Monday, May 26, 2008
We were given new silverware for Christmas. In order to accommodate a large dinner crowd, I finally got up the guts to replace the old silverware at Easter. I nearly DID have to dry my eyes. I was replacing the silverware Travis and I chose soon after we were married. As silly as it sounds I remember feeling like our silverware style expressed something about us. I peeked at it the other day in the back of the drawer and it looks so dull and used. Just the same I'm attached to the set.
While on the kitchen topic I must mention our dishes. Plates, bowls, mugs, glasses. We chose these all shortly after we were married as well. Again, feeling the style said something about us. For the last few months we've had a serious problem...our dishes STINK! There are few things worse than attempting to take a refreshing drink of cold water and smelling WET DOG! What do we do? The thought of replacing the dishes really makes me sad. The thought of replacing the dish washer makes me ill. In this case I think being ill might be more productive.
For the benefit of those still reading, I'll continue...a name change. I wonder which name I would more likely become attached to..."Five Guys and a Doll" or "Four Guys and Two Dolls". What do you think?
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
This is not the number of dress shirts found in our house to clothe a male body but rather the number that I just finished ironing and putting away.
I think you get the idea after viewing only one of the three closets.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I recently read a magazine article, "My Baby Can Read", that brought me back to this funny experience. The author called bragging moms "one-uppers". I wondered how many times I had been guilty of "one-upmomship" and know it must be more than I think. As quickly as I acknowledged that I might be worthy of holding this title I began to justify my actions, thinking, "But can't I tell my friends about the amazing, funny, or just downright cute things my boys do?"
And so...at the risk of claiming the gold medal in "one-upmomship"...I would just like to say that Charlie can be so irresistibly cute and smart (more on his whining abilities later) and here is the proof.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Theron faithfully calls Isaac Larry. We often hear Theron yelling at the top of his lungs, "LAAAAA-RREEEEEE!!" The events that follow this yell are usually not pleasant.
Isaac hasn't been much of an artist until a few months ago when he started bringing pictures home from preschool that were more than a few effortless scribbles.
He came home from school with this picture of Larry Boy that he drew...or maybe it is a self portrait.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
CORRECTION: And a row of carrots. Travis would like everyone to know that there is much more to come.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Me: (Gulp) "Who told you that?"
Theron: "I learned it on the computer from the Safety Patrol. I know all about car safety."
Isaac: "Yeah, and you should never listen to your ipod and sing really loud while someone is driving because that will distract the driver."
Me: "Yep, you guys are right."
Theron: "Well, why did you talk on the phone while you were driving mom?"
Some other valuable things that I learned during this lecture:
- When you are in the car you should always buckle your seat belt.
- If there is a fire in your house you should never open a door if it feels hot. You should go to the window and yell for help.
- If there is a fire man coming toward you, you should not run from him. You should go to him for help.