Hard to believe they only arrived in September. Thought it was a good time to post lots of pics of the kittens through the month. Amazing to see them grow though the photos. :) Eating me out of house and home…

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So Victoria was getting sick Friday night. We still fit in some swimming thinking she was just coming down with a cold.

And, then she got worse all through Friday night. None of us got much sleep. And the day of her birthday party dawns. Thank goodness for kitten antics..

They also kept her company while she lay on the couch…

We managed to get in touch with everyone befor they arrived to call off the party. We didn’t make the decision soon enough for the food and cake though so we’ll be eating sandwiches and cake for a week.
Some of the presents had been delivered directly to us.

Some of the presents had been delivered directly to us. So she actually had presents to unwrap. She was so excited to be able to choose between Yo Kai Watch 2 versions. She started with Bony Spirits.

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The kittens arrived with Nana on Sunday Sept 18th….

The obligatory cute kitten pictures to document the new additions to the household…

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Since both Jeff and I were working from here on Friday we decided to pick up Victoria together and head over to the park. It was a bit overcast at first but still a nice spring day to go for a walk. Next time I’ll remember not to wear my sandals. Gravel paths and sandals do not mix.

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Victoria will always complain about having to go to her swim lessons on Wednesday evening. However, Miss Sarah is very good at mixing it up and giving her new things to learn and try. Lately she’s been showing Victoria lifeguard drills.

Victoria has been practicing with the lifeguard float. You should have seen her face the first time Miss Sarah yanked her backwards. It was so funny to see Victoria frantically stroking forward and still going backwards. :)

The YMCA is updating their pools. The new Martin pool has a lazy river and slides. Miss Sarah has been having her swim different strokes against the current in the lazy river. A good way to build up some more strength and endurance.

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Call it scrap therapy. I work in pictures and layouts. And, that’s how I’ve worked through Victoria’s new allergy. So you get the benefit of lots of new pictures in the last month or so. Now if only I could get the Christmas pictures done and in a book.

I kept Victoria home on Wednesday because of all the appointments we had to keep. We were going to see the Allergist and then get her blood drawn. We needed to stop in to the Pediatrician’s to get forms signed for the epi pens and we needed another prescription for an epi pen.

That weekend was for resting, relaxing, and just re-adjusting…

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So, it’s been an eventful week or so. Not everyone gets to return to school after an extended break to tell a story like this.

DD (dear daughter) started her spring break last week on Wednesday. We, including Nana, made it down to the zoo for the afternoon. It was a beautiful day.

Zoo Pictures



Easter was a little on the scary side. DD ended up in the ER after dinner.



Back to school and all better now.

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Time to do an update… snow layouts!

What to do while the blizzard rages outside…



Once the blizzard passes… digging out or digging in!







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