Friday, December 16, 2011

Five on Friday

1.  I just wanted to post video proof of Fred's confession after St. Jude.  He said his confession of being done with marathons was not fair since it came right after the run.  I say the proof is in the video!  hehehe!  We will still run for St. Jude every chance we get...just maybe not 26.2 miles!!



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2.  I haven't had time to work on the blog today because I've been getting ready to host 30ish people for dinner and then 15ish more for dessert.  I am currently between the two groups so I thought I'd sit down and take care of the blog. 
3.  Clayton had a strings program this week.  It was delightful...and six minutes long.  Yes, six minutes.  Did I mention it was delightful?!?

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4.  This week Jack ripped the curtain in the living room off the wall.  Not really the curtain, but the wooden bracket that holds the rod.  He snapped the wooden bracket in two pieces.  How did he do it?  I don't know, but he broke it.  Broken.  Goodness.
5.  Last Saturday we lost Andrew's pappap.  Seriously, we lost it.  Two adults searched on their hands and knees for thirty minutes for pappap Saturday night.  Monday afternoon I found it in the living room.  I did not give it back to him.  I have it in my drawer and I'm going to keep it.  Forever, possibly.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Five on Friday

1.  Fred's sister had her baby this week.  Everyone is healthy and doing well.  We can't wait to meet him. (Fred's brother took the picture below.)  Isn't Eli Samuel Wiggs precious?!?

2. With Baby Eli being born I thought I might be able to convince Andrew to give the baby his pappap.  I asked him if he wanted to give Baby Eli his pappap, since babies need pappaps and big boys don't.  He looked at my like I was crazy and said without hesitation..."No!"  I guess we'll keep trying. 
3.  Clayton is still picking his spelling words.  One of the words he picked this week was daguerreotype.  I don't know what that is, nor do I know how to pronounce it.  (It really made calling his word list difficult).  He got it correct on his test though and knows what it means.  I'll have to google it soon to figure it out.
4.  I worked at Jack's school Friday.  I had to run an errand, but I told Jack I'd eat lunch with him at 12:15.  The problem that I soon figured out is that Jack eats at 11:50.  I walked in with 10 minutes left in lunch.  He grinned really big and I told him how sorry I was.  Tears were stinging my eyes because I felt so bad about letting him down.  He never quit smiling though.  Thankfully, his teacher understood and let me keep him a little longer.  Talk about Mom of the Year!!  I took the title Friday.
5.  Andrew loves the moon.  When it's dark outside and he sees the moon it goes something like this, "The moon!  Mom, the moon!  Dad, do you see it??  The moon!  The moon!"  This week the moon was a crescent moon.  After proclaiming that the moon was in the sky he calmed down and then said, "Hey, da moon is broken." 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Five on Friday

1.  Fred has been training for the St. Jude marathon for months.  He will run it tomorrow.  His ankle has been bothering him lately.  If you have a chance I know he would appreciate your prayers as he runs on Saturday.  Hopefully, I'll be done with my half and can cheer him on at the finish line!  If you have not had a chance to donate it is not too late, just click here.2.  I have bought a few Christmas presents.  A few.  There was a time in my life where I would have had everything bought and wrapped by Thanksgiving.  Bought and wrapped.  That day is no longer here.  I'm having trouble "getting in the mood" to get anything done.  Bummer since today is December 1st and the count down is on. 
3.  Clayton had a landform project to complete this week.  He actually got the assignment before Thanksgiving, but since we made a giant rice crispy treat we had to make it at the last minute.  This is not how I roll typically.  I wanted to get his picture with the final product, but since we waited until the last minute I was too stressed out to get a picture.
4.  Because of a series of events Fred and I will get to spend the weekend with just Jack.   This N.E.V.E.R. happens!  I am pretty excited about getting in to his world.  Perhaps I should pack Doritos for the trip--the blue and red bags!?!
5.  Any time something doesn't work at our house or someone else's house Andrew brings it to us and proclaims, "It need baddaries." (Translation: batteries)  It is too funny.