Tuesday, April 24, 2012


My youngest angel daughter is a bit demanding and stubborn. I'm certain it comes from the other side of the family since I am nothing like her. We have been trying to instill good manners. I saw a glimpse of hope while she yelled from the table this morning.
"MOM, May you please get me more pancakes NOW!"
Now the positive that I take from this is that she did sort of use "please" and "May I".

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Meet Peter.
It is quite possible that you will never meet a sweeter boy in your life.
Charlie karate kicked his face and he was hurt and crying. When I talked to Charlie his only response was "I accidentally did a perfect karate kick to his face".
Notice how he complimented himself?
As if that isn't embarrassing enough, Peter calls me back over to tell me what a great job Charlie did. I immediately stopped him and got out my camera.
As we left the party Peter's mom ran over to tell us that as she was putting her kids in the car Peter said "I'm so proud of Charlie".
Me too Peter. A mother couldn't be prouder.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


you can click on this picture to make it bigger.
if you can read this story than you might be a complete genius.
for all of the rest of you... let me interpret it.
Jane and Maggie
were walking
down the street
from the market
they got lots
of food. A little
girl walked by
she was
very poor. Jane and Maggie
gave her
some food.
I can't believe you couldn't figure that out, guess you're not a genius.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Festivities

Charlie Sunday morning
These were even cuter in person. Pillsbury crescent rolls filled with egg salad and topped with leafy green lettuce. Oh and painted with food coloring.
Paisley, Dayton, Jane and Maggie

Mike and Maggie at the annual Easter egg hunt our friends put on. I forgot my camera and used the trusty phone to come through for me. This egg hunt is a highlight for us each year because these friends have a nice big grassy backyard for the 5 and under kids and then everyone else has to go booking through the woods and stream for their eggs. The kids love it and so do we.

Monday, April 9, 2012


janes prayer tonight at the dinner table went something like this.....
.....and bless Corbin and Nate to be safe on their missions and bless that grandpa won't die and bless that Charlie will stop always teasing the girls, and bless that Dad won't get mad and bless that Bernie will stop barking at the people walking by outside (about this time was when I started rubbing my forehead) and bless that Mom won't get a headache and bless that Charlie will close his eyes and be reverent and bless that Maggie will stop getting on every one's nerves and bless that she will put her fork down and fold her arms and bless that she will stop eating until after the prayer is finished and bless that she will listen to me right now (this is when Mike intervened and said "don't forget to bless the food")
At this point we were able to move forward and finish the prayer. Can you tell she had her eyes open?
Her prayers are always long and entertaining

Sunday, April 8, 2012