New Year’s Eve

Today Grandma and Grandpa spoiled our family with Laser Shot in the morning, Fuji for lunch, and babysitting in the evening so we could go on a movie/dinner date. Even though I had to stay back from lunch with Adie, It was a delightful day and we felt truly loved.

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Monkey bread

Max had a ball on his special date today. He ordered a coffee and monkey bread – and he thought it was the funniest thing ever to pretend he was eating actual monkeys.

Tonight when he crawled into our bed – because he “couldn’t sleep” – he told Angel he ate 16 monkeys with Daddy. He also said he had monkeys in his butt. Awesome kid.

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Larsen Kayak Club

We just jumped in head first into the kayaking world.
3 youth whitewater kayaks…watch out world here come the crazy Larsens.

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Monday nights

These guys are teaching my guys how to play Settlers of Catan.
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Winter camp

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Someday Mommy will ski. Silas told me that he has never seen me ski. Someday 🙂
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Super heroes have arrived.
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Sushi. Yum Yum!
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Rock Climbing in the garage was a blast.
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Poor Bunkie hit her head on the corner of the play kitchen while jumping into the bean bag.

Lydia’s birthday lunch

Yes, almost 2 months late, we were finally able to take Lydia out for her birthday lunch. She is such a patient child and never once complained about having to wait.

We had a delightful lunch at Olive Garden, her favorite restaurant.

We learned that swimming with dolphins would be the most awesomest awesome thing she could ever think of doing. Maybe someday, Lord willing, she’ll be able to fulfill that dream.
We love you more than you know Liddy Bug.

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Giddy

My heart skips a beat when I walk into my basement now.

All of our books, except for our schooling books and children’s books, are on these shelves. My type A personality is warm and fuzzy. I want to show everyone who comes into the house. Lydia told me today, “Mom, why do you want to show everyone? They are JUST bookshelves.”
It is not too often that Type A can emerge. In all honesty, I have to stuff than down and be okay with a B+. I wouldn’t be a fun Mom if I let my Type A rule the roost. But here, a little place, can be delightfully fun to look at and find a good read.

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