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We had a boisterous pack of 10 cousins here this weekend. They built blanket forts, baked cookies, ...
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We had a boisterous pack of 10 cousins here this weekend. They built blanket forts, baked cookies, played with dollhouses and made gingerbread houses. Its the most wonderful time..for a nap. We had a boisterous pack of 10 cousins here this weekend. They built blanket forts, baked cookies, played with dollhouses and made gingerbread houses. Its the most wonderful time..for a nap.
All is still
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The pictures are blurry but I always want to remember this sweet evening with my niece. We watched ...
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The pictures are blurry but I always want to remember this sweet evening with my niece. We watched the Nutcracker while I braided her hair and then we snuck out for a girls-only, nighttime tramp in the snow, complete with snow angels and a snowball fight. Yesterday I showed her Meet Me in St ... The pictures are blurry but I always want to remember this sweet evening with my niece. We watched the Nutcracker while I braided her hair and then we snuck out for a girls-only, nighttime tramp in the snow, complete with snow angels and a snowball fight.
Yesterday I showed her Meet Me in St Louis for he first time, and just as I did at 12, she loved it, and has been quoting it to me all day. 💕
#thecousinsoftalltimbers #christmasattalltimbers
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Snow much fun
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Snow much fun Snow much fun
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Oh, the 🌥 outside is , but the is so . And since we’ve no to , let it 🌨, let it ️, let it ☃️. Oh, the 🌥 outside is 👹, but the 🔥 is so 😊. And since we’ve no ⛪️🏫🏪 to 🚗, let it 🌨, let it ❄️, let it ☃️.
Go Diego, go.
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Go Diego, go. Go Diego, go.
We were woken up by excited little boys chiming, “it’s snowing! It’s Christmas!” and my favorite, ...
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We were woken up by excited little boys chiming, “it’s snowing! It’s Christmas!” and my favorite, James quoting Charlie and Lola, “It’s all gone extremely white!” We are due to have masses more fall today and the little boys are looking out the windows with shining eyes while the adults excitement ... We were woken up by excited little boys chiming, “it’s snowing! It’s Christmas!” and my favorite, James quoting Charlie and Lola, “It’s all gone extremely white!”
We are due to have masses more fall today and the little boys are looking out the windows with shining eyes while the adults excitement is tempered by worry over the forecasted ice storm this evening.
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Our Wild+Free group celebrated St Nicholas Day on December 6th, with a party and it was so much fun! ...
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Our Wild+Free group celebrated St Nicholas Day on December 6th, with a party and it was so much fun! There were so many delicious treats, from pfeffernüsse to männele. The kids put a carrot in their shoe for St Nicholas’s horse and sat down (or ran around in circles) to listen to a story and learn ... Our Wild+Free group celebrated St Nicholas Day on December 6th, with a party and it was so much fun! There were so many delicious treats, from pfeffernüsse to männele. The kids put a carrot in their shoe for St Nicholas’s horse and sat down (or ran around in circles) to listen to a story and learn about how the holiday is celebrated in Europe.
Then we checked our shoes to discover the carrots had been replaced by chocolate coins and St Nicholases, candy canes and tangerines. We did ornament crafts to make a “stained glass” bishop’s hat and a beaded candy cane.
The day was full of lightsaber battles, exploring out in the cold, bright day and toddlers driving toy trucks all around the house. I think we’ve established that our W+F group likes to party. 😁
If you are interested in learning more about our group, check out @wildandfreegso .
#wildandfreegso #wildandfreechildren #wildandfreegroups #stnicholasday
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My friend and amazing photographer @autumnvernon took our family photos this year. We love them!
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My friend and amazing photographer @autumnvernon took our family photos this year. We love them! My friend and amazing photographer @autumnvernon took our family photos this year. We love them!
It was four days late, because of illness, but our little four-year-Old had his dream Ben and Holly’s ...
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It was four days late, because of illness, but our little four-year-Old had his dream Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom birthday party. My kids have never chosen a commercially available birthday theme, ever. Thus everything must be made from scratch. James is still wearing his Ben Elf hat ... It was four days late, because of illness, but our little four-year-Old had his dream Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom birthday party. My kids have never chosen a commercially available birthday theme, ever. Thus everything must be made from scratch. James is still wearing his Ben Elf hat and my brother-in-law called to say he wore his red elf hat all the way home. That’s what I call a team player.
I want to always remember my sweet, rolly little boy who wanted an elf and fairy party with “magic jelly” and a “sponge cake with green icing”. He loves the Great British Baking Show, Peppa Pig, Charlie and Lola, Sarah and Duck and, of course, Ben and Holly. He wants to go on “holiday” in his cousins’ “caravan”, and is certain “Father Christmas” will put a tangerine in his stocking this Christmas. Basically, I’m raising a tiny Anglophile and it’s too cute.
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Lovely time in Old Salem today with cousins, Grammy and our homeschool group 🕯<span class="emoji emoji1f384"></span>
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Lovely time in Old Salem today with cousins, Grammy and our homeschool group 🕯 Lovely time in Old Salem today with cousins, Grammy and our homeschool group 🕯🎄
This vaguely sticky toddler isn’t a toddler anymore. <span class="emoji emoji1f62d"></span> Today the baby is four and I will take a moment ...
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This vaguely sticky toddler isn’t a toddler anymore. Today the baby is four and I will take a moment to mourn the baby/toddler phase as it leaves our house for good. Simultaneously, I rejoice that we are that much closer to independent pooping for the entire family. 🏻 🏻🏼 This vaguely sticky toddler isn’t a toddler anymore. 😭
Today the baby is four and I will take a moment to mourn the baby/toddler phase as it leaves our house for good. Simultaneously, I rejoice that we are that much closer to independent pooping for the entire family. 💪🏻
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Justin’s Mom flew in from SoCal for a visit. She speaks each of my boys’ love languages so well. She ...
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Justin’s Mom flew in from SoCal for a visit. She speaks each of my boys’ love languages so well. She is teaching Luke and Neill to macrame. Words of encouragement mingle with gentle direction and cuddles. She always says yes to reading aloud and brought the boys new books (my love language ). ... Justin’s Mom flew in from SoCal for a visit. She speaks each of my boys’ love languages so well. She is teaching Luke and Neill to macrame. Words of encouragement mingle with gentle direction and cuddles. She always says yes to reading aloud and brought the boys new books (my love language 😉). She follows them down winding paths and into the craggy hollow to see the forts they’re building and the axes they are crafting. Their love tanks are being filled and their minds are being opened to new ideas.
I ❤️ my mother-in-law. #wishshelivedcloser #morepreciousthanrubies #theboysoftalltimbers #macrame #lessonswithgrandma #livingbooks
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After the second hike this week, James fell fast asleep on the living room floor. He really does hustle ...
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After the second hike this week, James fell fast asleep on the living room floor. He really does hustle and keep up with his big brothers, which isn’t easy for something that is pigeon-toed, bow-legged and top heavy. #ohjamers #theboysoftalltimbers #talltimbersacademy #hike After the second hike this week, James fell fast asleep on the living room floor. He really does hustle and keep up with his big brothers, which isn’t easy for something that is pigeon-toed, bow-legged and top heavy. 😂 #ohjamers #theboysoftalltimbers #talltimbersacademy #hike
Hike with our Carolina cousins at Hanging Rock today. Lots of fun! Even though James tried to roll ...
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Hike with our Carolina cousins at Hanging Rock today. Lots of fun! Even though James tried to roll down the mountain several times. Luke and Neill got over their fear of heights! And I developed a new one. James and I had to hang back from the more adventurous areas because...toddler. That ... Hike with our Carolina cousins at Hanging Rock today. Lots of fun! Even though James tried to roll down the mountain several times. Luke and Neill got over their fear of heights! And I developed a new one. 😂 James and I had to hang back from the more adventurous areas because...toddler. That picture of the people, high out on a rocky outcropping? Those are my children with their Aunt Sarah. She brought them all back alive so she gets a gold star.⭐️ Thankfully, we survived another #picnicathangingrock without losing anyone.
#hangingrock #hike
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Easter egg hunt at Tall Timbers. And lest you think every holiday here is picture perfect, I present ...
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Easter egg hunt at Tall Timbers. And lest you think every holiday here is picture perfect, I present you with Luke, the egg ninja. He also chose not to wear his nice Easter outfit to church because “it isn’t ‘me’, Mom”. He almost wore his pajamas, but reconsidered when I explained that no one ... Easter egg hunt at Tall Timbers. And lest you think every holiday here is picture perfect, I present you with Luke, the egg ninja. He also chose not to wear his nice Easter outfit to church because “it isn’t ‘me’, Mom”. He almost wore his pajamas, but reconsidered when I explained that no one else would be in their pajamas. He put on a pair of ripped play jeans and an old T-shirt and away we went. Having five boys really does change your priorities... #theboysoftalltimbers #thecousinsoftalltimbers #springattalltimbers
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When your cousin goes home. ☹️ #thecousinsoftalltimbers
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When your cousin goes home. ☹️ #thecousinsoftalltimbers When your cousin goes home. ☹️ #thecousinsoftalltimbers
Easter dinner (lunch) May have been a bit late due to oven sharing issues, but the table is pretty! ...
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Easter dinner (lunch) May have been a bit late due to oven sharing issues, but the table is pretty! #springattalltimbers #easterdinner #vintagechina Easter dinner (lunch) May have been a bit late due to oven sharing issues, but the table is pretty! #springattalltimbers #easterdinner #vintagechina
Cousins with a dash of dapper #happyeaster<span class="emoji emoji1f430"></span> #springattalltimbers #thecousinsoftalltimbers
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Cousins with a dash of dapper #happyeaster #springattalltimbers #thecousinsoftalltimbers Cousins with a dash of dapper #happyeaster🐰 #springattalltimbers #thecousinsoftalltimbers
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It’s been a good day It’s been a good day 🌷
The theme for this week’s #firekingfridays is all things Easter. I’m not a particularly egg and ...
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The theme for this week’s #firekingfridays is all things Easter. I’m not a particularly egg and bunny decor sort of person, but at Easter we celebrate resurrection and new life. Which is what these pieces of #fireking #jadeite have received. I broke my rule regarding purchasing dishwasher ... The theme for this week’s #firekingfridays is all things Easter. I’m not a particularly egg and bunny decor sort of person, but at Easter we celebrate resurrection and new life. Which is what these pieces of #fireking #jadeite have received. I broke my rule regarding purchasing dishwasher destroyed jadeite for this charm tray and St Denis cups, because they were just such good deals. And I discovered that polishing them up with a bit of coconut oil restored them to a beautiful shine! They will never be perfect but they look pretty good!
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Thankful for my sister, Jenny. Without her, egg dying wouldn’t be a thing in my house. I’ve been ...
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Thankful for my sister, Jenny. Without her, egg dying wouldn’t be a thing in my house. I’ve been traumatized. Every year it’s a swirl of splatters, stains, yelling and tears. And this year, immediately following this sojourn in the valley of pain and suffering, my nephew Matty threw up on ... Thankful for my sister, Jenny. Without her, egg dying wouldn’t be a thing in my house.
I’ve been traumatized. Every year it’s a swirl of splatters, stains, yelling and tears. And this year, immediately following this sojourn in the valley of pain and suffering, my nephew Matty threw up on the porch.
Maybe I’m not so thankful? But we did the thing, so ✅ #springattalltimbers #eastereggdyingistorture
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Heart broken. #stephonclark
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Heart broken. #stephonclark Heart broken. #stephonclark
STEM Fair day <span class="emoji emoji1f468"></span>🏼‍🔬🔬⚗️ #ncstatesciencefair #intelisef2018
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STEM Fair day 🏼‍🔬🔬⚗️ #ncstatesciencefair #intelisef2018 STEM Fair day 👨🏼‍🔬🔬⚗️ #ncstatesciencefair #intelisef2018