Saturday, December 5, 2009


If you happen to see me in the next couple of days and notice a big goose egg on my cheek, please know that my husband is not a wife-beater. Rather, I was in the attic today pulling out Christmas decorations and I tripped on a pipe and fell on the corner of a chair. John asked me why I didn't catch myself with my hands and I do not know the answer to that. That would have been the logical thing to do. Next time I hope I remember to do that. I feel very loved this evening, however. I had children bringing me ice packs and food, and cleaning the house for the rest of the evening. :) I didn't mind the pain so much then.

Our favorite long time babysitters (two sisters) have grown up and gotten jobs and boyfriends and aren't as available as they used to be. We tried out a new one tonight (who also brought her sister), so John and I had a date tonight for the first time in months! All seemed to have gone well with the babysitters so I think we'll ask them back. I just want to say, my sweet darling husband took me out for sushi even though he himself hates sushi.

Poor Jude doesn't get much blog attention and for good reasons:

1. He is a middle child.
2. He doesn't like to have his picture taken.
3. He is very serious.
4. He doesn't like to be the center of attention.

However, there is so much to brag about on him.

-He is getting straight A's.
-He was Student of the Month.
-He started piano lessons in October and is picking it up very quickly.
-He is as sweet as can be.

Evidently last week the teacher asked if anyone in the class knew how to play the piano. Well he raised his hand. She asked him to audition for the piano part of the Christmas play. Guess what? He is playing Jingle Bells for the 2nd grade Christmas play!! And he's only had six lessons! I am so incredibly proud. He takes after his dad that way.

And yesterday Jude made a Christmas wish list that I have no idea what to do with:
1. A four wheeler
2. A bunny rabbit
3. A tiger kitten
4. A golden retriever puppy
5. A little brother
Oh my goodness................


Pan Cratius said...

Jude Matthew, Looks like Little Boy Blue come blow your horn, the cows in the pasture, the sheep is in the corn.. Quite a Christmas list!!!

ParkerMama said...

What a beautiful family. Hope your cheek is feeling better!

Cammie Heflin said...

Sweet Jude! Avery talks about him all of the time!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....4-wheeler might be good to have around the farm. Craig's list?

Tiger kitten? Orange Tabby?

Bunny rabbit? Why not? you are almost like Noah's ark now. One little bitty mouth...sure thing!

Golden pup? Golden rescue? Kill 2 birds with one stone as I recall someone else wanted a puppy too.

Brother? Oh my...if anyone can do it, Santa can!

Good luck...


Larsen Family said...

Way to go Jude. I hope your cheek feels better soon, ouch!!!

As far as the Christmas list, didn't someone else want a puppy for Christmas, too. Golden retriever's are supposed to be great therapy dogs, fyi. When we had our choc lab in puppy obedience school another family had their golden puppy there. That family had a child with autism and the mom told me that golden's were great therapy dogs.

I also agree with the person who said that the 4-wheeler would be great to have on the farm. I grew up in the country and had a 4-wheeler; it was AWESOME!!! I know I'm not helping, but just thought I would share.

Ian and Jude must have been talking, he wants a little brother, too. I told him that he is getting a sister and that's that. We'll see what happens after that. :)

kirsten said...

Oh, Jude....such a cutie-pie! I love his heart; I would love it if he would marry Annie-Grace some day. He's taken though, right??

Qadoshyah said...

I have baby bunnies if you end up wanting to get him one. Really cute little lop-ears too :). And oh so friendly 'cuz all my little brothers & sisters play with them ;).

Anonymous said...

I certainly know what it's like to be a middle child, and not want the attention. But, people honestly appreciate people like that so no worries there. I'm so sorry about your cheek...but you have a family that steps up, cuz they love you.
Oh, look beautiful as a brunette!
Bless John's heart! He takes date night seriously!!
Love you all,
Aunt Sharon

Anonymous said...

Well, on the brother thing - Charlie on the angel tree surely looks like he would be fun to play with.......


Anonymous said...

Gods mill grinds slow but sure........................................

Anonymous said...

What a sweet boy Jude is, and so handsome :) I love how your children ask for pets and siblings for Christmas... I used to do the same thing!