Wednesday, June 08, 2005


two great quotes i stumbled across today:

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic." ~Dave Barry

"If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter." ~Mark Twain

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Jesus in my heart

This morning, we were eating Kashi's Heart to Heart cereal. The kids like the little heart shapes and I like that it claims to be good for your heart, especially since there are some heart issues in my family history. I had a murmur at birth, that mostly went away, but I guess is persistent enough that I take the antibiotics before dental procedures. LuLu just had her second echocardiogram in her just over two years; she had a hole in her septum at birth, which until recently with though was a closed issue both literally and figuratively. Anyway, as she was shoveling handfuls of the self proclaimed heart healthy cereal into her mouth. I said something about it being good for her 'ticker'. This drew enormous laughs from both kids. After riding this wave of laughter for about all it was worth, we started talking about what a ticker really is and where it's located.
Me: Do you know where your heart is?
Lu: Jeese [which means Jesus] in my heart

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


and I'm just finishing my chores for the day. Just finished washing the dinner dishes and folding my first load of laundry, and since there's more in the washer and dryer, I guess I'm technically not done. Anyway, I am still alive and kicking. Things have just been busy, and unfortunately (some might say fortunately) blogging has dropped off the top of the priority list. Lately, I have really been enjoying time with the kids. Not that I didn't previously, but lately it just seems a little extra special. Four has been great, behavior pretty well under control. Sure, I still have to raise my voice once in a while, but he's a great kid. LuLu, who's actually been two for several months is starting to flirt with the terrible two's. She's still a really good girl, but is starting to experiment with finding what she can and cannot get with.

Four who is really getting close to reading and is figuring out letters and the sounds they make, has been working very hard on saying his name correctly. People used to not understand what he was saying, I think because he had trouble pronouncing the first sound. While its not actually "Four", he now says his name like "Ph--oar".

LuLu and cousin at Jersey Shore
We spent Memorial Day weekend at the Jersey Shore. LuLu and Four had a great time with their cousin. Enjoy the pics!