Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Quotable Lu 2

Daddy walks in the door for lunch today...

Daddy: "Hey Lucy, can I have a big hug?!"
Lucy (pushing a shopping cart and toting no less than five bags full of various items):
" I can't right now... I'm full of hands."
Daddy: You mean your hands are full?" :)
Lucy: Oh, yes.

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Our friend Sloppy Joe

Mommy likes to freeze big batches of food in advance b/c cooking and cleaning up aren't her favorite things to do every evening. Sometimes she makes a months worth of a recipe before we ever even try it (some day she'll learn). A while back she decided she loved Sloppy Joes. Into the freezer goes a months worth.

1st Sloppy Joe Dinner :
Me and Henry work on finishing our first plate at each meal until dinner the next night, with a few brief moments of gagging (it apparently isn't our favorite)

a week passes...

2nd Sloppy Joe Dinner, renamed "Irish Joes":
It's St. Patricks day... Mommy defrosts a batch, but this time makes green rolls to go with it. Me and Henry gobble it up and go for seconds!

a week or so passes....

3rd Sloppy Joe Dinner:
(Daddy's out of town)
Mommy: "Tonight we're having Irish Joes again"
Me and Henry: "Yaaayyy!
Mommy: "I don't have any green buns tonight though so we'll just use plain buns, ok?"
Me and Henry: "ok, Yaayy Irish Joes!! (Then we gobble it up and go for seconds)

another week or so later...

4th Sloppy Joe Dinner:
Daddy makes dinner and announces: "Let's eat... it's Sloppy Joes for dinner tonight!" (Oh no, he let the S word slip!)

an hour passes at the table (or what it felt like at least)

Daddy: What's wrong, I thought you all loved Sloppy Joes?
Lucy: No Daddy, We love IRISH Joes.

5th Sloppy Joe dinner...
We'll see how it goes tonight- Daddy's learned his lesson, though, so we should be able to finish off the Freezer Joes as long as He specifies their nationality first!

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Our friends came to see us this weekend!! Mr. Chris came all the way from NC to play with us for a few days... and Mr. Brandon and Mrs. Alaina came from Seattle to work on the bike trails but we got to play with them some too! Despite Mrs. Alaina being slightly lactose intolerant, we've shared a few great ice cream moments over the years:

Flashback to Nov. 2006:





Present day, May 2009:






Henry in his "cowboy" shirt... anything plaid is "cowboy" to him these days... and that's all he ever wants to wear.



Monday, May 18, 2009

a tough decision




The pool's been open the last few days and Mommy's trying to get us there as much as possible so she can start strategizing a plan for this summer. Her theory is that it's got to get easier the more we go, right? Didn't seem hard to me though. I love gliding through the cool water with every muscle in every limb clenched around Mommy's body. Henry, however, took his usual laid back approach and enjoyed bobbing and kicking with his floaties the whole time. Mommy's end goal is for me to learn how to swim... for Henry not to bob too far into the deep end by himself, and for Lincoln to learn to love his little red sun tent that Mrs. Sherrell loaned us for the summer... which has already proven to fit at least 5 toddlers in it- unfortunately all on top of him. Kids love tents. Today mommy tried walking to the pool, thinking the stroller would lull Lincoln into a deep sleep so she could focus on me and Henry in the water... that didn't work as well as she planned. But there was a little lulling on the way home. Here's Henry in the backpack struggling to make a tough decision... lolipop or sleep... both soooo appealing after after a good hour of bobbing.



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... and here's some bonus footage of Henry chasing a small red dot at the Pratt's.... don't know if Henry or Rufus enjoyed it more. Kids love lasers.


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Thursday, May 14, 2009

interpretive dancing

Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Becky... Mommy told me that you two would appreciate the fact that she's raising up a new generation of interpretive dancers... more videos to come.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

sweet caroline!

Finally!!! I got to hug my sweet cousin Caroline again!

Isn't she beautiful!!!

Just look at me... I was so excited I could shout for joy!!!

I got to "sister" her all week long! ("sister" is actually a verb our friends, the Browns, taught us, meaning to smother with love and affection and attention whether desired by the opposite party or not)
I even let her play with Debbie.

She liked my brothers too. I think she wanted to eat Lincoln.

He is kinda meaty, 19 lbs @3 1/2 mos old! Sometimes I think he's so
cute I could just eat him up, too. Then he spits up on me and the moment passes.


Caroline loves it when I squeeze her. Henry doesn't know how good he's got it.




As we gave Mimi, Aunt Amy, Uncle Charles, and Caroline a tour of the new summer staff lodge... Daddy pointed out all the animals on the walls. He had to remind me and Henry that the mountain lion, bobcat, and elk were all once alive but not anymore.. now they're just stuffed for decoration. That made me a little relieved. So when we stopped to take pictures with our bronze friends on camp (see picture below)... I pointed them out to everyone. I had to remind Aunt Amy that the kids were once alive, but not any more... now they're just stuffed for decoration. It made me more than a little relieved when she cleared up this misconception for me!

Papa was our playroom playmate for the last two weeks!

And Mimi, as always, has a way with her grandbabies...

We flew kites...



petted horses...
played on the playground... and Mimi even got to meet alot of my friends at Lily's house for craft time...
but alot of the time we just hung around in our pajamas... we were sick...
everyone kept talking about some kind of flying pig disease...
i think thats what we had :)
...but even though we had to use our mouths to breathe most of the time we used them to smile alot and talk too. Here's Crazy Uncle Charles. He smiles alot. Unless you call him Chuck.
we love our Papa and Mimi!!!

wrong baby, mommy.... you'd think with all the baby
wearing devices around here they wouldn't misplace their babies!


there you go... that's more like it.
there was also alot of dancing going on.. especially in the kitchen- I'll try to round up a few videos to share... my Aunt Amy- she's got the moves... she was a Spartanite after all!