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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Tumbling Weed

Any time she become inconsolable due to an inaccessible mother or restrictions are put in place due to the fact that she's not 3 or 8 years old we throw her on the couch and let her roll.

This time she found a friend.

And they started smooching...

"I think someone is watching us..."

"Oh the shame!"

Friday, June 9, 2017

Bday Party!

This year the Grand Opening of the Swing set was the setting for Sam's party. At first I was going to limit it to 5, but there are so many kids in the neighborhood and so many have siblings I was like, "Whatever, just come over and play!"
Picnic in the shade!

 A Jordan

 A Wesley

 THE Estella

The Cousins

 Unofficial Brother

 Hottest gift- Trolls Cinema Book.  Literally every scene of the movie in comic format.  Both girls are still obsessed!
 A Benes

 An Asmus


This is what "whatever, just come and play!" looks like!

Bubbles are a serious business.

Happy Birthday (again) Samantha!!!!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Trail of Baby G

Books pulled off the prayer table...

 Diaper bag cleared...
 Coffee table cleared...
 Tissues shredded...
So, where is the little bugger?

There she is! Rounding off the routine, shredding the TP.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Kids say and Tintis (things I never thought I'd say)

At church...*digging through my purse*
"Charlotte, what are you looking for?"
"Um... I don't know, but I need to keep looking to see if I can find it."

So jer threw up. I gave the girls washcloths to wipe down door handles, light switches and anything else daddy may have touched recently...I turn around to Sam wiping down the lamp shade on her tippy toes saying to herself, "he probably touched this..."😂😂

"mom! Guess what I can say now! hOSPital. Not hostipal." -charlotte
"Aw, I liked how you said it before."
"Well, I can say it right now. Sam learned it to me."😂😂

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Charlotte became very indignant when I offered this for a church dress. "I'm not wearing that! That's a peasant girl dress!!!"

"so 6 equals 3, cause 3 goes with 6."


 Charlotte threw a fit at dinner because the gravy that she did NOT want wasn't covering all of her chicken.

2 days ago Charlotte wore her sandals for the first time this year.
She then peed her pants twice while playing as she waited too long. She now refuses to wear the sandals. she says they make her pee her pants.

Charlotte just informed me that she just met 2 humans outside. One girl kind and one boy kind.


Things I never thought I'd say as a mom, "you are NOT a mermaid. STOP trying to breathe under water!"
"Yes, Mommy..."

I cleaned out Charlotte's cubbie at dimensions and she was appalled that I suggested we throw away anything...

-something I may have said this morning

Me to the girls in the back seat as I'm driving, "I love you girls!"
Samantha immediately responds, "I love you too!"
Charlotte (grumpy from long day at school), "......I don't like you."

I walked into the bathroom and Sam says, "sorry...I farted... It kinda stinks."
"That's ok," I replied. "I'm used to stinky farts, remember?"
"Yeah. I'm guess I get that from you. You know, when I came out of your tummy and kids get stuff from their parents? That's ok. I forgive you."

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Blog update

For anyone who still reads this, all posts in April and May are new!


When we first moved in Audra gifted us her playset.  It got moved every year as the grass died around it and it got used a LOT.
So many memories!
Very typical scene
The neighborhood played on it HARD. Little by little things broke.  A swing rubbed through the metal ihooks.  The bench swing could no longer be repaired.  And then one day three big kids decided to all swing together.  Since we never anchored it- the swing set lifted, swayed and permanently angled to where it could no longer be used. 
Luckily,  your daddy and I had been plotting for months on a replacement.  We talked about what we wanted (staked, closer to the house) and what was used the most (cross bar as a pull-up bar, swings and the bench swing). 
Your daddy spent mother's day giving me an awesome gift building your new set from scratch while I kept everyone else alive and fed. 
We added little by little after the frame was done but we desperately needed those swings back up.  You and Charlotte both spend HOURS swinging every day when it's nice.
Slide and swing used from original set!
Also- SHADE!!!  It's shaded for most of the day now!

Not a bench swing, but the best we could come up with!

Two pieces still missing (balance beam and monkey bars) but we're calling it good for this year!  We're pooped!
The neighborhood is very happy once again.  And sweaty!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Routine

Let's see, where has Genevieve been this morning?

Shredded Tissues...

Cleared coffee table....

Dismantled Diaper Bag (luckily my wallet was zipped shut this time) 

De-stacked books from shelf.

Ram Sam Sam

Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers

Lil Sister

Lilypie Third Birthday tickers


Lilypie First Birthday tickers