Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Between our recent Utah trip, our work trips to Corpus Christi, and Brad's work retreat last week, we've used our suitcases more than usual. Ty has taken to using them as special hiding spots.
We found our way to the town of Kirby's First Annual (and possibly final?) Hobo Festival, and Ty got to take a picture with the Hobo King! What a treat! Seriously, though, what is with the Giant BBQ Turkey legs for sale at all the festivals and theme parks and garage sales and any celebration you can think of here? Do other places focus so much on the turkey legs or is this just a Texas thing?
Monday, May 05, 2008
Anyway, as we were sitting in our padded seats that were way more comfy and roomy than the Marriott Center (not a judgement, just an observation), we pulled out our small tupperware container full of treats for Ty (pretzels, Life cereal, etc.). As we were trying to listen, Ty was eating, occasionally putting a piece of pretzel or cracker up to our mouths. Absently, trying to hear the speaker, we would open our mouths and let him feed us. Hey--it kept him quiet, okay?
All of a sudden I hear a whisper, "Sally! Sally!"
I turn and see Brad washing down water from a water bottle, with a look of sheer panic on his face. I can tell he wants to scream, or at the very least bolt from his chair.
"What?!" I say, a little worried that he's about to make a scene.
Only because of his sheer determination, I can tell Brad has calmed himself down and with one last shudder, returns to normal.
"What?!" I whisper again, curious by now as to what caused his little "episode."
"Ty was feeding me little pieces of cracker and pretzel, when I noticed he put something else in my mouth that had a different texture. I ate it, and then asked him what it was."
That was when Ty looked up at his daddy with a big grin and said, "It's a booger!"
Thursday, May 01, 2008
If you're looking for a good uplifting read, this is it:
I read it in one day (and night), I enjoyed it so much. It's the true story of a mother of ten children in the 50's and 60's who, with no help from her alcoholic husband, basically raised her family on earnings from jingles contests. Her positive attitude and sense of humor were so inspiring.
I know that a movie has been made about it, and I hope to see it soon, although often times movies aren't as great as the book.
So...go find the book at your library--you will enjoy it, I promise!