February 28, 2009-California

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We started our Saturday morning off fairly lazily. We took Graham's 7 month pictures and video (since he won't turn 7 months because there is no February 29). Reagan and Anderson rode their bikes around the house, had mostly cheese to eat all morning, had baths along with Graham. And all the kids took an early nap-Graham even had two.

Jason picked us up to head to the airport around 1. We loaded up and Reagan questioned Mom the whole way if we were going the right way to the airport (she didn't want to miss our plane). The Dennie's were unloading as we pulled up. We dropped off our one bag, made it through security and boarded our plane in no time at all. The flight to Denver was 2.5 hours. Reagan spent most of her time coloring and writing with Grannymom, Dad and Anderson played play-doh and Mom, Graham and Grandpa slept! The flight was smooth and we landed early. In Denver, we had quite a walk to our next gate so James caught a ride. After a layover and supper, we were back in the sky. This next plane was the largest one the kids had been on (767-300) and I don't even know if they realized there were flying since they were in the middle section. Everyone was great again and Graham stayed awake this whole flight. We landed around 10 our time and found our luggage and our rental van (exactly like ours but no movie). We had about a 30 minute drive to our hotel near Knotts Berry Farm. After a stop at Walgreens, we pulled into our Holiday Inn Express. The kids had baths and everyone has found a spot to sleep-Graham in the bathtub, Reagan on the floor beside Mom and Anderson is laying on the floor beside Dad's side of the bed (no pack'n'plays here-but he fell right asleep-maybe since it is 1 our time now).

Dennie Kids: February 27, 2009

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  • Reagan asking for carrots for breakfast and then she and Anderson ate a whole can-they asked for green beans next but Mom said no
  • Anderson and Reagan riding their bikes in the house and seeing Dad and Mr. Blake drive by and honk their horns at us
  • Meeting Dad to drop Anderson off at Sports Clips to get his hair cut-he kept saying "No Tammy home"-meaning Tammy wasn't there
  • Mom, Reagan and Graham doing a little bit of shopping at Krogers
  • Meeting back home for lunch and hugging Dad before he went back to work
  • Mom trimming Reagan's hair
  • Seeing Grannymom and Grandpa when they came by to drop off Reagan's Cinderella dress-it keeps getting holes in it
  • Afternoon naps for everyone while Mom finished up packing the bags
  • Nonna and Pops coming over to kiss and hug us before our trip tomorrow
  • Mexican for supper and running a few errands-Graham stayed busy during supper blowing bubbles
  • Pulling off our chains to countdown for our trip

Dennie Kids: February 26, 2009

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  • Everyone (buy Graham) getting baths this morning so Reagan's was very cold (she couldn't even sit down)-maybe we should turn the hot water up!
  • A good day at school for Reagan and Anderson; Reagan talked about the letter "N" and painted her "N"ame in big letters
  • Graham having a bath at Nonna's house
  • Reagan and Anderson eating a snack, riding on the car, picking flowers and watching the bulldozers with Pops
  • Graham taking a nap when we came home while Reagan and Anderson played outside
  • Reagan kept Anderson busy coming in the house to find Mom because she kept telling him she was stuck on the slide and needed help
  • Anderson enjoyed playing outside until he saw the trees swaying in the breeze and came in saying "tree fall me"-he was worried that a tree would fall on him
  • Needing a bath after playing outside-and our clothes needing a good washing (thank goodness Nonna can get any spot out)
  • Eating an "octopus" for supper - Mom made for us one out of a hot dog! Then Dad said we could have ice cream! He was buttering us up since Mom was going to Bunko tonight!
  • Getting to watch a new Word World before bed.

Dennie Kids: February 25, 2009

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  • Waking up and laying in bed with Dad-he stayed home today since he wasn't feeling too great last night
  • Reagan dressing up in her Cinderella dress and telling Dad "I can't stay and talk, I have to go and talk to other breakfast people"-just like Cinderella at the castle did
  • Anderson working his train puzzle-he loves it and gets it out everyday. Actually, he can't work it at all but he tries!
  • Graham sitting back and watching all of the action-he had just started to eat crackers, well, more like suck on crackers
  • Nonna coming over to play with us today while Mom worked on a cake-Nonna brought lunch, played, colored and read until Anderson fell asleep
  • Afternoon naps for all and then waiting to go to Lilly's house
  • Celebrating Grannymom's 65th birthday at Dana's house. Dana had made red beans and rice and Mom had made Bakeralla's 14 layer cake (looked better than it tasted). Anderson and Cash played cars while Lilly and Reagan watched a movies and bounced balloons
  • Everyone coming home and falling asleep fairly quickly

Dennie Kids: January 24, 2009

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  • A good morning at school for everyone
  • Graham enjoying the day at Grannymom and Grandpa's house
  • Reagan and Anderson begging Grannymom for a snack and then playing for a few minutes while picking up Graham
  • Graham taking a long afternoon nap while Reagan and Anderson worked on their letter U
  • Supper and then playing until bedtime
  • Getting to go to bed early since Reagan and Anderson were fighting over a toy

Dennie Kids: February 23, 2009

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  • An early bottle for the Graham and then everyone sleeping until 7-felt like a Saturday
  • Graham taking an early morning nap while Reagan and Anderson made toast
  • Anderson sliding and sliding with Grannymom at Rock Creek while Reagan climbed and climbed
  • Lunch with Grandpa-Anderson said his favorite part of playing with Grannymom was pushing the bus and Reagan said she liked reading the Elmo book
  • Dad and Graham eating lunch together
  • Graham wanting Mom to hold him most of the morning long and crying the when she sat him down to clean the bathrooms
  • Afternoon naps for everyone-Graham slept the longest but woke up in a great mood
  • Everyone going out to check the mail and then working on our letter U
  • Reagan enjoying painting-she painted the whole piece of paper black-lovely!
  • Reagan mentioning that her bottom was different than Anderson's bottom because she was a girl. Mom agreed and quickly changed the subject!
  • Eating supper with Kennedy, Camryn and Jacob-Kennedy and Reagan played together while Anderson and Jacob played dollhouse and get all of the toys out. Meanwhile, Graham was fussy since he was so tired
  • Graham falling asleep on the way home while Reagan became upset that she didn't get any chocolate pie (she didn't know Anderson had any since she was too busy playing)
  • So everyone had a piece of cheese before bed

Dennie Kids: February 22, 2009

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  • Church this morning-Anderson didn't fuss this morning! He wasn't thrilled but walked right in to sit in Ms. Peggy's lap
  • Lunch at Nonna and Pop's house and playing hide-n-seek with Jason until Graham got tired
  • Everyone taking a nap this afternoon while Mom ran some errands (she bought over $50 of Kmart stuff for $25-it is an okay deal-diapers, slim-fast, razors. She also bought $23 of Walgreens stuff for $4-go Mom!)
  • Mom coming home to wake us up and then more shopping at Krogers
  • Riding around Krogers and then nice deli lady gave Reagan and Anderson cookies-poor Graham just stared at those cookies!
  • A quick supper and working on our turkey T's before bedtime
  • Mom promises that she will take less pictures of things that she buys and more pictures of us tomorrow!

Dennie Kids: February 21, 2009

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  • Everyone sleeping in until 8:30ish-well, there was bottle for Graham, Dad moving to Reagan's bed and then Reagan moving to Mom's bed. But for the most part, it was a restful morning!
  • Watching Dad on the treadmill and helping Mom make eggs for breakfast
  • Getting out all of our toys-that is our new trick (Mom is constantly behind us picking up-probably not a good idea!)
  • Sonic for lunch at Grannymom and Grandpa's house and playing there while Mom and Dad ran an errand (she bought $46 of stuff for $15-go Mom-she is using grocerygame.com)
  • Afternoon naps for all of us-we slept for quite awhile since we played so hard at Grannymom's house
  • A quick bite to eat before shopping all evening long at Walmart-well, maybe not all evening but quite awhile
  • Pulling off a few pieces of our chain and heading to bed
  • Graham has had his 2nd top tooth for a few days now-he is ready for solid foods now!...almost

Dennie Kids: February 20, 2009

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  • A long evening for the Dennie girls-Mom was a little sick and Reagan was a lot sick. Mom did laundry ALL day today! She is the best sick girl ever though-happy all night long
  • Having a "Lazy Day"-baths for Reagan and Anderson and then we all put our pajamas back on, laid out our sleeping bags and watched movies all morning long-Reagan just asked if it was still "lazy day"
  • Pudding and crackers for lunch-nutritious!
  • Seeing Dad at lunch time and going outside to take a few pictures by our flowers
  • Afternoon naps for everyone while Mom tried to catch up on the laundry
  • Putting our clothes on at 4 and then playing outside until Dad came home
  • Supper at Quiznos
  • Spending money at the Dollar Store-2 dollars came in the mail and Reagan and Anderson knew just what to do with them. Reagan bought a jump rope and Anderson bought two tine cars
  • Coming home and playing until bedtime

Dennie Kids: February 19, 2009

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  • A good day at school-Reagan made a "long letter L"
  • Graham playing all day at Nonna and Pops
  • Beebee and Papaw coming over to see Graham, Anderson and Reagan
  • Driving to Nonna's while Reagan and Anderson hang their fingers out of the car. Reagan said "Don't worry, Anderson, your fingers won't blow off, God made them stuck on"
  • Back home to play outside a little bit
  • Working some on our letter T-it is a turkey and seems to be taking a long time (especially since they are doing their own glueing)
  • Graham having a good nap and then waking up in the mood to eat!
  • Supper and lollipops for everyone-well, not Graham
  • Cleaning the living room rug-thanks Reagan! So then a quick bath for Reagan who then said "I feel good now, my tummy just needed to spit a little"

Dennie Kids: February 18, 2009

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  • Watching our tv shows this morning-Mickey Mouse and Handy Manny (Graham even seemed a little interested in Manny)
  • Reagan and Anderson enjoying mopping with Mom (who was trying to sweep-and this made it very difficult for Mom to sweep on a wet floor)
  • Anderson helping Mom put together the 3rd seat to our wagon and then everyone enjoying riding around the house-except Mom could only push us about 5 feet before we would run into a wall...maybe we should have gone outside
  • A fussy lunch for Reagan and Anderson-a big fight over princess shoes sent everyone to naptime early
  • Reagan not being very happy with Mom during nap and Mom was not very happy with Reagan either!
  • Graham, Reagan and Anderson playing with Nonna while Mom ran to a doctor's appointment
  • A great evening-Mom and Dad took us to McDonalds and we played there until bedtime-Anderson climbed like a pro (his first time to do it all by himself), Reagan coaching Anderson up and down while Graham grabbed his spoon and spilled his whole jar of green beans on Mom!
  • Baths for everyone before bed

Dennie Kids: February 17, 2009

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  • School day-Anderson didn't want to put his clothes on this morning but finally did so he could have his milk while Reagan could hardly wait to get in the car to eat her nutritious pb and j sandwich
  • Graham spending the morning at Grannymom's house
  • Everyone having a great day at school and Graham behaving at Grannymom's house
  • An afternoon nap for Graham while Mom, Reagan and Anderson worked a puzzle and played 2 games
  • Mom hearing the water running upstairs and hearing lots of clanging of Reagan's tea set-Reagan and Anderson were having "tea" (water) and cleaning up their many spills with her doll clothes!
  • Supper with Dad along with some candy while Mom and Dad finished supper
  • Graham bouncing in his excersaucer all evening long, Anderson playing cars and Reagan coloring and cutting
  • Everyone working a puzzle before bedtime

Dennie Kids: February 16, 2009

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  • An early morning with Graham waking up for a bottle and Anderson laying in bed with Mom and Dad-and I use the term "laying" very loosely-he layed, bounced, read, climbed, patted Mom and drank his milk
  • Playing at home this morning and making breakfast with Mom
  • Reagan and Anderson playing with Grannymom at Rock Creek and eating lunch with Grandpa
  • Graham enjoying sitting on the blanket outside while Reagan and Anderson ate a few grapes
  • A wagon ride down the street-Graham's first wagon ride
  • Jason coming over for a few minutes-Anderson was so excited to see him that he showed him ALL of his lunch (But he feels fine-his 2nd time to do that since Saturday night)
  • Obviously a bath for Anderson and then naps for all after reading with Jason
  • Graham waking up to play with Mom
  • Mom and Graham waking Reagan and Anderson up to go and wait on Dad outside (it was a little cooler this afternoon)
  • Supper with Dad and then everyone playing farm until bedtime

Dennie Kids: February 15, 2009

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  • Everyone getting baths this morning-Anderson definitely needed one
  • Graham and Reagan walking into their class without a fuss but Anderson did not follow suit
  • Lunch at Mazzios in Benton (Mazzio's sounded good to Dad)
  • Reagan and Dad going to the Three Blind Mice play and then getting Sonic drinks afterwards-Reagan enjoyed the Three "Black" Mice
  • Naps for the boys and a short one for Mom
  • Back to church tonight-Anderson didn't do any better though
  • Everyone getting in bed late and falling right to sleep

Dennie Kids: February 14, 2009

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  • Waking up at Les and Shelley's house-we all slept very well for going to bed so late
  • Reagan loving her sausage biscuit for breakfast
  • Anderson watching Joshua and Zach play and joined in by climbing on top of Josh
  • Reagan and Anderson swimming at Zach's birthday party-it was a perfect pool for them-Graham even enjoyed sticking his feet in
  • Valentine's lunch at Paula Deen's before driving back home
  • Opening up our V-day gifts from Nonna and Pops-a bulldozer, princess clock and doggie toy
  • Graham going to bed early while Reagan and Anderson watching Charlie Brown and getting to stay up a little late
  • Reagan going to bed with her princess clock

Dennie Kids: February 13, 2009

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  • Everyone waking up at 6-school days we sleep in and when we don't have to go to school we wake up early
  • Helping Mom empty the dishwasher and sweep the kitchen before 7
  • Playing this morning and getting excited about our trip to Joshua and Zach's house
  • Spending our Valentine's Day money at Target-we were all so good-Mom didn't have to take any tickets away from us. Anderson decided quickly what he wanted-a set of trucks, Reagan decided on a set of animals and Graham might have been a little disappointed with his baby food that Mom bought for him
  • Everyone swinging outside until Dad came in for lunch
  • Lunch with Dad and then naps-Anderson was ready to take a nap since we were headed to Josh's house after nap
  • Driving to Mississippi with a snack stop at McDonalds in Brinkly-Reagan and Anderson enjoyed sliding on the slide (along with Mom)
  • Anderson asking "Josh's house?" for the last 20 minutes
  • Playing with all of Zach's toys and getting to stay up late watching Mom and Dad play the Wii
  • Graham going to bed early in Aunt Shelley's bathroom, Anderson didn't want to go to sleep but Reagan told him "shhh, Mom's not coming up here yet" (They were upstairs and Mom was downstairs talking)

Dennie Kids: February 12, 2009

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  • School morning-Mom and Dad have to wake everyone up on school mornings
  • Valentine's parties all day long for Reagan and Anderson (Mom says she doesn't remember V-day being such a big deal when she was little)
  • Picking up Graham at Nonna's house-he had a great day too
  • Everyone walking over to Beebee and Papaw's house-they gave everyone $5 to spend at Target tomorrow
  • Graham taking a nap this afternoon while Reagan and Anderson checked the mail to find $5 more dollars apiece from Uncle Jason
  • An early Valentine's date with Mom and Dad at Corky's-Anderson loves mac and cheese
  • Walking around Walmart-Reagan enjoyed seeing all of the balloons
  • Pulling off our chain counting down the days to LA before bed...everyone was excited about spending tomorrow night at Josh and Zach's house

Dennie Kids: February 11, 2009

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  • Everyone waking up before 7 this morning
  • Jacob coming over to play this morning-everyone did their own thing-no one really played together but I think they all enjoyed playing with each other
  • Nonna coming over next to play-she brought us lunch and stayed until naptime
  • A brief nap for Graham who watched Mom cook and then he went back to sleep for another brief nap
  • Graham having his bath first, then Anderson and Reagan reluctantly had her bath last
  • Making bags to put our valentines in (our parties are tomorrow at school)
  • Hot dogs for supper with Dad
  • Working puzzles and preparing a few valentines with Mom until bedtime

Dennie Kids: February 10, 2009

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  • Waking up and getting ready for school this morning-milk and cheerios in bed and then animal crackers in the car
  • Graham hanging out with Grannymom and Grandpa all morning long-he was good but doesn't like green peas
  • Reagan telling Mom that we have to "obey Jesus and Santa"-Mom agreed
  • Picking Graham up and Reagan and Anderson playing a bit at Grannymoms
  • Graham taking a nap while Reagan and Anderson worked puzzles, played Candyland and read a book
  • Making it "rain hearts" in our house just like it did on our book
  • Anderson and Reagan hanging up more hearts by the front door-yes, Anderson is "cheesing" for the camera
  • Spaghetti for supper and then going to the grocery store with Mom-she saved 77% on her groceries! (she was very pleased with herself)
  • Back to bed for all of the little Dennies

Dennie Kids: February 9, 2009

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  • Back to the Nutrition center for Graham-he did a little better today-but really, who would want to wear that hat for an hour?
  • Reagan and Anderson playing at Grannymom's house. They played outside and loved riding their bikes
  • Finishing our "s" letters-we made snakes
  • Eating another lunch with Dad when he popped in for a few minutes before nap
  • Anderson sleeping all afternoon long-Mom woke him up at 5:30
  • Reagan made her and Anderson chains to count down on L.A. trip
  • A snack before heading to Kyle's for supper
  • Reagan coloring with Kennedy and Camryn while Jacob and Anderson played trucks. Graham was sleepy so he was fairly fussy all evening

Dennie Kids: February 8, 2009

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  • Breakfast before church-Graham had a large bowl of cereal and Reagan and Anderson split three honey buns-everyone was very hungry
  • Sunday school and then Mom and Dad kept Anderson's class during big church
  • Lunch at Nonna's house-we didn't stay long because everyone was tired from a long day at church
  • Afternoon naps for all-everyone slept well-even Anderson with his cough and Graham with his runny nose
  • Back to church for more fun with our friends
  • A quick trip to Walgreens and then convincing Dad to take us to McDonalds. Reagan climbed and climbed and she finally convinced Anderson that he could climb up too. So he climbed and climbed until he was dripping wet with sweat. Graham just hung out and grinned and smiled at Mom and Dad

Dennie Kids: February 7, 2009

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  • Graham waking up at 5 but going back to sleep and then everyone sleeping until 8!
  • Everyone watching Mom cut Dad's hair on the deck
  • Anderson having a major fit when it was time to put on his clothes-spankings were involved!
  • Going to play at the playground at church-Reagan and Anderson took their bikes
  • Lunch at McDonalds-Dad even bought us ice cream
  • Home for a quick nap. Graham stayed up and played with Mom and Dad-he is so happy lately!
  • Playing at Nonna's house this evening-we all had baths, ate a big supper, played and stayed up very late!
  • Everyone falling asleep quickly

Dennie Kids: February 6, 2009

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  • Everyone one waking up early this morning-it wasn't a school day!
  • Watching Mom cleaning the house all morning long
  • Playing in our train tent while Graham had a morning nap
  • Eating lunch with Dad-he brought us hamburgers
  • An early nap since Anderson had gone upstairs, took his pillow, blankie and Spiderman off of his bed and was laying in Reagan's room after turning on her bedtime music
  • Waking up and waiting outside for Dad to come home from work
  • Supper at Chili's where Reagan ate a little bit of chicken and Anderson made a feast of chips and salsa while Graham had 2 bottles
  • Playing until bedtime-Reagan worked a puzzle, Graham jumped in his exersaucer and Anderson played with his dinosaurs

Dennie Kids: February 5, 2009

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  • Waking everyone up to get ready for Mother's Day Out and Graham to Nonna & Pops
  • A fun day at school but Ms. Lisa was not there today in Reagan's class
  • Graham having a grand time (& spoiled time) at Nonna & Pops
  • Mom picking up R & A from school and then off to Nonna & Pops to pick up Graham; Pops have special chocolate cookies for us
  • Helping Mom fix sausage cornbread for her class meeting tonight
  • Eating soup with Dad
  • A quick trip to Grannymom & Grandpa's house to deliver the dessert of the month to Grandpa
  • Putting our pj's on, a few pieces of candy and then back in the van for home
  • Everyone to bed by 8:00

Dennie Kids: February 4, 2009

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  • Dad taking Reagan and Anderson to Nonna's this morning
  • Graham going to the Nutrition Center with Mom
  • Reagan and Anderson seeing Beebee, Papaw and Pops and eating all morning long
  • Graham doing great during his psych testing but he was not happy during brain lab-so we get to go back! Not fun!
  • Graham running with Mom to Benton for her to sign some papers at work
  • Picking up Reagan and Anderson and then playing at home until naptime
  • Long naps for everyone while Mom cleaned and cooked
  • Baths for all three Dennie kids-our tub is getting too small!
  • Spaghetti for supper when Dad came home
  • Graham setting up playing all evening long
  • Reagan and Anderson playing beans and farm until bedtime
  • Graham now has three teeth! Two on bottom and one on top

Dennie Kids: February 3, 2009

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  • School this morning for Reagan and Anderson-everyone went in without a fuss
  • Reagan cutting hearts at school and patting Shayla's back because she missed her Mom
  • Graham spending the day at Grannymoms-he was a good sleeper and eater
  • Reagan and Anderson having a snack at Grannymoms while picking up Graham
  • Playing with Mom for the rest of the afternoon and changing the month on Reagan's calendar
  • Eating soup with Dad (while Graham took a nap)
  • A quick trip to Krogers to pick up some milk-we love milk!
  • Heading to bed since it will be an early morning

Dennie Kids: February 2, 2009

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  • Anderson wanting to wear his pajamas all day and Graham keeping his on until after lunch
  • Reagan and Anderson playing at Grannymom's house and at Rock Creek-Anderson cried when they were leaving..."momma! momma!" as he tried to get out of his carseat. But he soon forgot about Mom and had a blast
  • Graham watching Dad run on the treadmill during lunch
  • Graham eating lots of baby food today-he has the eating thing figured out
  • Reagan and Anderson working on our Valentine's Day cards-but it turned into a sticky mess (therefore no pictures since Mom's hands were covered in glue as well)
  • Afternoon naps for Grumpy (Anderson), Sleepy (Graham) and the Princess (Reagan)-who has worn a dress, crown, high heel shoes and carried a purse most of the day
  • Supper plus a banana from the groceries Dad brought home
  • Hanging out with Dad while Mom went to Bunko (we played in the beans, ate some ice cream, played cars!)
  • Everyone to bed around 7:45 p.m.

Dennie Kids: February 1, 2009

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  • Everyone stirring at 6:30 this morning. getting ready for church and even having time for breakfast (except Graham who was taking a nap already)
  • Graham going to his new SS class with Mr. Blake-he was happy-well, 2 bottles always makes him happy
  • Lunch at Grannymom's house-Anderson was so excited to see Cash he jumped up and down
  • Reagan playing with Lilly at the park and then playing for a little bit at Lilly's house this afternoon
  • Graham taking his nap at Grannymom's house so Anderson was all alone this afternoon-he missed everyone at first but then he loved it
  • A quick bath for Reagan and Anderson
  • Supper at Larry's while watching the Super Bowl. Reagan and Anderson ate lots of pizza, played lots of games and ate lots of candy. Anderson knew he wanted chocolate chip pizza and Mr. Speedy had some and told him to sit down-he climbed in his seat, raised his hand and ate all of his pizza before going back to play more games!