Thursday, June 28

Skimming through bits and pieces of the week

My baby turned 10 and we celebrated this past week. He spent Tuesday writing Thank You notes. I was blessedly able to catch this one before it mailed out:

I'm having a yard sale. Started this morning...I saw what 5:00 a.m. looks like....on purpose. That'd be okay if I hadn't also seen what Midnight and 3:00 a.m. looked like too.
(no cool picture)

Sarah is nearly potty trained. One Day My Eye. But maybe if I'd done it right. Oh, well. We did it this way and this way is slowly working for us.

Sarah did this:
Don't look at my baseboards.

I was in another room, but I recognized the sound of oreos hitting the floor, suddenly followed by a tiny little girl's "Uh-Oh." She almost looks ashamed, doesn't she?

Last on the list (for tonight anyway,) my back porch was swarmed with Carpenter Ants tonight. I'd never seen these things before today. Crazy big ants with scary wings that looked like termites, but thank the Lord they're not.
(are you kidding? like I'd get close enough to give you a cool picture?)

Ugh. I just remembered that blogger hates my pictures. Why is it just me? I'm not electronically inept. Honest. I've tried many different methods. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't. Maybe it's God protecting me from revealing too much cleavage.


BgArt said...

I sent a thank you note like that last year. It didn't go over well. It's a good thing you caught it.

Oreos do make a distinctive sound when hitting the floor! I'll be darned.

Never had a Carpenter Ant, but my Uncle was a taxidermist! BU-DUM-CHING! I'll be here all week, try the ham & swiss on rye.

Caralyn said...

Oh my, Ethan's thank you card is hilarious! You gotta keep that for his wedding!!! lol

Jenn said...

Mike, you're hilarious. Boy, I needed that laugh this morning. I'm trying to wake my butt up to go outside and open this yardsale.

Caralyn, I didn't even think of keeping it! I hope it's not thrown away yet....that's a good idea!

Growing in Grace (Nicole) said...

I hope your yard sale goes well and that those ants go away!!

Christy said...


I spit out my Diet Coke I was laughing so hard.

The thank you note was priceless!

Jennie C. said...

Well, now the pictures come out just fine, you know. It's only when you know they won't show that they actually do.

I looked at the baseboards. Couldn't help it. You practically begged me to look at the baseboards. They aren't that bad really, but I know how to get them cleaned up with absolutely no effort on your part.

wendy said...

What a cutie you have! When my son was 2 he was so excited about that Potty Train! I think he was a little disappointed that there wasn't actually a real train...

That oreo face is priceless!

The Wooden Porch said...

Those cookies on the floor look like something you snapped straight out of my house -- only with a different kid.

I HATE those kinds of ants. They freak me out.

Lillian said...

The thank you note was too funny!!! LOL!!

Sandie said...

Hi. I'm a new reader (visiting through my sister, Jennie C.) and I want to thank you for your most recent post. I just started working with my 2 year old on potty training using the method you described and it's working! I can't believe it, but my willful daughter is actually telling me she has to go potty! Thank you!

Also, the Oreos on the floor reminds me: About a year ago, my three kids (all girls, twins are now 3 and Sarah is 2) were happily playing in the living room/ dining room and I grabbed the moment to answer the call of nature, only to return to find that the twins had worked together to pull a birthday cake from the table and little 1 year old Sarah was sitting in the middle of it, icing and chocolate all over her, with a big 'ol grin. None of them was even a little ashamed! lol

Thank you again! I'll be back for more.


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