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Jul 28, 2015

#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday - Singing Monster Dance

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My boys love to play video games on their Fire TV. One of their favorite games is called My Singing Monsters. It's a strategy game where you have these monsters that sing and they live on an island. Your goal is to get as many monsters as you can by purchasing them and breeding them. Each monster has a song that he or she sings. When you put all the singing monsters together they sound like a chorus or an orchestra with their own part in the music. The monsters also dance to their song.

Little Bear loves to pretend he is one of those monsters. This morning he performed a song and dance like, My Singing Monsters. Do your kids like music and dance?






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I am so sorry that I haven't been commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do. I still have my feed reader, but I lack the time to comment as I used to. I am still struggling with time management. It is especially difficult when the kids are home for the summer. I save all my comments in my e mail so I am able to reply and comment back when I get the free time. Hopefully, that will happen soon. I miss reading all of your blogs!





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Jul 21, 2015

#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday - The Birthday Boy

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Parrot's birthday was on Friday. I made him a plants vs zombies cake. I love making birthday cakes. We had cake, ice cream and he opened one small gift from his dad. I also made my famous tuna casserole for dinner.






















I wish I had more time to write in my blogs and read your blogs. This summer has been crazy busy and I've been going non stop. First we moved. Then we drove out to California to visit my in-laws. Now, I am buried in boxes, laundry, and the kids are at a Catholic bible camp this week.  I also have two July birthdays and am planning a garage sale for the second week in August. I don't know how I even find time to sleep and eat. Hopefully soon life will slow down and I will get back into a regular blogging routine. Right now I just can not keep up.

It is frusterating and the more unread blog posts appear on my feed reader, the guiltier I feel. I miss all of you guys. I don't have very many friends in real life. I can't pick up my cell phone and call a girl friend and ask her to come over for a glass of wine. My friends are all of you. And I miss you guys. I just don't have very much free time. It sucks!

I give, give and give some more to my kids. Give to my husband. Wake up to noise before 6 am. Then I drink my coffee alone. Fix breakfast for the kids. Eat my breakfast. Wake my oldest so I can escape to go for a run. Listen to her wine and complain about being tired when I return from my run. By the way, she is usually in the same place on the couch in the living room as I left her. I manage to get my shower in every day before lunch. By eleven my boys who wake before 6am are starving for lunch. I make them lunch, throw a load of laundry on, put my youngest down for a nap. Before I know it, it's 1 o'clock and I haven't eaten lunch or even checked my e mails, let alone write a blog post. This blogging thing that I have grown to love over the past 8 years is going to become a distant memory as long as my kids keep demanding my attention. It's a good thing I don't have any friends. I wouldn't have time for them anyway.

Thanks for reading my rant. Now I need to dig through some boxes in my garage to look for a toy that my kids no longer need, but another family wants. I hope I can find it.




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I am so sorry that I haven't been commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do. I still have my feed reader, but I lack the time to comment as I used to. I am still struggling with time management. It is especially difficult when the kids are home for the summer. I save all my comments in my e mail so I am able to reply and comment back when I get the free time. Hopefully, that will happen soon. I miss reading all of your blogs!





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Glimmer of Hope

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Jul 14, 2015

#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday - The Newest Member of the Talbert Family

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Parrot's birthday is on Friday and Monkey's is on July 31. We asked them what they wanted for their birthday and the both agreed that they wanted a pet. Now that we are home owners, this is possible. So yesterday we took a trip over to our local animal shelter and fell in love with this little girl.

Meet Glenda. She is a black American shorthair with a white spot on her front that is in the shape of a heart. She was born sometime in October, they think around Halloween.  Do you have pets?







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I am so sorry that I haven't been commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do. I still have my feed reader, but I lack the time to comment as I used to. I am still struggling with time management. It is especially difficult when the kids are home for the summer. I save all my comments in my e mail so I am able to reply and comment back when I get the free time. Hopefully, that will happen soon. I miss reading all of your blogs!





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Glimmer of Hope

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Jul 7, 2015

#WordlessWednesday with #linky on a Tuesday - California Vacation Part 1

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I noticed I haven't updated this blog as often as I probably should. But, I never forget to post a Wordless Wednesday. This summer has been extremely busy here at the Talbert Zoo. We moved and I still have a ton of stuff at the old house. Kitty is involved in this summer camp at the Pioneer Center. And on Thursday we piled into a rented mini van for a cross country trip to Sacramento, California to visit family over the Fourth of July.

I want to blog about our California vacation, but I don't think I will be able to write as often as I did for past vacations. This will be our California vacation part one.

We got here at 5pm PST on July Fourth, just in time for dinner and fireworks. California is in the middle of a water shortage so all the lawns are brown and the fire danger is extremely high.  When the kids were lighting sparklers a few sparks landed on the grass and lit it on fire. Luckily we were able to put it out right away with water from the hose.

Yesterday, we went for a walk to a park near my in-law's home. I snapped these photos at the park and as we were walking home. How did you celebrate the Fourth of July?



heading back to Grandma and Grandpa's house with their cousin


Kitty on the swing



Monkey climbing the slide



Parrot on the Monkey bars


Little Bear





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I am so sorry that I haven't been commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do. I still have my feed reader, but I lack the time to comment as I used to. I am still struggling with time management. It is especially difficult when the kids are home for the summer. I save all my comments in my e mail so I am able to reply and comment back when I get the free time. Hopefully, that will happen soon. I miss reading all of your blogs!





Visit these great blogs where Talbert Zoo links up each week.




Glimmer of Hope

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