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Old 11-23-2013, 11:40 AM
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This is driving me nuts! All week, it seems one of the kids refuses to nap in either the first or second nap or both! I haven't been able to get anything done. Not to mention they have done almost nothing but scream at me since they woke up. They were both rubbing their eyes and acting very tired.

Argh!
Please don't feel they are screaming at you, that doesn't make you feel any better. And I know it is hard with twins but please try to be patient with them, they can sense it from you and it just makes it worse. You'll probably have to go to one nap a day now. I know how hard it is to get things done when you have twins. If you get them to at least take one nap a day that will be good and you would be able to get some things done.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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Blew my gutters out in preparation for the big rain event we got approaching our way. (feeling of accomplishment)
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:57 PM
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Finally got our youngest in the mood to build another Estes model rocket today - fun stuff! Now we just need a fairly non windy day to fire it.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:26 PM
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I use to love building and launching rockets!
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:27 PM
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Bagged up leaves from the lawn for hopefully the last time in 2013.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:59 AM
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Bagged up leaves from the lawn for hopefully the last time in 2013.
This might be one of my least favorite things to do. My girls love helping out and its fun and all. And then the next day I look outside and it doesn't look like I did anything. I am hopefully mowing the lawn for the last time tomorrow, hope it gets rest of the leaves.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:43 PM
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I mow with the mulching blade and bag, and use the shredded leaves for mulch in the gardens for the winter.
I've got to make one more pass with the mower before winter and I'm done with it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:45 PM
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With our yard it's the pine needles. Apparently they will acidify the soil and keep the grass from growing if you don't stay on top of clearing them out. The people who owned this before never took care of them and after ten year's there's still a few patches where I have to work at getting some grass to grow. The wild raspberry bushes on the fringes of our yard seem to love the soil like that though. Damn things are a pain to bag up. Makes me want to move somewhere with nothing green.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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Did the rite of passage of going out to the empty parking lot with the teen the other night and having him do donuts. Of course real reason is to get him used to how to handle a car on snow. He actually did pretty well, first slip on the rear he corrected it well. He said it was just like Forza on Xbox, who knew that'd help with driver training. I'd have him pick up speed, and as he was turning I'd yank the hand brake unannounced.

Course the scary part is when he said how much fun the donuts were. I could regret that.....
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:07 PM
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Awesome, Riggs.

There's nothing quite like learning how drive on ice or snow or learning to turn into a slide. Both are hugely untaught driving skills that most adults seem to not understand.

There's a small business opportunity for some of you guys out there. Get some cheap vehicles and set up your own local winter day-long driver's Ed. class.

I do plan on teaching mine this.
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