Overheard at breakfast one morning: “Yes they would!”
“No! They wouldn’t!”
“YES THEY WOULD!”
“NO. THEY WOULDN’T”
“MO-OM. WOULD YOU CALL THE POLICE IF SETH ATE ME?”
“uh. yes … I think we would call the police if Seth ate you.”
Thomas turned to Seth: “SEE!? Told you.”
One morning. Seth decided to take Luke’s pants and do this.
His nickname was simply “Pants.” We couldn’t stop laughing.
We’ve got World Cup fever. Are you watching? We couldn’t believe the first minute of Ghana v. United States. We are totally rooting for U.S. with Ghana as a close second. Also died today when Ghana tied Germany. (Whenever we talk about the German team, we automatically go into our evil ” Zah Jehmins” voice. Which, I’m guessing, won’t make sense to you …Unless you’re familiar with a certain Studio C skit involving Matt meese as a German exchange student, which I expect is zero percent of my readership. Nevertheless, It had to be recorded.)
GO U.S.A!! Also, Thomas has told us he is going to play in the World Cup someday.Read More
Your birthday is coming up in THREE MORE SLEEPS! You’re turning five years old!!
This has been your best year yet. I like to think life’s just going to keep getting funnier and better and brighter and happier as you get older.
Because the funny. OH THE FUNNY. Your sense of humor is different than all of your brothers. So unexpected, so much of it unintentional.
I am shocked and maybe even a little disturbed at how impressive your crazy laugh is. Like, you sound truly insane. How have you perfected this before your 5th birthday!? Should I be worried? Where did you even learn to do such a thing? Like, with the widening of the eyes and everything and escalating pitch? I mean, wow.
Lately you have taken on a new wolf-like persona that involves showing us your “claws.”
These claws are actually just your hands. But the process involves a finger on each hand coming out gradually. One at a time. Like, “Oh no! He’s changing into his ‘other’ self!” and then one finger pops out on each hand and you jump around pretending to swipe and cut and mutilate all sorts of household items. And people. Then the crazy ramps up and we’re all like “AAAAH! Two claws!” (and then another finger pops up).
Man, everything just ramps up those last weeks of school, doesn’t it?
Here’s Thomas and I on an end of the year field trip to the zoo. We had such a fun time. I loved having a kid hang on my arm and say things like, “Oh no thanks, Braden. I’m going to sit with MY MOM.” We cuddled, and laughed and talked. I got to see him with all of his little first grade buddies and it was precious. Between having babies too small and Ghana, it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do this. So glad I could go.
We started ramping up for end of the year school festivities in the middle of May.
It started with Seth’s pre-school graduation.
The alumni can’t resist jumping into the next picture:
– Spring Break–
We hiked the “Y” with cousin Halle and later in the afternoon went and saw “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Two thoughts here. 1) thomas really didn’t want to do the hike. He thought it would be to hard; he’d get too tired. It wasn’t easy but he toughed it out and loved it. I was so proud! He made this observations a few times, “I don’t usually want to do this kind of stuff but then when I do it I really really love it.” and 2) Aaron and I had gone and seen Walter Mitty on a date the night before and had really liked it and I was super excited for the boys to see it. Luke and Sam LOVED the movie. Thomas liked it too but a lot of it went over his head. I think it was a little confusing when Walter would zone out. (On this day Seth played at a friend’s house and then spent the afternoon with Daddy at work. He had just as much fun as we did, without us.)
Pictures from our hike:
I love this one. SO HARDCORE.
These are the entries about my hip pain that I found looking back through the blog. I started seeing my doctor in July of 2012. My hip had been bothering me for several months leading up to that first visit. I had seen two other doctors with no progress.
I wish I had written more about how hard it was.Read More