Friday, July 10, 2015


"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2015"

Cruz:  Mr. Parade is the title Cruz earned this weekend.  We attended the annual Shell Rock parade on the 4th and told Cruz to wave and say hi to the people in the parade in order to score some candy.  Well, our boy took our advice to heart and his persistent technique proved highly effective.  We left the curb with bags of frooties.  The kids were getting so much, they didn't even bother to grab the candy that wasn't in arms' reach from their curb!     

Mila:  She was a card all weekend, dressed in her "pretties" and stealing hearts wherever she went.  I believe she had five dum dums during the parade alone, especially thanks to her grandma and great grandma who cannot say no to her!  When I finally said no more, she took matters into her own hands, prancing to the street and finding one that no one else had bothered to snag first!  She melts me, every day, and I watched her with a lump in my throat all weekend long, knowing next year she'll be so much bigger.

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