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Silas quote

Were TV’s invented when you were born?

Jack quote

Yesterday, Jack, Grace and myself were sitting in the living room hanging out.  Jack came over and started asking for a whole bunch of “stuff.”

I cocked my head to the side and whispered that he needed to come over and sit by me. It was the gentle little of “we need to chat.”

He walked over to me with a silly little smile and said, “I know what you are going to say…I have a case of the gimmies.”

No need to have that little chat.

This morning he started in on how he wants new superman pajamas.  I looked and smiled at him and immediately he said, “I have the gimmies again.”  He stopped and  said, “I guess I really don’t need pajamas.”

Happy Birthday Erica!

Today is Erica’s 20th birthday. It’s her first semester here at SCSU. She is from Malawi and is adjusting to MN weather. 

I was able to sneak her away from studying for finals for 90 minutes to enjoy fajitas at a local Mexican restaurant. 

We enjoyed conversation on our favorite books of the bible, summer life here, and her classes.  


Hot dogs

This evening, while the bigger kids were at unicycling, I took Jack, Max, and friend Rylan with me to the grocery store.  Three boys in a grocery store is worse than herding wet cats.  They were loud and ALL over the place.  As I was standing getting cream and walking over to get salad greens, I hear Jack say, “Oh hot dogs! I LOVE hot dogs.  Wait…those aren’t hot dogs…those are animal lips.  Disgusting!”

When we were back in the van, I asked him where he heard about animal lips.  “Matthew told me.”

That kid cracks me up more than once each day.

Cabin cleaning

The Voelkers and Larsens went to my in-laws cabin and did the spring cleaning and put in the dock. 

It was a full busy day! Curses to the Asian lady bugs…there are thousands of them. As soon as we vacuumed, hundreds more would come out. But the cabin is clean from top to bottom and we will call it a good day.