Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Laurel Conversation

Me: So what did you learn about at the Young Women's Conference?

Laurel: To be strong. They told us to be strong.

Me: Hey! That's what my tattoo says! [ The literal translation is "strong person".]

Laurel: Mommy...ugh...you're silly...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Laurel's Neighborhood










What fun we have killing time....


Friday, December 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Tycen Conversation

Me: "Hey Tycen, where did your name come from?"

Tycen: "Why? Where did your name come from?"

Me: "Well Grammy and Papa had great grandmothers named Sally. They liked the name."

Tycen: "What's my Mom's other names?"

Me: "Well, there's Eleanor and Tice and Sirmans and Chaffin."

Tycen: "And...her other name?"

Me: "Uh.."

Tycen: "Mommy, duh. Tice. Tycen. Tice. Tycen."

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I was alone with 6 children yesterday on 3 hours of sleep + 1 red bull. I knew I lost control of the situation when Tice's 4 year old manchild was naked and dancing on my ex-husband's front lawn. "I just like how it feels to be naked!" was his reason. He is difficult to catch sans clothing.


My night improved, however, when I found Footloose on TV. I convinced the 6 children that Footloose was the High School Musical of my generation. They quietly watched the whole movie and then lamented, "this is nothing like High School Musical." Ellie did say that Kevin Bacon is almost as cute as Zac Efron. I didn't have the heart to tell her that Kevin is 51 now.