Thursday, June 7, 2012


when i wrote the title i really sang out loud that tonight song. 

you know, toni i i e ight, we are young, so lets set the world on fire, we can burn brighter, than the su uh uh uh uhn
that one.  pretty much i am always listening to/ singing along to a random song now that i can access pandora.  love having that soundtrack to my life! and my cell phone is way easier to locate when it is blaring music than it is hiding silently in the couch cushions. anywho, the song and title are fitting because we had a fire tonight to burn up some of leftover branches and stumps and anything else we cared to get rid of tonight. 
the boys will miss the stump. 
pic taken days before the fire, just so we are clear no children were burned during this event
it was a safe and controlled burn.
hoses were at hand.
with firemen at safe distances.
and one adorable ayla jo who got water on her face.
her newest fave is to ride on my back, like for a piggy back ride.  she will pat my back and say "here. back. on there. ride. mommy. mommy. please. ride. here." until i pick her up and hoist her back to end the incessant repetitive chatter.
the newest thing for baby blue and bear bear is their ringworm.  i know, awesome.  i plan to place a call in to doctey lund in the am and keep you posted.  fun.

so this day. a seriously beautiful start of devotions on the porch, in which the boys both completed our verse for the week of "look to the lord and his strength, seek his face always".  when asked to recite the scripture they both fill in when i pause my talking with random words they think might fill in the blank.  so cute.  so when we said it to daddy tonight it sounded like " look to the lord and his strength (lots of motions and gestures for that part so it went quite smooth), seek strength his face with all your heart always jesus"

close enough.  we invited the thurstons over for a little playing in the morning.  so fun until maxer demonstrated his dependency on popsicles at 10am.  he asked and as oliver cannot have a popsicle i told him we needed to respect our friends by not eating something we cannot share in front of them.  max did not enjoy that idea.  he was starving.  so hungry.  only a popsicle could fill that void within him.  he would not let it go.  at one point, max actually hit the smoke detector test button, then ran to me to tell me he pushed the button so i would know he wanted a popsicle. 

and bear.  he cried in my bed for a good 45 minuted because we could not locate the correct shorts.  not the green ones this time, the blue striped tiger ones.  i started sweetly taking his hand and leading him upstairs to look for said shorts.  not knowing exactly what he had in mind as bear does not possess any blue and orange and black striped tiger shorts, i presented him with blue shorts, blue shorts with an orange stripe, and did he see these nice blue ones with a white stripe, and if i were a tiger i would choose these blue ones with pockets. 

nope, not sufficient. we went downstairs through the laundry and he pleads with me to find the striped tiger ones like tiger who daddy likes to watch golf.  so i found some plaid shorts that look to be golf attire.  no good.  he cried until the thurston's departed and i fed him a peanut butter sandwich.  the shorts he so desired were detroit tigers shorts.  not striped.  detroit.  when i delicately pointed out the difference between detroit and striped bear looked at me with a confused face and told me that's what he said.  detroit.

here is bear bear at the garage sale this weekend wearing his hat over his hood.  the child's sense of fashion is unrivaled.
one more event of note.  i cleaned the fridge this afternoon.  i think i found where brad got his staph infection... not really, but eew.  i woke cupcake from her nap to teach her how to do this dirty deed so she can take over from now on. that is not true, but i definetly want to request jessica klein to have a little heart to heart with my darling daughter about this very subject...  for real though, i had to use an ice pick.  well it was a knife, but still.  gross.  i had to chip disgusting from my fridge.  the good news, it looks very neat and nice. and when beans and austin come over tonight i will very smoothly ask them to retrieve something from that orderly refridgerator only because i am proud of the improvement.

we are prepping to join some friends for a picnic in the park.  i need to go supervise the getting dressed.   i love summer.


  1. I will gladly retrieve something from the fridge tonight! Can't wait to view all your hard work :) but I must ask you- will auntie beans or uncle austin get ringworm from the adorables? I would prefer not to :) ha ha

    1. no no. we will keep you and the ringworm seperated. and wash your hands frequently ;)