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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Funny Boy

Those who know Luke, know that he is a Mr. Personality. He keeps things lively at our house! Yesterday we were going over his weekly word list: words made of 3-5 letters that he has to read and make a sentence with. Usually his made-up sentence consists of "I saw the ___" or "I like to ___." Yesterday was a little more exciting though. Here are a few of my favorites (he happened to also be saying all of these words and sentences in a deep frog/Italian mafia voice, which added to the experience):

hunt . . . "I am hunting for fresh fish."

bust . . . "My brother busted my eye."

plug . . . . "I plugged the toilet."

He was referring to clogging the toilet. The last two sentences give a pretty accurate take on his everday life! I think he was bored at school that day--he was wired!

We then went on to read his school book on dinosaurs. On one page, it mentioned how some dinosaurs had very strong jaws. I tried to show Luke what his jaw was. "I have a strong jaw too--want to see?" I was a little nervous, expecting him to look for something nearby to bite, which was most likely to be me or Sullivan. Instead, he started pushing his face into my shoulder. I'm wondering what the heck he's doing, and if he's going to bite me next. "See??" He continues to push (not very strongly I might add) for another minute while I busted up laughing--he was trying to push me with his jaw! I guess that's one way to see if your jaws are strong.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Here are some snapshots from our Christmas. We had my family in town for a few days (every sibling but John made it), and it was so much fun! Unfortunately, I came down with a major sinus infection, so a lot of it's a pressure-filled blur, but it was wonderful! I have the best family a girl could ask for.

Lillian took quickly to her Aunt Jean with the help of only a few treats!

What are younger brothers for if not to hold the umbrella over your head while you blow bubbles in the rain?

This is how Santa Clause makes the rounds in the South. I sure hope that rocking chair was tied down! The boys loved it!

Family photo with Cameron . . . Jesse taking pictures.

Family photo with Jesse . . . Cameron taking pictures. B/w the two of them, you can pretty much get the full effect! :)

From left front to back: James, Luke, Sullivan, Gillian, Tim, Elizabeth and Eleanor, Jean, me and Lillian, and Jesse!

January Beach Trip

We had family in town in January, so got ambitious and took a short and cold beach trip! Got some great pictures, though!

Last picture courtesy of Luke--he's actually pretty good!