Friday, May 31, 2013

Feminists? I’m Thinking Not.

The following story was not intentionally encouraged by Jerem or I. Don’t judge. I’ve been telling Jerem for a month now that I was going to record on here, so I better get to it!

You see this girl? Yes, the one in the orange shirt doing a cartwheel.


Ever since she’s been able to talk she’s kept us in stitches. She has always had such a fun personality. This picture is so typical of her. She may not get the BEST grades, but I challenge you to find one person in second grade that doesn’t like her.

A few weeks ago the second grade class went on a field trip to the Depot to see a traveling exhibit on the life of people in the “old days”. Thank you to Courtney Hanson for telling me the story (and for the above picture).

They were looking at an exhibit that was telling about how the women had to go work on the railroad during the war. I imagine the picture looked something like this.


Paige: I thought that was illegal or something.

Courtney: You thought what was illegal?

Paige: Women, doing a man’s job.

Two days later THIS little monkey had the following conversation with Jerem.

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Ava: Daddy, why are you going to work?

Jerem: To make money.

Ava: Oh, are you going to make ME money?

Jerem: Yep, that’s what I’m going to do.

Fast forward 12 hrs. later when Jerem got home.

Ava: Daddy, Daddy, you’re home!!! Where’s my money?

Jerem: Oh yeah, um, here. (gives her a nickel).

Fast forward to NEXT morning.

Ava: Are you going to work to make me money again?

Jerem: Yes, I am going to work to make you money again.

Ava: Can it be a dollar this time?

Yeah, so…..apparently in our daughters eyes it’s illegal for women to work and daddy’s go to work to give US all the money. Gotta love their little brains!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers’ Day Classic

I am going to forever look back at this picture and DIE laughing at myself. Mothers’ Day-2013. I try and get a picture of the kids every year at this time. 80% of the years I’ve been a mother the flowering trees have been…well…flowering. So taking one every year is a good gauge of the Winter/Spring we’ve had.

We had a potluck at church today so I had gotten food ready for that. Gotten myself ready, my children ready, and still had 20 minutes to spare. I was feeling PREEEETTTTY GOOD about myself and where we were at in the morning so I decided to snap a couple pics of the kids.

I took 3 and LOOOOVED this one on the playback.

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Fast forward about, oh….8 hrs. It was evening, we were sitting on the deck watching the kids throw a ball back and forth and I noticed Anson’s shirt was buttoned funny.

Me: “Anson, when you changed your pants after church did you re-button your shirt?”

Anson: “No, I haven’t done anything to it since I put it on this morning”

At this point Jerem and I looked at each other and BUSTED out laughing. Look at the picture again. Do you see it? HOW DID WE MISS IT ALL DAY????? Talk about mother of the year award. Sheesh.

I guess that’ll teach me to check how well my kids button their clothes from now on.