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Makes My Monday: Helping Out

I saw yellow rose bushes at the grocery store, so I grabbed one because I think yellow roses are beautiful.

Maggie’s eyes lit up when she saw it…and she wanted to plant the bush RIGHT NOW. 🙂

Maggie’s enthusiasm (and all 3 kids wanting to help Daddy plant the bush) Makes My Monday.

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Makes My Monday: Growing Taller

Would you believe that I’m not talking about my kids??

I had a “well visit” today with my primary care physician … when the nurse weighed (we’ll skip that part) and measured me, I’d grown an inch! The secret? I have a ponytail in today… LOL!

Everything other than “you could stand to lose a few” (that I knew was coming) looks great. They took blood and I’ll be hearing back about that shortly…but I’m not expecting any surprises.

The fact that at 35 I can still get taller (even if it IS just my hair), TOTALLY Makes My Monday 🙂

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Makes My Monday: Flowers From My Kids

We have pretty purpley-blue flowers that grow on our lawn. When we got home from Vermont today, the kids started picking them for me 🙂

(They know that flowers on the lawn are fair game since Daddy will just mow them down at some point. All other flowers are just for looking!)

Flowers from my kids (grown on our lawn!) Make My Monday 🙂

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Weekend Guests

Aunt Sharon, Uncle Jason, Cousin Grey, and Cousin Petra came to visit this weekend!

On Friday, we played outside with the Giga ball for a while and then Petra fell to sleep on me. (There’s nothing like a baby sleeping on your chest!)

Petra

On Saturday, we all met up with Aunt Cathy, Chris, and Matthew for fun at the Aquarium and then out to lunch.

LOTS of pictures of time spent with family Makes My Monday.

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Makes My Monday: Rays of Sunshine on Rainy Weekends

Despite being stuck inside with 3 cabin-fevered kids (and 2 cabin-fevered adults), and all the bickering that goes along with that…there were quite a few moments of sunshine in our house over the weekend.

We went to the local Japanese Steak House (the kind where they cook right in front of you), and had a GREAT time. The kids ate more than they do when we take them to other restaurants, and Maggie and Logan even mastered chopsticks! (Well, okay – so they’re the “kid” version of chopsticks where they band ’em together with rubber bands and a piece of paper, but I was still quite impressed!!)

Maggie with Her Chopsticks

Logan with His Chopsticks

Burke decided that he was too hungry and wanted to use a fork 😉 Can’t say that I blame him…those chopsticks are tricky!!

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We also started to get Burke’s “Style” in place. (It’s only fair. Maggie’s is already there.)

Burke with His New McQueen Comforter

He has new McQueen sheets too, but – obviously – they’re under the comforter. And he just picked out a few things to hang on the walls … more about that later 🙂

But the ray of sunshine here was that he wanted to share this with his siblings 🙂

Maggie, Burke, and Logan

Maggie, Burke, and Logan

Please excuse the fuzziness of Burke…he couldn’t stop bouncing because he was so excited. LOL!

These rays of sunshine (well behaved kids and sharing) that cut through our otherwise-very-rainy weekend TOTALLY Make My Monday.

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Makes My Monday: “Freeze Ball”

The kids are throwing around two balls…if you’re hit by one, you’re frozen…by the other, you’re unfrozen.

Pop Pop is still here – playing along too 🙂

A multi-generational game – played OUTSIDE (!) in the sun! – totally Makes My Monday.

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Makes My Monday: First Hockey Game

My Mom’s of Twins club got group tickets to a double-header hockey game yesterday. The first game was a CVS All-Star game that had players from Bruins past on each team mixed in with some seemingly random people who could skate. The second game was the Lowell Devils.

We went to the All-Star game only, but probably would have stayed for both if there hadn’t been an hour and a half wait in between. Sad that we didn’t see the Devils, but I don’t think we would have all made it through the whole thing.

Here’s a blurb from the website about the players who were there:

Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic will be a special guest coach as former NHL players such as Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, John Bucyk, Ken Hodge, Ken Hodge Jr., Don Marcotte, John “Pie” McKenzie, Rick Middleton, Bobby Miller, Bob Sweeney, Don Sweeney and Tim Sweeney take the ice.

Bucyk and Sweeney skated CIRCLES around the rest! (Don’t ask me which Sweeney it was though…)

The kids had a BLAST! (I suspect part of that was the free bobble heads, the popcorn, Gaterade, and the fried bread dough though… 😉 )

(57 seconds)

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Makes My Monday: The Digest

The fact that Reader’s Digest magically shows up on my Kindle each month (for a small fee) totally Makes My Monday.

Oh…and the need for a flower sticker on my Kindle so Mike knows it’s not his…THAT makes my Monday as well 🙂 (yep – we’re a 2 Kindle household now!)

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Makes My Monday: ALMOST Warm Enough

We had an impromptu outing to the park today. Had we been more prepared, we would have had hats and mittens for all of the kids (and adults! brrrr!)…but they had fun for the short time we were all able to stand the wind.

Maggie on the dinosaur steps

Burke at the top of the "rock" wall

Logan at the top

Burke on the slide

Logan peeking through the tunnel

Maggie trying to touch my phone...

The fact that it was almost warm enough to play out at the park…and that there were no other kids there to catch Logan’s pink eye… totally Makes My Monday!

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Makes My Monday: First Crush

I was watching Disney’s Atlantis with the kids yesterday. Maggie had borrowed the book from their school library … which reminded me that we had the movie. They’d seen it before, but it’s been over a year, so they didn’t remember it at all.

When the main character, Kida, first came on screen, Burke whispered, “She’s BEAUTIFUL!”

And then asked me why she wasn’t wearing any clothes.

Trying to think quickly…I said, “Kida lives in a very hot climate, so she doesn’t need to wear much.”

He then proclaimed Atlantis to be the best movie EVER.

The pure innocence and wonder in Burke’s voice totally Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)