You’ve seen this photo of our wedding before. It’s my favorite from our entire book of wedding photos and the one that I usually have hanging or propped some where visible.
Several years ago when we only had three children, Jason and I went to a company dinner and a couple from church came over . . . → Read More: You never know what kids will say
Since St. Patrick’s Day was on a Saturday and Jason would be home all day I didn’t want to spend all day in the kitchen making three different meals like I did the year before. We had a simple breakfast and then for lunch I splurged, using the money that we’ve earned blogging, and took . . . → Read More: The Lorax Movie
Yep this is what I actually asked my girls. “Tell me one thing you would change about Mom if you could.” Constructive criticism is a good thing right? I put it out there and yet I still cringed inwardly and braced myself for what they would say.
I always have them answer littlest to biggest . . . → Read More: What would you change about Mom?
“Mom I sneezed and hurt my finger.” Joy age 7
“That’s Fee Fye Foe.” Sure enough Little Jason age 3 had his biggest action figure guy on the top of his biggest toy.
“Yeah mom you’re still just a little fat…but I can hardly tell.” Faith age 10. (I’m working on it–for crying out loud. . . . → Read More: My Kids Make Me Laugh
When I was pregnant my girls would always say, “Mom, you’re not fat you’re just pregnant.” I probably talked about being huge more than I thought I did. I really felt enormous.
I was sitting on the couch with Faith (age 10) holding Bobby (one week old) when, (I don’t know what possessed me.) I . . . → Read More: Pregnant or Fat?
“Mom, does money last forever?” Joy (age 7) Well now, wouldn’t that be nice!
“Is this ice-cream cone made from a napkin?” Grace (age 5) I have wondered that myself!
“I had a dream that my hand fell off and we were passing it around in the van.” Grace (age 5) Seriously? There is no . . . → Read More: Funny Kids Quotes #23
Over lunch one day I told my daughter to work on demonstrating a happy face. “You don’t want your face to get stuck in a frown do you?” Another daughter challenged my assertion with disbelief that anyone’s face could get stuck in a frown. Not to be out done by a child, I explained that, . . . → Read More: That Frown Might Get Stuck!
My three girls were all asked this question between the ages of four and five. Faith said she wanted to be a “cooker.” She loves food every bit as much as I do.
When Joy was in pre-school she was asked this question on camera along with all the other little girls. Every other girl . . . → Read More: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Summer has been a much needed and anticipated break from school work. Oh to wake up and not have to make the kids get started on their math has been so refreshing. I do, however, keep them reading. We have joined three different library reading clubs as well as the clubs from retail bookstores. They . . . → Read More: How We Are Spending Our Summer
This morning as I was waiting for my sister Miriam to arrive to stay with my kids while I went to my doctor’s appointment, I heard Joy shriek, “Mom! There’s a snake in here, a real one. It’s moving!” That didn’t get much reaction from me, but the other kids went running.
“It’s true. It . . . → Read More: A Snake in the House