Friday, August 15, 2008

"Enough is as good as a feast."

~Mary Poppins

Good News: I was able to take a cute picture of Davis for the "Welcome to School" board at preschool.
Bad News: In turn Davis wanted to take a picture of me and Leah... um yeah, his skills are lacking :)

<- Cute picture

Not cute picture ->

Good News:
Leah's picture taking skills are top notch :)
Bad News: She wants to take pictures of me.

Good News:
We leave tomorrow for our Mexico Beach Vacation!
Bad News: Oh the packing!! My children would prefer to be naked all day anyway, they just might get their wish :)

Good News: I read a cute little book called Finding Noel and I would recommend it to anyone. It was a really touching story about how life is hard and your parents make mistakes but forgiveness frees you. It's a love story too :) My friend Melissa recommended it to me and even let me borrow her copy (she made sure to tell me she needed it back).
Bad News: Grayson scribbled in the book with a purple marker!! That kid.

Several Cute Quotes from the book:
  • "I've wondered why it is that some people come through difficult times bitter and broken while other emerge stronger and more empathetic? I've read that the same breeze that extinguishes some flames just fans others."
  • "Usually life's greatest gifts come wrapped in adversity"
  • "It is a great human need to be periodically reborn."
  • "I've come to know that our families are a canvas on which we paint our greatest hopes- imperfect and sloppy, for we are all amateurs at life, but if we do not focus too much on our mistakes, a miraculous picture emerges. And we learn that it's not the beauty of the image that warrants our gratitude- it's the chance to paint."
Good News: I went to Lowe's and bought a shelf that will help me organize my kid's toys in their closet. Being organized is always good.
Bad News: While in the store Davis sat down on the floor and refused to walk because he was "too tired". So I had to carry him... while dragging the shelf... people laughed, but nobody helped.

Good News: In Lowe's Leah was being a gem by playing with Grayson and carrying him when necessary. We were able to make it to the van without further incidence and when I told Leah she's such a great helper she said, "I'm just trying my best". How cute is that!?!
Bad News: When we got in the van to go home she said, "Man, it's freakin' hot". Who taught her that awful language!?! Oh yeah, it was me. Dang.


Ash said...

Yesterday when we got in the van I said something about the price of whatever we had just bought, and Rae repeated the price and said "what the crap?!". Shoot, time to clean up my language!

Have fun in Mexico!

Trent said...

What happened to putting things into those huge carts? I'm sure babies can fit in there too.

Jana said...

LOL, yay for the good news/bad news moment. I remember when you used to do that in college! And those were some really good ones. I love the pictures. I feel that Davis is not a bad photographer; he is simply developing a creative eye. He really likes to make you look at things differently...

Lisa and Bill said...

Leah is an amazing girl! I love the good news bad news post. You are so funny and real at the same time. I enjoy reading your blog!