Monday, April 21, 2008

Personally, I Prefer Salmon Paste On MY Butt!

This morning, I'm walking Caroline to her bus stop when she notices the Ivy that's growing up the walls in our complex.

"Mommy, what's that plant called?"

"That's Ivy. It's pretty, huh?"

"Um........poison Ivy?!"

"No. This is just plain Ivy. No poison. You can touch it."

"Whew! For a second there I thought if I got too near it I would get a rash and have to put that calamari lotion all over my butt!"


With Prune Surprise For Dessert.

Calvin sent Caroline to ask me what was for dinner.

I answered, "Mushroom and cheese quiche with spinach and pecan salad on the side."

"Ugghhhh! Oh MOM!"

And then she proceeded to run back through the house in a panic announcing to Calvin at the top of her lungs, "You're not gonna like it, Dad! We're having some monkey brain hot-dog stinkin' Hormel heart elephant soup!"


Saturday, April 12, 2008

We've come a long way, Baby!

We just got back from Ireland early this morning, and let me tell you, we are exhausted. But it was a great trip! Lots to see and do, great food, friendly people, stunning scenery.

And we all had a great time of course, because we went along with our friends the Johnson family. Included in the Johnson family are two of Caroline's favorite friends, Riley and Brooke. Those three giggled and played and play-acted and just generally had an uproariously good time. But one day while they were walking down a flowered path to Blarney castle Riley was stung by a bee. Of course, we all gathered around her to make sure all was well and she was ok. Not only was Riley ok, but she was taking it like a champ. Not a tear or a whine, and considering she's only 8, that's pretty impressive. I said something to that affect. "Wow, Riley! You are so tough! Stung by a bee and you are taking it like such a trooper!"

Caroline agreed. "Yeah! If I got stung by a bee, I'd be crying and whining like a boy!"