Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Since nothing particularly hilarious has taken place in the past week or so (believe it or not), I will share a story from about a year ago. The boys were particularly wound up one night. With much effort, we were able to get them to go to bed. Gave kisses, turned on their sleep music, turned off the light, and went down the stairs. I don't remember what Jeff and I were doing. Probably watching something incredibly exciting on t.v.. We usually have the monitor on, but for some reason it was off that night. This was back in the day when there was so playing that went on after lights out. We heard some racket, but nothing out of the ordinary. Or so we thought. At some point, I ventured up to their room. As I started up the stairs I realized that the racket was a cry, and a distress call. I ran up the stairs and swung open the door. There was Asa, wedged between his headboard and the wall. They were in twin beds, which were incredibly heavy. His belly had stopped him from falling completely behind the bed... and he was stuck. I stood there for a while, how did he get like this? It wasn't a mystery for long. After freeing Asa (who wasn't hurt but scared that he was going to be "stuck there all night long", I learned the whole story. Both boys were taking turns standing at the top of their headboards and leaping onto the bed. Asa's foot must have slipped and he fell behind. This little adventure didn't deter them from jumping on the bed, but it did stop them from jumping off the HEADBOARDS!

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Evolution of the Knock Knock Joke

After breakfast this morning...

Addison: "Knock Knock"
Me: "Who's there?"
Addison: "Hungry"
Me: "Hungry Who?"
Addison: " Hungry Toilet Paper"

After getting no reaction he quickly follows up with...
Addison: "Knock Knock"
Me: "Who's there?"
Addison: "Orange"
Me: "Orange Who?"
Addison: "Excuse me I didn't say apple?"

Maybe the poo jokes weren't so bad after all.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I Love My Daddy Because...

"He gives us kisses"

"He plays pretendo with us" (nintendo, that is)

"He lets us play with concrete"

"He lets me help him make bricks"

"He takes us to Home Depot in his truck"

"He lets me get dirty at Home Depot"

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

First Violin Lesson!

The boys had their first Suzuki Violin lesson today... and it went very well! Becca taught them how to hold their bow hand and we learned a rhythm to clap. They even learned the names of all the parts of the violin. They are looking forward to being able to actually hold a violin-- maybe in a couple more lessons!

Children of the Corn

Our garden is looking great! We had enough green beans to feed an army on Sunday, and we have zucchini coming out of our ears. Maybe these boys should have a veggie stand to get rid of all the tomatoes we'll have once they ripen!

Asa usually takes off to the garden in the mornings. One morning last week, he ran out the back door and jumped in his John Deere Gator. I watched him from the kitchen window as he drove to the garden and went row by row, inspecting the growth. A while later, he drove back up and unloaded a cucumber and some beans from the back of the gator. Too cute.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Boys will be boys... and men will be boys...

Where did my little boys come from?

"Did you see that Transformers voice changing helmet? It was AWSOME." ~Jeff

Fishing Trip

Last Thursday, we spent the afternoon fishing down in Brooks. The boys each caught about three... and each caught one brem that was big enough to keep! We didn't quite getthrough to them that you don't walk in front of all the lines (Dad will attest to this... with a hook in the finger), but all in all there were no major injuries.

When all the worms were gone, Dad cleaned their fish for them, which I thought was a wonderful idea. It was such a good lesson... it is possible to catch/grow/prepare your own food. I was pretty amazed at how little they were affected by the cleaning. Asa said, "Look! The heads flop around when they get cut off!". That's a difference between a tom-boy and a boy-boy. I was all about worms, baited my own hook, took the fish off, etc. The line is drawn at the fish cleaning. No way would I sit and watch that... not without screaming about the injustice of it all and crying for the poor fishie (that I just hooked, caught, and threw in a bucket). I also found that another tomboy/boyboy line is found in insect hunting. I am all about catching bugs... or so I thought. I guess boys consider grubs to be in the bug category. Asa had to get a lesson about how sometimes, girls don't want to hold bugs... especially grubs.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Get Down Tonight

Mim and I took the boys to the Funkle Ester show at Ashford Manor's "Concerts on the Lawn" last night. This is Bryan and Meredith McLucas's disco cover band, that has actually dissolved but came back to do this reunion show. Now Bryan and Meredith have an originals band, the Green Hornets, and Meredith is in Countdown to Ecstasy, which is a Steely Dan tribute band. This Saturday, Jeff and I will go to see Meredith make a cameo in Cosmic Charlie's cover of the Dark Side of the Moon at the Georgia Theatre.

Anyways, the boys loved the show, although Addison was feeling a little under the weather. Here's some pics...

Looks like a mini conga line, but this is actually how you get to the car with both arms full of groceries...

I had both boys saying, "I boogie woogied 'till I couldn't boogie no more". Addison piped up and said in all sincerity, "Yeah, that's why I stopped boogieing."

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The big news in Bethlehem....

(Click on the image)

(I've been writing on the House Blog about the tree, and our trying to get the bees out)

Friday, June 1, 2007

A few more... by Asa

"Mom, when I growed up, I'm gonna play in the street like Uncle Mike" ~Asa


"On my next birthday, I'm gonna be five" Asa says, proudly.
"Really?" replies Grandpa
"Yup, then one day I'm gonna be TEN!"
"One day, you'll be old like me." Grandpa adds.
"Yeah! Then I'll hold up my arm like this and see hairs on it!"


Asa and I were walking from the pool to the bathroom (for the sixth time in 2 hours). He looks at me and says, "You see my two nipples?? One day I'll have big nipples like Daddy!"