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For Robin — because everyday is not earth-shattering

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

I saw Robin a while ago and I started apologizing for being such a bad blogess.

My excuse it that our family has fallen into this really comfortable routine. There's breakfast, school, lunch, after-school, homework and some kind of sport a few days a week. Not much is new. The boys are either doing swimming or baseball. The school is the same and there aren't any surprises in the way of homework or disipline or even what's packed in the lunch. And thats' fine. We're busy living and growing some kids who need lots and lots of practice at attaining life skills.

Robin said she didn't care. Everything doesn't have to be new to be interesting. "I want to see pictures of Kip and Cletus and the kids."

Okay then ...

Here's Kip: He's 2 1/2 now. He's all trained up and doesn't kill chickens. He can roll over, play dead, and listens pretty well most of the time. His job is to take the kids to school. He's spoiled and gets spooned nightly. He also smiles.


And here's Cletus. Cletus and Kip are best friends. He likes to cuddle. He's getting older and grumpy. Soren has been trying very hard to make friends with him, but he mostly prefers adults and Kip.

And, here's Soren and Jonas: award recipients as they exit kindergarten and second grade.

So, there ya go, Robin. I'm going to take your advice and just keep posting pics of life as it passes us by and hope that's good enough for our readers.



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I love this (no duh, huh?). How cute are the boys and the dog and the cat! Thanks, Richie, these pictures really made my day.

Now let’s see some pics of the dog and cat cuddling.

Okay, will do!

Kip is cracking me up!  I love this too!  This is what we want, Richie.  Pictures of life.

Okay, I’ll focus on “pictures of life.”

I love it, too! I have never seen Kip. What a cutie.

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