Posts Tagged ‘PJ’

Some things never change

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Some things never change.

You know how Facebook reminds you of old status updates with those Time Hop photo memories?

Generally speaking, they make me feel a little sad because old pictures of the kids just seem to punctuate how fast they’re growing up now that they’re teenagers.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus (so easy your kids can make it!)

Oven-Roasted Asparagus John prep cook 6ftmama blog

Asparagus is a great vegetable for kids to prepare and cook because it is so darn easy to make. John’s in 4th grade and he’s my little prep cook. Asparagus is the perfect vegetable to practice your knife skills on because it doesn’t slide around and it’s fairly sturdy. I always have the kids chop the asparagus…

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May 2016

Blooming Korean Pink Lilac Tree

ay 2016 is starting out in the nicest way possible – with temps in the 60s and 70s; and even a hint of 80’s for the first Saturday of the month. Sadly, April ended on a cold and chilly note – but newsflash: the winter coats are officially washed and packed away and I’m not…

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Pesto Trained and Certified baby.

Pesto Certified Harvesting Basil

It’s been downright chilly this week – but that hasn’t stopped the plants from growing. Everything is growing like gang-busters – including the lettuce and basil in the kitchen garden. It rained almost the entire day yesterday and I wanted to make pesto spaghetti for supper. The cold and the rain made it the perfect time to…

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April 2016

Magnolia blooming closeup

eady for Spring? I am. We’ve had a bit of a stuttered start to Spring here in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. April started with a return to colder temps after March went out like a lamb. Last week, crazy fierce winds blew the curtains right off the mounted brackets on the front porch of the…

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Time for Cards? Try Sevens

Emma Will reaction 6ftmama.com

Sevens is a great card game. It’s fast-paced. It’s easy to learn and it’s a great option for 3-8 players. The tide can turn quickly – with losers becoming winners in just a few hands.

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Dad’s Chair

Phil's Chair 6ftmama.com

Happy Thursday everyone. Just when I was thinking about how different things are these days… I realized some things seem to keep up no matter what. Case in point: Our kids are growing up in a house with “Dad’s Chair“. The Good Old Days Dad’s chair was part of both sides of our family. In Worthington,…

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Wish Bone

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Every time I carve a turkey, I think of my Grandma Dekker’s Thanksgiving. And every time I find the wish bone, I remember being with my cousins as we wrestled it apart.

PJ and John got the honors after dinner tonight.

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Three Seasons

Three Seasons

Hello friends. It’s been tough to get serious about the holidays when the weather has been so indecisive.

Earlier this month while I was walking Sonny, I took a photo I call “Three Seasons”. It’s a picture of this glorious layout of three seasons – Summer, Fall, and Winter – all intermingled beneath a Maple Tree. Green grass, golden leaves, and little clumps of snow; All of them together, laying on top of each other – like the boys playing Xbox.

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October 2013 Photo Stream

Fall Door Swag

Every month, I make one last sweep through my photos on my Mac. Most of my photos get organized into events – birthdays, gardens, date nights, etc. All the leftover photos remain in the Photo Stream for that month. Here’s a look at some of the photos from the October 2013 Photo Stream.

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Life with PJ

Life with PJ 6ftmama

Life with PJ is exciting.

Every minute of the day, he’s doing boyish things – many of which are gross and/or annoying. Like when he accuses our minivan of farting EVERY TIME we drive over rumble strips. To him, all the napkins, paper towels and toilet paper in this house are just options – not necessities. (There are more specific examples, but I’ll spare you…)
PJ will turn 10 years old next month. He’s at the peak of his boyhood.

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Harvard AMP and Boston Fall Trip 2013

Kids in front of Kresge Hall

The kids and I made it back from Boston today – and this fabulously sunny day was the perfect welcome home. Our Harvard AMP and Boston Trip Fall 2013 was a five day whirlwind visit to see Phil during his break from the Harvard AMP. As a reference for future visiting families, Harvard puts together a lovely program for the visiting families. Let me guide you through our jam-packed visit…

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Basketball Gardening

Basketball Gardening 6ftmama

Forget Lasagna Gardening. Basketball Gardening is where it’s at! With three boys, it’s a good thing I’ve learned to enjoy basketball gardening. I’ve actually gotten quite good at it. As I shared with PJ just the other day, they’re all over my garden. Between you and me, I’ve always thought orange adds a little sophistication to the garden.

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