Friday, February 27, 2009

Playdate Extraordinaire

Yesterday Little Middle and Baby had a playdate extraordinaire! The two boys and five of their friends played and picnicked at the park. And yes, they're wearing shorts in February. Gotta love Texas!

The Gang

The "big" kids enjoying pb&j

The "little" kids

And the Picture of the Day:

This is Michelle's shoulder.

Why is it that my friends are always managing to get pooped on by birds? Remember this?

(Sorry for laughing so much, Michelle!)

At the end of the day, the boys were tired and filthy, but very happy. Little Middle and Baby--and their mama--REALLY love their friends!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Questions Kids Ask

"Mommy, what would happen if I lived in heaven and I stepped on a bad cloud and fell back down onto the earth?"--Little Middle

Friday, February 20, 2009

Proud Parents

This is an exerpt from a letter that Goliath brought home from school today:
Dear Parent,
Congratulations! Your child, Goliath, has been offered the role of Goat #1 in our upcoming production of "Barnyard Moosical." We know you are very proud and excited for this opportunity for your child....
I commit to helping my child do his/her very best in this role, including helping him/her learn their lines and bringing them to the production on the evening of March 12th. I commit to providing the following costume for my child: Gourmet goat who loves to cook. Ideas include wear gray and goat horns, cooking aprons, chef hats, and any cooking accessories.
Parent Signature
If you need me this weekend, I will be putting together a gourmet goat costume.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

3-Word Wednesday

Before the storm

Mr. Potato Head
Garden Ridge shopping
Reading the Bible

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School...

Little Middle: Baby, let's play a Bible story game. You be Noah, and I'll be God.

Baby: OK.

Little Middle (in a loud, booming voice): Noah, I command you to build an ark!

Baby/Noah (shouting): NO!

Little Middle/God: Then I will make it rain on your head. (Insert rain sounds.)

Noah, build an ark!

Baby/Noah: NO!

Little Middle/God: Then I will strike you with lighting! (Insert loud lightning-ish sound.)

Noah, for the last time! BUILD AN ARK FOR ME!!!

Baby/Noah: OK! I will do it!

Little Middle/God: Thank you. I am happy now.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

When They Grow Up...

When the boys grow up, they want to be:

"a ladybug."--Baby

"an 'instruction' worker."--Little Middle

"a shoplifter."--Goliath

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Heaven...But Not Yet

Little Middle has been asking lots of deep questions lately. It's tough to explain God, heaven, and the like to a 4-year-old! Here's a snippet from today's Q-and-A:
Little Middle: Mommy, when I go to heaven, will I be an angel?
Me: I don't think so, baby. God already has all the angels He needs. You know what you will get, though? The Bible says that when we get to heaven we get a brand new body that will always be strong and never get sick. Won't it be great to have a new body?
Little Middle: I don't want that body. I like the body I already have, because I can run fast like Dash Incredible.
Little Middle (a little later on): Mommy, can I walk on the clouds in heaven?
Me: I don't know, buddy. I do know that the Bible says there are streets made out of gold in heaven. I bet they're pretty, huh?
Little Middle (singing a la Kenny Chesney): Everybody wants to go to heaven...but nobody wants to go now.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009