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October 25th, 2013 at 5:00 am

A Simple Jump in a Leaf Pile

fall-leavesI’ve said it before, I LOVE all thing FALL! One of my favorite Fall activities requires a little work though.

The raking of leaves leads to my all time favorite activities and this year my boys actually raked a large amount of the leaves up. How could the little boys shown in the picture actually get big enough to do the work. Every year, once we accumulate enough leaves off our big maple trees in the front yard, we create a big leaf pile. It’s been pretty rainy around here lately so this years pile was a little wet and muddy. That didn’t stop the fun.

First it started with a couple of jumps into the pile. Then there was hiding under all the leaves. It concluded with the boys having endless hours of Fall fun. They couldn’t re-rake the pile enough. Its the simple things…

I usually start with some pictures. Then I retreat inside… where I secretly watch them from the living room. I love to soak in the pure fun they have with those leaves. This year I loved to watch the brother bond. In the past it was more fighting… No, I get to jump first. This year I smiled while I watched them grab each other’s hands and run into those leaves together.

It’s times like these that I wish they would never grow up.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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May 2nd, 2013 at 5:00 am

Happy Brothers and Sisters Day


Brothers and Sisters Day is celebrated every year on May 2nd and is very similar to National Sibling Day on April 10th.

It is a day where all should make it a point to connect, or reconnect, with their brothers and/or sisters and acknowledge their unbreakable bond.  Life can pull us in all different directions, but we never want to wait until it’s too late to let somebody know how much we care about them.  So if you have a brother or sister, call them or spend time with them today.  Even a simple 5-minute phone call can reinforce that special bond.  If you have two or more children, encourage them to do something together today, whether it’s play a game or sit together at the table for a snack.  Take the time to teach them that, even though they may fight sometimes, they will always have each other for the rest of their lives, no matter what.

Even if you are an only child, you can still use the day as a reason to celebrate the good relationships you have with those you care about, perhaps even with those you consider to be like your siblings!  The point is, if you love somebody, tell them.  Period.

You’re never too young or old to cherish the special relationship you share with your siblings.  And you don’t have to express that love only one day a year.  So celebrate Brothers and Sisters Day today, but make sure you “celebrate” it in all of the days that follow, too.  Have a wonderful day.

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November 30th, 2012 at 11:35 am

Matching Christmas Pajamas

I think matching pajamas are the cutest thing! Every Christmas Eve we give the boys matching pajamas to wear for Christmas. It has become a tradition in our family of four. The best part is that they always have nice new pajamas for all the Christmas morning photo opportunities.

As much as my boys fight, it is great to see the solidarity when they have their matching pajamas on. They truly show their “brotherhood” during these moments. I hope to keep up this tradition throughout the years as they grow up. Maybe when they start to have families of their own, I will welcome new members with their own pair of matching pajamas.

Some other great ideas for using the matching pajamas include the photo for your Holiday Card, dress up for a story time during the holiday season, or while on a excursion. I think it would be fun to do our annual tour of holiday lights dressed in matching pajamas with our hot chocolate and cookies in the van! Right after Thanksgiving, we took a ride on the Polar Express and the boys wore matching pajamas while they rode the train to the North Pole.

I’ve already started looking for new pajamas to use for next year, and this time I am including myself and my husband!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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