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post #181 of 269
Yoohoo!

Scarlet said daddy twice the other night, could have sworn she said doggy yesterday.
post #182 of 269
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Originally Posted by MaxiMom View Post
Yoohoo!

Scarlet said daddy twice the other night, could have sworn she said doggy yesterday.

Yay Scarlet. Desmond's favorite word is dog/doggie and fish at the moment.

While we were at my aunt's house we taught him fake flowers are called skunks, it is really cute watching a 13 month old point to silk flowers and saying skunk, yes we are a bit twisted here why do you ask?
post #183 of 269
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I've been following along but not posting...I think I'm losing my mind. We're on week 3 of Kamrin being at work 14 hours a day with no day off.
Ion and I went to the East Lansing art festival Saturday and were out alone on bus and foot for 9 hours, I'm impressed with myself!
I'm having a hard time being happy after what happened in China. I just go about my day with a cloud over me. When the Tsunami hit our church read The Big Wave by Pearl S Buck and it was comforting. I bought it to read to Ion when he's older, but I think I need to read it to myself now. :
hey hanno! how are you doing?? crazy work schedule...what does kamrin do??

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Hi, I'm delurking, though I never really delurked before anyway on this particular thread. So, um, hi! *waves*

As a bit of a (very) brief intro, my dd2 was born April 20th last year - her due date *gasp* We called her Heidi

It's been a wild year, what with one thing and another, and I've not been on mdc much at all since the birth, but thought I'd check in today, in dire need of the reassurance of friendly like-minded voices - life's good, but what with moving to a new area at the same time as having Heidi, I've not actually got round to getting out and meeting new people - I don't have a 'support group' IRL at all, and not having a terribly crunchy family I don't find I can talk to them about stuff like, (to take my current predicament as example), the fact I'm feeling totally knacked at the moment due to an upsurge in Heidi's feeding.

And I logged on here, and wow, how much better do I feel for reading your posts - that 'oh thank god it's not just us' feeling... well, relief hardly covers it

She's been walking about 5 or 6 weeks - the crazy feeding that led up to it had let up a bit recently, and... well I'm not sure how many days ago it started in earnest again, what with the sleep-interrupted-haze, but it's definitely back :

Anyway - just wanted to say it's good to be here
welcome!!

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Hi gals~
Oh how could I have missed so much of May with all of you!?! I have missed you! I think writing your birth story is very cathartic! Is that the right word? I still haven't written one for Andy (3yo) but did write one for Noah. I would like to write Andy's, and I think the reason I haven't is that I REALLY trusted our OB and then when things really started with labor and then with delivery, I just felt so violated! And de-humanized. On some BLog I read recently, the author was talking about 'birth-rape' and that does ring a bell with me and certainly when I hear other's stories. I think the Business of Being Born is very timely! I haven't seen it yet either, though. Anyway gotta go to bed. ---Noah has 4 teeth, isn't walking, babbles tons, and doesn't wake up to nurse any more.

Also we are considering a move to OR in a year, after dh graduates! Any thoughts on that?
don't know much about oregon but i've loved what i've seen... and always dreamed of living there...

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Rainy day... bleech, and it's only Tuesday. I seem to live for the weekends! DH has gotten done some of the basics of our site - please check it out:

www.nibbana.net

TIA!

We'll be finishing the "About Us" page and posting photos in the photo gallery in the next few days Please check back!
cool website! how fun to have different pages for everyone!

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Yoohoo!

Scarlet said daddy twice the other night, could have sworn she said doggy yesterday.
yea for scarlet! zenon asked for na-nas the other day i love new words.
post #184 of 269
oh and welcome home queen! did they change tytus' name??

not much going on here... i was going to plant my flowers today but can't find my seeds ANYWHERE! : i'm afraid they got thrown out b/c i had them stored in bunch of random baggies.

zenon just loves being outside...it's hard to keep him in. if he hears the door open he runs out. but it makes it easy to get things done outside. i've been dreading work...it always gets crazier this time of year.

hope you are all doing well. haven't been posting much but have been thinking of you all.
post #185 of 269
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hey hanno! how are you doing?? crazy work schedule...what does kamrin do??
I'm getting better. We got a bit of a cold too. Kam does shipping/receiving for an auto supplier. It's not the most ethical, but it's a job.

I just shut the dog in the other room because she was taking Ion's lunch and what does he do? Slips his crepe under the door to her!! Also my nutty kid doesn't want to wear diapers anymore--but it has nothing to do with EC. We only used a handful in the past few days because he has pretty much exclusively been going in the yard with Beka

He keeps life amusing.
post #186 of 269
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I'm getting better. We got a bit of a cold too. Kam does shipping/receiving for an auto supplier. It's not the most ethical, but it's a job.

I just shut the dog in the other room because she was taking Ion's lunch and what does he do? Slips his crepe under the door to her!! Also my nutty kid doesn't want to wear diapers anymore--but it has nothing to do with EC. We only used a handful in the past few days because he has pretty much exclusively been going in the yard with Beka

He keeps life amusing.
that's so cute! you need to feed him something that doesn't fit so perfectly under the door.
post #187 of 269
Hanno, that's adorable about the crepe!

I've been scared off again by pages of posts, which only results in even more pages of posts unread by me... ah well!

I did want to pop in and hoot and hollar that Sophie can now really walk. She took a few steps two months back but now she's zooming around the living room (and today, the bookstore for like two hours!). She's so excited, which is the best!

I took her to playgroup after being off a couple weeks for a lovely bout of roseola, and everyone was saying suddenly she's a GIRL, not a BABY. *sniff*!

Here she looks pretty babyish because she was sick, poor thing:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/...c36767db9c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...f1ed0bd4e4.jpg
post #188 of 269
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oh and welcome home queen! did they change tytus' name??

not much going on here... i was going to plant my flowers today but can't find my seeds ANYWHERE! : i'm afraid they got thrown out b/c i had them stored in bunch of random baggies.

zenon just loves being outside...it's hard to keep him in. if he hears the door open he runs out. but it makes it easy to get things done outside. i've been dreading work...it always gets crazier this time of year.

hope you are all doing well. haven't been posting much but have been thinking of you all.
i noticed your title had changed and thought it was really cute!
yah, they changed tytus mathieu to Hudson Mathieu. He's up to 6 lbs 6 (2 lbs) oz in 2.5 weeks!

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I'm getting better. We got a bit of a cold too. Kam does shipping/receiving for an auto supplier. It's not the most ethical, but it's a job.

I just shut the dog in the other room because she was taking Ion's lunch and what does he do? Slips his crepe under the door to her!! Also my nutty kid doesn't want to wear diapers anymore--but it has nothing to do with EC. We only used a handful in the past few days because he has pretty much exclusively been going in the yard with Beka

He keeps life amusing.
lol, love that image of Ion going out in the yard. He's 'housebroke' as my fil would say I've been thinking of you thinking of China lately- when you mentioned it I didn't even know it had happened, we heard no news when I was away in the dark of newborn-baby. I came across a story that you might like, though :http://hubpages.com/hub/Police-Woman...ing-Earthquake

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I took her to playgroup after being off a couple weeks for a lovely bout of roseola, and everyone was saying suddenly she's a GIRL, not a BABY. *sniff*!

Here she looks pretty babyish because she was sick, poor thing:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/...c36767db9c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...f1ed0bd4e4.jpg
She's beautiful!! And yes, she's definately a GIRL!!
post #189 of 269
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yah, they changed tytus mathieu to Hudson Mathieu. He's up to 6 lbs 6 (2 lbs) oz in 2.5 weeks!



lol, love that image of Ion going out in the yard. He's 'housebroke' as my fil would say I've been thinking of you thinking of China lately- when you mentioned it I didn't even know it had happened, we heard no news when I was away in the dark of newborn-baby. I came across a story that you might like, though :http://hubpages.com/hub/Police-Woman...ing-Earthquake



Hudson is a good name but I really liked how well Tytus went with Axel (in my head anyway). He's now Ion's birthweight And I like the Franco spelling of Mathieu. Do they say it the French way or the English?
post #190 of 269
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Hanno, that's adorable about the crepe!

I've been scared off again by pages of posts, which only results in even more pages of posts unread by me... ah well!

I did want to pop in and hoot and hollar that Sophie can now really walk. She took a few steps two months back but now she's zooming around the living room (and today, the bookstore for like two hours!). She's so excited, which is the best!

I took her to playgroup after being off a couple weeks for a lovely bout of roseola, and everyone was saying suddenly she's a GIRL, not a BABY. *sniff*!

Here she looks pretty babyish because she was sick, poor thing:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/...c36767db9c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...f1ed0bd4e4.jpg
She is breathtaking!
post #191 of 269
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Hudson is a good name but I really liked how well Tytus went with Axel (in my head anyway). He's now Ion's birthweight And I like the Franco spelling of Mathieu. Do they say it the French way or the English?
yes- the french way. My grandparent's/father's family are french and they've always pronounced my brother's name 'matthew' that way anyway. it's such a nice name though spelled french isn't it?
post #192 of 269
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Yoohoo!

Scarlet said daddy twice the other night, could have sworn she said doggy yesterday.
How sweet!!!! Romi is saying uh-oh everytime she drops something and I swear it is the cutest sound in the UNIVERSE!!!

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not much going on here... i was going to plant my flowers today but can't find my seeds ANYWHERE! : i'm afraid they got thrown out b/c i had them stored in bunch of random baggies.

zenon just loves being outside...it's hard to keep him in. if he hears the door open he runs out. but it makes it easy to get things done outside. i've been dreading work...it always gets crazier this time of year.
Oh no!!! Hope you find them soon, now is the time for planting!
I planted seeds for the first time this year in a tiny strip in my yard... Snow peas and radishes. I kinda felt safe with those since it's my first attempt at veggies and boy was I surprised at the speed those things are growing, so here it is, my favorite smilie : :

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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
I'm getting better. We got a bit of a cold too. Kam does shipping/receiving for an auto supplier. It's not the most ethical, but it's a job.

I just shut the dog in the other room because she was taking Ion's lunch and what does he do? Slips his crepe under the door to her!! Also my nutty kid doesn't want to wear diapers anymore--but it has nothing to do with EC. We only used a handful in the past few days because he has pretty much exclusively been going in the yard with Beka

He keeps life amusing.
Ion is a trip!! I can just imagine both pooping in unison in the yard. the image just makes me

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Originally Posted by St. Margaret View Post
I did want to pop in and hoot and hollar that Sophie can now really walk. She took a few steps two months back but now she's zooming around the living room (and today, the bookstore for like two hours!). She's so excited, which is the best!

I took her to playgroup after being off a couple weeks for a lovely bout of roseola, and everyone was saying suddenly she's a GIRL, not a BABY. *sniff*!

Here she looks pretty babyish because she was sick, poor thing:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/...c36767db9c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...f1ed0bd4e4.jpg
She is absolutely beautiful!! But she looks so toddler-ish, it just blows my mind. I still see mine as a baby and everytime I see pictures like yours, I'm reminded that mine looks like that too!

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yes- the french way. My grandparent's/father's family are french and they've always pronounced my brother's name 'matthew' that way anyway. it's such a nice name though spelled french isn't it?
I love hearing anglo's pronounce these french names!! Mathieu is a great name!
post #193 of 269
So Desmond has a new nickname, it is cat. This is because getting him to do anything or go where we want him too is like herding a cat, ie it doesn't really work. He is quite happy doing things his way, but hates to be directed in any way, which is fun when we are trying to let him walk through stores etc.

In other news we have a quietish weekend planned which should be nice. We're going to a local pick your own farm on Saturday (Larriland Farms) for those in the area, since they open for the season then, and we figured it would be fun to pick strawberries. We're going to my in-laws on Sunday for a Memorial Day Cookout, my brother and his girlfriend have moved down to the area now so they are coming as well, it should be nice. Monday we may actually get around to cleaning the house (like that has happened in the past 2 months, but I can hold out some small hope can't I?). Nothing much else going on around here it's been a pretty quiet week, hope everyone has a good weekend.
post #194 of 269
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Yay Scarlet. Desmond's favorite word is dog/doggie and fish at the moment.

While we were at my aunt's house we taught him fake flowers are called skunks, it is really cute watching a 13 month old point to silk flowers and saying skunk, yes we are a bit twisted here why do you ask?
Can he really say skunk?!

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Originally Posted by krismarie View Post
oh and welcome home queen! did they change tytus' name??

not much going on here... i was going to plant my flowers today but can't find my seeds ANYWHERE! : i'm afraid they got thrown out b/c i had them stored in bunch of random baggies.

zenon just loves being outside...it's hard to keep him in. if he hears the door open he runs out. but it makes it easy to get things done outside. i've been dreading work...it always gets crazier this time of year.

hope you are all doing well. haven't been posting much but have been thinking of you all.
Time for more seeds! Scarlet runs for the door, too. Yesterday, I went outside to find her sitting in the chair on the porch.

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Originally Posted by hanno View Post
I'm getting better. We got a bit of a cold too. Kam does shipping/receiving for an auto supplier. It's not the most ethical, but it's a job.

I just shut the dog in the other room because she was taking Ion's lunch and what does he do? Slips his crepe under the door to her!! Also my nutty kid doesn't want to wear diapers anymore--but it has nothing to do with EC. We only used a handful in the past few days because he has pretty much exclusively been going in the yard with Beka

He keeps life amusing.
Glad you're feeling better. Ion is a funny one! Has he ever seen someone put something under a door?

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Originally Posted by St. Margaret View Post
Hanno, that's adorable about the crepe!

I've been scared off again by pages of posts, which only results in even more pages of posts unread by me... ah well!

I did want to pop in and hoot and hollar that Sophie can now really walk. She took a few steps two months back but now she's zooming around the living room (and today, the bookstore for like two hours!). She's so excited, which is the best!

I took her to playgroup after being off a couple weeks for a lovely bout of roseola, and everyone was saying suddenly she's a GIRL, not a BABY. *sniff*!

Here she looks pretty babyish because she was sick, poor thing:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/...c36767db9c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...f1ed0bd4e4.jpg
She is so beautiful, even when she's sick.

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How sweet!!!! Romi is saying uh-oh everytime she drops something and I swear it is the cutest sound in the UNIVERSE!!!


Oh no!!! Hope you find them soon, now is the time for planting!
I planted seeds for the first time this year in a tiny strip in my yard... Snow peas and radishes. I kinda felt safe with those since it's my first attempt at veggies and boy was I surprised at the speed those things are growing, so here it is, my favorite smilie : :



Ion is a trip!! I can just imagine both pooping in unison in the yard. the image just makes me



She is absolutely beautiful!! But she looks so toddler-ish, it just blows my mind. I still see mine as a baby and everytime I see pictures like yours, I'm reminded that mine looks like that too!



I love hearing anglo's pronounce these french names!! Mathieu is a great name!
Uh-oh, that must be darling! Good for you for planting. Time for me to get in gear - the weather has been so all over the place here, it's hard for me to get into the swing of things.

Scarlet has a cold and is finally breaking another tooth through. She was awake from 11pm - 2am last night. Max and I got up with her and played for a while. Unfortunately, she was right back up at 7 this morning. Oh well, guess I'll be having a nap later.:yawning:
post #195 of 269
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I've been following along but not posting...I think I'm losing my mind. We're on week 3 of Kamrin being at work 14 hours a day with no day off.
Ion and I went to the East Lansing art festival Saturday and were out alone on bus and foot for 9 hours, I'm impressed with myself!
I'm having a hard time being happy after what happened in China. I just go about my day with a cloud over me. When the Tsunami hit our church read The Big Wave by Pearl S Buck and it was comforting. I bought it to read to Ion when he's older, but I think I need to read it to myself now. :
I'm glad you're starting to feel better

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Hi, I'm delurking, though I never really delurked before anyway on this particular thread. So, um, hi! *waves*

As a bit of a (very) brief intro, my dd2 was born April 20th last year - her due date *gasp* We called her Heidi

It's been a wild year, what with one thing and another, and I've not been on mdc much at all since the birth, but thought I'd check in today, in dire need of the reassurance of friendly like-minded voices - life's good, but what with moving to a new area at the same time as having Heidi, I've not actually got round to getting out and meeting new people - I don't have a 'support group' IRL at all, and not having a terribly crunchy family I don't find I can talk to them about stuff like, (to take my current predicament as example), the fact I'm feeling totally knacked at the moment due to an upsurge in Heidi's feeding.

And I logged on here, and wow, how much better do I feel for reading your posts - that 'oh thank god it's not just us' feeling... well, relief hardly covers it

She's been walking about 5 or 6 weeks - the crazy feeding that led up to it had let up a bit recently, and... well I'm not sure how many days ago it started in earnest again, what with the sleep-interrupted-haze, but it's definitely back :

Anyway - just wanted to say it's good to be here
Welcome!!

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Originally Posted by arismomkoofie View Post
Rainy day... bleech, and it's only Tuesday. I seem to live for the weekends! DH has gotten done some of the basics of our site - please check it out:

www.nibbana.net

TIA!

We'll be finishing the "About Us" page and posting photos in the photo gallery in the next few days Please check back!
Wow! Your website is amazing! With a forum and everything. I love it!
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Yoohoo!

Scarlet said daddy twice the other night, could have sworn she said doggy yesterday.
Way to go Scarlet! Arlo has been really talking up a storm lately. He has some words like "hi" "hello" "daddy", which is sooo clear, and "uh oh" and I'm pretty sure he is trying to say "thank-you" when ever he gets or gives something. It's adorable

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Hanno, that's adorable about the crepe!

I've been scared off again by pages of posts, which only results in even more pages of posts unread by me... ah well!

I did want to pop in and hoot and hollar that Sophie can now really walk. She took a few steps two months back but now she's zooming around the living room (and today, the bookstore for like two hours!). She's so excited, which is the best!

I took her to playgroup after being off a couple weeks for a lovely bout of roseola, and everyone was saying suddenly she's a GIRL, not a BABY. *sniff*!

Here she looks pretty babyish because she was sick, poor thing:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/...c36767db9c.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/...f1ed0bd4e4.jpg
She is so beautiful...and how exciting she is walking!

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How sweet!!!! Romi is saying uh-oh everytime she drops something and I swear it is the cutest sound in the UNIVERSE!!!





Arlo does the exact same thing. It is the cutest sound in the universe!

Now for the big news.............................................. ..............................

:Arlo is WALKING!!!!!:

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! I have to get back to packing as we're leaving as soon as dp gets home to go camping (even though the boys are getting colds)

A
post #196 of 269
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Can he really say skunk?!
It sounds more like Kunk, he doesn't have the s sound yet, but it is recognizable that he means skunk.
post #197 of 269
Finn's mama, CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is walking, yay!


This is the first time in ages for me to post and only cuz both girls are asleep at the same time That only happens once every three months!

Romea has now increased her sign language skills to about 25 signs, she is amazing. As far as recognizable words she says mama, dada, and uh-oh. It's so much fun and I love every second of her little expressions. She is running now too! She gets some good speed going sometimes and so does my heart rate

Life has been crazy here, the economy is affecting us dramatically and we have about one month worth of money left. And then what? I'm trying to save on many levels, but it's tough. I make my own formula with raw milk for Romea and I don't want to switch to regular milk, but I might have to.
On the bright side, we're scheduled to fly to Kauai for two weeks, since we can reuse the tickets from last year when Sophia's ear drum ruptured and we had to cancel our trip. Also, we get to stay for free
But we can't afford a car rental right now, so we'll be kinda stuck at the end of the road where this house is. Maybe things will be better and we can rent a car after all...

Also, Romea's birth story was supposed to be published in the online Mothering magazine this month and somehow they dropped the article as the online editor had left the magazine. So, now I resent it to the new editor and we'll probably be looking at a new contract. I was a bit disappointed, especially since they didn't update me on any happenings.

Hmm, what else?
Oh, yes, here is a link to an important news piece about toxic fire retardants on CBS. Russell, who is featured in this segment, is a friend of mine and our kids go to the same (green) preschool (the one I helped start).
Please watch this, as it affects all of us and our kids!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4109418.shtml
post #198 of 269
Wow! Where to start? I wasn't that many pages behind, but all of you have so much to say! So many good things are happening!


Nani: have fun in HI! I'm curious what your girls think of the plan ride and seeing the water.

Congrats to Arlo for walking! The upright world brings so many more possibilities!


Hanno: It's hard to look at those pictures from China. One to just look at block after block of rubble and realize that those were buildings. Then I think of all the schools that collapsed and I tear up. They were at school! They should have been safe! I just listened to "The Good Earth" by Buck. It really was appropriate for where I live because this is such an agricultural community. I know farmers just like the father. Now I will have to search out the book you just mentioned.

I have a due date: Christmas Eve. I always swore I would never have a Christmas baby. I still won't because I will be 7-10 days late. I'm at 9 weeks 3 days today. The little bean was moving around. So cute!

So please forgive me for getting all of my Christmas shopping done and wrapped by Dec 1. I will want to be done.
post #199 of 269
Yay on Arlo walking!

Nani: I hope you have fun in Hawaii, I still remember my trip there with my Grandparents when I was 7.

mclisa: Christmas Eve baby, could be fun, other then the whole Christmas and birthday thing, which I've heard sucks. As for getting gifts ready early, am I going to have tomatoes thrown at me if I admit I am almost always finished with buying Hanukkah and Christmas presents before Thanksgiving?

As for us we had a lot of fun picking strawberries today. I have a bunch of pictures up at my blog. Desmond loved picking strawberries off the bushes and eating them. He didn't help us much with gathering them, but he did quite well with gathering them for his tummy.
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mclisa: Christmas Eve baby, could be fun, other then the whole Christmas and birthday thing, which I've heard sucks.
My birthday is Dec 30, and I've always loved my birthday! I often get big "combo" presents, and when you don't know any different, it doesn't bother you to have both so close.
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As for getting gifts ready early, am I going to have tomatoes thrown at me if I admit I am almost always finished with buying Hanukkah and Christmas presents before Thanksgiving?
yes

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As for us we had a lot of fun picking strawberries today. I have a bunch of pictures up at my blog. Desmond loved picking strawberries off the bushes and eating them. He didn't help us much with gathering them, but he did quite well with gathering them for his tummy.
I LOVE the picture of Desmond with part of a strawberry on his head, in the "Some More Strawberry Pictures" post. I showed it to DH, and now he wants to go!

I blogged too. Today we went to a Sustainable Living Fair in Carroll County (~1 hour NW of Baltimore). I also had Ari blog about her Barbie Jeep, with pictures! Please check them out
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