Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just keep swimming

It seems like at the moment I am just trying to keep my head above water. I really don't like it and am not sure how much longer I can take trying not to drown. And it came to pass....

Monday, June 8, 2009


Have you ever had one of those moments where you put your foot in your mouth? I had one of those at my friend Rutger's graduation party. There was a little girl there who was probably about 3 or 4. She was telling me about how she hurt her finger and now had a bandaid. I asked her what happened and she said, "Maisy bit me." I asked her if Maisy was her dog and she told me that Maisy was her sister.... oops.

Later I went to talk to her again and she asked me if I knew her name. I responded that of course I knew her name it was Dora. She told me that her name was Nora.... oops.

I am sure her parents went home and just chuckled about the strange girl at Rutger's party. That is okay. I got a kick out of it too.

Moments with my buddy

Kaelen is the funniest kid ever. I have the priviledge of being his nursery leader and it has its challenging moments but it also has some very funny ones. One week Kaelen was trying to climb up on the table. I would tell him to get down and he would start fake crying and put himself into timeout. He would then stop crying look at me and say ok and then start playing again. He must have learned from the older kids having to put their nose on the wall when they are in trouble. He must have put himself into timeout at least 5 times that day. What a rugrat!

Kaelen has always been fascinated with the fridge. Well our fridge has a light that comes on when you get water from it. I was using a glass cup one night and it was kind of late and so it was getting darker. I went to fill up my glass cup with water and it created a reflection on the floor. I told Kaelen that Tinkerbell had come to visit. He started stepping on Tinkerbell and as he stepped on her then I took my cup out causing the light to go away. He kept looking on the bottom of his foot to find the light again. I just sat there and laughed and laughed and laughed.

Some of my mornings are spent watching Kaelen when Melissa is out and about volunteering or running errands or doing doctor's appointments. There are some mornings where he is awake but isn't really ready to be up and moving around yet. On those mornings he will take his blanket downstairs, grab the remote, and come cuddle with me. I love those mornings.