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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Break Oh-Twelve!!! (Bike Ride.)

We rode all the way up to "the yellow slide playground", or as it's now known, Lily's school.

Little birds. In a tree.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring Break Oh-Twelve!!! (Marbles.)

We decided to make this Spring Break - our first "real" one - totally legendary. Day one... Marbles!

Driving the bus.
 Driving the boat.
Driving the ambulance.



Making international phone calls.
Going on road trips.

Scuba diving.

Announcing hockey games. (Which sounded surprisingly like singing T*ylor Swift's "Mine".)


And tap dancing.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Who doesn't make mudpies in their fanciest dress? I mean really?!?!

Saturday, March 24, 2012


We tried to let the girls have a sleepover. But after about half an hour, there was yelling, and then Rory came out in to the hall and said, "I'm sorry to come out here, but I accidentally bit Lily's toe." Um, what?!?! Then, about an hour later, Lily came out, announced, "Rory won't let me go to sleep!", and retreated to her own room, despite Rory's tears. Fail.

STEM Expo.

Lily's school hosted a STEM expo today. Each grade level and classroom presented something different. The kindergarden classes' theme was "community". One class built a farm, another built a harbor, another built a town. Lily's class built a park. She was quite proud (so was Mommy!).
Here's the swingset, which Lily was team leader on.
And the sandbox, which she helped build.
The fist graders made a garden, the second graders grew "butterfly plants", I have no idea what the third graders did (we didn't make it down that hallway), the fourth graders made electrical circuits, and the fifth graders launched rockets. It was amazing!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Lily and her idol Abby, wearing The. Sa,e. Dress. to school!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Love notes.

I regularly find these outside my door on weekend mornings. My how I love this girl!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Seasonal schoolwork.

Winter snowglobe.
Winter penquin.
Spring flower.
Dr. Seuss week... "I would tell the truth. I would tell her that the Cat in the Hat came to the house."
"I am me because I am happy. I like pink. I like kittens."
March coming in like a lion.

Monday, March 19, 2012

First love note.

She brought this home from school.
Daddy has a few things he'd like to discuss with young mister Aiden.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


"Hi. My name is Lily and I'm selling raffle tickets for my school. They cost ten dollars. Do you want to buy one?"

Who could turn that down?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 2012.

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the O'Hobbs Family!
"Can you take my picture by this tree?"
"Me too!"
Some people take their St. Patrick's Day outfits a little too seriously.When is this parade going to start?!?!
It's not St. Patrick's Day without bagpipes!

Are St. Bernards Irish? I have no idea. But they were in the parade.On our way out we met a real leprechaun!
(Lily told me later that this was NOT a real leprechaun. He was much too big.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Meet the Author.

One of our most favorite children's authors ever in the history of the world is Kevin Henkes. We have at least a dozen of his books, and the grown ups like reading them almost as much as the girls like hearing them. He's truly fabulous. So when our local bookstore hosted an event for him to come in and read his new book, we were really, really excited.First, he read us his new book, Penny and her Song. (Which is awesome, obviously.)
After he read, he drew some of his characters. First, he drew Penny, from his new book.

He also drew Little White Rabbit.And Old Bear!
After drawing, Mr. Henkes answered lots and lots of kids questions. Some of them fabulous, most of them silly. We heard about how he thought up lots of our favorite characters, how he writes, and what he likes to draw. But my favorite was the little girl who raised her hand and asked, "Have you read all of your books?" (He has, just FYI).

Then it was time to wait in the signing line.When our turn finally came to meet the man himself, we were all a little shy. (Mommy included - you know you're a mom when you find yourself star-struck by a children's author!) But he was kind, gracious and delightful!
And at least one of the girls was willing to pose for a quick picture!