Easter '04

Added some pictures of an Easter Egg hunt.

I’ve also been thinking about our boys’ future…There’s still a lot of intervening years, but if they grow up to be happy, content, good people, which is all we hope for, here’s what I think will be the reasons why.

We….

played with them
listened to them
danced with them
prayed with them
sang with them
wrestled with them
read to them

and, of course,

loved them.

No great mysteries.

Joshie-isms

Some cute and funny things about Joshua…After coming home from the gym where I rode the bike for 40 mins, I told Dawn, “Dawn, my legs are going to fall off.” I was holding Joshua at the time, and a minute later, I turned to walk down the hall with him.

He looked at me so sweetly and asked in this little concerned voice, “Mama, you legs ganna fall off?”

Another story:

Joshua wakes up wanting Mama, “I want her to come back!” After spying Daddy’s baseball glove, all Joshua can think about is baseball.

“I want my glub. I want my glub.” Mommy was quickly forgotten!

Some notable quotes from Joshie:

“Don’t weave! Don’t weave!”

“I want you to come over heyah.”

“Where’s other-one Hankie?”

“I watch Buzz Flying. I watch Buzz Flying.”

“DON’T DO DAT ANY-MO, OKAY!?”

“1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6…you go time-out now, Brudder!”

(holding something, usually Hankie, behind his back) “I have somesing special for you,” said in a sing-song voice.

Analysis: Cheese and Death

Here’s two little vignette’s from the mind of a four year old…Elijah: I HATE eating.
Daddy: I don’t want you using the word "hate".
Elijah: But Ms. Karen (pre-school teacher) says it. She says she "hates it when people throw away their cheese."
Daddy: Well, it’s not a nice word and I’d rather you say you "dislike" something. Say "I dislike eating." Why do you dislike eating?
Elijah: Because I drink all my juice and my tummy gets full and then I’m not hungry for dinner and you and mommy get mad at me.
Daddy: That’s a good analysis Elijah.

hahaha…

And the second:

Elijah: I’ll always be with you daddy. We’ll always be together.
Daddy: Yes, I’ll always be with you.
Elijah: And we can keep talking even after we die.

Sweetness.

Driving to school

A sample of a morning conversation with an almost 4-year-old…"Elijah, do you learn anything at school?"

"Well, not really, but it is called Child’s Way Creative LEARNing Center. Why is it a center? Maybe because it has centers inside. A book center…a family center… I wish they had a doctor center. When Mommy is where you are, she doesn’t press the lock button. Mickey speaks English and Japanese. Christof speaks Spanish, I mean German. (mumble garble something)…Cabbage in spanish…."

"Can you say cabbage in spanish?"

"No, but green is verde and red is rojo and if you flip a leaf sometimes it’s rojo. Maybe if Mars turned into earth and earth turned into Mars everyone could sleep all day. I hope there’s a real spaceship in the playground when i get to school and i can press a button and go 3-2-1 Blast Off!!! I like Logan. He likes Matthew. Keenan is six."

"Is Keenan in the class above you?"

"No, he’s in my class."

"And he’s 6?"

"Yeah, well, the kids that belong to Ms. Jerry are in her class, and the kids that belong to Mrs. Karen are in Ms. Karen’s class."

And so on…..