Sunday, November 28, 2010

Yikes!

Yesterday Josh Sr was at the store and jr was talking to him on the phone in the living room. I was in the bedroom with Bennett. I came out to tell jr to come into the bedroom with us and...

The front door was open and jr was gone.

I ran outside looking for him, calling his name, and getting no response. And then I saw him all the way across the parking lot wearing no pants, no shoes, and two mismatched socks(you know, because it's cold outside), calling for his daddy. I ran to get him, very upset, and he explained to me in tears, "I want to go to the store with Daddy!"

Way to scare the daylights out of your momma, jr.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

OFF!


Does he look happy?

Bennett got his helmet off on Thursday. While we ordered our celebration lunch, he laid his head on his daddy's shoulder-- you could just tell that he had missed the warmth and sweetness of skin contact on his head, face, and neck. I love Bennett so much and I'm proud of him for growing so fast while he wore his helmet! In two months time, he went from 10 mm to between 1-2 mm. A blessing.

(He was pretty invincible with that helmet protecting him, and now when he hits his head on something it hurts! Just like Bolt, he's got to realize he doesn't have super powers anymore...)
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...


...a little explorer lost control of his spaceship. It pitched and swayed, careening him through the intergalactic vortex and landing him on an unfamiliar, treacherous-looking planet.


Where was he?


Was the air here even breathable???


And, most importantly, how would he ever get home? Emboldened with a courage only desperation can afford, he surveyed his surroundings.


Somehow, he had to find help. He had to get back home to the loved ones who so desperately needed him, who craved his protection, who relied on him for their very well-being and safety!



[CUE HEROIC MUSIC]

DID YOU SAY SOMEBODY NEEDS HELP?


WHERE THERE IS NEED, YOU WILL FIND ME.


WHERE THERE IS ADVENTURE, COUNT ME IN!


Our little explorer was pleasantly surprised to discover intelligent life in this uncharted sector of the universe. Intelligent life that seemed benign!


With universally recognized gestures, he informed the native of the direction in which he needed to go.


What luck! The native intimated that he, himself, just happened to be an expert on space travel.



He got to work at once...


and soon presented a plan to his extraterrestrial counterpart.


Finding himself persuaded, the little explorer climbed the stairs to the roof...


and waited.


But nothing seemed to be happening.


Back at square one, a somewhat abashed aeronautical expert realized he had miscalculated his friend's Reduced Mass x Volume x Speed of Ascent ÷ Vector Direction. He would have to come up with a new plan.


Ah ha! He knew just the ticket: A ride in his rocket ship!


Buckled in, the adventurers prepared for takeoff.


As departure became imminent, however, one of our adventurers found himself increasingly concerned. Was this spacecraft approved by the Intergalactic Emissions Association?


10... 9... 8... 7...


It was for that reason, and that reason only, that he entreated his colleague to terminate launch preparations immediately. (It had nothing to do with a sudden fear of heights, for example.)


And, admitting that the cute Ewok girl back home probably could hold her own without him a little longer (earlier mention of her dire need for his protection perhaps being just a tad exaggerated)...


...our little friend decided to continue his exploration of a new planet. On official scouting business, of course.


THIS IS EARTH FOOD.


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