Saturday, April 27, 2013

things actually said by the people I love

This week (very much like all the other weeks of our lives) was full of interesting conversations. Here for your reading pleasure is a list of what was said and who said it.

1. While helping Grace and her friend with the Invention Project, Nate said, "Well [girls], you certainly have assembled this in a very interesting manner." I think what he was referring to was the interesting manner in which their 5th grade minds put together what his doctor mind could not comprehend.

2. While running a late errand to the hardware store (yes, you are right, it was to get a necessary item for the assembly of The Invention), Grace asked Nate if they could stop at the library "real quick." I had already asked them not to do so because it was late (and because there was some serious assembly remaining on the project). Nate said "no, because Mom already asked us not too." And then Grace responded with, "Is she your mom too?" 

I sense some sass in that one...

Jimmy has been playing catcher lately. I think he may have a future as the next Yadier Molina. He however feels differently (and I quote),"Dad, this catcher's costume is very uncomfortable."

And as for me? I never say anything silly...


Thursday, April 18, 2013

a simpler time would be nice

The world is nuts. And these darlings are growing up in it. The messages they receive at school, on the play ground, in the cafeteria, while waiting in line for class are often negative and dark.

This week has been full of some eye-opening situations.

We try so hard to keep our home a safe place for these guys. A place where they can be themselves and do their thing and not worry about all that junk out in the world. Perhaps our home is rather old-fashioned. One may even suggest a trend toward Mayberry (though there is no Aunt Bea in sight).

Please, darlings, retain your innocence. Please always love to play with your Pokemon cards. Please always be more interested in birds of prey, in radio waves, in your argument whether Infinity is a true number or not, instead of all of that cattiness that seems to be prevalent on the playground. Please continue to fight over who gets to read Calvin and Hobbes first. Please still love Phineas and Ferb. Please ask us about chromosomes and Shakespeare and argue the pros and cons of the metric system verses the English system of measurement. Please dig for dinosaur bones in the yard. Please swing in the hammock and hunt for lady bugs. Please ask me to make cookies. Please sneak a bit of dough when I'm not looking. Please tell me your jokes, your dreams, and your fears.

And please know that You are special, that Mom and Dad are so happy You are in our lives and are our child. Please always remember You are a Child of God.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

some bunnies

Guess who is one lucky bunny - Me!!!

Check out my cute bunnies.

And these bunnies even make rolls. The ties and the aprons just about kill me.

As a side note, Jimmy has decided that when you finally get a suit jacket you are A Real Man. Thought you'd like to know in case you were wondering what A Real Man is.