Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Arizona Citrus

I look at my porch and what do I see?
a box of Oranges and Grapefruit smiling at me.

I think, "Oh How Lucky Am I!"
I feel so grateful I just want to cry.

My Dad sends me Oranges and Grapefruit you see
to make the rainy days in Oregon a little more bright for me.

The sweet smell of Arizona that fills our home
there is nothing like it, that why I write this poem.

Its hard to put a price on the love that I feel
to be given some sunshine from home that's so real.

Thanks Dad for keeping me stocked with that Arizona sunshine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What did he do?

Inquiring minds want to know. There were some left over noodles sitting on the table in the strainer after dinner. I was working in the kitchen and Robert came in and showed me this. I don't know if you can tell, but he has threaded the noodles through each hole of the strainer. I love to watch his mind work.

Loosing 2 Teeth

Cal was so excited about playing a Hot Wheels DS video game he tried to open the case with his teeth. Instead, he was traumatized when both of his bottom front teeth "broke" and were sticking straight out. After a day of listening to Cal complain about how his teeth hurt, I told him I would help him get them out. I pulled and twisted. The first one came right out. He was surprised it didn't even hurt. He was ready for tooth #2 and it popped right out. He was thrilled! The tooth fairy came a few days later. Cal struck it rich and made a whole $4.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cal and the Vacuum

Yes that is Cal and yes that is the vacuum. Let me explain. Cal takes everything apart. Old toys, household items, you name it. He is so curious and loves to know how things work. This is an old vacuum that doesn't work anymore. We just replaced it a few weeks ago. It was on the front porch ready to be taken to the dump. He couldn't wait to get his hands on it. He spent at least 3 hours after school for 2 days on this project. Do you see that big heavy coat? It was freezing outside. When he came in his hands and face were red. Look at his smile. I love it.