Sunday, January 1, 2012

Miss Eva

Eva just went and got herself a new set of acrylic nails for her little 6th grade fingers. She pays for them with her own money and TOTALLY thinks they are worth it. I thought she got it out of her system before, but not so! She cracks me up and amazes me at the same time. We think so differently, but I love her independence. She also has the most generous heart and I will learn so much from her. This December when the Christmas tree was finally put up, she walked upstairs that very hour and put out 4 wrapped and ready to go gift bags underneath for each person in the family. She had been to the store with a friend a week or two before and had spent her babysitting money on gifts for each of us. I never would have done that as a kid. She's always been good about that kind of stuff and I'm so grateful for her.

One funny thing she said to her Sunday school teacher was that her parents were trying to not eat sugar and were buying all of them "wheat candy" for Christmas! Just for the wheat treats were purchased and force fed to the kiddos. Not yet anyway....wahahahah


"Mom, the Tower of Babel was a total waste of wood and nails"


While sleeping over at his cousin's house in the basement he woke up the next day and told my brother in law, "Last night all the blankets came off of me and we were sooo cold, we almost had to cuddle!"

The Nurturer

"Ok, Mom. I love you. Come home in 1 piece."

Beckham's goodbye hug and words to me as I left to visit a neighbor 3 houses away.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Ethan and Beckham were putting dishes away today, when Beckham decided to start sword fighting with the steak knives.  Because I was facing the sink I didn't see this and Ethan told me that I should get mad at Beckham for being so dangerous.

I turned around and told Becks that he could never play with knives, and for the scare factor I told him that if he ever took a knife to school they would throw him in jail.

Ethan reinforced that by telling him I was right.  And then he thought for a second and said, "Unless you are a sword performer doing tricks for an assembly at school.  Then it's ok."

Beckham got a great big Lego set for Christmas.  Kerry told him he was doing such a great job - in fact, the box says that it's for kids 7 and above, and Becks is only 6.  Beckham irritated says to him, "Don't you mean, 7 and UP?"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bon Voyage!

Kerry received some parting words from Beckham just before he left for the airport the other day....

"Dad - Have fun.  I hope your airplane doesn't get shot down.  And I hope it doesn't self destruct while your up in the sky."

Warm fuzzies from the mouth of babes.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh blog, how I've (sort of) missed you....

I think I'm ready to get back in the proverbial blogging saddle again....
I needed a break, and a break I took.  But I love being able to look back and see the things the kiddos are up to, and I absolutely don't trust my memory to recall half of what goes on.   So here goes the old college try......

Narration of family photos by Becks.

Beckham is home sick from school today, so I pulled up some of our family pictures through the apple tv to keep him entertained.  The slideshow that was playing was of the first day of our family vacation in California last month.  
He decided to narrate a few of the photos for me, and I wanted to share what he said.  But before I do, just note that Nacho Libre is one of his favorite movies and the boys are constantly quoting it, especially when I make corn for dinner.  Without fail, they repeat in their best Mexican accent
"Hey Mom, save me some of that corn for later."

And now on to Beck's narration:

"Hey Pirates!  Save me some of that gold for later!"

"Hey Pelican!  Save me some of that fish for later!"
"Hey Ethan!  Save me some of that ugliness for later! "
"Hey Ocean!  Save me some of that mist for later!"
(I didn't realize he knew the word "mist" 'til today)

The Wild Wild Westenskows