Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Friday, November 28, 2008

Monsieur Uncle Michael

Uncle Michael came by for a visit! He played with the kids all morning, got them ready for school and rode in the back with them to school. They were being very silly with him as he is extremely silly and fun with them. They were giddy that he was here. The girls decided to make him a "hat" out of napkins. They were cracking up.

Uncle Michael said, "A Hat? What is this, French? All I know about France is Oh la poo poo and I surrender!"

Friday, November 21, 2008

But, you're just so cute when you are mad.

I started the kids on a gum habit. When the kids are hungry and want a snack, the world must stop b/c of their starvation. So, considering their less than perfect teeth brushing skills and the need to buy time, I've started purchasing gum in large quantities. So, today on the way home, Lexi lost a pack of gum in the car. She would not look around for it when I was asking her to, so I told her "you may not come in the house until you find the gum. I do NOT want a lost package of gum in the car!"

After a minute, she came inside... "Where was it?" I asked. "It was under my seat!" Then she stomped upstairs.

When Lexi is mad, she often write notes to tell me how she feels. So, one by one, she brought me 8 pieces of paper describing her state.

1. 'This is the worst day of my life and I mean it!' lots of sad faces
2. 'Would you describe today? Super Bad'
3. "Riddles. What do you call a bad day? A worst day. What do you call today? History.'
4. 'How does a crane feel when someone steals his talent? Super super super super mad'
5. 'Not giving me orbit gum STINKS'
6. 'Today is called: turn that smile upside down'
7. 'Today stinks.' big sad face.
8. 'Is what today feels like.' Connected cursive L's spiraling down the page from one corner to the other.

By the time I was done reading them, we were both laughing. Then she apologized to me and Ainsley for accusing us of losing the gum. Lil' buggle, she is such a sweetheart. Who gets MAD.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I wish I had the sound for this video... Lincoln chases the kids and never seems to tire. The kids love on him constantly. It is wonderful having a dog again. I was dreading all the work that comes with it before he arrived. But, now I wish we had done it earlier. We're still working on potty training. He is stinky (can't groom, yet). He "hugs" every leg and toy he gets and whines a bunch. But he is CUTE, makes you smile, fun to congratulate and a general joy to have around. Dogs rule, it's worth all the effort and all the smells.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sometimes you feel like a nut

Everyone hear of his plans? First day in office, he will sign an Executive Order that reverses a ban on funding abortions world wide. If only you could have kept that $50 to buy some groceries... Grocery's or Abortions in South America... Decisions, decisions.

In addition, he plans to sign another order to fire up some embryo killing by allowing embryonic stem cell research. Stem cell research is fine, but embryonic is messed up. Let's see what else smooth talker will do. Love watching people's eyes glaze over when he speaks. When will people wake up?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Welcome Home

Lincoln, this is everybody. Everybody, this is Lincoln!
The kids are in love.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweet nothings

Anderson and I were huggling before bed. I sang him the song, "I love you, a bushel and a peck. A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck." He laughed and smiled and said, "I lov too Mommy." Then, just playing with him, I said, "why don't you sing me a song." He smiled big and then got serious and thought, then he broke out with this:

"Yaaa, Mooo, Lu garble garble, Baseballllll." He smiled and was very proud of his song.

He is really into pirates right now. And every kind of ball.