Welcome to Prarie Pi. This blog exists to journal and document the memories that our family experiences. Pi is "an amount of type that has been jumbled or thrown together at random." We hope to assemble in words and pictures the daily thoughts and activities that happen in our household. We do this to help those that are distant from us get a glimpse into our days so that the miles that separate us won't keep us apart.

Monday, December 16, 2013

7 for 7

All 7 children were sick yesterday.  Moe led the brigade on Friday with a high fever, chills and headache and the other 6 came down with the same symptoms on Sunday.  Everywhere you looked, there was a child sleeping or resting on the couch.  Coco even fell asleep on the floor next to the heat register....poor girl was just trying to stay warm!!
I have never had all my children sick at the very same time before.  I struggled yesterday to keep all the kids quarantined as they became sick, but by the end of the day, it was so much easier to have everyone in the same club.
Today has been slow going.  When the Tylenol is working....
...there seems to be a little action and interest in getting off the couch.....
....but when the Tylenol is not working.....it is sleep mode.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Walker Time

Baby Anton's walker time is starting to bear fruit.....

....as these feet are working on moving him forward....
...and backward.....but, mostly backward!
This movement has added to his walker time enjoyment....
...but, I think he would rather be crawling on the floor as he can get where he wants to go so much faster!!  But, mom prefers to have him in the walker....then I don't have to worry about every little crumb, lint and dirt that might go into his mouth from the floor!!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Let It Snow…..

....on our trip to the Christmas Tree Farm!!! 
We didn't mind! The snow actually made our trip seem more festive!!!
The tree has been cut and is in the living room, but we are saving the lights and decorations for next Sunday!
It sure smells good in our house!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

As We Express Our Gratitude....

....we must never forget....
....that the highest appreciation....
....is not to utter words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy
Baby's First Thanksgiving equals......
Baby's First LEFSE!!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

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Buttercup lovingly grew out her hair so that she could donate 10 inches to Locks For Love.
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Yesterday, we went to the salon to get her hair cut.
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She loves it!!!
Good job, Buttercup!!  All those tangles were worth combing out for awhile for such a worthy cause!!
We are proud of you!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Coco is Four!

Happy Birthday, Coco!
What a fun day you had coloring with your new coloring pencils and coloring books!
You helped Grandma decorate your cake.....

...and you picked a purple polka-dot theme!!!
You smiled all day....
...and thought of a wish before you blew out your candles!!
You received a new purple winter jacket...
...a Dora journal....
....sticker earrings.....
....and paper dolls that Grandpa and Grandma helped you punch out of the book.
I really tried hard to talk you out of having your "4" birthday.  I asked you if you would stay "3" for one more year and then have your "4" birthday next year.  But you were adamant about turning 4 and told me that it just had to be this way.

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!
We Love You!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Are You Ready For Some Football?

This girl is ready....

...it's the thing to do...

...when your sibling closest in age is a boy.....
...and he is a daily playmate!!
Go Get-Em Coco!
She was having so much fun that she requested a football themed birthday party!  With a little encouragement from mom, we have since changed the theme for next week's party to purple polka dots!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Look What We Got Yesterday.....

...and it has been hanging around all day today!!!
The kids are very excited about this new visitor!!