Friday, December 13, 2013

The kids were eating lunch the other day and suddenly there was a big commotion in the kitchen. I went in and found 3 very excited minions.

"Look what Charlotte did!
"I didn't even mean to!"
"Look its Africa! It even had the horn!"

Sure enough- it even had the horn.

Conversations with Charlotte and Caden

Charlotte to Ethan: " You look like an angry horse eating a carrot."

 Charlotte: "One time, on my Queenie date, Grandpa got SO hungry, he had to make his OWN DINNER! His OWN Dinner. He had to make it HIMSELF!"

Caden: " How do people get old?"
Me: "Well, God made us to start out new as babies and then we grow and grow and after we've grown a long time, then we are old."
Caden:" Is Ethan going to be old sometime?"
Me: "Yep and you and Charlotte and Judah will too."
Caden: "That will be funny when we are all old and we all live together with you!"
Me: "Are you going to live with us when you are older?"
Caden: " Maybe. I don't think I want to be married. I just don't like being married."
Charlotte: "I don't know if Im going to get married either. 'Cause I want to do whatever I want to."
Caden: "Well you dont have to get married if you dont want 'cause Im not."
Charlotte: "And I can visit you all the time!"
Caden: "We can live next door!"

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Flu, in Three Parts


I thought about naming this post "My Couch Smells Like Vomit" 
I wonder how many would be repulsed at a title like that? (Or how many would be strangely attracted?)

or "Ode to Clorox Wipes ( How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways...)
But that could go on forever. And Im sure you have things to do.

Or Germs (a Haiku) 
Which would go something like this:

Invisible Foe
Sucking all the Christmas Joy
Bleach Bleach Bleach Bleach Bleach.

Festive, eh?

Well, around here, sharing is caring.

We did a bare minimum of school today and I did manage to make some coffee filter snowflakes and the kids made ornaments to decorate the window. I can count that, right?

Of course, I failed to use enough felt so they look a bit like cheerleaders pom poms after a hard rain than this lovely photo from the Purlbee .But still, they are rather colorful in the window.

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So did I tell you our xbox controller mysteriously broke? I say mysteriously because just the day before I had thought- man, I wish we could get away from watching movies as much as we have been. I wish we we didn't have the option...

doo doo doo doo...    doo doo doo doo...

Please don't tell my husband I told you that.

So it just stopped working. Like 3 weeks ago.

And its been glorious.
We've been playing games and we put together 2 puzzles (1500 pieces total!)
Caden beats us at Uno almost everytime we play. And the kids have really reached gold star level in the imaginative play area. Today they had been shrunk by a giant and wouldn't ever get back to their regular size if they couldn't escape from his castle( a blanket fort in their room) Now they are playing hide and seek. Caden is it - "11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 21, 24, 20!"

I'm sure we will someday get a new controller, but its nice, right now, living in this world.

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Oh, Charlotte turned 6 this week! She wants to get her ears pierced soon. 
While Im lounging around, how about some photos from her party?

I better go now.
Ethan is running around the house with a baby blanket tied to a yard stick shouting 
"Freedom Freedom! We've won the Revolutionary War!" 
and Caden's in handcuffs...