Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Silly Willy Part 2

William-Dad, guess who sold me a hot dog at Costco?

Brian- no answer 

William- It was JESUS! Jesus sold me a holy hot dog! Can you believe it? I also drank a Sprite from heaven. 

Brian- still no response 

William- I should have asked Jesus how the family was doing...

Silly Willy

I really think stores should offer childcare for shoppers. We went to Costco today where William disappeared numerous times. Once I found him in a shed singing the theme song from Curious George. He was definitely riding the crazy train today. The monkey songs continued during the whole shopping trip! Our cashier's name was Jesus. According to William, Jeee-sus was alive and in the building. He shared this with me and Claudia very loudly. When we got into the van to head home, Peter Gabriel's "Shock the Monkey" was on the radio. William was horrified that a song was written called "Chop the Monkey" but continued to sing along with it adding George and the man with the yellow hat to the lyrics. It was an exhausting trip. I can't even begin to explain all the "events" that took place between our house and the Costco store. I need a drink!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Back to School 2015

Fourth and Fifth grades here we come!
Fourth and Fifth Grades

I had to force you to hold hands for a few seconds!

Poor little Snoopy did not want them to leave :(

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Claudia's Love Letter

My Love Letter

Thank you to my sweet Claudia. You left me a love letter on my pillow this morning. You are so kind and thoughtful. This made me smile and filled my heart with love! Love you!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poems From Claudia

Night Time
Sky is dark
Stars appearing
Owl Flying
Mouse beware!
Bacon is red
Bacon is rough
But one strip is never enough!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Break 2014

Exploring Ogden Gardens

Road trip to Pokagon with the Bentons

Refilling the bird feeders at Pokagon

Hiking with Matthew

Turtle time!

Claudia and her buddy

Hiking at Rogers Lakewood Park

Playing Legos in our jammies :)


Both of my kids have inherited Brian's "I have no sense of time" gene and it's making me crazy! Trying to get them fed, dressed and to school on time, is hell. William talks a mile a minute and "forgets" to eat then cries because he's "starving" Today he serenaded us with, "butt, butt, butt, butt, butt, butt" sung to the tune of jingle bells. He continued to sing while spinning in circles completely unaware of the importance of putting clothes on for school, couldn't find his shoes and probably never brushed his teeth. I threatened to take him to school in his pjs...he thought that was cool. Claudia instigates and makes things even worse. I finally had it and yelled that I would be waiting in the car. Five minutes pass. No kids. I walk back to the house to find them searching for me. They forgot to look in the car! How I managed 40 fifth graders during my teaching days, but can't manage 2 of my own is a complete mystery to me. Plus this morning's chaos was witnessed by Collin, the bathroom renovation man. Love having an audience when I'm close to a breakdown.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Claudia's Song

Claudia wrote a song the other day while we were running errands.  I found her lyrics stuffed in the back seat pocket of the van.  Her song goes like this....

I love you
You love me
So, let's go and play today
While the heavens are bright
And by the star's twinkling light
So, what do you say
Why don't we go and play today
While the heavens are bright
And by the star's twinkling light
I say we should play
Because I love you
And you love me
So, let's go and play today

Monday, February 24, 2014

In the Closet

Last night, I found my undiagnosed narcoleptic husband asleep on the closet floor again.... lights off, wearing winter boots and layers of clothes.  He claimed to be stretching.