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Fx4: We Are Family

At school this week, Burke and Maggie were asked to fill in a picture of a house with all the people who live there.

Maggie included the two cats. She also had one of her teachers write down “Cousin” Jessica (who is actually the nanny)…I suppose she IS at our house a lot 🙂

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Burke also included both cats. And when I asked him to explain his, he said that Logan is standing on Daddy’s head…and Burke is standing on Maggie’s. Well. Okay then. (And I love that he still gives us all belly buttons!)

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Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

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Thanksgiving Festivities! Both of these were taken today.

Baking with Nana

Baking with Nana

(Aunt Meghan, Nana, Maggie, Burke, Mike)

Putting Puzzles Together

Putting Puzzles Together

(Maggie, Nana, Burke, Uncle Jason, Cousin Grey, Nana Lou)

5 Things Friday

Join Cat in her 5 Things Friday! (Cat – it’s really hard to think of topics!! 😛 )

5 Things you might or might not know about
My Family and Why I’m Proud of Them:

  1. My Husband. There are so many things…I’m so proud of him as a Daddy – he does such a wonderful job with the kids! He’s so patient with them (and with me!) He’s a cancer researcher – which in itself is kick-butt. He works so hard, but his family always comes first.
  2. My kids. All of them are just so smart already – we’re in so much trouble! I’m proud of how far Burke has come in the last few months. His speech classes have paid off – his talking has just taken off! And he’s gotten a *LOT* better at controlling his moods (I’m sure being able to express himself has helped.) Maggie is just such a little girl. She’s gotten much better at listening lately. Logan continues to impress me with his little mind. He’s not even 1 and he’s already figured out which buttons to push on my cell phone to make it unlock (he even called Aunt Cathy all by himself the other day LOL)
  3. My Dad. Gosh. There are so many things here too. My Dad went to Yale, and then Harvard…and then became a farmer. . . and then sold all the cows and got computers and started his own business. And when my parents divorced, he got custody of all 4 kids – and made it work. He even remarried and had another kid.
  4. My Mom. There are a bunch of things here too. It’s sort of strange to say, but I’m proud of her for recognizing that she couldn’t stay with my dad and doing something about it when not many people would. She made sure to stay in our lives – even when she and her husband moved to Brazil for a few years. And I’m proud of how strong she’s been since she lost her husband a few months ago.
  5. My Siblings. All of them! You’d think we’d be more messed up than we are – but I think we all turned out really well. 🙂 We are all super successful in work (even Meg – who is 17 next month – had multiple jobs this summer.) And we all keep in touch – a LOT. I don’t know of a lot of “bigger” families who can say that.

So…a sappy 5 this time around, but it had to be done.