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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Talented Children

My kids are progressing with lightening speed.  They've come a long way, just this week!

Dax, for instance, has developed a new-found passion for books.

Then there's Mase.  He has become an expert strawberry picker.  Those green ones can be tricky to find!
 
And Evie didn't want to get left out.  She has been working on her acting skills:
 
I decided to stay home from church with a sickish baby this past Sunday.  Evie was laying on the couch and told me in her most feeble voice, "I'm too sick to go to church."  I had her stay home with us. 
 
After the rest of our family left for church, Evie jumps off the couch and says with a smile,  "You know what's funny Mom?  I am home sick from church today and I don't like church.  Isn't that weird?" 

Grumpy Mom Goal of the Day:  I will be grateful that Dani isn't progressing as quickly as my other three kids.

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25 Comments:

At June 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Danielle said...

That Evie's a smart girl! That excuse works for grownups too!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

Don't you just love it when they have a miraculous recovery?!
Sandy

 
At June 22, 2011 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Help! Mama Remote... said...

ROTFL I think you need to enroll her into acting school quick! Don't want those talents to go to waste. Looks like you have a bookworm & a strawberryologist on your hands :)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger The Lymans said...

That "Sunday sickness" runs rampant at my house, too!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Blogger sarajo said...

We have a book ripper too. Not cool!
And my little girl has pulled that on me. Only, it's wasn't church, it was a day that I would have gone into my son's class to volunteer, and she was going to a friends house to play. She pretended to be sick. Lil' stinker!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Blogger m&msmommy said...

Oh my gosh, that comment from Evie totally cracked me up! :) Sounds like some Sundays in our house! :)

Your children are quite advanced, you should be proud! ;)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Ashley Sloan said...

Oh man haha. Hopefully she decides she likes church soon hehe. That green strawberry is funky too!

And it would be fun to work in radio :)

Ashley Sloan

 
At June 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger RoryBore said...

wow, seems like you put a camera and mic in our house! LOL. going berry picker next week...must teach colors prior to leaving for berry patch.

 
At June 22, 2011 at 11:32 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Oh man, the ripped book is the story of my life....it's almost funner when it's a library book too. That's not embarassing.at.all. Sounds like Evie might need to do a few auditions with those kind of acting skills!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

Evie cracks me up!!!! We had a book ripper, it drove me crazy, I didn't see the brillance in it, how foolish of me!!! Lol!! I so love your blog, I love your family!!! You are such a good mom!! Take care!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 11:46 AM , Blogger 1HecticMommy said...

too funny. Evie keeps you on your toes, wait till she is a teen :)

I had a book ripper for a short time, but stopped it REAL quick.

 
At June 22, 2011 at 12:19 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

My oldest has the fake sickness mastered too because she knows when she is sick she can lay on the couch and watch TV all day. My little one is a great strawberry picker too although she usually just eats them on the vine instead of actually picking them off.

 
At June 22, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Sandra's Fiberworks said...

my boys love to go to church now because they're allowed to trade their Pokemon cards. At least I'm not dragging them...

funny you should comment right now: working on the continued gerbil saga as we speak (write).

 
At June 22, 2011 at 12:33 PM , Blogger Erin said...

It pretty much sounds like our kids would be best friends. Ripped books - check. Hates church - check. :)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 12:40 PM , Blogger Saunders Crew said...

dang and i thought we were the only ones with the sickies on sunday. for 4 sundays in a row....someone has been "under the weather"...what is it with kids and church???

 
At June 22, 2011 at 12:50 PM , Blogger Abbie said...

That is too funny! My kids tried doing that when they were younger. They had the sad face, weak voice and all hunched over. Pitiful things. Of course I said we don't have to go today. Miracles of miracles they recover so quickly and turn on their favorite channel.

 
At June 22, 2011 at 4:02 PM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

I can relate to the progress in your household! Love it! :)

 
At June 22, 2011 at 4:35 PM , Blogger JennyLynn said...

Awe, the strawberry made me sad. I have had Sundays just like yours.

 
At June 22, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Blogger The Home C.E.O. said...

classic. love it!

 
At June 22, 2011 at 7:33 PM , Anonymous Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace said...

This is great... funny how it's funnier when it's not your children....

 
At June 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM , OpenID laci512 said...

Too funny. My son picked the tomato off of a plant for me. Too bad it was green, hard and the size of a golf ball. LOL Oh well, kids will be kids right?

 
At June 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Hello! I'm Kate. said...

Lololol!!!

And they all grow up too fast!

 
At June 23, 2011 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

That's hilarious! Buddy called me to say he was sick from school last year. I thought it was suspicious and, when we got home, said he'd need to spend the day really resting so he could go back to school -- no books, music, tv. After 20 minutes, he came downstairs and said he felt better so could he go back to school. I expressed extreme concern that his feeling better was just fleeting, so I really needed him to just rest. After 6 hours in bed staring at the ceiling, he was going NUTS!

Yeah, he's never played sick again :)

 
At June 23, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger Donna said...

This is so funny! Your little Evie would be a perfect match for my John. He's going through a not liking church phase too. At least I hope it's just a phase!!

 
At June 24, 2011 at 11:18 PM , Blogger Charlotte said...

That is some real talent you have there!

 

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