Thursday, March 5, 2009


Here are some of my random thoughts:

1. Why don't people RSVP? It's pretty annoying actually. If someone thinks enough of you to invite you to a party, you should think of them enough to let them know if you will be attending.

2. Craigslist cracks me up. I've been browsing some furniture lately, and I'm amused at how much people ask for their old, ugly, beat up furniture. You should check it out sometime.

3. Mallory discovered that she really likes prunes. And Edward discovered he REALLY doesn't like that she discovered prunes. He got to change her diaper (and clothes) last night while I was gone. Hee, hee, hee.

4. The reason I haven't gotten into Facebook so much is because I've heard how easily it is to get sucked in. Case in point, I spent TWO hours this morning adding pictures to my account. BIG WASTE OF MY TIME!

5. We will have 20 people sleeping at our house Saturday night after Elizabeth's baptism. I should TOTALLY be shopping, cleaning and cooking, but I am such a procrastinator, hence the two hours on Facebook!

6. Also, I can't figure out how to delete some comments from friends of friends on Facebook. I really don't care to have some of the language that is used to be displayed on my page. Call me a prude.

7. I'm kind of nervous about having 20 people sleeping here and getting everyone to church by 9:00... and switching the clocks forward for Daylight Savings! I anticipate some grumpy kids, but we're really looking forward to having everyone here!

8. Did you know if you go to a Chinese restaurant on your birthday, you get a cake decorated with cherries and cucumbers? It was pretty interesting, and I was sorry I didn't have my camera.

9. I loved the movie Kitt Kittridge! I think I liked it more than the kids!

10. I'm reading a book called "Life As We Knew It." It's about an asteroid that hits the moon, knocking it out of place, therefore causing tsunamis and other calamities. That causes worldwide pandemonium - runs on food, gas at $9+ per gallon, schools being cancelled. It's pretty interesting and certainly makes you think.

11. Ross decided not to play spring (and summer) baseball. So when indoor soccer wraps up for Elizabeth & Drew in a few weeks, we're freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee until who knows when! The whole family is pretty excited!

Learning to Spell

Drew is going to be starting Kindergarten in the fall. It's exciting to see him wanting to learn to read and write and create. Last night I pulled out the "Dick and Jane" book that I learned to read from 25 years ago. It is so awesome to see my baby learning to read! He also knows how to spell a couple of words: Drew, Ross, Mom, Dad, No, Yes, Love... some of the basics.

A couple of weeks ago, I heard Elizabeth SCREAM! It wasn't a playful scream, so I ran in to see what was the matter. She yelled, "Look!" This is what I found:

It seems he's learned how to spell a new word. Two in fact - Poo and Poop. And he even wrote it on the back of Elizabeth's reading chart, the one that her teacher checks her progress. I'm sure she'll be anxious to get Drew as a student!