Wednesday, April 29, 2009


After seeing the bonus features on "Fireproof" my dear little Dash told me, "Mom, when I die, I'm goin' down in the ground."

And I was like, "what???"
..and he explained to me that I lied to him when I told him we go to heaven when we die. He continued that his Nana's cat died, she buried her in the ground––right in the back yard!! ..."down in the ground."

So, of course I went on to explain how we have a "soul" and that our body stays here on earth and that our soul goes to heaven...
And, then he asks, "so what's a soul?"
And I'm's something you can't see, but God fills it up inside of you, and he interrupts and says, "I mean, what does it look like?"
And of course, I'm thinking, what can I say? I've never seen a "real soul"...only Hollywoods portrayal of souls in the movies, and who knows if that is really what it's like...and so I say, "I think it is like a clear fluid that just *ziiiip* goes up to heaven when we die."
(and I'm thinking that if I was him, I'd be like...well, it's too bad mom's fallen off her rocker, and been on too many ufo's...)

So, I'm still working on a "full description." But for now, I just changed the subject.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mom's top ten list

This week has been fun.

I have learned a great number of things that toddlers & preschoolers can do in less than 1 minute.

Here are my top 10:
10. Unscrew the lid on a childproof bottle
9. GUM has MANY uses
8. find your lipstick....and use it.
7. Paint their big toes
6. attempt to cook top ramen noodles
5. remove child-lock from refrigerator and run wildly while popping the top on a root beer
4. feed the fish...ALL of the fish food
3. pee. on anything available.
2. undress completely, including shoes and socks.

And finally, for my big #1 of the top 10....
1. find the "baby vicks" jar and use it like hair gel or comparable hair cream.

And, as a tip...even after 10 washes with baby soap, head and shoulders, bath & body works hand soap, dishwashing soap, and good old fashioned grit, your child's hair will STILL be greasy and STILL smell like vicks vapor rub.


me too...

...Wilder & I made it to the top too.
-Violet <><


On Saturday we went to Huntsville to meet Wilder at the MOONBUGGY Race. We had a blast! The kids loved seeing the "race" and snacking along the trail. They also rode the "Kiddie Coaster" and enjoyed crawling around the tunnels. Wilder and Dash also went on some sort of spinny ride while Romeo & I waited for them before I was catapulted 75 feet into the air on the "Space Shot." BUT, I'd have to say that our favorite part of the day was climbing the rock wall. We EACH took our turn and 3 out of 4 made it to the top! ...and, while in line, Dash entertained a group of moonbuggy racers from Kansas...who he later charmed with an yet another story of a dream he'd had about a warthog & a slide. Here are some photos from the day!
Enjoy! Violet <><