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Top 25 Reasons I'm NOT Supermom

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1. I lose my temper and yell at my kids sometimes.
2. I consistently cloth diaper Eli, but while I have an entire stock of cloth diapers on the changing table for Josiah, I continue to buy humongous (expensive) boxes of disposable diapers for him.
3. My kids get one bath a week, 2 if they're lucky. If they get into some dirt outside or get messy eating during the day, I take care of it at the kitchen/bathroom sink with a few pumps of hand soap.
4. My kids fight over toys. They hit, they bite, they push and kick each other.
5. At any given moment, at least one child probably has snot or food crusted on their face.
6. Sometimes, one child will not have a clean pair of shorts or a clean shirt and will have to borrow clothes out of a sibling's drawer.
7. I have dirty dishes in the sink 98 percent of the time.
8. I re-use spit-up-on blankets and burp cloths often.
9. Sometimes, when my kids draw on themselves with marker, I don't wipe it off.
10. Sometimes, when my kids draw on the back…

Someone's been using my camera!!!

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I love getting on the computer, putting my camera card in, opening up the pictures and seeing what Justus has been up to lately :) He LOVES stealing asking politely for my camera and going around the house filling up my card. Here are a few of my favorites as of late :)

Do you think this kid loves his monkey?



Yes, he is huge :) (this picture doesn't even do him justice! haha)

One big plus when your 5 year old takes pictures:
you get to be IN them!!

Mhmmmm, someone decided to draw on the white board with permanent marker
(See the above pictures for the culprit. It's the boy who can actually walk!)

See our beeswax stars?

Sometimes, some of us don't like having Justus take our pictures.
Most of the time, he does it anyway :)

Frye Annual Pumpkin Carving

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After some yummy ham, green bean casserole, pumpkin bread, fruit salad, and wassail,
we celebrated Uncle Jack's birthday.


Then, we got out the pumpkins...even the Little Man got one :)

We got to work,




carved our hearts out,



carried the pumpkins outside,

and were pretty pleased with the results :)






The winner this year:
Derek's Optimus Prime

Speaking of the Pumpkin Patch...

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I was so sad the visit to the Pumpkin Patch had to be cut short. I love traditions, and I love going to the Pumpkin Patch every year! (although Derek claims we didn't go last year...shh, I don't like to brag when I'm right :) ) Anyway, I also felt SO badly, because Justus wanted to have fun there. He was so excited to get to spend time with 2 of his best friends, and he was just excited in general to do something fun as a family. When I started to take some pictures of the boys by the pumpkins, he even asked me to take a few specific ones, sat down, and posed with a big smile for them. (Such a sweet boy!) When we made the decision to just get in the car and head home, Justus asked if we could go to Chuck E. Cheese. It broke my heart, because I know he just really wanted to have a fun outing together. *Sigh*

On a positive note, Justus and Titus DID get to ride a ferris wheel for the first time in their lives!! (albeit a tiny one :) ...and I didn't get a picture!) I took …

Fun outside this weekend

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Guess which 2 are playing in the dirt?!
(always :) I love that about them!)
We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend, and Titus just couldn't keep his hands out of the dirt. Unfortunately, that dirt also ruined our fun. The air was so dusty that Justus almost immediately started coughing, eventually got hoarse, and we had to cut things short. Things progressed from there, and we had to run refill his inhaler prescription because of an asthma attack yesterday!! In the words of my husband after getting up in the night to give Justus the inhaler last night, "Stinkin Pumpkin Patch!" :) Thankfully, he is productively coughing up phlegm, and things are looking up! (a little TMI???)

Look at these big boys!! I can't wait to see these 3 guys (and their baby brother) as teenagers. No, let me rephrase that, I can most definitely WAIT to see them as teenagers, because I love the stages they are in now and know I will miss these ages. However, I think they will have so much…