I think I have a Lizard story. I tell you, my kids... don't yours give you things you could write a book about? Mine do... Joshua was full of it yesterday... so this about two events in the same day.
We were going over some school stuff, YES, he is a kindergartner this year. A precious one too. So sweet and just a little sponge. We were in a book, Community Helpers, and we were discussing Fire Fighters. I knew somewhere in this discussion it would go to the 9-1-1 situation. I have never taught Josh that number on purpose. I have to much other stress in my life for him to check out that number on the phone. I said, "Josh, there is a very special number you would call if mom or a fire broke out for you to call".... and he said.... OH OH OH... I KNOW IT , I KNOW IT... just so eager for a Kindergartner to say.... precious.... I said, Okay... what is the number??? I really didn't think he knew it.... He said, with all the anticipation he could say, 9-1-1, he said. I was amazed. I said, "How did you learn that?" From Ruff Ruffman... For you non-PBS viewers, it is a great show that comes on in the afternoon with real life kids doing projects and a very funny animated dog. He has soaked in more than I knew he could. So... that leads to the subject of WHEN to call 911. You mean mom, like the other day when you fell out of the computer chair.... NO... when I can't talk Josh.... or out cold... or fire... I'm sure we will talk more about this later. The door has been opened to discuss it more. I want to make sure he really understands why you would call 911. I've heard the stories... you probably have one??
My second story goes like this: We have always encouraged creativity with Josh... I buy probably 95% of his 'stuff' at goodwill/ thrift stores... His hats... fun stuff... He has a supply of hats he can change into and be different characters. Last night, he decided that the four of us, each needed a hat. So, he got each of us a play hat and demanded we wear it. So.. can you see it, all four of us sitting on the couch each wearing a hat. Me a baseball player, Paul a police chief, Micah a cowboy and Josh a fireman. We sat there for a time until I said, do you realize how stupid we look sitting on this couch looking like this? When the show was off, he wanted to carry out the hat mission of our hat. So, I hit the police chief, which he arrested the cowboy and Josh put out the fire. hahahah That would be our evening entertainment.
Here in the south... it's cold today.. really cold.... I think I would rather take snow than frigid temperatures... but we get to break out the long underwear and wool socks and bundle up like snowmen.... by spring I will want to shed my clothes and not spend so much time getting dressed.
Get this... my little guy wants me to buy him a mouth guard so he can fight himself. So... on my grocery list was a mouth guard and hey were only .99 cents... he loves it.. he's been fighting himself for the past 2 hours.. at least his face will be covered when he goes at it...
Here is a picture of Josh at his first Art contest we had as homeschoolers. K- is the grade... Sculpture is the category. He placed 2nd place out of three entries. He was so proud of his Lego creation. YES, he created the whole thing all by himself. He is really good with making and placing small things. Maybe he will be an engineer one day!!
So... here are the photos of him and some he took also for fun! Liz
Here are some pictures of Josh and one of Jed's buddies who came and stayed with us. Joey!!! He was traveling down to his base in Texas. He has heard about our family and JOSH... Of course, Josh was everything he heard about. Josh loved on him and played with him. We took him to our very favorite place, El Toros... mexican food his favorite!!
Here Joshua is pictured with some of his pictures I have taken at Tumbling class. You can tell he is being at attention! There are two boys in the class and 8 little 'drama' girls! They are so precious! I will post more!
Burger King? Ever been there? My husband likes to frequent there... me... no. But, when he goes and Josh is with him, he will get him a crown. Have you ever read the inside rules of a crown. One day when 9 boys were at my house and making much noise, the lone girl (the bride to be) decided to get into the act.
I was laughing up a storm, my husband was at the table and really wanted peace. NOTTA....
She took the crown from the littlest one and started reciting the inside of the crown pretty loudly. So here it goes:
In a loud voice: I am the KING in her words, she was QUEEN
THIS IS THEIR POWERS:
1. There can only be one King
2. The King always gets his/ her way.
3. The King must speak with some kind of cool accent.
4. The King makes all the important decision governing selections of TV channels, movies, radio stations , as well as popular activities like snowboarding, pool hopping and cow tipping. The King also determines who gets the remote, who rides 'shotgun' and of course, who pays.
5. Rule ends when Crown is removed for more than 3 seconds.
I dint' know there were rules. Did you know? I guess the littlest one can figure that out for himself later~ There are still many proclaimed Kings who live in this house. The Queen never gets the remote.
Don't' you love summer? time for friends and family.... One such day last week, we got to visit with two of Paul's aunts, Aunt Tubby and Aunt Rena. Now her name is not really Tubby... but Lorraine. Ever since I married into this family, Aunt Tubby has been the name. She comes once a year to visit her family here. She is the sister of Paul's dad, Joe. I have dubbed them my crazy aunts. They are so much fun to be around. Just the the two of them span much history. They are always telling stories of their families. There is much history to learn from them two. I treasure the time we have each time they are together. I have a favorite photo of the both of them kissing on Josh when he was 6 weeks old. I can see it on my mantel in 25 years of two dear sisters loving on their great-nephew. Because I don't have a mantel, it's in my scrap book to treasure.
We met up at Taco Bell last week and shared a meal. We could sit there all day and the neither of us would get anything done except make memories. So, our visit came to an end and we took pictures which is a Gallina tradition.
Thanks Aunt Rena and Aunt Tubby! We MUST do this again.
I always have something to blog because of my children. My son Jed called yesterday and said he has a Army buddy coming thru Memphis and was stopping by. This is always a stretch for me to stop what I am doing and accommodate the need. Joey arrived around 4:30 pm and just in time for a huge storm we had in Memphis. The tornado kind.... when it passed we were treated to a dinner at the Bistro. Paul made a shrimp pasta dinner for Joey. Rebekah joined us because the electricity was off in Millington. Limbs everywhere and lights out everywhere. She was not a happy camper when she joined us. Josh had a grand time playing with Joey. Of course Joey has heard all about our family and Josh. We gave Joey enough ammunition to black mail Jed when he gets back..... oh the joy of photos!! Josh loved his time playing and for a kid who stays home with his mom pretty much all the time, he has pretty good socialization skills.... sorry, for the 5th child and our lifestyle of home education, I just had to throw that in!
So.. here is a picture of Joey and Josh before both of them conked out for the night. One good thing of this trip, we will get to see how long of a drive it is from here to Ft. Drum~
I'm trying to get back into the hang of writing. I think of thoughts all day and then need a place to put them. I really need a playback machine during my day. I'm beginning to think my 'thinker' is going bad. Right around late afternoon, all my brain cells have been used up. Ever have that problem? My friend teases me her 'rememberer' is gone. She can't remember anything anymore! I do have a family remember who falls in that category!
So here are my random thoughts:
1. When El Toros runs out of meat 45 minutes before closing, what do you do????
2. How long can you stand in a line at Walmart???
3 How fast can you mow your grass?
4. How many sticks can you constantly pick up from 50 year old oaks?
5. How many triangles can you find at Walmart? Theres a star on the front!
6. If only I could translate Osea 6:3 from Romanian to English
7. Only longing for a empty June calendar!~ NAWWWWWWW