Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What I've Been Up to This Week - Another Post from The Real Baby

My Mom and Dad have been pretty busy this week.  They're buying a new house, so I guess that takes lots of time.  They say I will have more room for my stuff, but I think they will really have more room for their stuff!  Or at least Mama's...and all of Daddy's golf clubs, and bags, and shoes....

We're moving from this:
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To This:
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Now, let's talk about what I've been doing!
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I found my thumb this week. Much easier to handle than my whole hand!  Why didn't I think of that earlier?
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And I've been playing a lot! I have lots of family coming to see me this weekend, so I need to show off!
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There's a lot to see, but I think I'm getting the hang of it!
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And, I am still doing quite a bit of this! My mom says I am a good sleeper and she is very thankful for that!
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Better get back to my playing! Practice makes perfect!

The Real Baby of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sidewalk Sale - Remember When?

Mary-Claire and I went "sidewalk saleing" today.  Yes, we live near a little town that still has a vibrant downtown, and it was just as I remembered small town sidewalk sales to be.  Tables upon tables of "stuff" that was either in the way, out of date, or in some cases, just going out of season.

I got lucky, though.  My favorite local yarn shop, Magpie's Cottage, was in on the action!
And they had good stuff!
I started by loading up the baby!
And, she wasn't that crazy about it!
So, we packed up our "stash" and went on our way.
Phooey on the sidewalk sale - until next year, that is!

Do you remember what a big deal your hometown sidewalk sale used to be?  I remember Stephenson's Toggery and even used to help organize the tables when I got a bit older.  Maybe Mary-Claire will get to work the "sidewalk sale" when she gets older!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm From Missouri - You'll Have to "Show Me"

"I'm from Missouri.  You'll have to Show Me."  I can't remember how many times I've said this throughout my lifetime.  My cousins used to have t-shirts with this saying, and proudly wore them on our trip to Disneyland around 1981.  I'm sure my mom has a photo somewhere, but I know I would embarrass the dickens out of them if I posted it!  

Being from Missouri is something I'm proud of.  So much so, that when I say I used to live in Kansas City, and folks say, "I've never been to Kansas,"  I always correct them.  

My daughter will not be from Missouri, but we recently took her on her first road trip there.  She did fantastic - all the hours in the car, and barely a peep.  It was a chance to meet her family:

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Granny & Mary-Claire

I regret that we didn't get to see more people while we were there, but there just wasn't time this trip.  There are so many Missourians who are important to me, and I hope I get a chance to introduce her to everyone.  

We did get to see the most important person, and the main reason for the trip.  Granny.
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It was fun to see my family, and I hope next time I can introduce Mary-Claire to all those other people who are important to me.  

I'll always be from Missouri, and I can't wait to "Show" Mary-Claire the rest of the Missourians who are imprinted in my heart.

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County (but really from Missouri!)


Monday, July 5, 2010

Fourth of July in "Pleasantville"

We are lucky to live in a small town where folks can leave their chairs and blankets in the park in the morning to save their "spot" and they're still there in the evening
Beer, brats & hamburgers from the volunteer fire department
The municipal band playing the "Sousa" concert
Kids running everywhere without parents being overprotective
Daddy and baby
Otherwise known as 
And her first Fourth of July
Greetings from Pleasantville!

The Real Housewife of Sheboygan County
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