Wednesday, April 29, 2009

skater boy

Hunter asked me this afternoon what his hair would look like straight.

Mom's straightening iron and 20 minutes later.
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Boys Day

What do fathers and sons do on boy's day out?

They hike and catch gartner snakes of course.

Reggie "the snake" is our newest family member. However, after school it was discovered that Reggie is not in his cage. I'm waiting for Sean to get home to take care of the situation.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Gray... A week in review

I think Gray fell in love this week. He's usually completely wrapped up in an imagination game and often needs to be told to look up and say hi, goodbye, thank you and the other niceties. The other day we met a young woman staying at Aunty Lulu's house and Grayson would not stop staring at her. Staring and staring and staring and uttering a barely audible hello. If we were in a cartoon he would have had hearts coming out of his eyes. After we left Aunty Lulu's house.....
Gray: Mom, I couldn't stop staring at her.
Mom: Did you think she was beautiful?
Gray: NOOOOOOO!!!!!
Gray: I just wanted her to be my friend.

Conversation in the dentist's waiting room between Gray and a random dad.
Gray: When I grow up I'm going to be a spy.
Random Dad: That's cool.
Gray: I'm going to get the bad guys and kick them in the nuts.
Random Dad: Laughing
Random Dad: My sister-in-law is a US Marshall and they try not to use harmful force when finding bad guys.
Gray: Thinking
Gray: I'm still going to use extreme force.
Mom (Sarah): Gray would you like me to read you a story?

Conversation at Aunty Lulu's House
Gray: Aunty Lulu can we look at the bleeding hearts?
Lulu: They aren't in bloom yet.
Gray: Yes they are.
Trip to garden to inspect. Aunty Lulu is holding a blooming bleeding heart flower in her hand.
Gray: Why do their hearts bleed?

Happy Easter

"Sure. I'll put my hand in the hole for candy."

"That Easter Bunny sure knows how to hide his eggs."

"I did it!"

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Many times in the past I've purchased stuff at one of the kid's school auctions and then never used it. Within one week of Gray's preschool auction I've successfully used 3 items. A beautiful necklace and earrings, Pokemon stuffed animals in the Easter baskets and 2 tickets to see Imago Theater's new ZooZoo. Waiting to be used are a laptop lunch box for Bryn (b-day gift), cute baby girl outfit (gift for friend) and an overnight and dinner at a downtown Portland Hotel and restaurant.

Sean and Gray used the ZooZoo tickets last night and it was reported that Gray giggled through the entire performance. Apparently, Imago Theater has combined the best of Frogz and BigLittleThings for ZooZoo. The kids give all 3 performances a big thumbs up.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Too Many

Bryn has a coat problem. One, she has too many sweatshirts and coats. Two, she leaves them everywhere. School, baseball practice, grandmas, restaurants. You name it. I check the school lost and found weekly for coats that I don't even know are missing. Some coats are hand-me-downs, gifts, or a great find I couldn't resist. Now I understand my mother's one coat a winter rule. I'm thinking there will be a similar rule for us next year.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Picture Day

What team pictures should really look like.......

Cessco Tball Team

Papa Murphy Pirates

Detroit Lake Marina Coyotes

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Take Me Out To The Ballgame....

Baseball season has begun.

sand.... rain.... sun...

wind... sleet... hail...

smiles... fun... friends...

Haircut Time

Do you think it was time for a haircut?

Yes.... I definitely think so.

Much better.

Saying Our Goodbyes

How fast a year goes. Saying goodbye is hard.

So we did it in style at the Japanese Gardens.
We will miss these talented and beautiful ladies.