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OK...sorry this took a while (Mom and Nic) but I was trying to enjoy my time and was forgetting to take pictures I will try to be more expeditious with this task in the future.

Enjoy:

Elijah wanted to share his juice with Sadie, I'm guessing...


And Elijah showing me his "big teeth"...


And Elijah just being Elijah...


These first few Dad took of Elijah and me by the jungle gym...they're from kind of far away but I think you'll see Elijah and I'm in the background...



And these are the pictures I could get of Dad and Eli...Eli kept running away when I'd try to get him to stand by Dad for a picture!



But then we managed ONE together picture...


These are from tonight while Elijah was reading before bed...


And last, but definitely NOT least....................

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Check out those legs! Elijah wearing his "hot pants" pajamas!
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Today Elijah got the hang of climbing on the kitchen chairs...I came out of the bathroom and found him standing on one. After being reprimanded ("Chairs are for sitting, not standing!") and removed from the chair, I went into the bedroom to get something. I was gone for maybe 30 seconds and returned to find this:



That is the kitchen table. Nothing is safe anymore. I think I might be a little frightened!
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So I have three basic rules when it comes to certain necessities in my life:
1. No generic aluminum foil...it never works as well and I end up wasting money.
2. No generic toilet paper...I don't enjoy the feeling of sandpaper-like tissue anywhere.
3. No generic tampons...sorry if that's TMI but I feel strongly about it!

Other than those three, I'm pretty much open to generics. I believe that generic prescriptions work just as well and I take advantage of the fact that they are cheaper. I have no shame in buying store brand products (except, of course, for those listed above) when I think they taste/function the same as a brand name. Sometimes it just makes sense.

I broke my rule #2 recently. Money is tight and when I shop, I find myself counting every penny and searching for the best deal before I go to a store. So when I recently went to Target to buy diapers, cat food, cat litter and toilet paper, I went there because all were listed in the weekly store ad as …
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Since I've been so busy trying to decide what's up with a name (!), I have failed to post some pictures from the past few weeks. Enjoy...

Kitties enjoying the afternoon sunlight:


Some random Elijah photos:



This bath time is brought to you by the letter "G":

(What a cheesy face!)

This is what Elijah does when I tell him that Daddy is coming home and he should go watch for him!

Of course, we rearranged the living room and now the couch is there...so I have to let him stand on the couch to see out the window (for now!)

Mother's Day:

Elijah and Great Grandma Guenther....

Sadie and Sandy enjoying the big, comfy chair...I could sleep in that chair!


And finally a sad story...Puppy-Puppy had an accident:

BEFORE:


And after a run in with the Reynold's dogs:

Poor Puppy-Puppy!
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The following is taken from the IRS website...they are so helpful!

Q. I chose direct deposit for my 2007 tax refund but also requested a refund anticipation loan (RAL) from my preparer. How does that affect my stimulus payment?

A. Taxpayers who use Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) or enter into any other loans or financial agreements with a tax professional, such as agreeing to have return preparation fees deducted from their refunds, cannot receive their stimulus payments by direct deposit and instead will get paper checks based on the paper check distribution schedule.


Can I just say this: What a bunch of stinky cat poop! Our taxes were done in February. Our refund was direct deposited, but since I prepared them online and paid for the service out of my refund, I can't get a STIMULUS CHECK direct deposited? Based on SSN, we should have seen money by Friday, but I am told I must wait for a paper check. Again, I say stinky cat poop. I would really like to say more but, alas, I dig…
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My little monkey is napping. All four cats are napping. I, however, am not napping.
(that was pretty deep, hey?)

It is chilly and kind of rainy today. I'm waiting for the sun to come out, as the weather people have promised it will. It's just gray and dreary right now. Elijah and I got everything accomplished this morning that had to be done. One positive is there is a lady selling her baby clothes...mostly 18 month, 24 month and 2T. Sweet...I got 4 summer pajama sets (shirt and shorts), three shirts and 3 pairs of shorts for $10. They went through her two boys and are still in really good shape, too. I went to her house this morning to pick them up...it was actually pretty cool. She has a 3 year old that Elijah wanted to play with immediately. It was good to see Elijah being more social...he doesn't get around other children nearly enough and is usually pretty scared at first. Not today...he didn't want to leave. So anyhow, this lady has 4 kids total, and the two younge…