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I haven’t blogged in forever and I owe myself an apology.  I need this blog.  For posterity’s sake (my memory is shot) and to get my feelings out.  Feelings. I sound like such a bitch.  Feelings. FML.

I texted my landlord in December to see if she had any larger homes for rent and within a few weeks I was starting to move my kids and all of our crap to a new home in Northeast Denver. Continue reading “2016 is here and so are we” »

My new friend, Julie, has a daughter with Autism and is involved with the Autism Society of Colorado.  Today was the WALK with Autism and I took the kids for the 2.5 mile walk around Sloan’s Lake.  We had a great, fun time. Continue reading “Autism Walk with Kara’s Voice” »

Julie's first white chicken egg.

When we moved into our house (it’s a rental) it was made very clear to me by my daughter that she wanted to raise chickens for fresh eggs!  Our awesome landlord, Paula, was kind enough to give us permission to keep a small flock in our backyard as it is legal in our city of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  You are apparently allowed hens (no roosters) and our city even permits one goat. Continue reading “Is the cost of a small flock of backyard chickens worth the investment?” »

My 9 pound, 3oz screaming bag of bones has turned into a beautiful, tall and thoughtful young lady.  I’m old!!!  She’s beautiful and I love her to death.  My brother had us over to his house while we were in Boston to celebrate her day.  My friend’s children made her a couple of cakes…. they turned out great!  Continue reading “Julie Turns 11!” »

Not the best pictures (too many pictures to edit!!!!) but they’ll do! <3  Thank you so much to Sue for having us over yet again, being super generous and awesome and drinking margaritas with me at 10am.  <3 Continue reading “Easter 2015” »

Today Julie taught A tip that is really awesome.She taught me to Listen to a audio book when doing your work. I really like it and i will tell you why. I like it because it get work done faster and you can use YouTube for a full version and you can Check the time easily.

You can pick a good book like I am listening to Matilda by Roald Dahl. Its the best to use Headphones or Bluetooth .41U89kJIUDL._SY300_So end of blog I hope you enjoy this blog and the next one and also please tell me more tips.

I take care of the animals that me and my Mom own. Mom buys what they need and she bought all of them for me. So far she bought 5 Silkie Chicks, 3 Bunnies and  7 chickens She was only supposed to buy 5 but unfortunately 2 died . I am still sad. And I take care of them. I let the chickens roam in the morning for about 30 minutes. Every Sunday me and my mom clean the animals homes one by one. One of our bunnies, a Jersey Woolly,  is pregnant, her name is Maggie. When we clean one of the bunnies cage we let them roam in our backyard. I love the animals.

This is Mittens the indoor cat.

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Mittens Rocks

juliesageLately the weather has been cold. The first day it barely snowed then it started snowing more. The second day it was a little worse but mom was nervous about how cold the weather forecast said it would be during the night so she put the rabbits and chickens in the shed.

Today, the fourth day, she let them back in the coop. When she was moving them, she found my chicken very lethargic so I tried to help save my chicken but she still died in my arms. I was very sad but mom bought me a white Americauna with a cool looking face.

When she died I screamed then burst into tears.   The chicken that died was London’s chicken named road runner and I had chosen the name.

 

Some pretty cool pictures and drawings recently, thought I would share a bunch in their own post.

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This year Rachel dressed up as a pirate, Julie was a midwife, London was Captain America and Boston Iron Man. We had a great day and was able to attend a few high school sponsored trick-or-treating events and also went to Rachel’s school for a halloween parade. Continue reading “Halloween 2014” »

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Yesterday I went in to the backyard with mom to plant bulbs then the boys went outside.  We saw a pile of grass  it was a decomposing pile then we put in worms and food scraps. Then we made the backyard have tulips white pink orange and more colors. We also planted crocus and they were purple and my Mom said it is the first sign of spring when the come out of the ground.

Tomorrow we are getting chickens!

Julie turns 10My Julie Bean turned 10 this weekend.  Friday night I took her and her brothers, plus three friends and checked into the local hotel so they could swim swim swim.  On Saturday morning Tina, the mother of the other 3 kiddos, brought breakfast over and then we let the kids so they could work off the calories.  Saturday night we had the family party and each of the triplets got to invite a friend.

Granddad fell asleep multiple times on the couch.

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Anna:
Elsa?
(Knocking: Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock)
Do you wanna kill a creeper?
Come on lets go and sley
I never kill with you anymore
mine that iron door
It’s like you’ve gone away-
We used to be best troolers!
And now we’re not
I wish you would tell me why!-
Do you wanna kill a creeper?
It doesn’t have to be a creeper.

Elsa:
Go away, Anna

Anna:
Okay, bye…

(Knocking)
Do you wanna kill a spider?
Or blow up the town
I think sleying alone is boring
I start breeding wolfs-
(Go and get them spike!)
i just want to sley
you shoud know that there more mobs

(Orchestral)

Anna:
(Knocking)
Elsa?
Please, I know you’re in there,
People are asking where you’ve been
They say “is she scared or enderman ”
I think you want to see a witch
What are we gonna kill?

Do you wanna kill a zombie
you know i wnt let you die!
Elsa:I SAID GO AWAY!
Anna:Goodbye

This week I listened to the Diary of Anne Frank. I was reading it but it was taking me a long time so my Mom found an audio book for me on you tube.

I learned that Anne Frank and I have a lot in common.
Me and Anne Frank, when she wrote her diary, both can’t stand our moms but we love our dads.  Also,  we both had an older sister. In her diary Anne Frank talked about having “two sides” and I feel the same way.  We are similar because people don’t know our second side (which I will write about another time).

I learned that Anne Frank lived in a secret room called an annex.
Anne Frank’s  annex wasn’t really an annex but a secret room inside a building that had multiple floors but the could only access 2 floors.  They were hiding in the annex because Anne lived in a time where the Nazi’s were murdering people for being Jewish.  Anne Frank was Jewish.

I learned that Anne Frank and her family hid for 2 years.
Anne Frank’s family hid inside their annex for two years but unfortunately they were discovered by the Nazis.  Anne and her family were sent to the concentration camp.  Her father, named Pim, went to great lengths to publish Anne’s diary.  Anne could not publish her own diary because she died of disease while in the concentration camp that was rescued by British troops a few weeks after she died at approximately age 15.

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During our time together this morning my Julie shared this poem with me after I shared a bit of my pain with her, stressing that the best part of our lives has yet to happen.  Which is a light at the end of the tunnel of darkness we are going through now.  She is an amazing child.  I believe she drew this poem from her time in 3rd grade last year with Mrs Buttkus:

Mother to Son

BY LANGSTON HUGHES

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
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