Wednesday, August 26, 2009

lists, prayers and some good old wrestling

as i am obsessed with lists, thus my influence has rubbed off on jack who also now loves putting in written form the things he wishes to accomplish. last night after dinner he asked if we could make a list of all the things he wants to do before he goes back to school. i let everyone say two things, so now we have a list of 6 things to accomplish before next tuesday. jack wants to go to arcadia park and have an "uncle danny day", lucy wants to finish our robots (slacker mom, i know) and play disney scene-it with uncle danny and finn wants to go to the zoo ("and see giraffes, zebras and da elephant") and play cars and smurfs with jack (and my list: make lunch for teachers at jack's school on friday and try to throw together a back-to-school dinner for jack... inspiration here). not too bad of a list (except for my stuff...). to start we will be off to the zoo this morning so as to start by scratching off one of the grander items on our list. now i just need to get danny on board with his part in all this...

the other night during prayers i had to bite my lip as both lucy and jack said their intentions. jack prayed that our chicks would all learn to live together and get along... nice, i guess, but something about praying for chickens just seems a little funny to me. then my kids always like to pray for everyone we know who is having (or trying to have) a baby. so, after this intention lucy asked, "when is mimi going to have a baby?" to which i told her, "she already had a baby. michael, remember?" which apparently wasn't good enough because she then said, "but michael is so old... isn't she ever going to have another baby?" not sure if mimi would be flattered or horrified by this...

finally, nothing says time to wrestle like matching jammies...

poor sam looks like he doesn't know what to do with this crazy cousin of his...

when sam tired of this silliness, finn decided to go for martin. one of the many plusses of being part of a big family... there is always someone to wrestle with...
i realize this post is a little long and a little rambly (is that a word? oh well, i'm using it...), but i just had to share one more thing that made me laugh. on our drive to california we stopped at a love's station to get gas and use the restroom. as lucy hopped out of the car she gasped and exclaimed, "oh, mom! look at those beautiful hearts!"

who knew love's was such an exciting place for a potty stop. kids do have a way of making you look at things differently...
more from our california trip tomorrow...

1 comment:

The Bird Family said...

I absolutely love how much Lucy appreciates the little things and is so complimentary! Chalk it up to good parenting I suppose.