Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kid funnies

Jack was telling me a story in French the other day while I was working in the kitchen. He was speaking fast, and I was distracted so I said, "Hey, Jack can you tell me in English; I don't understand French." Jack came right back with, "It's funnier in French." He was right. It was!

Jack told Sam, "You're a famous drawer. I wish I could draw as good as you."

Joel, after getting out of the shower, jumped up and down on his bed shouting, "I'm very naked!!"

Life chez nous

Typical look from Sam. He has a great smile, but rarely do I see it when I've got the camera.
I know I'm always talking about it, but Joel's guitar playing is unreal. Here, Mark was practicing some songs with a friend and he just HAD to play along. And he "practices" with Sam and Jack if they will let him. He came downstairs the other day to see me, and when I commented that he wasn't practicing with Sam anymore, he said, "Sam said I'm driving him nuts!"
Jack deep in thought. I ask him a hundred times a day to push his glasses back up on his nose. Why won't they stay up, I wonder?

One of my favorite things in all the world

Getting a letter in the mail is rare these days. When it happens, it's cause for celebration. When the letter comes from one of my favorite people, well then it's doubly delicious!! Yesterday one came from Erin, my dear, creative, life-loving, crazy, sensitive friend. We met in 5th grade, and we stuck close all through the rest of our school days. Even though there is a great physical distance between us, we still have that tight bond that I don't believe will ever be broken.

Thanks for the letter, Rin. It really made my week!!


Sam's contribution to the family journal this week:


Snow gently falling,
A blanket of white on the ground.
Outside children are building
Snowmen perfectly round

Whiz! go the snowballs
As the children change games.
Splouf! in the snow one of them falls
Home they go as their moms call their names.

A little business

Just wanted to inform you, my friends, that I just realized this week that I had my comments setting so that you had to sign in with either a Google account or have an account with another blogger service. Anyway, I've switched it now so that you can click on Anonymous and type in your comment without anything more. I do hope you will sign your name, though, so that I know who you are. If you don't understand this, you will when you click on "comments". G, this will take care of that problem you mentioned to me awhile back about D being greedy with his identity :)!!