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Amelia Markgraf 

Cheeks as pillowy as cinnamon roll dough.

Plus chicken soup and apple crisp.

Ada: loves acorns, calls them pine cones, gives them hugs, thinks they're "s'cute."

One more photo from summer '17 before the crisp fall winds blow in. I'm excited for cozy nights and wooly things and the Curious George Halloween movie (it's so festive!) This summer was crazy, but I know I'll miss it. πŸƒπŸŒΎπŸ‚πŸ

Not as much tiny, snugly lump anymore. Inching towards the drooly cooing bundle stage.

That first toe dip is just so exciting!

Another summer of nursing a baby on the beach in the books. One of these years I'll make it into the water.

She isn't being held or swaddled or smothered by her siblings, and she doesn't know what to do with those free arms.

I started a tiny bit of at-home preschool for Ralph a little while ago. I had been nervous to begin, mostly because I don't consider myself to be any sort of teacher, but also because Ralph and I are both control freaks, and I was imagining each day to be a struggle over who's in charge here. My expectations are low-- I'm hoping, at the very least, he'll know the Lord's Prayer and be properly prepped for kindergarten next year when the professionals take over teaching him. So far our days have varied between lots of interest and excitement, and times where he'd rather play restaurant and pretend his sandpaper letters are order numbers at Culver's. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈI'm happy to watch him flow between learning and playing for one more year at home with us.

It was a tough week and things got uglier with each passing day-- less and less patience, unkind words, my fingers became gnarled, a hump grew on my back and I'm pretty sure a wart sprouted on my nose. Thank goodness for Saturdays and a family that forgives and a dad around to hold the baby and enough cheer to flip my hair and smile for a picture with my kids. πŸ‘ΉπŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ»

Still summer, if you ask me.


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