Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So the funny thing about this is Micah picked this up at the library yesterday and could not be talked out of getting it. I tried to convince him it was old, dated, totally sexist, but my stubborn little man would hear nothing of it and simply looked at me saying, "No mommy, I want the dolphin movie...what's his name?" "Flipper honey" "Yeah, I want to go home and watch Flipper, he swims under water. He doesn't have teeth that will bite me like a shark. He's a dolphin." So I bring the movie home thinking he will forget all about it. No he loves this show. Hopefully he won't catch on to too much of it because man is it ever politcally WRONG! Hahaha! Enjoy the theme song. I had to print out the lyrics tonight from Goggle so that he and Matt could sing it together while Micah was in the bathtub. Where do they get these ideas from?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
This picture was taken in 1929 (during the great depression). I was 5 years of age. My dad came home and my mother was crying. He asked the reason for her crying. She said we have only $1.00 left to live on. Dad said, there is a Halloween dance up town. The admission is $1.00 let's dress up and go dancing. My mother put together these costumes and they went to the dance. They won 1st prize for the best costumes of $5.00.
Matt note the purse my mother has in front of her (a hot water bottle). Every good scot has a purse in front. Note the piece of black tape she has on her tooth (to look as though she was missing one).
I thought you would enjoy your Great Grandparents dressing up for Halloween.
Love, Grandpa Harrison
I don't know about you, but I think that this is a beautiful story! They are on their last dollar and he says lets go dancing. ??? I wish that I could respond to our money woes with such a calming demeanor.
I have been wanting to post something about Matt for awhile now, but didn't want to write about his school, or work, or coaching swim team.... all of the busy-ness that he is experiencing right now. I have wanted to write something ABOUT him. Who he is as a person. A window into my love. This letter coming in the mail yesterday has given me just that. Matt loves Halloween. As evidenced by this picture from 1929, it seems to be firmly embedded in his very genes. I don't really understand some of the things about my husband, but one thing I do get very clearly. He ADORES his holidays. I love that about him. He makes them special and fun and that is something that our children will cherish for the rest of their lives. Never will a holiday go by without decorations or excitment. He has not been able to put this picture down since it came in the mail yesterday. I think he even took it to school with him today. It has given him something....hope? a sense of groundness? belonging? I'm not sure what, but it brings a smile to his face every time he looks at it and thats enough for me.
micah - "mommy i got up at the crocodile today!"
me- (confused) "what?"
micah - "i got up at the c r o c o d i l e today!" (getting frustrated)
me - (still lost) "the crocodile? honey what are you talking about?"
micah - "you told daddy, i got up at the crocodile today."
me - (sudden understanding) "oh! mommy said the crack of dawn. you woke up at the crack of dawn, buddy."
micah - "yeah, mommy, the crocodile."
me - "yes, honey the crocodile." (sigh, why fight it?)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sir Micah Pea and his royal scary teeth.