Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We like them crunchy

Kids love to joke, so our home has become a place of fairly constant hilarity. Of course they find most anything funny and are quite spontaneously surprising, so this does not take much effort. I don't think the kids thought this joke was near as funny as we find it. All kids love juice and mine are no exception so when they hear there is juice in the house, they want some- even if it's vegetable juice. Notice how Ivan still says he likes it even though he obviously doesn't and refuses seconds. We actually have a video of the same thing when he was much younger. His expression and reaction are identical!

Dominique has no problem saying it was "yucky". See how her shirt becomes instantly stained with juice? I don't think she swallowed any of it. And you should have seen them begging for the stuff before the video.

Before my comment box fills up with concerns from readers over the pictures of Dominique in the dryer, I have to tell you the story behind it. I had just gotten a load of laundry out and was taking it to the bedroom. The phone rang and when I got off of it, I could hear Dominique counting and saying "ready or not here I come". Her voice was coming from the laundry room, but I couldn't see her anywhere. Then it dawned on me and I ran to get the camera. This is what I found in a giggling dryer machine.

It swings from "spring" to "winter" here pretty regular. We go from t-shirts and shorts to pants and sweater several times in the week, but I'm not complaining. It's beautiful- except for one of our trees that we think died. It was the prettiest tree on the block come fall, but I believe it will be replaced by an elm the neighbor offered from their yard. I'll miss the red fall leaves.
Here's Ivan working hard. He told me tonight that he had homework to do before bed. So I made an outline of his name for him to copy, but he didn't want that homework, until I told him I'd let Dominique do it.

Look who came out of hibernation. Big Buddy doesn't like to go out if it's "cold". He turns 91 this month.


GMS said...

Grandpa Ray and I want to know what the post has to do with the title?
What gives?

Angela said...

That's right, I was meaning to write something about how we like our veggies crunchy and forgot. Glad someone out there is paying attention!