Saturday, November 22, 2008

Funny stuff

So I got an e-mail the other day of funny church bulletins. I'm posting my favorites here.
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The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'

Our youth basketball team is back in action Wednesday at 8 PM in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing: 'Break Forth Into Joy.'

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.

The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan:
Last Sunday: ''I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours'

Friday, November 21, 2008

The sweetest thing

So, at dinner last night, I asked Kevin who he thinks is the best cook ever (I figured he would say me, but he really means it :P). Before Kevin can say anything, Braden points at me and says, "MOMMY is!"

And this morning, Noah woke up earlier than Kevin or I wanted to get up. So I took him out in the living room for an hour, then brought him in to our bedroom to switch with Kevin. I put Noah on the bed next to Kevin and got under the covers, and when I looked at Noah again, he had curled up on the pillow next to Kevin.

How sweet is that?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Copycat

So, Noah is our little copycat. Braden is too, but Noah is little enough that you don't really expect it. We've caught Noah copying (mostly Kevin) before, but today was the best.

During dinner, Kevin had to spit out a piece of meat with gristle in it. A minute later, Noah leans over the side of his chair and makes this disgusting noise, so I say something to that effect to Kevin. Kevin looks at me and says, "Well, you should have seen what came out of his mouth." Apparently Noah saw Kevin spit the meat out and decided to try it to. Wonderful.

Jokes and toilets

Sounds lovely, huh?

Braden is -hurray!- starting to go potty on the toilet more. Most days he'll tell us at least once that he's going potty, so we tell him to stop and get him to th bathroom. He doesn't get yet to wait and go after you get to the toilet, so he doesn't usually get much out. We're thinking about trying pull-ups for him, since I don't think he's ready to switch to underwear. Maybe in a few months we'll have a diaper free kiddo!

Also, Braden just learned to do this:
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

The great hair debate



Yeah, so, this is way better than those silly presidential election stuff that's been going on lately. (I'm not serious. That's all sarcasm.)




Anyway, I have a bit of a dilemma. I want to do something to my hair, partially 'cause I'm sick of it and partially 'cause Noah's driving me nuts always grabbing it. He's got a thing with my hair and holding and pulling it, not fun. So, my dilemma is that I can't decide what to do with it. I kind of want to leave it fairly long, just because I like it long, though I know that doesn't do anything to solve my Noah problem. I'd want to do something different if I did keep it long. Or I could go fairly short. My favorite is this shoulder length and curly, a la Sophia Bush. (Sadly, I am using celebrity shots, they always have great hair.)
Or I like this cut, as seen on Jessica Simpson.
Or I could do something else, but I don't know what. Let me know what you think. I like hearing other people's opinions. It drives Kevin crazy, so I'm going to ask him less.

Monday, November 3, 2008

We have a crawler!

Another quick post. This is a couple of weeks late, but Noah has started crawling. It's funny that usually he's either crawling to me whining to be picked up or crawling to Braden's bat. It's still his favorite toy. I've even seen him crawling while holding the bat. Noah is now trying to stand without holding anything. He can stand with no help for 7 seconds. He's also cruising better.

You can hear Braden talking in the background.

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Well, here's just a quick post. Braden was a dragon for Halloween. We decided on that kinda last minute, thus the thrown-together-with-sweats costume. (I was trying so hard to get everything done early this year.)

Noah was Curious George, technically. But without The Man in the Yellow Hat (somebody didn't want to dress up for Halloween) he just looks like a monkey.

The day after Halloween we took the kiddos out to Scheels. It's a new sports superstore (and I mean super- Scheel's is considered the largest sports store in the world) in Sparks (Reno). It has all sorts of fun stuff. First, at either entrance is an aquarium. One has freshwater fish, the other has tropical fish. Then, for the kids is a small (6-7 ft.) climbing wall and jungle gym. There's a ferris wheel, and a race car driving simulator. Actually there's three and you can race the other drivers. Kevin's favorite part was the gun section. My favorite part was the women's clothes (not just a sports store!) and Braden loved the fish and ferris wheel and Noah loved everything! Braden and I rode the ferris wheel together and we had an extremely long ride, about twenty minutes. Braden spent the first five laughing. We had a lot of fun. For perspective, Kevin took pictures of us from the second floor of the store.

It's so crowded, though, that when I got some food to snack on I was in line for thirty minutes! Braden got wound up to the point where he couldn't calm down, so maybe next time we'll aim to go later in the day so he can maybe get a nap in the car on the way there. You live, you learn.