Monday, February 16, 2009

Life Savers Can Save Your Life

I gave my kindergarten son one of those large mint Lifesaver candies.


He opened the wrapper, "I know why they are called 'lifesavers."

"Why?" I asked..

He put it in his mouth and muffled, "Because if you choke on it, you can still breath." [referring to the big hole in the middle.]

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Best Laid Plans

Today at church, I was moving the diaper bag out of the middle of the walkway just as my third grade son decided to walk past. As if it was slow motion, I saw him put his foot inside the carrying strap as I moved it out of the way. I felt his foot pull on the strap and his body topple to the floor.

It was so predictable, that I had to hold back a laugh. He shot a glare at me as we made eye contact as if I had done it on purpose. Then he lay face down on the floor in another Academy Award-winning performance.

At the climax of his production, he lifted his head out of his arm, turned towards me and snapped, "I know why you were smiling....because your plan worked!"

He paused, glaring, for effect, then dramatically turned his face back down into his arms floor to finish the act.

He probably didn't appreciate me almost laughing again.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Trip To The Beach

Last summer the kids and I took a trip to the beach. We like listening to waves crash against the rocks.



When the water hits the rocks it sprays high into the air.



The kids enjoy climbing around on the giant rocks.



The kids found a lot of great hiding places among the rocks.



The trees on this beach are fun to climb.


While the kids climb high into the tree, I stand guard to make sure they stay safe.



We also love to meet the crabs, starfish, birds, and other friends that play at the beach.



Watching the wildlife is one of our favorite things to do at the beach.


They usually don't try to hurt us, but I am still cautious around them.



They make funny faces and act all goofy.





I can't help laughing when I hear the sounds they make.


Also, when wildlife are around, we rarely need to bring our own food.


We always have a good time at the beach.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Random dinner conversation...

I won't go into how we got onto the topic in the first place...



Me: You should NEVER pee on people.

#3: (without a pause ) Unless they got stung by a jellyfish.