Monday, October 29, 2007
So, one of my very favorite things on the planet is to watch my husband read to my children. The kids love it, John loves it, and I love to watch. Everyone is happy. The almost unvarying ritual every night at bedtime is that the kids each get a story before we throw them in bed and tie them there. (not really tie them, we only tie Jonni; she's the only one who has a problem with bedtime, Erik could care less) I snapped a few pics of John and Erik last night because I thought they were being hilarious. Pay particular attention to Erik's face because I don't think he changes expression once:
John we reading Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess, and he was really going to town. Giving it his all. I was unable to capture some of the funnier expressions he was exhibiting, but Erik, I think, was the one to watch. I don't know if he's just so used to his Daddy that nothing fazes him anymore, or if he was concentrating so hard on the book he just didn't notice John's antics. I about split a gut watching the two of them though. Ahhh, it's the little things in life that give true joy.
Friday, October 26, 2007
That's right ladies and gentlemen! The moment you have all been waiting for! I finally created my own Blog!! I'll give you a moment to wipe the tears of joy from your eyes. Blow your nose. There, ready? Here we go!
So, current events in the World of Liz. The biggest, and catalyst of this creation, is that this branch of my large and illustrious Clan finally made a modern day purchase. A camera! It was a long hard slog, but it has finally happened. So, at this juncture I will introduce you to my lovely perfect children. The first is Jonni:Jonni (pronounced Johnny) is four. Just to tell you about her a little bit, I will share my very favorite Jonni quote. Some of you already know it, but for the rest, it's well worth the read:
We were sitting at lunch, ordinary day, ordinary lunch. Jonni turns to me and says; "Mommy, if the door is so small, that only tiny frogs can get through, you can wear your sticky gloves and climb to the bigger door." What the heck do you say to that, really? I asked, "Where did that come from?" Wherein my adorable especially smart little girl replies, "It's just logical mommy." That is Jonni in a nutshell.
The next, and so far last, child is Erik. Erik is two in November, and is, in a word, hilarious. He doesn't try to be funny, he just is. He has kept me laughing since day one. And except for intelligence, he is about as opposite from his sister as two people can be. They endlessly facinate me.
Well folks, I know you are all wanting to rush to your calenders and journals to mark and record this historic and memorable event. I need to sign off; it sounds like world war III in my living room, which means one or both of my children need rescuing. Or perhaps the cat. Ta!