Saturday, August 26, 2006

Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today

At the Otters game last night (, Lauren got to go on the field and "feel the grass" with one of the players and his daughter. I was personally afraid she was going to take off and run the bases. Thankfully, she didn't. She thought she was hot stuff. John and I agree with her. It was really nice of that player to take her out there. John also made her night by taking her to hug Evan the Otter. To top it all off, she got an orange balloon dog from the clowns at the ballpark. Overall, it was a great night.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

With a bump, bump here and a kick/jab there...

So, Jack is making himself known to more people than just me. John and Lauren have both felt him moving and I can see him moving a lot during the day and feel him most of the night. Does this child ever sleep or is this a prediction of how our life will be come December? No time to think about that right now.
Lauren likes Jack's empty room. It echoes and she goes in it and talks, wears her princess shoes in there since they make cool noises, and she says 'Jessie' is in there making a lot of messes.
Scroll to the bottom of this blog to see a countdown calculator until we expect Jack to appear.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Two more examples of how our conversations go:

(After seeing a man with a prosthetic leg)
Lauren: What's on his leg?
Me: Something to help him walk.
Lauren: I think he's part robot

(While at a family reunion, we were told to quiet down, grace was about to be said)
Me: Lauren, come here. They are going to say a prayer.
Lauren: But I'm not ready for bed.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Snippet from a conversation

Me: Hey Lauren, do you want to move your furniture around?
Lauren: Yeah
Me: Where should we put it?
Lauren: How about the living room?

Not exactly what I had in mind, but guess I need to be more specific.

Monday, August 07, 2006


It's over. It was great. Lauren, John and I got nice tans, had a lot of fun, loved lake Michigan and highly recommend St. Joseph, MI, specifically Silver Beach (trust me, google a link to this beach. It is fantastic!!) and about 45 minutes north of there, Saugatauk, MI ( All I can say is beautiful.
Just a cute story before I go. We got Lauren a peanut butter sandwich for lunch, but the peanut butter was crunchy. She didn't like the "crumbs" in it, so when I told her it was actually not crumbs but nuts, she said, "Nuts are for squirrels, and I am not a squirrel." Duh!