Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vacation Time!

On Saturday morning, my family of five will be leaving on a jetplane.

For the L-O-N-G plane ride, we will be well prepared with:

and maybe some of this:

Our destination is

where the weather is supposed to be

all week long!

The main purpose of our trip is to visit....

where we will meet

We will also do this:

and possibly this:

No blogging til we get back!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What Grows in the Nose?

This morning Baby's Sunday School teacher was chasing him with a Kleenex when he told her that he had a raisin in his nose. It did indeed look dark and ominous up there, so she came and got me. I took a look and asked him, "Baby, what's that in your nose?" "Is a waisin, Mommy," he answered sweetly. With a few clean tissues and some gentle persuasion, I realized the good news: There was not a raisin in Baby's nose.
The bad news: It was a blueberry.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Made Me Laugh

Me: "Goliath, you look handsome in your new muscle shirt."

Goliath: "Thanks, but I admit it: My armpits are sticking out."

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Owner's Manual

Here's what's wrong with hospitals in America: any woman smart enough (or dumb enough, depending on your perspective) to get pregnant can wait 9 months, go to a hospital, and give birth to a baby. Then they just send you home with said baby and you are expected to care for, nurture, and raise the child into a self-sufficient, well-rounded, socially adept, law-abiding adult.

Children should come with owner's manuals.
And, based on my experience (particularly the last couple of days), that manual should include chapters on What To Do If Your Child....

1. ...Believes that he is a dog. He transports himself on all fours, he barks, he will not use silverware to get food from his plate to his mouth. He insists that you pet him.

2. ...Refuses to eat anything besides Kraft macaroni & cheese and dry cereal. Period.

3. ...Is traumatized by finding his pet guinea pig dead in her cage.

RIP, Ellie.

4. ...Sets off the fire alarm at church.

5. ...Prefers to sleep on the floor instead of in his own bed. For many nights in a row.

6. ...Asks hard questions about God, heaven, hell, sin, and salvation.

7. ...Thinks potty training is fine for other children, but not for him personally.

Maybe one day I'll write the manual and it will be standard for all new parents. Wish me luck.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Proud to be an American!!!

...And Happy Birthday, Daddy! I love you!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008