Friday, February 27, 2009

Another Clue

It's a very affectionate chocolate.

Also (this isn't a clue), Ellie has asthma and/or major allergies, just like her mommy did. Carla took her in yesterday and they did a chest x-ray and some other things. She'll be on an inhaler for a while. We'll take her back in a couple months to see what's working and what's not, then every 6 months after that, I think. We'll see how it goes. She's healthy otherwise, though.

Walker and Anderson are also fine, nothing new to report there. Anderson's finally getting good at telling us who people are when he sees pictures of them. He looks so proud of himself when he gets it right and we praise him. He's a very cute kid, in my opinion.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What Dreams Are Made Of . . .

The other day, W & E were playing when E accidentally made W slip and fall. He was trying to shake it off, but I could tell he really hurt something. The conversation went a little something like this.

C - You gonna live?
W - Yeah. (slightly wincing)
C - That's good!
W - (in one big breath)Yeah, that IS good 'cuz I'm not married yet & I wanna get married when I get big. What happens when a person falls and dies if they're not married?
C - (totally trying not to laugh yet think of a satisfying "Walker answer" all at the same time) They just never get married, buddy.
W - (without skipping a beat) Well, Jesus could make them come alive again . . . . (thinking briefly) . . . or the girl could just marry another boy. ( I guess he was assuming that it was the boy who died.)

SERIOUSLY, what almost-five-year-old is looking forward to marriage? Shouldn't five-year-olds be thinking about sports, junk food, TV, toys and all the other stuff kids enjoy? I guess I'm glad that Walker has starting planning for his future at such a young age. During our next conversation, he'll probably tell me he's invested in a great mutual fund! He never ceases to amaze me.

P.S. I had to change the size & color so you would know it was me posting. I think this is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've ever posted. I usually make Kurt retell the stories because he can add his wittiness, but this time, I couldn't resist!

P.P.S Kurt told me to give you a hint regarding the above candy riddle. It's chocolate, so start guessing.

Monday, February 16, 2009

A few quick notes and a guessing game

Ellie cut her hair but that's old news now. She had it in a pony tail, found some scissors, and cut it. Off. Carla had to take her to the hair dresser to get it fixed up. It's now short and cute but it didn't happen the way we would have liked. Carla kept the pony tail, I guess for a scrap book. I'll bet it's 8 - 10" long.

Walker grabbed one of my harmonicas the other day and started playing around on it. After a while, I heard this beautiful bluesy note come out. I figured it was a fluke but took a shot and said, "Hey, Walker, you just bent a note. That means you can play the blues! Can you do it again?" Well, he could and he did and now he can bend a note at will. Very cool. I'll teach him overblows later and, with any luck, he'll hit the blues circuit big one day and be a multi-thousandaire!

See if you can guess this one. I couldn't.
Ellie came home Saturday after being out with mom and Walker.
Ellie: Dad, I have a secret for you.
Me: Oh, what is it, El?
Ellie: We had candy at the store.
Me: Wow, how did you get that?
Ellie: The lady gave it to us.
Me: Oh, you mean samples? Like you had a little piece?
Ellie: Wayl (or however you spell her little hillbilly-eye-rolling 'well'), we had the hook ones with the big bums.
Your job: Name that Candy.