Tuesday, October 16, 2007


1. Who is your man? Paul
2. How long have you been married? 7 years
3. How long dated? Met in Dec. '98, started dating Apr '99, engaged March 2000
4. How old is your man? 36
5. Who eats more? Paul, unless it's cookies
6. Who said "I love you" first? Me.
7. Who is taller? Paul. He's 6'2" ft, I'm 5'5"
8. Who sings better? Me
9. Who is smarter? Paul
10. Whose temper is worse? mine
11. Who does the laundry? Me, I don't like Paul doing it.
12. Who takes out the garbage? I put it at the back door, Paul takes it from there.
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Paul
14. Who pays the bills? What a funny question...Paul
15. Who is better with the computer? How many of you know us? Paul, naturally.
16. Who mows the lawn? Paul
17. Who cooks dinner? ME. Paul used to cook on special occasions...what happened here!
18. Who drives when you are together? Paul. I am very good abt telling him is going the wrong way and to park "here" or "there."
19. Who pays when you go out? Usually me, I control the weekly enevelopes.
20. Who is most stubborn? Both of us in different ways.
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? pretty even on that one.
22. Whose parents do you see the most? Almost equal amounts of each.
23. Who kissed who first? Paul, while we were watching Ever After. How sweet!
24. Who asked who out? Paul. We went to Terilli's and played putt putt. I schooled him!
25. Who proposed? Paul. We were on a carriage ride downtown.
26. Who is more sensitive? We are both sensitive in different ways.
27. Who has more friends? Me.
28. Who has more siblings? Me, one older/one younger brother. Paul, one sister
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Such a great question. Paul, but they are mine. (I'll make this short as possible) Seriously, one day many years ago Paul came home from work and I was hanging his pants up for him...they were MINE! Never in our entire history have I been thinner or taller than him. You would have thought he'd notice. He wanted me to promise never to tell anyone...6 years and hundreds of people later...I would not promise. It is just too funny. For real, Paul wears the "pants."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

All Dressed Up

After naptime I was trying some dress shoes on Graham that we received from a friend. I put one on him and decided it fit. I took it off and put it back in the bag. He was not real pleased with this action. He got off my lap and picked up both shoes, got back on my lap so I could put them both on him. Aside from his obsession with keys and phones, shoes fall into 3rd place; I just forget he likes them. Graham spent the afternoon all dressed up with no place to go...

Feeding Franken

So tonight Ethan and Paul caught 2 crickets on the patio to feed to Franken. (Ethan and Meema named the spider Frankenstein, and Franken is what came from Ethan) So, I am holding Graham, Ethan is almost on top of the counter, and Paul is trying to put to fists of crickets in the box. NATURALLY, one would escape and land right on the front of me. I squealed, and started flipping my arm everywhere to make sure it was not on me or Graham - you know, since crickets are dangerous! All the boys just laughed at me. Such the life of being the Mom. Finally, we got them in there plus a big fat grasshopper. As much good food as Franken has been getting, we are either going to have to get a bigger home for him, or free him back to the "wild."


As most of you know, we like animals, we just do not want any of our own. Funny then that we have 2 hermit crabs, Captain Jack and Lady; and now Franken, the spider. Gross I know, a spider.

Last week Paul a huge spider in our bathtub. He kept it to show Ethan, he thought it was sooo cool. Even Graham gets way excited to watch him. A week later, he is still alive and we have been feeding him bugs. Oh that is even nastier to see him eat them. Is my home going to become a home of odd pets? My friend, Bernie, called them decoration that you have to feed. At least they are enclosed and one less thing I have to clean up after!!!

Bluebell Ice Cream Sandwiches

Why is it so funny to watch kids eat ice cream? Because they make a mess of trying to lick every last drip of goodness. Graham demonstrated this very well. He looked like "Randy" from "The Christmas Story, and was even snorting like him. Ethan's new favorite smile is opening his mouth as wide as he can - which made it all the more fun when he had food in it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Armor of God

In my mom's bible study we have been talking about having quiet times with our kids each morning. I decided since I have 2 boys, the Armor of God would be good. It is so neat to see how Ethan has gotten into and learning to memorize the verses. He even has his own armor now. Naturally, it has to be very short. Even more frustrating are the mornings, where it is just not going to be a good quiet time no matter what you do. ERG! They don't happen that often, but this morning was one of them. Ethan clearly had not burned off even a little energy to sit and listen or answer. He was giving me those quick quippy answers; drives me NUTS! We did finish, I am just grateful he wants to learn about the Bible. AND he ended with a sweet prayer..."Dear Jesus, I pray for my Daddy, and my best friend D-dad." Oh my precious boy!!!