Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Hethe, and GO DUKE!

Hethe always sings "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" when March Madness rolls around.  This year just happened to be more wonderful than most when the Duke Blue Devils won the National Championship on April 5, 2010.  It was an early birthday present for their biggest fan.  Go Duke!


Yes, I realize Easter was two months ago.  And yes, I realize Hayden standing on his head doesn't have much to do with Easter.  But he is wearing his Easter shirt...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bowling for Dragons



Who knew bowling shoes could look so cute?  I don't know why it never occurred to me that a five- and two-year-old would like bowling, but they were sold from the moment we walked in the door.

Over Easter weekend, my family decided to go see a matinee of the "Dragon" movie.  We'd been waiting for this movie for months.  When we got there, it was freezing cold and the line at the theater was well out into the parking lot.  The manager came out and said it would probably be sold out before we got to the head of the line, so we came up with a plan B.  Noah didn't quite understand why we couldn't see the movie, and was devastated, but as soon as we stepped into the bowling alley his eyes got wide and there were no more tears.

We had a blast, and decided it was so much more fun to spend time that way as a family instead of sitting in a dark theater not talking.  And don't worry, we did eventually see the "Dragon" movie and it was well worth the wait.


Things I Know...

I know that two brothers can keep each other entertained for hours.

I know that no matter how much you plan, you can never get everything done on your list in one day.

I know that sleeping in a Star Wars tent is ever so much more exciting than your own bed.

I know that my husband would sell his car for an IPad and gladly walk to work.

I know that laundry can spontaneously generate.

I know that when I was 2 and 5, I couldn't have worked a computer the way these boys do.

I know that potty training is the biggest test of parenting (so far).

I know that church callings are as much for our growth as for the people we serve.

I know that my family is more important to me than anything on earth.

I know that I am loved beyond what I deserve.

And finally, I know that I have been behind on the blog-- so I am going to catch up now!