Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Kyle: Mommy said we could all go get a cone. I couldn't wait! I love ice cream!
R: But when we got to B-R, the parking lot was full and there were people everywhere. The firetrucks were even there for ice cream! Needless to say, the line was out the door.
K: Daddy said he wasn't standing in a line out the door for ice cream, so we got to go to Dairy Queen instead!
R: Woo-Hoo! I'd rather have a Blizzard anyway. I love DQ!
K: So here we are enjoying Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night at DQ with a Blizzard. And Mommy wanted me to tell everybody the pictures aren't so good because she took them with her phone.
R: Look how patiently I'm waiting for my Blizzard. And Mommy hollers out we're bad in restaurants. Do you see anybody being bad?
K: And look at my big teeth. I can't wait to sink them into the M&M's I know Daddy will choose for his Blizzard.
R: We don't have a picture of JR waiting patiently because he got to go help Daddy order.
K: But as you can see he was pretty excited about the Blizzard situation.
R: Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!
K: If you don't get that ice cream in my lips faster I'm going to scream out!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My Mom: I just found out I'm not a Jew!"
Me: Really? Why not? (Thinking maybe she'd talked about genealogy with one of her cousins.)
My mom (the now non Jew): Well, I was watching this show last night, and they said that you can only be a Jew if your mom is a Jew. Your daddy can be a Jewish Rabbi, but if your mom's not a Jew, then either are you. You can also convert to Judaism, but those are the only two ways.
Me: Oh, I'm so sad for you. You love telling everybody you're a Jew.
My mom: I know! I was so upset I went and woke up your daddy to tell him. (I'm sure he was thrilled to be woken up for that little tidbit.)
Me: Well, you've been telling everybody you're a German Jew for so long, I'd just go ahead and keep telling it. It makes a good story. (And we're all about the good stories.)
So my mom, still wallowing in her new found non-Jewness, will be thrilled to hear that I got a postcard today from the Jews for Jesus! (Which is the picture I posted.) I was actually pretty excited because it starts off:
"Shalom Jan Ingersoll" (I don't think I've ever been 'Shalomed' before!)
So see, Mom, it's okay. I'm on the Jews for Jesus mailing list. And, in my book, you're still the best German Jew Presbyterian around!
Monday, April 27, 2009
I used to think the moms that talked about summer camps were crazy. They seemed in such a panic to make sure their kids were all signed up for camps and activities. I thought it was just some kind of status thing...until I spent summer (and spring break) not having anything lined up for JR. I won't ever make that mistake again. JR and I both need summer activities for him to keep us both sane. I spent the weekend trying to organize his summer schedule (yes, it really does take planning and scheduling), and as of this afternoon he's all signed up and paid up. Woo-Hoo! Here's what JR's summer looks like:
- Last Day of school-May 21
- Last week of May-open (hoping he's old enough to take a golf clinic)
- 1st three weeks of June- tennis lessons (T, TH), skateboarding lessons (M,W,F) I know, I can't believe there's such a thing as skateboarding lessons!
- June 20th- leave for Houston
- June 21-July 18th-Texas. While in Houston he'll attend Vacation Bible School for a week.
- Week of July 19th-return to Durango-my family visits
- Last week of July-day camp at the ski mountain all week
- 1st week of August-family vacay (We're going to Yellowstone.)
- 2nd week of August-kayaking day camp. I think they teach them in the indoor pool, and then if they get good enough, they let them kayak down a calm part of the river. (He's most excited about this, with skateboarding a close second.)
- 3rd week of August-visit from Jason's family, wrapping up the weekend with an antelope hunt in New Mexico.
- School starts Monday, August 24th
That should keep him busy, and keep us both happy!
Friday, April 24, 2009
JR: Mommy, When you send me Sunny D in my lunch, I recycle the bottle.
Me: You do?
JR: Yes. Since it's plastic I put it in the recycling bin.
Me: That's good, JR.
JR (very breezily): I know, I'm savin' the planet.
Saving the planet...all in a day's work.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hummm, that's interesting. Is that a baby butt I see peeking from behind the pantry? Let's get a closer look at another angle.
After rewinding the tape from a different view, we can clearly see Kyle at the beginning stages of opening the pantry door.
And what do we have here? Looks to me like Kyle helping himself to a bag of chips.
Back to the pantry camera, we see Kyle has left the door open for his accomplice, Reed. Who's already made his chip selection.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So I'm doing my best not to stick out here. Not fit in, just not stick out. I also don't want JR to stick out, so look what I let him wear to school today. Shorts! I know! It was 43 degrees this morning, and since it wasn't freezing I think that's the 'all clear' to send your kid to school in shorts. (All the other kids at the bus stop were wearing them.) Texans, can you imagine how many layers we'd have on our kids if it was 43? We'd have no less than a hat, scarf, and mittens...and I sent mine to school in shorts! JR was thrilled when I told him I might let him wear shorts today. He said, "Mommy! I'm wearing shorts and a short-sleeved shirt." When I talked to my mom and told her I sent JR in shorts she said something like, "Can you do that?" Well, I did. I'm assimilating to my new culture. And really, if Jason keeps moving us around like this, I'll be so cultured there won't be anything left to shock!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Hunter was "unsettled and not so happy with the hike".
I told you he likes to sleep and sit in your lap.
He was "not too keen on the 2 puppies that visited Friday".
So he doesn't play well with others? What do you expect? He's an only dog!
He "has quite a squeal that almost put [Crazy Dog Lady] and the other dogs in cardiac arrest".
We warned you his bark was loud and annoying.
Hunter "wanted to go outside [Saturday night] but then didn't want to come back in.
So what?! Let him sit outside. You've got a doggie-door, he'll come back in when he's ready.
So I guess Crazy Dog Lady traumatized Hunter with his bad report card. Hopefully, he'll be back to normal soon. And don't worry Hunter, I've already got Pretty Dog Sitter all lined up for our vacation in August.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Yep, He's been caught. If you remember JR has been helping himself to breakfast at school every morning. (read about it here) But this morning Jason called me to tell me he had just gotten off the phone with the Riverview Elementary cafeteria. They called this morning and asked Jason if we knew JR was eating breakfast at school. He said he laughed and said, "Well, to be honest, we didn't know for awhile." She told Jason that JR was "just the cutest little boy" and he didn't have a cafeteria card so he had memorized his number. She mainly wanted us to know that he was getting cereal, but not really eating it. Jason asked if he was being bad or disturbing the other kids and she told him that he wasn't. He's just sitting with his friends, having fun, and "eating breakfast". Jason told her that we really don't care if he eats or not, and if he's being good just to go ahead and keep letting him not eat breakfast. Oh, and I owe $12 for the cereal he's "eating" every morning.
Monday, April 13, 2009
K: We were super excited to go to Texas for Easter and see all our grandparents. We also attended the 21st annual Easter party at our Aunt Lu's. (She's really mommy's cousin, but we like to call everybody "aunt".)
R: Here's JR and "favorite cousin Caleb" about to eat lunch.
K: And now that we've seen JR, I think that's quite enough of him. Let's see how we spent the day!
R: We rode Big Wheels.
K:We tried to take a family Easter egg hunt picture.
R: I don't think we did too good. Elizabeth is the only one smiling and looking at the camera!
R: Mommy tried to help me hunt more eggs, but after I found three I was satisfied. I had way more fun just playing with my eggs than looking for more.
K: Me too! Daddy finally gave up trying to make me hunt more when I started crying. Not sure why we needed any more. These two were super fun!
R: We were too little to hold the big pinata stick, so we beat him with a maraca. It was awesome!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
*I decided that the dramatic ranking of the Ingersolls is as follows: Me, Kyle, JR, Jason, Reed
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The real day started when JR woke at 6:25. And since he clomps around the house like a big ol' elephant, and the babies are true Ingersolls and worried they might miss something, their eyes flew open about 6:28. It was a cloudy,overcast day here in Durango, with on and off snow flurries all day, I believe the high was about 38. On a high note, JR did love dinner tonight, and told me my tacos (canned chicken with cheese, Ranch, and Pace) were even better than Lunchable tacos. Which coming from JR means he thinks I served him a gourmet meal. And on the housekeeping front, I'm about to go fold my 6th load of laundry. Woo-hoo!