Friday, April 25, 2014

easter week

well my camera or computer or camera cable or something to do with technology decided to not work on easter for me.  i could not for the life of me get my pictures off of my camera.  so....i did what any person that is highly intelligent does when they have technological problems.  i turned the computer off for a solid 5 days.  serves him right.  and when i turned it back on a few minutes ago, i had no problem getting my pictures off of my camera.  i'm a genius.

anyway, there were several egg hunts.

we spent the weekend in inverness.  we ate lots of good food, saw lots of friends, worked on our baseball skills at my old baseball field, had our usual cutthroat croquet match (complete with tears from the loser....i won't name any names), and played with a turkey.  yes...a turkey.  the game warden lives across the road from the baseball field.  as i was playing catcher, i commented that i thought i saw a turkey walking across the yard.  my dad informed me that i was crazy because turkeys don't just walk across yards.  that is until he turned around and saw it.  so we had to go over and see for ourselves.  someone had called the game warden because a person had dropped off a turkey in their yard, and it would not go away.  it was a domesticated turkey, y'all.  would you look at the feet on that thing?!?  only in the delta.

on easter morning, we took approximately 4385 pictures to try to get one of everyone looking nice.  i was still in my pjs at this point, so there was no family picture this year!

not too shabby!  william also played the piano in church for the first time and did a great job.  he informed me that he missed one b flat in "when i survey the wondrous cross," but "i bet nobody noticed!"

happy late easter!

"he is not here; he has risen, just as he said."  matthew 28:6

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

dirt and eggs

some people started building a house across the cul-de-sac from us on friday.  i watched them bulldoze and start the dirt work that morning, and i knew immediately that i needed to go buy extra oxyclean.  i was right.  it took my people only 3.2 seconds to find the dirt pile!

i'm thinking that i need to ask their teachers to work on reading comprehension a little more!!!

i did manage to get them out of the dirt to dye some eggs.  it wasn't the production that it has been in years past.  i don't know if they are over it or what, but it took all of 5 minutes until they were up and gone again!  oh well.....we tried.



happy spring!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

the greatest show on earth is not that great.

carol is back in tupelo.  remember last year when a circus elephant got shot in a drive-by shooting?  well she has recovered, and she made it back to tupelo to perform.  on friday, i got to tag along with a group of 4 year olds to see the greatest show on earth.  maybe i was expecting too much.

i can't recall how many circuses i have been to in my life.  i'd venture to guess not too many, but i'm pretty sure i remember the circus being mostly about animals.  maybe a few elephants dancing, a giant cat jumping through a hoop, a monkey maybe?  i guess PETA or some anti-circus group has forced the circus to cut back.  because what i saw on friday was a low key cirque show.  acrobats, gymnasts, ninja people and some tight rope walkers.  i'm not saying that they weren't good at what they did, but 4 year olds want animals.  33 year olds do too.

look at these faces....

they wanted animals that did tricks.  what they got were some jack russells riding on the back of shetland ponies, some camels that stood there and let the ponies run underneath them, and the elephants.  one of the dogs was stuffed and tied to the back of a pony.  i'm still not sure if that was meant to be funny, or if one of the dogs got stage fright and that was their backup plan.

the tight rope people did a good job not breaking their necks.

and the elephants stole the show.  all 5 minutes that they were out there!

i guess it was worth it for the $10 that i paid to get in.  the kids were entertained.  it just wasn't "the greatest show on earth."

as reed was going to bed friday night, he ended my week with a smile.

me:  "i had fun at the circus with you."
reed:  "me too."
me:  "did you like those ninjas?"
reed:  "yeah, but you know what my favorite part was?"
me:  "what?"
reed:  "the dogs riding the horses, the elephants, and the...the....the....moose."
me:  *weird look*
reed:  "no.  i mean, know...the...that thing....the....'woooohooooo, hump day' kind of guy."
me:  "the camel."
reed:  "yeah.  him.  i liked him."

so it wasn't the greatest show on earth, but that's definitely one of the greatest commercials!