Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Emmett Takes 3rd Place in His First Spelling Bee

It took a lot of convincing to get Emmett to participate in the spelling bee. We bribed him with "lunch out anywhere you want to go", and so he agreed to let me sign him up.

No backing out now. :) He is all signed up and ready to go.

There were 9 participants in the 2nd and 3rd grade group. As each one dropped out and Emmett got word after word correct, we were on the edge of our seats!!!

3rd place! He was so excited that he has already talked about going back to do it again next year. And, as his reward for good sportsmanship, lunch at Denny's -- his choice.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Emmett's Answers

1. What is something mom always says to you?
“I love you.”

2. What makes mom happy?
“Simeon, Me, Dad, and collages.”

3. What makes mom sad?
“When I’m [away] at the cabin.”

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
“I don’t really know.”

5. What was your mom like as a child?
“How am I supposed to know!?”

6. How old is your mom?

7. How tall is your mom?
“5 feet, 1 inch, or something”

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
“Give me love.”

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
“Clean, clean, clean, clean, clean.”

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
“Being super nice.”

11. What is your mom really good at?
“Giving me love.”

12. What is your mom not very good at?
“Making jokes up.”

13. What does your mom do for her job?

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
“chocolate and peppermint ice cream”

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
“being yourself”

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
“Lois Lane”

17. What do you and your mom do together?
“homework, watch tv, it could be anything pretty much”

18. How are you and your mom the same?
“we’re both humans”

19. How are you and your mom different?
“Our genetic codes, because I have some of dad’s, and you don’t. Is that right?”

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
“You say that you love me and we compete in the ‘I love you this much’ game.”

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
“To bed”

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


"So Happy Together..."
Going at it already.

I love you!

Want some? I'll share.

Monday, January 4, 2010

What We Are Up To These Days

Jason: He has been taking duck hunting seriously this season and has found some new locations that are fairly local. He has also returned back to work after a long Christmas break at home -- we are going to miss having him around every day!

Emmett: He will be in his first spelling bee on January 19th and he is returning to gymnastics on January 7th after a 2-month recess. He is such a fantastic help to us around the house and with Simeon.

Simeon: He is growing up so quickly -- he is already in 6-month clothes! He is also a very happy and engaging fellow. His favorite game is "stand up - sit down" --> he actually recognizes the words and is extremely pleased with himself as he works on the game's commands.

Me: Now that baby is sleeping well, I have insomnia. I wake up for Simeon's feeding and can't get back to sleep. Starting my day at 1 AM is quite miserable, I must say. Also, I am having a biopsy done on a breast lump on January 8th and am feeling a bit nervous.