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Ricky and the Seven Dwarves

Me : “Hey Ricky, who are your new friends?”
Ricky : “From the left this is Shy Guy, Achoo, Giggles, Dingbat, Four Eyes, Bags, and Crab Ass.”
Me : “Uhhh.. I don’t think that’s really their names!”
Ricky : “Mom. I can call them whatever I want! They called ME a Ho!”
Me : “I don’t think they called you a Ho…”
Ricky : “They said ‘Hi, Ho!’ I heard them!”
Me : “That’s just a song they sing when it’s off to work they go…”
Ricky : “Ohhhhh….”

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We Went to Kent

Ricky : “Today we are visiting Kent, Connecticut. It’s an artsy, fartsy town..”
Me : “RICKY!! Don’t say that!”
Ricky : “But it is!!”
Me : “I know it is but you aren’t supposed to tell everyone that!”

Ricky : “Is this a llama or a giraffe?”
Me : “It’s short like a llama but I think it’s a giraffe because of the antenna looking things on its head..”
Ricky : “Giraffes have antennas??!”
Me : “I said antenna looking things… Not actual antennas. Giraffes have something on their heads… I don’t know what they are..”
Ricky : “And are they metal?? This one is metal..”
Me : “I know this one is metal! You know this is a sculpture and not an actual animal right?!
Ricky : “Ohhhhhhh…. Yeah… I knew that.”

Ricky : “This is the Cheese Market. Dad told Grandma to go inside and to ask them who cuts the cheese. He said for her to ask them if SHE could cut the cheese. Dad says Grandma is a master at cutting the cheese. Mom, Dad and my sister Paige all thought that was very funny and they laughed and laughed.. Why was that funny, Mom? I don’t see anything funny about cutting the cheese..”
Me : “Ohhhh.. Well… Cutting the cheese can be very funny.. Or embarrassing.. It depends on who is near you at the time..”
Ricky : “WHAAT??! You’re confusing me..”
Me : “Hey!! Look over there!! A book store!! Let’s go..”

Ricky : “Do think my book is in there??”
Me : “I doubt it’s in there.. I don’t think they know it exists..”
Ricky : “How about each of us goes in there, one at a time, and asks for it. They’ll see there’s a demand for it and they’ll order a hundred copies!”
Me : “I think that sounds a little suspicious..”
Ricky : “We could wear disguises!!”
Me : “Yeah. That won’t look suspect at all..”

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Full of Hot Air

Ricky : “Today Mom brought me to the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival to scare the crap out of me with a scary balloon!! Look at him!! He’s gonna eat me!!”
Me : “He’s not going to eat you..”
Ricky : “He’s going to pop and fall down and smother me!!”
Me : “No he isn’t!!”
Ricky : “He’s got flames going up his butt, Mom! He’s the devil!!”
Me : “Omg! There are flames because he’s a hot air ba…. Eh, you know what?! Nevermind. He IS the devil and he’s going to eat you.”
Ricky : “MOM! STOP!”

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And the Winner is….

Ricky : “Today we pick the winner of my book. Mom did all the hard stuff first. What did you do again, Mom?”
Me : “I copied all the comments from Instagram and all the comments from Facebook. I made sure all those people did what they were supposed to do. I made one long list of names and then I pasted it into the Random.org list randomizer.”
Ricky : “And now it’s my turn. I’m going to click the randomize button! How many times do I click it??”
Me : “Just once.”
Ricky : “Okaaayy… Heeerrrreee weeeee goooooooo!! **click**
Me : “Who won?!”
Ricky : “Joey Gomez won!! I know him! We met him in San Francisco! He had pink hair!”
Me : “Yes he did! Congratulations Joey! Send me a message with your mailing address and we’ll get this book out to you ASAP!”
Ricky : **runs to get pen to sign Joey’s book**

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Aunt Mary

Ricky : “Today we are going to say goodbye to my Great Aunt Mary. She went up to heaven unexpectedly. She was always laughing, right Mom?”
Me : “Yes, she was! She used to get us into so much trouble with her giggle fits! My dad was super strict at the dinner table. You couldn’t joke around. We would wait until my dad’s head was down and we’d throw rolls across the table. Aunt Mary would get laughing so hard she would excuse herself by saying she had to use the bathroom, and go laugh in there! He probably thought she had a stomach problem because she excused herself so many times!”
Ricky : “Do you think she’s up there with Grandpa? Do you think she’s giggling??”
Me : “She probably is!”
Ricky : “Remember when she came down to visit and I was the first person she wanted to see?!”
Me : “I remember. You made her smile.”
Ricky : “I miss her.”
Me : “Me too.”

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The Giveaway

Ricky : “This is Mom’s book and I’m a little mad at her!”
Me : “Why are you mad at me??!”
Ricky : “‘Cause it has your name as the author, but not mine! You couldn’t have done this without me!”
Me : “That’s very true. How about we give a book away to someone on Facebook or Instagram, and you can write your name in the book we send them?!”
Ricky : “OH! That’s a good idea! Let’s do that!”
Me : “Okay. I’ll post the rules down below.”
Ricky : “Woot!” **runs to get pen**

OFFICIAL RULES 
Facebook entry rules :
1 – Like our Facebook page
2 – Like this giveaway post on Facebook
3 – Comment on the post on Facebook and tag a friend that might like a chance to win too!

Instagram entry rules :
1 – Follow us on Instagram
2 – Like this giveaway post on Instagram
3 – Comment on the post on Instagram and tag a friend that might like a chance to win too!

One book will be given away. You can enter on Facebook and on Instagram for two chances to win! Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST on July 5th.

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Happy Birthday Grandma!!

Ricky : “Today was Grandma Corley’s birthday. She says she’s 39, one more time! How many ‘one more times’ have you had Grandma??!!”
Grandma Corley : “WHAAAT?!”
Ricky : “HOW OLD ARE YOU REALLY, GRANDMA?!”
Grandma Corley : “OF COURSE I’M REALLY YOUR GRANDMA!! DID SOMEONE SAY I WASN’T…??”
Ricky : “Huh??? NEVERMIND GRANDMA!!”
Grandma Corley : “He he he. A lady never tells her age!”