The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Hand-Off

Josiah fell asleep on the way to meet Mommy.
I got to cuddle with Ella.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Futebol with Josiah

Josiah came for a three-day weekend.
The weather Friday was nice, then it turned chilly, but any weather is good soccer weather, right?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Park Fun

Try to keep up with the Fearless Foursome at the park. It's exhausting!Reiley climbing the mountain
and the pirate ladder
Madison climbing, too
Luke on the lookout
and trip-trapping across the swinging bridge
hmmmm... what next?
sipping and swaying
Kate on the move
Madison trying to figure it out
Reiley swinging
Madison, too
Madison rocking
Kate corralled
and in the swing
flying high

Luke sees a birdMaybe the bird wants to eat wood chips?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Men, Anyway!

At the hospital the other night a patient asked his son, who was visiting, to turn on the fan, as he was feeling rather warm. The son obliged; switched it on and inquired, "Do you want it ovulating?"... then he paused, as if searching for the right word.
His embarrassed wife quickly interjected, "Honey, I think you mean oscillating."
"Oh... right!", he agreed.
It was one of those eye-rolling moments where the wife just sighs and carries on.
I couldn't stop laughing.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Luke pulls the stool up to the counter on every visit to my house.
He's very methodical, and he likes his crackers.
He opens each jar and takes out an even number of all three types: graham, saltine, and ritz.
Sometimes he makes "sandwiches" of them and eats them two at a time.
Sometimes he lines them up across the table.
But he always shares.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Where's Gramma?

It seems like she's always happy and very charming.
This morning I saw another facet to this jewel. I'd just washed and towel-dried my hair when she wandered in, looking for me. Well, she took one look and ran away, screaming at the top of her lungs, crying inconsolably. I guess she was wondering what I'd done to her gramma.
(She was visibly relieved when I reappeared with my hair combed and dried.)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pre-reading Skills

We hired a lawn service to apply fertilizer and weed control this Spring. They put down the first application a few days ago, and planted their sign at the lawn's edge, warning us to stay off until it was dry. When Luke spotted the sign flapping in the wind, he exclaimed, "Look, Vovó, it's a party!"
So we went inside and pretended it was.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Talk About Rain!

Does anyone want to go fishing?
I have the night crawlers.

Lots of 'em...
Take your pick; the robins are stuffed.
I hate it when that happens.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Blur of Activity

90 minutes at our house this morning:

I think they are ready for a nap.
I know I am.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Go Fly a Kite

Reiley with his Thomas the Train kite
It's flying!
Lukie's Elmo kite is up, too
These aren't the best pictures, because...
2 kids with kites + 2 babies heading for the street/mud/pebbles = lots of action