got a new laptop and they took the flat box and starting playing "Pizza Guy". It was SO cute! Zach knocked on the bedroom door, delivered the pizza to Nan, and they ate it. They found some of the packing styrofoam pieces and those were the pizza slices. When they were done they even put the "leftovers" into the refrigerator.

We don't get pizza delivery out here so it must be an exciting thing for the kids to do when we can... What cuties.

Two more days 'till Sarita's EDD (or two more sleeps, as Zachary would say)!!! Woohoo!
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Two more days 'till Sarita's EDD (or two more sleeps, as Zachary would say)!!! Woohoo!

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Leah, what cuties!!

XmasEve, I got razi a play kitchen last solstice (xmas) a nice wooden one. he loved (loves) it but he started drawing on it and ink stamps and glitter paint so I put it away for awhile.
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sarita.. im thinking of you right now.




things with elwynn have gotten a lot better these days. i think the adjustment of having his dad gone and me working was pretty hard on him. i decided to make a concious decission just to be super patient and loving despite his nastyiness and its really really helped. when he gets super whiny or spazzy i just snuggle and kiss him till ge laughs or distract him as best i can and if he just needs to freak out i let him as long as he isnt hurting anyone. but he hasnt even needed to get too upset about anything lately..daddy is home (and he is very happy about that) and things have settled down around here with me working and stuff.. so i guess its true.. "this too shall pass" is a great mantra.

on the ngaio front..she is taking steps!! she is little miss i can do anything these days. she stands and plays with toys and is getting her 7th tooth. i cant belive time goes past sooo fast.



how is everyone?
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Hey fern, thanks for the hugs! I wish there was a good reason you were thinking of my last night but alas, I was only sleeping (not complaining about that!!) but wouldv'e been nice if I was pushing!

And wow, it just doesn't seem that long ago we were waiting to hear about ngaio being born!
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Hey fern, thanks for the hugs! I wish there was a good reason you were thinking of my last night but alas, I was only sleeping (not complaining about that!!) but wouldv'e been nice if I was pushing!






And wow, it just doesn't seem that long ago we were waiting to hear about ngaio being born!
well, being a sleeping goddess is a good enough reason to be thinking of someone!! it cant be too far off now.. its hard in the last few days..i didnt feel happy at all abouut being pregnant after my duedate passed me by. i wish that i had been a bit more patient with myself and ngaio. because when she did come. oh my!!! she came FAst and furious.

sending you gentle birthing vibes..


i know..! crazy huh.?. i was thinking about just how pregnant i was last year at this time.. it makes a me a bit sad.. but im not sure why. i LOVE my baby girl. she is total and utter joy. every little snuggle, kiss, cute thing she does gives me this feeling of pure bliss..
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Happy due date, Sarita! Or as they're refered to in my house "meaningless date."
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hi all! I'd like to join in too. it *is* a monkey house, isn't it?! Hopesmom, my ds will be 4 november 28. so you were in the day-after-thanksgiving rush all the midwives were bracing for when I was going home!

my ds plays with his kitchen too, although not as much as I had hoped. but recently his interest has been increasing again. he gets excited when he sees them in catalogs dh built his so we weren't out any money for it, making it a fiscally safe experiment ds really loves his tea set, too. lately he has also been using his cookware more around the house. I try to go by this policy: when in doubt, build it yourself or find one at a yard sale! that way you're not out a huge chunk of money so you can relax about it if your dc doesn't take a big interest in it.
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sarita.. do you have a new baby in your arms?
i cant wait to hear all about your birth and new baby!!
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sarita.. do you have a new baby in your arms?
i cant wait to hear all about your birth and new baby!!
Arg, no baby yet! This is driving me crazy! I was so sure I would go early (don't know why)
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Hang in there, Sarita. You must have made a very comfortable little place for that baby to hang out.

We took the whole brood to the state fair on Tuesday and we all had a BLAST. I was so surprised that all the kids were good, and I didn't get tired from all the walking. We had a wheelchair, a stroller, and a wagon and we took our nurse with us for extra help. (I'm sure we were an interesting group to watch!) Crystal went on some crazy scary rides and I am SO proud of her! We got to the fair at about 1pm and stayed until 9pm!!!

Then we went to the lake yesterday and took C, Z, and J and left K here with our nurse. The weather is cooling off here but it was still gorgeous out on the lake and VERY relaxing! I never want to leave whenever I go... We spent the first half of the day on the beach eating lunch and letting the kids dig in the sand, and then we took a ride on the boat and just kind of floated around a little bit. We were just chillin' in the middle of the lake when four ducks flew over to us and swam around the boat. It was a male and three females, I guess ducks are polygamists? Anyway, we started throwing little pieces of wheat crackers to the ducks and I stuck my hand out to see if they would take it and they did! So the kids got to lean over the side of the boat and feed the duckies by hand. It was very cool! We finally forced ourselves to go home when the sun went down and it got very cool out on the water! (We hadn't packed any jackets.)

Anyway, things have been going well here I guess. Hope everyone else is doing great.
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Arg, no baby yet! This is driving me crazy! I was so sure I would go early (don't know why)
I thought sasa would be born before her due date too. She ended up being born 6 days after the due date. H was 9 days overdue.

Was Razi overdue?
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i remember thinking ngaio would be at least a week early and she was 16 days late! i was totally overwhelmed by the waiting and wanting my baby in my arms.. i wish now that i had just ignored the due date thing all together because its more stress and worry than its worth. hang in there mamma.. your baby will come soon and at the perfect time.
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its good to hear that you are so happy and well leah !
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I thought sasa would be born before her due date too. She ended up being born 6 days after the due date. H was 9 days overdue.

Was Razi overdue?

Razi was 5 days late... I was kinda hoping for a libra this time, instead of another scorpio and I have til monday for that... but she'll be what she'll be right

Really the biggest thing is I am so done feeling nauseas! I'm still taking unisom for that and I hate it
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Ya Leah, I'm jealous! Everytime you talk about doing stuff in the wonderful Arizona weather I get all nostalgic and such...it's rainy and cold here and I had to even buy a sweater (that fits) for the next few days of my pregnancy. (poor me haha)
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