Ah, a hard earned treat after playing in a blizzard.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Posted by Danielle at 12:53 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
When I was 16 or 17, I developed a case of hives that started on my knees, then spread up my thighs and then down my shins. They were huge, itchy bumps. Yick. I had never had them before and have never had them since...given these beauties aren't hives.
Posted by Danielle at 7:54 PM
Last night at bedtime, Chase asked in his prayer to help us remember to read our scriptures. We were going great guns there for a while. Then, everything went topsy-turvy as our lives went helter-skelter this past month. I thought it was so sweet that he would mention that. When he said amen, he jumped up on the bed and said,
"Mom, we REALLY need to read our scriptures!"
I said, "I know, Chase. We really need to remember to do that each day. It will help our roots grow big and strong."
That cute little boy stretched his feet out, wiggled his toes and said,
"Look at how SMALL my roots are, Mom! We have GOT to get reading!"
Posted by Danielle at 2:15 PM
Friday, April 24, 2009
This morning, Chase and I went to Jeff's shop to run an errand. Chase was in a sweet and chipper mood. He was being a little cheesy with his amorous comments while looking out at the green stuff and smelling the rain and admiring the cows. I started a conversation with him about the Creation. I reminded him that Jesus helped build this beautiful earth. Chase inhaled, looked around with big eyes and said, very breathy,
"HOW did he come down from the sky and do ALL that work?"
"Well, that is a question you will have to ask when you go to heaven."
"No, Mom, you have to ask Him."
"Why can't you ask Him?"
"You will have to talk to Him; I am just going to hug Him."
That caught me off guard. That was so much sweeter than what I was gearing up to hear. I thought for sure he was going to remind me that I am older than dirt and will for sure be in heaven a long time before he is. Ah, out of the mouth of babes!
Posted by Danielle at 11:33 AM
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
My cousin LeaAnn posted her fabulously hilarious post about Easter a few days ago. She completely inspired me. She told her children that there was no Easter Bunny, be happy for what they got for Easter and called it good. How wonderful!!
Posted by Danielle at 12:37 PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You all seem to think that I am so funny? Well, apparently the 5 year old living at my house does, too. It might not be working out to my advantage, however. You know the "look" that you shoot your children, the look that warns them that their behavior is close to landing them in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives? Yeah, that look makes Chase bust out laughing. Useless. You know when you act like a small child to get your small child to see how useless and obnoxious it is to act like a small child and would they please stop that? Useless. It makes Chase laugh. You know that stern warning to a child to wipe that smirk off of their face or there is going to be some real trouble, yup, makes Chase laugh, which makes me laugh, and...okay, maybe that one is not so bad.
"Yeah, my mom made me laugh! She was so mad that it made me laugh!"
Posted by Danielle at 1:51 PM
Monday, April 13, 2009
Chase, where are your shoes?
I don't know.
How could you lose them? You were just wearing them.
I don't know.
Where did you just barely go?
I don't remember.
Chase we need to find your shoes. Go find them.
I can't. They're lost. I have no idea where they are.
So, we choose a different pair of shoes to get us out the door. Within minutes, they are "lost" as well and we are having this conversation ALL OVER again.
Jump ahead to a new conversation.
Chase, where this that tiny thing-a-ma-bob that came with your drum set to help tune the drums that I am sure you have never seen before at least not since Christmas at Grandma's house and why am I even asking you because there is no way that you would even begin to know what a drum tuning key would look like but I have exhausted all of my other tricks on where to find it so I might as well ask you since you are the only person other than Jeff who is not here yet that might have a tiny inkling of an idea where it could be but no let's be honest I think I'll just ask you to prove my point that unless it's attached to your body it's "lost" forever. Huh?
It's in the cupboard where the battery box is, Mom.
Posted by Danielle at 7:40 PM
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Chase is proving to be more like me than I think the world is ready for. He has a stubborn streak in him, strong enough to test the will of the Pope. And, are you ready for this...he is dramatic. Oh, no!
But, one really fun thing about Chase is that he is a YELLOW! If you aren't familiar with the color of personalities, I am BLUE heart on sleeve, people pleaser, wants everyone to know how they feel, sound like me? Oh yeah!! Yellow personalities like to play and have fun and be the life of the party. This is Chase.
The reason I am sooooo excited in this video is because of the fact that this "yellow" boy has a "red" streak running right down his back (likes to be in charge, likes to have their way, says what's on their mind regardless of consequences, etc.). I have been trying to teach this boy how to pump on the swings for two years. He's been holding out on me, insisting that underdogs from mom are way more fun. Who needs to learn to pump when you have your mom at your beck and call, right? He's pushing 5 and a half! I mean, come on! It's time to cut the apron strings, or underdogs. So, I apologize for the whooping and hollering. I would have stood on my head, in my underwear and screamed if it would have been enough excitment and reward for that boy to keep pumping and shed the mom-pusher.
Now the real reason for this video and post (did I mention that I am a blue...like to be understood...like to talk?). Anyway. At the end of the video, I asked him to say something to the camera and he said, "Happy Swing Day"! Everything can be turned into a party for this kid! In fact, on Monday, he received his regular bag of goodies from the dentist, a bag with stickers, toothpaste, a toothbrush and floss. He promptly hung it on the doorknob of our back door. When I shot him my incredulous look, he said, as if I was the only person who missed the memo, "We need decorations to celebrate "Happy Dentist Day!" Duh, what was I thinking?
Posted by Danielle at 11:04 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I just came across this picture as I was deleting pictures off of my camera. It took me a second to realize what this picture was. Chase had my camera for a minute when Grandma and Grandpa were here and helped himself to taking some pictures. Grandpa had reached in his pocket to get some spare change to add to Chase's mission jar. Grandpa has made it a habit of doing this everytime they are here. Even the time when Grandpa was pinching his pennies, literally, to buy his car. Even then, he managed to part with some dearly beloved coinage.
So, this is a shout out to all of the big boys in Chase's life; his dad, his Grandpa, his uncles, his cousins and friends and church leaders who have ever loved him and set an example for him. We realize that your influence has a great deal to do with how wonderful we think he is! Thank you for helping him to want to serve a mission, even as an innocent 5-year old. Thank you for making him feel so loved and important. We think he has some pretty great men in his life.
Now, if he becomes a Harley-riding bald man weilding a PHD, a tool belt and a great sense of humor, well, maybe then we will know that he took your influences a little bit too far.
Until then, thank you for all you do!!
Posted by Danielle at 4:25 PM