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Okay, seriously, wasn’t I JUST blogging about Logan’s fifth birthday??? Wasn’t this like a week ago? A couple months, tops?

And yet, here we are again, somehow a whole YEAR later.

The best part of Logan’s birthday this year was that David had the day off, so we spent the whole day together as a family. We started off with a trip to Krispy Kreme, just in time for the debut of their Halloween donuts!

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We even got them for free, thanks to the kindness of the lady behind the counter. It probably helped that David is their mailman. ūüôā

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It’s so much fun to watch the freshly fried donuts slide down the line and get showered with sugary glaze!

Our next stop was tumbling class. Logan and Carrie really enjoy being in class together. Their class of four kids consists of the two of them, their cousin, and one other kid. It’s a real family affair!

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Even Kayla tried to get in on the action.

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Next stop – lunch! Logan chose Burger King, which David and I were not thrilled about. So after we picked up BK for the kids, we headed to Moe’s for some burritos. There were several police officers in the parking lot, and David tried to convince Logan to come say hello to them. He was too shy, but Carrie wasn’t. They were very kind and even let Carrie sit on one of their bikes with the lights flashing!

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The police officers laughed at me a little bit for having my camera at the ready. But it was Logan’s birthday, so of course I had my camera!

After lunch, we decided to take advantage of our Explorium membership. Did the kids want to go? Let’s just say we didn’t have to twist any arms…

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The kids’ favorite room at the Explorium is the Bubble Room. They would happily spend all day there.

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Eventually, though, it was time to go. When we got home, Aunt Janine was there with a present for Logan.

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PUFFLES! Exactly what he wanted.

After dinner, it was time to head out to Logan’s t-ball game!

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Running home. And then home we went, for more presents and the Baskin Robbins ice cream cake he’s been talking and dreaming about for months and months.

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Happy Birthday to our wonderful big kid! We love you so much and can’t wait to see what the coming year holds for you. All our love, Mom and Dad.

Carrie’s bedtime prayer tonight: Dear God, please help me to be good, and then I will become a princess! Also I would like to be a pie maker and a ninja. Amen!

Kayla is starting to spend a lot of time¬†practicing standing independently. I actually managed to get a picture…

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And a video!

Last night, I was already in bed with the baby when Logan and Carrie came to bed – with dirty hands. I told them to go wash. I wish I’d had a tape recorder to record what followed, but their conversation went something like this. (I don’t know if it will seem as funny in writing as it was to actually hear them talking…)

Logan: Carrie, don’t get in the tub because it’s… [long pause]

Carrie: Big!

Logan: NO!!! Don’t get in the tub because it’s… [another long pause]

Carrie: Little?

Logan: NO!!! Don’t get in the tub because it’s…

Carrie: Got a green froggie? [this would be the spout cover that keeps the kids from bumping their heads]

Logan: No! Carrie, don’t tell me about a green froggie!

Carrie: But it’s got a froggie, Logan, and froggies are good!

Logan: NO Carrie, I don’t wanna hear anything about froggies! Don’t get in the tub because it’s… NIGHTTIME!!!

Carrie: OHHH!!! Okay!

I want to let Logan use the laptop, so I’ll just¬†post one picture from Christmas – this one is my favorite. You can see more at http://www.dropshots.com/erinmlee

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Two months after Kayla’s and Christopher’s baptisms, I finally got all the pictures from my sister’s camera. Here is the closest we have to a¬†picture of my entire side of the family¬†(only¬†Dad is missing –¬†we’re thinking of photoshopping him in). This was the first time all 17 of us were together, since my brother lives far, far away in¬†a land flowing with milk and honey… okay,¬†beer and cheese, but to us Wisconsinites, it’s the same thing.¬†Gosh, with all those kids, don’t we look… Catholic? ūüôā

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From left to right, Carrie, Logan, David, Mom, Brandon, Drew, me with Kayla, Alyssa, Danielle, Madelyn, Tami, Tom, Robert, Christopher, and Missi.

Oh, and just for good measure, here is a picture of 7 of the cousins at Christopher’s birthday party. Notice the¬†magic hands holding Kayla up? Yeah, that’s me. ūüôā

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From left to right, that’s Carrie, Alyssa, Logan, Christopher, Kayla, Brandon, and Danielle.


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