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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Her dream job as a waitress.

If you’re wondering what Torin has been up to… she has been busy decorating boxes for her restaurant.  Yes.  She LOVES playing waitress.  I get 2 or 3 big boxes of pictures delivered to our house each day, and most of them get decorated and turned into pizza boxes.  By the end of the day, her feet are tired, and the tips are terrible, but at least she has fun.


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Circus Day

Torin & Parker’s school held their annual Circus Day/Parent Appreciation Day on Thursday.  I really think a better way for them to show appreciation to us parents would be to keep the kids an extra four hours after school instead of making us come sit in the gym and watch the preschoolers do circus tricks.  Anyhow, the kids had fun and they made some really cute gifts for Dave and me.

Here’s Torin – she was supposed to do a somersault through the hoop and jump up and yell “Ta-Da!” but she chickened out and decided to walk through the hoop instead.  She obviously has my athletic ability.


Torin chose to have the flag of Lithuania painted on her cheek. 


And Parker… well, his class was clearly overcome with excitement.


Once the lion mask was on, he was a whole new boy.



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Easter rundown.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Easter.  Here’s how ours is shaping up:

4:45 a.m. – my alarm went off

6:30 a.m. – Heading from the parking lot into church, Torin complained “HEY – IT’S STILL DARK!”  My thoughts exactly.

7:00-8:30 a.m. – We taught the preschoolers during the early service.  They all looked like they had been dressed in their sleep.  Luckily, they were too tired to be rowdy.

9:00 a.m. - By this time, we had made it to the worship service and were trying to stay awake.  During the first verse of “Because He Lives,” Parker choked on his Werther’s Original.  The first fourteen rows heard a gross gagging/coughing sound followed by a piece of hard candy hitting the floor.  The remainder of the service went something like this: “I need bubble gum… I need a pen… scratch my back… are the Roman soldiers coming?… HEY THAT’S MY STICKER… is it almost over?” 

11:00 a.m. – Back home.  The Easter bunny left surprises!  Parker got a new astronaut toy plus some moon sand, and Torin got new fake food for her kitchen.  Both also got candy (that Easter bunny was so thoughtful – he left Mama’s favorite kind of chocolate!).


Noon – lunchtime.  Uncle Matt and Aunt Kristen stopped by.  By this time, both kids were completely exhausted but totally sugared up.  Uncle Matt handled it like a pro.


5:30 p.m.  I sat in Torin’s restaurant and enjoyed a delicious supper of plastic onion rings, plastic hot dogs, and plastic lettuce.  With a dab of plastic ketchup on the side.


6:00 p.m.  Only two more hours until bedtime.  Happy Easter, everybody.  Until next year…

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Spring photos.

In celebration of the first day of spring, we bring you new pictures from a flooded creek bed and a muddy patch of jonquils.




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