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Super hero cooking skills

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This kid is always good for a smile.  In fact, I shouldn't say just a smile but a laugh.  His natural ability to make anyone giggle is a trait that's much appreciated (even if I fear he'll become the biggest class clown someday).

We were making biscuits (he'll take any opportunity I give him to help me in the kitchen) and he gets the stool to the counter and then says, "Wait!"  He runs to his bedroom and comes back with this.  Apparently cooking is so much more fun when you're wearing your super hero mask and cape (o;

And I'd have to say, it was.
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I love this pic.
It depicts so much of what Curtis is about...A man that strives to be the Godly example his boys need as he teaches them what he knows along the way.
It was one of those Sundays where we just relaxed and took some time to enjoy each other after church.



We happen to spot the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile on our way home too...
Another reminder to just stop and have fun in life.





Chapstick

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Ever remember putting chapstick on like you were prepping your clown makeup when you were a kid? Calvin totally brought back this memory for me today...

He's totally in love with Mt. Dew and Sugar Daddy chapstick Grandma Marsha gave him for Christmas (o;


"My Bump"

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Calvin's wellness checks are a bit off schedule.  Although he turned 4 a few months ago, we were scheduled to say hello to Dr. Savage (and get up to date on our shots!) this month. 

We've been watching a "bump" (which is what he calls it to anyone that asks) on the back of Calvin's neck just below his hairline for about a year.  I went in and had it measured last July so that we'd know how much it's grown from then till now.  It was about the size of an pencil eraser top last January and by July it had grown to about the size of a large pea.  There was no doubt it had not only grown substantially but gotten oblong in shape since our apt in July.  We were determined to figure out what it was and what needed to be done about it.

Dr. Savage thought it to likely be a swollen lymph node and actually discovered that all of his lymph nodes were palpable throughout his entire body (some people's naturally are).  Because the bump we were looking at had progr…

Merry California Christmas!

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After purchasing our van in Sept, attempting a road trip sounded a lot more pleasant for Christmas this year (not to mention a lot less expensive than buying four plane tickets).  With Curtis' work schedule, we weren't able to leave any earlier than Christmas day, but were fortunate to get to see more family because of it.

Christmas morning, none other than joining the Stroh family cinnamon roll breakfast tradition.  And this year with Cory, Lori and cousins!  This one's my fav from our time at the Stroh's...Love it when I can get a pic with all five of these incredible boys.


We left the Strohs and headed back to Molalla to open gifts with the other Gants, Grandma Marsha and Grandpa Bruce.  Look at this Grandma in all her glory...Or should I say all her boys!


From there, we started our drive down South with a stop off in Eugene at Grandpa Terry and Grandma Loretta's to open gifts and have lunch with them.  Could you tell we had a little fun with them?!  Who need…