These two little guys love each other. I sometimes feel that all they do is fight but that’s just not true. Most of the time, they are playing happily together….just like they did for four hours this afternoon at Callaway Gardens (more pictures to come…maybe).
Twice in one week….that’s how many times I’ve witnessed two of my three children lie in danger of bodily harm by “another” (no, not by the hand of their siblings).
Mitch and I don’t do coffee. Well, let me take that back….we don’t have a coffee maker in our home because neither of us are addicted to the stuff (Mitch hates it) and I am not one of those I MUST HAVE MY MORNING COFFEE people. Now, when a friend makes a pot for a group I happen to be a part of, you betcha I’m gonna have a cup of Java. I can now finally answer the question, “How do you like your coffee?” – lots of flavored cream and two sugars (Splenda!), thank you very much. Honestly, if the coffee isn’t free, I’m not gonna buy it…which is why I only drink coffee consistently on Monday mornings during women’s Bible study, thanks to Lynn, and about once a week at Coralie’s house when I go over for a friendly visit (she brews it with me in mind although I’m sure she downs about 2-3 cups before I arrive…the pot is never full when it’s my turn. Right, CC?). There’s one thing for sure, though. I don’t know how to make coffee. I’m completely dumb when it comes to how to make dark, light, strong, weak, nasty, or rich coffee.
The kids decided they wanted to sit at their little red table during dinner last night (thanks, Melissa!). They asked for a tablecloth, which I didn’t have…so I grabbed a red and white crib sheet from the days of ‘ole and wrapped it around the edges. We cut the tulips from last week’s flower surprise to me from my husband and used them as a centerpiece (we planted the bulbs this afternoon). This was a real highlight for them!
When we get home midday from all our activities, the kids are all given “quiet time” in some form or fashion. Yesterday, the house was quiet for a solid 45 minutes; Andrew stayed in his room to read, draw, and build with his Legos, Luke spent some time on the computer and on the floor with his building blocks, and Abigail sat at my feet in the kitchen using her scissors to cut the flyers from Sunday’s newspaper. While they were resting their bodies, I managed to unload and load the dishwasher, dry a load of clothes, wipe down the counters, and prepare dinner early!
Just some pictures of what our family has been up to lately….
Bowling (and billards) with the family where Mitch beat us all and Andrew came in second. I’m too embarrassed to tell you my score….and to think that I used to be on a junior bowling league! I’ve lost my touch (and my wrist brace).
This video is two years old…..and still cracks me up. I’m not sure if their dancing or my attempt at “beat-boxing” is funnier.
What an amazing story.
We had a lot of rain about two weeks ago. That meant that we spent quite a bit of time inside (which is often hard for my boys since they love to be outside playing hard!). One activity that we did together was to make rubberband musical instruments. Each child took one of those ever present plastic Gladware containers and started wrapping different sized rubberbands around it. The small bands were tight and made higher pitched sounds while the loose large bands made lower sounds. The kids left the table playing their “guitars” to Pandora playing music on my computer.