Monday, January 24, 2011

So thoughtful

Today Declan took the cork out of Connor's "ship in a bottle" and filled it full of water. "Because ships have to have water to float on, mommy". Connor will be so happy when he sees this thoughtful improvement his brother has made.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Devin and Lauren have been in Girl Scouts since the Daisy Scout phase, back in kindergarten. They've been with the same troop this whole time. As part of being a Girl Scout they are supposed to learn the Girl Scout pledge. Promise? Motto? Law? I can't remember what it is called. Anyway, the girls have struggled with this over the years, and not many of the girls in the troop have learned the pledge (motto/promise/law) yet. So last Thursday, the troop leader decided to have the girls make puppets. The girls would practice by making the puppets say the pledge. All of the girls made miniature Girl Scout puppets, many of them wearing ball gowns and elaborate jewelry. Devin's puppet is below.
Recognize that handsome fellow? That's Elvis. He ain't nothing but a brownie scout.....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Necessity is the mother of invention...

Dear Daughter:

Everyone loves the spirit of an inventor! This great country was founded by people unafraid to think outside of the box and boldly challenge the limits of science and nature. And, while I appreciate your creativity, quick thinking, and can-do-attitude, I have to insist that you stop using your hair as a cover while you pick your nose in public. Although you may not be able to see anyone through your hair-shield, I assure you, we can all see you. This includes the checker at the grocery store, the dentist, and the priest.

your mother