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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Batman In Da HOUSE

This Batman guy? 
He's fast.

He fights evil in the kitchen with his mighty powers.

He flies across the hardwoods with ease.

Don't blink and eye, cause then he's gone.

This episode brought to you by Uncle Paul and Naomi, big thanks!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Thinker

Joseph, this boy, is always thinking.  I left the "bump medicine" in his room tonight to get a q-tip.  When I returned, I found this:
"Joseph, what will we do with this?"
"Mommy, dis can HELP you with the bump medicine."
Yup, he built a holder for the bottle.  No more fumbling with the bottle, putting it down, knocking it over.  Ready. Steady. Go. Genius.
He wanted to be sure he got in the picture, to show his idea,

then graciously moved aside so one can see the shape of the blocks he used.

 More and more, Joe reminds me of my dad.  Always thinking, asking questions, trying to figure it out, maybe try a new way to do something, or discover a way to just do the unknown.  When I mentioned to Dad in a past conversation that I thought Joe thought a lot like he does, his reply was something like:

"Oooohhhoooo," (Dad's jolly laughter when he is amused) "that boy is in for some trouble."

Monday, September 24, 2012

Last Swim

Neighbor Jim closed his pool Sunday, so Saturday was our last swim for the season.  The water temp was 64 degrees.  These kids, they are fish.

To swim with such abandon, in such chilly water....ahh to be young and thick-skinned again.  Then again, I'm pretty happy being 41.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My Favorite Moment From Today

We went up to Mom and Dad's today to celebrate Joe's birthday.  Although there were many joyous, fun moments...this one, unprompted and out of the blue, was simply magical.

This boy (and his grandma) I love.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

A Healthy Snack

In this house, we often talk about how eating healthy foods can make a healthy body.  Sometime in the recent past, Joe decided to make himself a snack while I was showering.  I'm not sure what his thinking was when he put this feast together,

 although I will tell you that the box of raisin bran is on the very-most-tippy-top shelf of the snack cabinet. I don't want to think about how my boy got that one down.

Lots of carbs for this boy, lots of energy-boosting carbs...and a small bowl of non-dairy hazelnut flavored powdered creamer.  Oh, and ketchup. Oh, and those two plates?  We never use them. They are housed in the very-most-tippy-top shelf of the corner cabinet where the non-dairy creamer is housed.  That boy, he is all about presentation.  And climbing on the counter tops, I suppose.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Julie...Well, Just Read On

Yesterday I served Julie her pretzel sticks and cream cheese for breakfast and went to the laundry room to do, well, laundry.  When I came back to the kitchen, I saw this:

Yes, Julie was wearing safety goggles, as if they just arrived by themselves on her wee face.  She was sitting with a plain face when I left.  When I came back, goggles had appeared.  No laughter, no pittering of feet, a total shock to this Mama.

When I replied "Oh, those are nifty," Julie calmly replied "Mama, I didn't want to get PWETZELS in my eyes!"

She ain't no dummy, gifted and talented I tell you.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

We Are Famous

at least in the Bobbledy Book world.  Check us out HERE !

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

This Boy is 5 Today

Happy Birthday Joe!