Monthly Archives: June 2006

Here and There in My Head

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Mitch and I went to the Braves game today with two other couples in our small group. We had a great time but it wasn’t fun to watch the Braves lose another game to the Red Sox. I need to be careful how I phrase the following sentences because I don’t want to sound contradictory. I have nothing against the Red Sox fans in particular. I’m sure today’s situation could have happened at Turner Field with any other team’s fans surrounding me. It just really irks me, though, when those sitting around you have no regard for who’s sitting around them. I’m all about team pride and shouting for your favorite ball players but I would appreciate it if they would apologize when spilling their beer down your back. Also, although it’s rude, I expect fans to make fun of the other team. I expect them to make fun of the instant replays on the JumboTron highlighting the opposing team. I guess I should also expect them, after all their rudeness, to also use incorrect grammar. That’s why I love this example…..at Turner Field you will hear, sing, and perform the Tomahawk Chop (tune) many times. So, in all his glory, the sassy smarty-pants fan from Boston, who was sitting behind me, shouted loudly, “That’s the stupidest song and dance I’ve ever heard”. I just giggled to myself.

Both Andrew and Luke stayed with Meme and Pop (Mitch’s parents) today while we were at the game. They all had fun! Pictures will soon be coming. I would post them now but I’m on my computer which has a bad media card and USB port. We’ve only had this certified refurbished Gateway for two days (after having our original one serviced over the past two months) and we’ve already found that this one, too, needs to be sent back in for repair. AHHHH! We should have bought a Dell.

Here’s something random: My friend, Addison, has just graduated as valedictorian from high school. His desire is to attend an Ivy League university and decided that it would be to his advantage to take a year off between graduation and college so he can travel parts of Asia and Europe. I had the joy of being his eighth grade teacher some years ago and spent quite a bit of time with his mother, father, and their six OTHER sons (she’s my secret inspiration as to how to raise boys!). Anyway, he’s keeping an online journal of his daily travels so I thought I’d share his adventure with you. Just click here to read his past posts. I’m am somewhat envious of his journey but I can honestly say that I have no desire to ever go to Asia. I feel guilty saying that. Guilty because I love my comfort zone here in the U.S.A. Guilty because there are people in Asia who need the Gospel. Guilty because I like my hamburgers and don’t want to eat mystery meat. Guilty because I love myself more than others. Ah, the battle of my sin continues.

And, yes…I still hate Napoleon Dynamite. Stop making fun of me for it! (tee hee)

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50 Days of Summer

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My friend, Amy Huff, is playing “50 Days of Summer” with many others. I think I’ve decided to join in the fun. If you’re interested, click here. I’m not sure I’ll do all that’s suggested but I can definitely use some of the ideas. Thanks, Amy!

Cutting Hair

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I always buzz-cut Mitch’s hair but we usually take Andrew to a “professional”. However, as I was about to have Mitch sit for his monthly cutting, Andrew said, “Mine! Like Daddy!”. We didn’t think he was serious but he sat still and ready. So, against my better judgement, I proceeded. Now I wish I hadn’t. I don’t like his hair at all…he doesn’t look little anymore and I’m not a fan of buzz-cuts on little boys. It’s just a preference. I have chosen to think on the more positive side – “it’s summer time and will be cooler…..we won’t have to take him to get his hair cut for at least three to four more months, etc”. Afterwards, I buzzed Mitch’s hair and the picture above was the final result of both.

We have been busy this past weekend….Andrew pooped in the potty for the first time. He’s been potty training himself and enjoys the accomplishment (the promise of candy helps). My mother and brother came to visit for a few days. We played outside, went shopping, and took naps. Andrew loves spending time with Uncle Stuart and his Gami. Andrew played hard with his friends at a party Friday night and again this afternoon at a local kid’s gym. He has been going to sleep quickly these past two days! Luke got lots of hugs and kisses, too!

At the park and more

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We’ve been visiting the park about three times each week. Andrew misses his preschool friends so we met two of them yesterday for a picnic. He and Marly like looking over the bridge into the creek and Alley likes to share her wagon with others. Most every afternoon you can find us in the backyard playing in the water – sprinkler, slip and slide, small pool. Andrew hasn’t quite mastered the skill of running and propelling yourself along the slippery slide but he likes to crawl under the spitting water. The sun is so bright that I found a cute cap for Luke to wear. He liked it! Hope you are having a fun (wet) summer!

Huh? Say what?

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I just can’t resist taking pictures of my children. Luke appears a little confused in the above picture. I wonder what he was thinking… hmmmm….. I think Luke looks more like Mitch is this picture. We have a playgroup with my friend, Kirstin, and her set of triplets. Last week, we put them in the small pool together. Noah liked the water best while Andrew and Emma barely got wet. Dylan wanted nothing of it as he’d rather explore how the digital camera works (“I see…let me see, Jawan!”). We’re gonna miss playing with them once they move to Atlanta in a few weeks.

Highchair Happiness

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Luke still finds it hard to sit up on his own (he’s not quite 6 months old yet) but he really likes getting the chance to strengthen his abdominal muscles by practicing in his highchair. I’ve found that he likes pears but isn’t too fond of rice or oatmeal. He’s happy in his highchair, though. This picture proves it.