• you're a grand ole' flag

    amelia’s version in italics you’re a grand old flag you’re a high flying flag and forever in peace may you wave (way) you’re the emblem of the land i love the home of the free (freedom) and the brave ev’ry heart beats (beeps) true ‘neath (for) the red, white and blue da da da da da -she can’t remember the rest of the words. or, she’s frustrated with us for trying to explain to her that hearts beat, cars beep. too cute!

  • lines

    orville has been known to make lines with his toys. and, well, anything else that he can put in a line. you might remember this line from the beach back in june. then there’s this one from father’s day lunch at pizza hut. i know we have taken many more photos of his lines, but i can’t seem to find them right now. should have tagged them with ‘line’ when we downloaded them into iphoto, but i didn’t know then that they’d be as important to me as they are now. when i picked orville up from school yesterday, his teacher told me he made an apple. me-great! i’ll look…

  • preschool starts again

    and this time my baby started with it. yes, orville went to school today. he cried, and thankfully, i did not. the boys are both at the same school, but in different classes. wilbur and i dropped orville off first. he asked if wilbur would be staying with him and i reminded him, because we’ve been talking about it a ton, that wilbur would go to his own class. he just fell apart and said, “i going to be all alone.” how does a three and a half year old know how to communicate that?? anyway, i took wilbur to his class and after a minute or so, he politely…

  • an ache

    wilbur-do babies have teeth? me-no. they start with no teeth and then God makes their teeth grow as they grow bigger. wilbur-how do they eat if they don’t have teeth? me-well, the food gets mashed up for them. like, if you take a banana and smoosh it all up, a baby could eat that. wilbur-but a baby can’t mash a banana. me-no, their mom and dad can do that for them. wilbur-did you do that for me when i was a baby? me-(aching-inside my heart) no. i didn’t have you when you were a baby. wilbur-well, where was i? me-you were at mommy _______’s house. wilbur-how did she know how…

  • yearbook yourself

    okay, so this is hysterical. in a perfect world, i’d have time to make yearbook photos of all of my friends and family. but, i have a husband and three kids to take care of so…you’ll have to do it for yourselves. i did want to share a few of my favorites of josh and i though. after viewing, head to www.yearbookyourself.com and have a blast. me in 1968-this is my favorite one. me in 1976-the year i was born. me in 1992 josh in 1974-yikes! josh in 1976-kinda cute actually. josh in 1996 -i think there really is a picture of him with hair like this. be careful, this…