June 2014 - Jamie Farrell

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A Year of Happy Mondays – Squeaker’s Threenage Meltdown Edition

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You know what I love about three-year-olds? I love how the smallest things can cause them to have epic meltdowns. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.) But because I know so many of you will chuckle at this, and I like to spread the joy on Mondays, here are ten things Squeaker throws a fit about Every. Read more >

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Squeaker vs. The Silence

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We've been spending a lot of time in the car recently. And while the kids are super travelers, they get bored sometimes too. Which leads to Squeaker being… well… Squeaker.

The other day, we were driving around DC, getting acquainted with the area and talking about things we wanted Read more >

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Squeaker vs. The Bubbles

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I was making breakfast while the boys were drinking their orange juice, and suddenly I heard it.

The distinctive sounds of bubbles being blown in someone's orange juice.

Munchkin had filled the cups, and so they were pretty full, and nothing ruins a morning like having to stop cooking to Read more >

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Jamie vs. The Imaginary Elevator

The Air Force Memorial - one of the places we visited to keep from going stir crazy in our hotel room

The Air Force Memorial – one of the places we visited to keep from going stir crazy in our hotel room

We're on vacation now, but last week, we were in temporary base lodging. It was a hotel room with two beds, a dinky little kitchenette, and a table with three chairs. After a few days, the kids got a little stir-crazy if they were in the room too long, which meant dinner time got interesting.

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A Year of Happy Mondays – Ten Things You’ll Be More Amused By Than I Am

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I get that not everybody is into this whole Happy Monday thing. So this week, I’m stepping back from those things that make me smile, and instead sacrificing myself for your grins and chuckles. Because these ten things don’t necessarily make me smile, but I suspect they’ll give Read more >

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Happy Friday – Post-Father’s Day Edition

SuperHubby sent me this the other day. Hope y'all enjoy! We're off to hang with friends today.

And if you’re looking for a great summer read, remember Southern Fried Blues Read more >

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Jamie vs. the Root Beer

Green beer, root beer... it's all the same, right? :-)

Green beer, root beer… it's all the same, right? 🙂

One of the hardships of moving is that we sometimes find things like root beers hidden in the back of SuperHubby's beer fridge. Which means–darn it–last week, I had to drink a root beer.

(On a completely serious note, I love root beer. I may or may not have offered to trade Read more >

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Jamie’s Sister vs. The Ice Cream

Haagen Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto on top of Double Dutch chocolate

While I was traveling from Alabama to DC with my younger two, we had this one night after dinner:

Squeaker, Buttercup, and I shared it, and Squeaker demanded his own spoon. But the ice cream was so thick, every time he reached in for a bite, the plastic spoon bent precariously. And I started thinking Read more >

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Squeaker and Munchkin Attempt Stand-Up Comedy

Chicken for breakfast, in honor of the boys' song.

We got out to breakfast sometimes on the weekends, and recently, we made one such trip. It was all of seven minutes from our house to iHop, during which Munchkin and Squeaker decided to launch a career in stand-up comedy.

It started when we passed a Chick Fil A billboard. Munchkin improvised a Read more >

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