Friday, September 28, 2012

When dreams come true!

I am so blessed...I have a little girl to do dishes with me! *sigh*
I wash....she dries!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

ARRR Matey Museum Day!

Wednesday was National Talk Like A Pirate Day....don't ask me who comes up with this stuff.  Anyhew...the Children's Museum of Indy got into the action...and so did we!
MomE and Emma got our faces painted...with glitter glitter everywhere...which you can't see from this picture but trust going to be all over for a looonnnggg while!
This is what we call a back seat driver!  HAHA!
Caleb LOVES the shipwreck of Captain Kidd!
Gotta ride the Carousel!  Too fun!!  Noticed for the first time that all the horses have REAL horsehair tails!
Man, she's getting some seriously BIG FEET!
and...she's a pretty good sketch artist!
Cutest Pirate I ever saw...hehehe!  I mean...ARRRRR

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Poems and Pie

Apple pie without the like the kiss without the squeeze!  

That's for everyone else who likes a slice of sharp cheddar with their pie!  Delicious!  I never realized this was a "new england thing" until I was in college and a few of my friends were truly horrified by the thoughts this poem conjured up.  Be brave and try might be surprised!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Very Merry Unbirthday Hodgepodge

1. What's the best and worst thing thing about growing older?
All the people who tell you what things are going to go down hill...literally and otherwise.  I mean, thanks for the encouragement.  I've really appreciated the one positive comment I received last year...She said, "Looking back my 30s were the BEST...a great time of maturing in the best possible ways...socially, spiritually, emotionally. just gets better from there!"

2.   Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season?

3.  Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?   What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage?
I love Starbuck's Pumpkin Lattes!  Or pumpkin bread, muffins, pie....

4.  Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've ever taken?
When I was in college I gave campus tours.  One day, all dressed up and wearing heals, I stepped on a patch of ice and made one of those perfect cheerleader v-s in the air before landing HARD on my bum.  I thought I was paralyzed for a minute...but embarrassment quickly took over and I got up and continued with the tour.  I did break my tailbone and carted a donut pillow with me to class for a long while.

5.  If you could own a prop from any film what would you choose?
Something from the Sound of Music...hmmm....perhaps that fabulous puppet stage!  But, where would I put it!?  Something smaller...hmmm...the guitar they used when they sang.

6. What's the most interesting word you've read or learned in the past week?
A polemic is a contentious argument that is intended to establish the truth of a specific belief and the falsity of the contrary belief. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about very controversial topics.

This word has shown up twice in the John Macarthur study I'm doing on Colossians.  He also uses the word duped...which I find hilarious.  A mixture of old and new words.  Slang and serious.  Certainly keeps you on your toes.

7. When was the last time you locked yourself out of your house, car, or office?  Was it a big deal?
When my sweet girl was a baby (under a year) we were moving to Indy and I would come on weekends to be with Loverbrains here in Indy.  One day I was headed home to get our house ready for a showing...and I put my purse with hotel keys and car keys on the front seat...and pushed the door shut.  As it shut I realized I'd locked the baby in the car and not only was I locked out of the car but my phone was also in my purse too...and I couldn't get into the hotel to get help....neither did I want to leave my baby.  But...I ran and pounded on the door of the hotel...a cleaning lady let me in...I called 911 and reported the situation...and told the dispatcher that there was NO WAY I was staying on the phone with her...I was going back out to stand by my car with my precious baby in it.  The officer came in under 5 minutes...and as he got out of his car he said, "Well, I'd ask you how you're doing but I think I know the answer!"  They quickly opened my car...and after holding her and calming us both down I plunked her back in the seat for the ride home.  I called Darren at his new job and said, "Well...the good news is that Indy police are FAST!"  Hahaha...  Phew...

8.  Insert your own random thought here.  Emma-bean now wants to be a lunch lady.  She says they are kind and make food for children.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Brisk Walk...

I love this cooler weather...
...and the fact that my Sweet Boobahs ride their bikes
...we can take a BRISK walk...almost a jog even!  Hahaha!
Look at that lovely sky...God is good!!
Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth!"

Monday, September 17, 2012

Noodle Fencing!

We live in a state of hilarity...what can I say!?
ON GUARD, my good man....
He's got him on the run!  Touche!

Friday, September 14, 2012


Apple Dumplings
Apple Pie Filling
Apple Butter
Apple Smells steaming up my house!
Apple Stories
Apple Lovin's

Friday, September 7, 2012

Boobah Boy Days

 Today, I took a minute to ponder the special different-ness of spending alone time with my baby boobah boy.  This year we have all day, every day, to spend together.  We watch and discuss Sesame Street every day.  He pauses in his play time with his "Army dudes."
Notice furry, begging beast?  She eagerly pounces on any dropped hot dog pieces.
 He likes his hot dogs broiled...cuz it's "like the grill!"  His interests go between Knights and Guards...which I only figured out today at the library.  He's going to be a Knight for Halloween (we found the whole armor of God...too cool) I was thinking of this when we went to the library.  He loves NON-fiction...and the librarian helped me find great castle cross section books with knights, etc.  He tried to be polite...saying, "Um, thanks...but want the guards...with the guns!"  Oh!
 I have to say...these precious moments make me want to draw him closer even though I know he's growing up and will be a big Kindergarten boy next year.  He informed me that kissing him and telling him he's cute is NOT okay in public...but at home it's fine...He guesses.  Hehehe. 
 I wonder if he'll think of being an Army dude for real...That just makes me nervous.  No, I think I'll just focus on our deep talks about which Sesame Street character is our favorite.  Me--Cookie Monster.  Lubby--The Count (cuz he likes numbers too)!
Our other deep conversations include...why some army dudes don't stand up right...why there aren't any more dragons (where's the fun of being a knight without dragons)...why he can't say some words (he's currently frustrated with electricity...we tried clapping it...but he gets tongue tied)...I'm glad I'm recording these read and remember later.