Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lanelle & Bear

Lanelle and I are having a wonderful day together. We waved goodbye earlier to Papa Bill, Daddy, and Kellen (to the cabin of course - do I need to say?!) Garage sales, Farmers Market, and a long walk with a stop at the coffee shop have been highlights. We got to hang out with Auntie A and the cousins and visit around at the Market. Fun.

Also fun, Lanelle's new bear from her cousins is a real hit. His name seems to just be Bear, she shook her head if I suggested otherwise. She absolutely would not eat breakfast without him in her hands. Oatmeal wipes off fur (kind of).

Old news

I'm posting old news first. I don't know where this past month has gone. Really, I've said things like that before, but I REALLY mean it this time. I feel like I don't know what happened to time.

So, this beautiful piece came into our house in July. We talked about what to do with this corner of the kitchen since we moved in - take down the wall and open up the kitchen/dining room/living room into one space, OR put up some shelving in this corner and put in a island, OR put a table here (which I really didn't want since there's already one just a few steps away). Anyhow, I saw this advertised late one night and the next day we went and bought it. Kitchen - done! Beautiful and functional. It's the baking corner. Kitchen aid, bread maker, flour and all such things stored here. When the top is pulled out, plenty of room to work. I will admit to having pretty bad buyers remorse for a bit after such an impulse by, until it made its way from the garage to its corner in the house. I especially fell in love when I was making biscuits peacefully here while Ian was making soup in the other corner of the kitchen.

The only thing we need to do is put some glass here. I'm wondering if my wonderfully talented cousin Monica would be interested in helping us out here? Any thoughts Monica?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cute stuff?

Me: Kellen, what would you like to be when you grow up?

K: (with snotty look, squinty eyes, and a shake of the head) nuthin

Me: I mean, I'm a dietitian and I teach people about food. Dad operates equipment and works for the town. What would you like to do?

K: Nuthin. Just whatever I want to do.

Me: Oh, so if you were not working and doing whatever you wanted to do...what would you do?

K: I'd do nuthin.

Yikes, should I be concerned?


Me: Kellen, what was your favorite part of the circus?

K: The elephant pooping!!!!!

Me: Oh. What else did you like? (sounding hopeful for more)

K: Nothin. Just the elephant pooping.

Dad: Yeah, that's pretty interesting.

K: Yeah, he pooped, just like me.

Dad: (laughing) But we don't clean up after you with a shovel and a garbage pail.

K: No, but maybe we should use a combine! Yeah, just like BOOF!

We haven't really figured out a definition for boof, but it is the word around here and seems to be applied in any way you could imagine.