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This One.

This one still wants to be Indiana Jones for Halloween but was happy to play a certain superhero throughout the weekend.

This one is definitely getting some joy from her perfectly-sized kitchen nestled in the corner of our adult-sized kitchen.

This one was inspired to go out and play baseball after watching It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

This one has a thing for stickers.

These two. A crazy pair who get even crazier as bedtime approaches. Last night there was chasing, splashing, yelling, laughing, tickling, jumping, and then finally reading as they started winding down.

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  1. Sue says…
    10/18/2010

    It's been a crazy couple of months so I've kind of lost track of your blog. Things have settled down (for the moment) and I'm amazed at how much these two have grown and how much fun they are having!

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  2. Spedusue says…
    10/18/2010

    Enjoy the these too cuties!

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  3. Heather I. says…
    10/18/2010

    So sweet!! I have a 5 (Christian) and 2 (Alivia) yr old and just love watching the weekend unfold into whatever shall happen. My daughter is so into her kitchen as well, and she's been making me lots of birthday cakes with ketchup :). My son is being a Bakugan for Halloween and has been running wild in his costume for a week now (getting our $ worth, hee-hee). Sometimes I wonder what amused me before they came along, I know it couldn't have been this entertaining! Thanks for sharing!! p.s. LOVED your article in Scrapbooks ETC this month. Just got it last night, and had to do a double take. Great stuff!!

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  4. Lisa W. says…
    10/18/2010

    Oh they are just too too cute...enjoy. They grow up really fast!!!

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  5. Sarah says…
    10/18/2010

    They are SO CUTE!

    I have a 16-month old boy who is CONSTANTLY pulling all of our pots & pans out of the cupboards and pretending to cook. (I guess that is what happens when you let him sit and watch the Food Network with his daddy all the time.) Hmmm, wish our kitchen was big enough for a play set for him. GREAT IDEA!

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  6. amy says…
    10/18/2010

    i love it simon and anna are so cute - sounds like my Ethan and Nora, dressing up, baseball, football and stickers and crafts. fun. sounds like a nice weekend.

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  7. Gabi says…
    10/18/2010

    Awesome photos of your children, Ali. Simon is getting so tall! That photo of Anna with stickers put a big smile on my face. My daughter was the same way few months ago. We had stickers everywhere!Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us. Have a wonderful week.

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  8. Stacey says…
    10/18/2010

    I love reading your blog everyday. Thanks for keeping it fun and positive. I was in the check out line last night flipping through a magazine when I spotted a picture of Simon! Of course i had to stop and read it... Go you with a nice multi page article on December Daily featured in Scrapbooks, Etc.!

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  9. Helen says…
    10/18/2010

    Fabulous photos, we have a sticker lover here too - we find them everywhere. Even went to bed with one in my hair last night! Wouldn't change my life as a Mum for anything in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Paula G says…
    10/18/2010

    "Those two" blessings of yours always put a huge smile on my face! Now that mine are 13 and 20, I'd give anything to relive some of the special moments you've described....the special moments don't end, but they sure are different.

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  11. Liz says…
    10/18/2010

    Can't wait to see you guys! Simon looks so tall! And Lucy will have to bring some of her pots and pans to set up shop with Anna.

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  12. teresa says…
    10/18/2010

    Enjoy these moments,they grow up so fast!!! They are so cute!!!

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  13. Rebekah Pontow says…
    10/18/2010

    We (My 2 year old, Hubby and I) watched The Great Pumpkin too this weekend and then went to the pumpkin patch! What a great bunch of weekend photos!

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  14. Melissa Fey says…
    10/18/2010

    My daughter will be 8 in a few weeks and my son just turned 1 - just about the same age difference as your two. There is something extraordinary about siblings with that age difference, isn't there? They seem to love each other a bit more authentically, laugh without fighting, accept each other for who they are, and just all out enjoy being the big/little sister/brother so completely. What a blessing it is, as a mom, to witness this!

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  15. Debbie says…
    10/18/2010

    Hey. Hopped over from Life Through a Cracked Lens. Just wanted to tell you what beautiful children you have. You sure seem like a nice family.

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  16. Donna says…
    10/18/2010

    What sweet photos...love that little pink kitchen!!!

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  17. Els says…
    10/18/2010

    Aaaah, the play kitchen! We have fond memories of our daughter's play kitchen in our kitchen. We would get regular cups of pretend tea and cakes. Enjoy them while they last.

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  18. Lain Ehmann says…
    10/18/2010

    Love the "This one..." as another alternative to "Today you..." I see a page coming in the near future!

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    1. Ali says…
      10/18/2010

      Exactly!

  19. Carrie says…
    10/18/2010

    I see a page titled "This One" in your near future... :)

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  20. dawn says…
    10/18/2010

    I love seeing your everyday pictures of what the kids are doing. I love all the photos but that last one of the two of them is so precious. They are lucky to have each other. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Ali.

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  21. Danielle Galindo says…
    10/18/2010

    I enjoy taking a break to follow up with your family. Your two kids just warm my heart with how happy they are! It's wonderful that you've captured the glimpses of the everyday for them.

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  22. Stephanie says…
    10/18/2010

    Great post - any chance you remember where the play kitchen came from?? We're looking for something similar for our little one and not having too much luck.

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  23. Tanya Watson says…
    10/18/2010

    mmm it must be a kid thing Ali my daughter and son always without fail (unless one is sick) get really hypered up at bedtime too and trying to tell my daughter whos 11 years old my son is nealry 3 years old, to settle down and not get him rarked up or else it makes sleep time take sooooooooooooo long hehe...

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  24. Jane Peaarce says…
    10/18/2010

    Love seeing your photos Ali and have been a regular reader of your Blog for a few years now.
    Love the photos of Simon and Anna giggling and othe one of Anna deep in concentration with her stickers....and I spy a "wiggles" sticker of Murray, the red Wiggle....yay fellow Australians!
    Jane P
    Australia

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  25. Jane Pearce says…
    10/18/2010

    Oops cant spell my name right....Pearce, not Peaarce....

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