Thursday, April 30, 2009

feild trip to the islands

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neice #1: in the orange lavalava
nephew #1: dancing with the girl in brown
nephew #2: dancing with the girl in purple
nephew #3: dancing with the girl in greenish greyish


This morning Big P and Miss F and I all went on a *ahem* field trip to see my nephews and my niece perform at their school. Here's them sitting next to my brother while they were warming up. Wake up Carlito!We had a good time and the kids, of course, did great. Makes me wish that Norwegians had cooler customs. Doesn't it look like fun!?!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

modest sleep walkers

So last night, just as I was *ahem* in the bathroom and about to go to bed, something slammed up against the door. So I peeped the door open to see what had cause the minor earthquake. To my surprise I found Miss B, wrapped up in a comforter, with her eyes shut. I figured that the light was probably a bit shocking to the iris which was why they were closed.

"Sweetie, do you need to use the bathroom?"
"fdlaspogarena; souf," she quietly mumbled
"MISS B. Do you need to use the bathroom?" At this point, I was exiting the lavatory.
"asiodufnasre,dfgiauwrngfa,xdnfviausrtq," she mumbled, a bit louder this time.
I put my hand on her shoulder and knelt down. "Miss B. Do YOU need to go potty?"
"No. No potty."
"Then what are you doing in the hallway?" She rubbed her eyes and then looked at me.
"No. No potty."
"Then why are you here, honey?"
"I'm just standing here right now." At this point, I started laughing.
"You're just standing here? Wouldn't bed be nicer? Why don't you go hop into bed goofball?" At this point, I assumed that she had woken up a bit more because she smiled and nodded. I thought that she had realized where she was and was confirming her silliness with the appropriate reaction.

This morning when I asked her if she remembered last nights incident, she insisted that she did not. I retold the story (with all the kids listening and laughing) and she seemed surprised by it all. Does this mean I can look forward to her sleepwalking out the back door to meet up with friends in the future?

Monday, April 13, 2009

my new favorite holiday

Yesterday was brilliant.
Truly.




Easter has been bumped up to my new favorite holiday. It is replacing... a different one... but only because I don't think that I've ever considered which one was my favorite until now.

All life begins and ends with this day. He coulda chose not to... but He did. My life began that day. It is my birthday.

The pictures don't reflect the joy experienced - they never do, though, do they? First, time spent with church family. Next, time spent with Mom (and extended) family. Then, time spent with Dad and family. Last, a cool down with my family. What an amazing thing, all of these people in my life, chosen for this time, set up in this place, to have lives interwoven with mine. I am just so dang thankful!
(Brova, it WOULD have been perfect if you were here. I know, I know. Getting meatballs thrown at you is more important but I love you anyway. Know that you were missed.)

God rocks.
Not that you needed me to tell you that.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What I Did

okay, bare (bear?) with me. this is yet another cute kid post.
so this morning Miss F is learning about writing papers that concern personal experiences. It's the first lesson so it's a fill in the blank thing. I gave her the paper and told her to write about something cool that she did. What she wrote is as follows (bold is the pre-written goblygook) :

I went to the couch.
Nobody went with me.
I saw my puppy sleeping on his bed.
I heard my mom typing on the computer.
Something I tasted was spit.
I smelled cupcakes baking.
I felt good.
The best part was when I was reading.
Other things to tell about: I saw my big brother doing his work. I saw the lamp by the dogs bed.

Thrilling, no?!? What an exciting life Miss F leads!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Right around there somewheres

It's been right around a year since Big P and I got home and I've been thinking a lot about it all lately. I was looking through pictures and I didn't realize (then) how skinny that that boy was! Check this one out:
That was his first time coloring. Ever. I didn't bring crayons with me because I figured that an 11 yr old wouldn't be into that. But he was so we just (ahem) borrowed from other kids.

That's one of him "swimmee."
So check my little man out now:
In one year, he's grown 6 1/2" and gained 30 lbs. That's some crazy stuff right there. This picture is of him attempting to appear studious. According to him, math isn't for smiling.

Considering that I was FREAKED out at the mere idea of having an insta-son at the age of 11, this boy SO has a spot in my heart. Just ask Husband. Today I'm at a place of valuing all the steps that we took... all of the ones that brought us here. I wouldn't change a thing. God is too good.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Never Gonna Break My Faith

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Put your iPod or other music player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the NEXT button to get your answer.
3. You MUST write it down, even if it's lame.
4. Share it.


IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
Something in the Way She Moves - James Taylor
(hopefully this gets more clever as we go along)


WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Stormy Weather - Lena Horne
(don't say anything)


WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Why Don't You Love Me Like You Used to Do? - Hank Williams Sr. (IT'S HUSBANDS MUSIC!)
(didn't I just tell you not to say anything?)


WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Smile - Lyle Lovett
(for real.)


WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
Din Din Wo (Little Child) - Habib Koite
(yeah. I'm one of those world music fruitcakes. the world is big, man.)


WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Broken Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughan
(HAH!)


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OFTEN?
Let Go - The Godson Concept
(true.)


WHAT IS 2+2?
Brazillian Portuguese, Pimsleur Lesson 24
(umm..)


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Outro - Kirk Franklin
(not actually. this is just a song game.)


WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Eternal One - Robbie Seay Band
(hmm.)


WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP??
Vesuvio - Spaccanapoli
(Prissy's favorite song!)


WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE??
Promises - India Arie
(back to not clever again)


WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Brokenhearted - Kirk Franklin
(AHAHAHAHAHAHA)


WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Susan Tedeschi
(FINALLY one that fits! ..stop and lip sink to this one a minute..)


WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
For My Good - Lashun Pace
(I hope that it'll be a celebration. Make sure there's a mariachi band, okay?)


WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Os Grilos - Marcela
(Tab, can you translate?? The Crickets??? but this song is really freakin' good. ..dance in the chair..)


WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Sunshine - Mos Def
(wow. the cuts are getting better and better over here.)


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
Prone to Wonder - Chris Rice
(HA!)


WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Crazy Love - Van Morrison and Ray Charles
(this is a fat lie. I'm in crazy love and it's crazy good. have you met Husband!?!)


HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Hallelujahs - Chris Rice


WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Ella Fitzgerald
(does my ipod have something against Husband?)


WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
In the Belly of the Whale - Veggie Tales
(more like makes me cry. I'm so. tired. of. veggie. tales.)


WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Look at Me Now - Kirk Franklin
(now that's just not nice.)


WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Joy - Newboys


WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Let Me Touch You - Kirk Franklin AGAIN
(ummm...)


DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Stormy Weather - Etta James
(should I take that as a no?)


IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Tired of My Tears - Susan Tedeschi
(true freakin that. ..jam out some more.. "sick of your lies, tired of my tears, go if you want, you better tell it like it is")


WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
You Don't Know Me - Ray Charles
(it does. it hurts.)


WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Never Gonna Break My Faith - Mary J Blige and Aretha Franklin
(have you heard this song?? turning up volume. man, I've got good taste in music. I love Mary.)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

tunafish

Plans by Maxine Kumin
Orated by Miss F


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