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Monday, August 22, 2011
Me: What did you study at school today?
Cutie Pie: We learned about Lewis and Clark.
Me: You did? What did you learn about Lewis and Clark?
Hubby: (Correcting me.) Lois and Clark.
Hubby: LOIS and Clark. (Blank stare from me.) I think it was Lois and Clark...
Me: No, dear, that's Superman.
Me: (To Hubby) I'm totally blogging about this later. (To Cutie Pie) Please continue.
Cutie Pie: Lewis and Clark set out to find...
Pot Pie: (interrupting) SUPERMAN!
(Laughter from everyone.)
Me: Please continue.
Cutie Pie: Lewis and Clark were two explorers who...
Pot Pie: Peed their pants!!!
Me: Please continue. Pot Pie, no more interruptions.
Cutie Pie: Lewis and Clark were two explorers who were sent by Thomas Jefferson to see about reaching the Pacific coast. They had a Native American guide named Sacagawea.
Hubby: Wasn't she an Indian Princess?
Me: I think you're thinking of Pocahontas, sweetheart...
I love having these conversations with the boys as a family. I look forward to every day, asking them what they learned at school. Even though they usually answer "Nothing.", I know they are learning because our conversations are becoming much more informed, much more opinionated. I hope to be able to challenge their thoughts as long as I can, until they are smarter than I am. Then maybe I'll learn a thing or two.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Pot Pie: "When can I get baptized?"
Knowing that in their church camp and VBS this is something that is discussed a lot, it didn't surprise me that this is what they decided to talk about.
Me: Anytime you want. You just have to proclaim that Jesus is your Lord and Savior and believe it with all your heart.
Pot Pie: And you have to know one thing about Jesus...like....Jesus died for our sins!
Pumpkin Pie: Well...(if you have never heard Pumpkin Pie say well, you must...he drags it out with a little baby Southern drawl. It sounds like "whaaaaale"...it's hilariously precious)... He can touch power lines. That is one thing I know about Jesus.
Me: Well, Nothing is impossible for Jesus...this is true...
Pot Pie: Who will baptize us?
Me: Our Pastor, Deron. You know, Seth's dad. Or Ethan's dad, Brian. He is a pastor.
Pumpkin Pie: (in complete shock) He passed away!?!?!
Me: NO! No, he didn't pass away. He's a PAST-OR! He's the pastor at Center Cross.
This led into an entirely different and much more somber discussion about heaven. I wish I knew all the answers to their questions. Pot Pie wants to go to heaven, but he is very concerned because he knows (barring some tragic accident) we won't all go to heaven at the same time and he doesn't want to be separated from mommy and daddy. I try to reassure him that being separated is something he won't have to worry about for a long time, but his tears brought tears of my own. Praying and searching for guidance are high on the to do list now.
Friday, July 08, 2011
At the time when we built it, we wanted something functional that we could put our glasses and our phones at night that was in reach (since I have to check my email just one more time before I close my eyes each night...) But as we lived with it, functional was no longer fitting into what I considered nice to look at.
Now, the after:
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Yesterday was a fun filled day celebrating the 4th of July with my husband's brother's family, and we started off the day in a big way!
For the past 9 weeks, my sister-in-law and I have been doing the Couch to 5k running program. She has done a few races in the past, but I have never considered myself to be a runner in any shape or form, so this was a great way for me to work my way into it. Yesterday, we completed the Firecracker 5k in downtown Tulsa! My husband ran as well, and it was an incredible feeling to make it across the finish line. My official time was 42:30. My goal was to do it in under 45:00, so I was happy with it! I'm so glad I did it, and I can't wait to run another one! I am so lucky to have such great cheerleaders rooting for me!
After the 5k, we rested all day in anticipation of a night full of fun, food, and firecrackers!
Here is our beautiful niece's reaction after she threw down a popper.
And here is our crew of boys, each happily blowing up one thing after another with their cousins. Fun was had by all!
Did I mention she's beautiful? She's adorable.