Saturday, October 27, 2007

Gonna' have to keep an eye on this...

My older daughter is in fourth grade. In fourth grade they have planners and a parent is supposed to sign them every night.

Earlier this week when I went to sign, I saw this suspicious activity in the previous day.

The top signature? Mine. Below it? I think someone is trying to copy it!!!

Egads! Isn't it a bit early for that? I think I'm going to need to make my signature harder to copy!!!! I think she did a pretty good job!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Joke from a 6 year old

"Why are you hiding under there?"

"Under where?"

Total laughter. "You said underwear."

Somehow I missed that one when I was growing up.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I caught myself yelling at my daughter in the other room after she had yelled at me. I said "Don't yell from the other room! Come in here and talk to me face-to-face."

Ummm. Major league busted. I guess now that I know where she gets it from I can start retraining. Her or me? I'm not sure.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Music to my ears...

When I walked in the door last night, Margaret said.. "Oh. I haven't finished my homework yet, because I was busy reading." I guess she didn't read the part where her 1st grade teacher wrote that reading every day is the most important homework!!

And Amelia said: "Mom, I want to practice violin 15 minutes EVERY DAY." Well see if she remember that when I remind her it's practice time....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Conversation with Margaret

Margaret: "Are the Green Bay guys going to win the Super Cup?"

Mom: Well, maybe. But that is a long ways away. A lot could happen before then.

Margaret: "I bet they'd be happy if they won. Because you get a really big trophy"

Sad Days

Well, I haven't posted lately.

My father-in-law died a week and a half ago. It was a bit whirlwind at the end, with a swift movement from our knowing he was sick (because he finally went to a doctor about it) to his death less than two weeks later. Charlie was obviously tied up with that, including a trip to Albuquerque for a week. The girls and I flew out for two days for the funeral in the middle of that. He was 87. He was a kind and wonderful man.

I tried to post a few pictures from the day, but blogger isn't letting me. I always feel weird taking photos at the reception following the memorial service, but know from pictures of my family growing up that sometime that is the only time everyone gets together. (which is kind of sad, too)

Anyway, I have had a lot of blog worthy thoughts lately (well...worthy for my blog, at least) but just haven't had the gumption to write them down. October will be better. Maybe.