Grace and I chaperoned accompanied Richard to an auction on Saturday. My husband LOVES auctions. It always scares me when he goes….I never know what he’ll come home with. This time all he came home with was a sunburned wife and daughter. Later, after long cold showers, I was patting some aloe juice on Grace’s chest. As I was doing this, I briefly felt like the albino on Princess Bride, patting Wesley’s wounds in the Pit of Despair. Whilst lost in my humorous thoughts, Grace pipes up, “The count wants all his subjects healthy before they’re broken.”
Clearly we have watched that movie too many times.
Yesterday we were driving some where, and Grace was talking about birthdays. The conversation went something like this:
“Mommy you know what’s weird?”
“Hmmm, what’s that?”
“When I was little, it seemed like it would take FOREVER for my birthday to get here.”
“Well, now that I am grown, time just seems to be going faster and faster. I mean, it seems like a just had my birthday a few weeks ago, and here it is coming again.”
Yep, that’s what happens when you get “older” time flies.
Tonight during supper, Kaleb was having some difficulty with cabbage and the rubber bands in his mouth. I’ll save you the details he gave me, which caused me to lose my appetite.
Noah says,”So does that mean you swallowed your rubber bands?
He was speaking with very poor enunciation, and I heard, “So is that wall made of rubber bands.”
I told him what I heard, and was getting ready to correct him, yet again, for poor enunciation. Before I could, he was cracking himself up. In between bouts of laughter, he said, “I speak Mad Gab.”
If you’ve never played Mad Gab, you should. Then you would think that is as funny as I did. Once again he made me laugh until I cried.
Yesterday was a good day.
William and Marissa got to have their reunion with the newest additions to the Dodson clan. It went exactly like I expected. William was totally shy. Marissa marched right over grabbed a hand, flashed her gorgeous smile, and won the hearts of the boys. For nine months William prayed everyday, “Thank you Jesus that my friends have a family, please bring them here safely.” Today he prayed, “Thank you Jesus my friends are here, with their family.” Makes a heart all warm and mushy inside.
Last but certainly not least, Grace was baptized yesterday. But that warrants it’s own post. Coming soon.