Monday, December 24, 2012

Lookin' Good!

Here is our latest family portrait taken by a friend at church. Hard to believe how big the kids are getting! I remember taking our first church picture... they were all a whole lot shorter!! :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Dill: (Just returning from swim practice and finding out all his siblings are busy and doing things he can’t do): I am grumpy. There is nothing to do.  

Pepper: Well, I am running to Target. Want to come with me?

Dill: But I don’t have any money to take to the store.

Pepper: Me either!!  :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Doctor Is In

Pepper and I were driving in the car alone together when I started a new conversation...

Me: I think I'd like to try seeing a therapist.

Pepper: What kind of therapist?

Me: You know, the kind you talk to- the shrink kind.

Pepper: We have no money for a therapist- just talk to me.

Me: (5 minutes of just talking about thoughts, worries, hopes etc.)

Pepper says nothing when I finish talking. There is total silence in the car.

Me: Ummm.... I think when a person stops talking the shrink is supposed to say something.

Pepper: I'm thinking.

Me: What are you thinking?

Pepper: I'm wondering what bills we can skip this month so you can see a therapist.

Me: Thanks a lot!! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Conversation from School 2

Kindergartener crying outside of the lunch room. 
Substitute: "Why are you crying?"
"I forgot my lunch"
Substitute: "Oh no! How did you do that?"
"I wasn't hungry when I left this morning."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Conversation from School 1

"My Dad went to the Barbie Shop over the weekend but said I couldn't go.... I didn't even know my Dad liked Barbie's"

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Doggie doo

While visiting Jay's sister, she called her daughter into the room.

Mom: I'm wondering what you fed the dog today and how much he ate.

Daughter: He ate his food, not that much, why?

Mom: Well, you cleaned up the yard yesterday like I asked, right?

Daughter: Yep.

Mom: Well, I went out and cleaned it this morning and there were 15 piles out there... So I wondered if he ate lots!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Pantry Cleaning

The boys decided to clean the kitchen pantry and were very cute as they worked together. I let them do it the way they wanted with no input about how things went in. First they took everything out of the cupboard and wiped off all the shelves. They discussed how everything should be put back in (since everything was now spread all over the kitchen) The conversation went something like this:

Pete: "The top shelf is for water soluble things."

Dill: "Ok, here is some coffee, oh, and sugar that's water soluble"

Pete: "The next shelf is for pasta and noodle-type stuff"

Dill: "Where does onion dip powder go? Is it water soluble, Should it go on the top shelf?"

Pete: "No, its sour cream soluble.... it should go on the third shelf."

Dill: "What goes on the third shelf?"

Pete: "Miscellaneous"

When they came upon the tea selections, they decided that they were "water soluble".... except for English Breakfast Tea- that one went on the 4th shelf--- 'breakfast foods'. I may never find my flour or tea bags again.... but it was worth the entertainment!