Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I can see how that could ruin a movie for you.

This afternoon Ainsley and Hudson started watching a movie. Part way through Hudson got up and was wandering around. I asked him if he liked the movie. He said, "No, it has too many grown-ups in it."

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Summer time, summer time, sum, sum, summer time...

Finally Summer arrived. Both in temperature and the ending of school. We rang it in well-

Lauren spent the night and we had our first bonfire in our newly created fire pit:

Smores were a great hit.

So were singing camp songs- which consisted of singing, "1 little, 2 little, 3 little campers, 1 little, 2 little, 3 little campers, 1 little, 2 little, 3... over and over again. They couldn't be convinced that they were supposed to move on to 4, 5, 6 etc. They were SURE that is how the song went. They also had no idea how to end the song. So we heard it over and over and over...

They also wanted to hear ghost stories. What sort of ghost stories do you tell two 7-year old girls and a 4 year old boy that YOU WANT TO GO TO SLEEP VERY SOON? They were some special stories we made up.

And yesterday morning they flew outside at 8:15, only to return at 8:16 because the sundresses Ainsley and Lauren had put on were too cold. So they put on hats, scarves, and gloves and went back outside (a sweatshirt was not an option- I have no idea why). By 10:00 it was "way too hot," outside (it must have been at least 67 degrees) so they decided it was time for water play.

Look at how wet Camden is...

We have high hopes for a fun summer!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Quick mood change.

Today was the last day of first grade. Ainsley hadn't expressed anything but excitement over summer, but when she got off the bus today there were lots of tears over the end of school. The teachers all lined up and bowed to the kids as the buses drove away, and evidently that sent her over the emotional edge. "I don't want school to end, I love school, I love first grade, I love Mr. Coburn." On and on it went. I talked her off the ledge, only to have her hop up there again (predictably- she shares her mother's ability to get over emotional as she gets tired) at bedtime. As we again processed how wonderful the year was and how sad she is that it is over, abruptly she stopped and said, "Hey, do I have to get my clothes on and get ready before breakfast or can I eat breakfast in my pajamas during the summer?" I told her she could eat in her pajamas if she wanted. The response? "Sweet! I'm glad school is over, I love summer." Complete attitude transformation, the red eyes behind the happy smile were all that was left of the emotional breakdown just minutes before. If you drop by mid-day and Ainsley is still in her pajamas this summer, now you will understand why.

Friday, June 6, 2008

If you have ever thought of putting up a wallpaper border, just don't.

Dear person who decided to put up a wallpaper border and affix it with super glue,

I do not appreciate your work.
Never do that again. Thanks.

Dear person who no longer liked the horrible floral border and so decided rather than scraping it off because it was stuck so bad, so then decided to do a really bad job of just putting another border over the top, again using super glue,

I don't like your work either.

Both of you should have your home decorating licenses revoked.

This represents hours of my life that I will never get back.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tennis skills

Getting the strokes down, and melting daddy's heart.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The little budding artist

Medium: Pencil

Canvas: Anything

Company he is keeping in business: Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

Monday, June 2, 2008

So Stinkin' Funny

We LOVE our pastor. His ability to tell stories is amazing. He grew up in Alaska and then went back there as a missionary with his family. He still goes back mutiple times a year. Our church often has groups of people that go on mission trips there to Kokrin Hills Bible Camp. All this Alaska provides lots of stories about Alaska. Consequently, at our church retreat this weekend one of the "commercials" during a game show THIS. It is so worth clicking on it and watching it on youtube. I love the line regarding Steel Magnolias where he says, "Julia Roberts will be dead in no time." When I told him how funny I thought that line was Barry said he doesn't know who she is :) So if you are one of our friends/family that have visited our church you will appreciate this, if your a Cornerstone person you probably already saw it, and even if you haven't heard Barry before it will be funny.