Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Interest and shopping

Ah - the interesting thing about my life right now is how quickly it changes. From having a school aged kid to having a school aged kid and a baby - and now he's a toddler! He's itching to get out of shopping carts, kicking the back of the seat in the van, and generally letting the world know he's THERE and wants to check it out. We've done a lot of shopping in the past few days, mostly because I kept forgetting what it was I needed (printer cartridge, d'oh!), so he's gotten to be expert at the 'cart fidgit'. Well, we finally did get the cartridge and hopefully won't need to shop much in the next few days. Today the fields were so soaking wet that Beca's softball was cancelled. We're going away this weekend, so we will miss 2 games - one sat. and one sun. On top of that, we're probably going to miss one more game June 7th, hopefully because Lisa and Lauren are coming! If they don't come, we'll be at the game. If they do come, we'll take a road trip to NYC and show them the stars - or at least times square at night.

JAC is away tonight. I have Lori and Finn and Evelyn coming in the morning, so time for me to pack it up and tidy and sleep. Ori has been sleeping like a CHAMPION these past few nights. Let's hope that keeps up!

Monday, May 15, 2006


Words...their impact is amazing. They record our history - the wins and losses of our lives. They mark time, remember our people, and without them, we forget it all. We forget the last time we said I love you. We forget the last time we connected with distant family. Words bring us to each other, to our mercy, to our needful places. Orin says 'thirsty' to me, and I bring water to him. He hugs me, and we drink together. We share his words, his first ever words after Mama and Dada. Thirsty. He is my soul and my love, and his words bring me to my knees in offering.

Friday, May 05, 2006

A Life Reborin

Just some interesting things to do when time permits...

Now try this one: FYI - I was pretty good at US history, and I flunked!

Well thank goodness we've survived it, Ori's had Roseola. It's even less fun than the chicken pox! We are now enjoying SPRING weather! It's in the 70's and rains often at night. Makes for muddy trails, but VERY enjoyable backyard afternoons. Beca is painting now, some water color action, and Orin is exploring his backyard world. We've got the new climber out there, which he uses quite a bit, tho I haven't seen him use the slide (but reports from the neighbors are that he does use it, just slowly lol!), but he likes to go inside the little door and just hang out. (you can just barely see it - to the right of the big playgym and behind that tree...sorry, crappy shot) A real clubhouse kinda guy - does this mean he's going to turn his room into a CAVE???