Monday, March 22, 2010

sprigs of Spring...


So today I was sitting on the front porch and was absolutely overwhelmed when a warm breeze engulfed me. Don't you love spring? I mean, what could be better than plants bursting with green life, colors coming out of nowhere and warm air breathing it's sultry air on winters churlish cold chill? I'm utterly awed because God has made the perfect four seasons. Out of all the seasons, Spring is definitely my favorite because it's a new birth of the world. Everything is so new and fresh and unspoiled.


' The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven -
All's right with the world...'

Robert Browning


"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. "

Anne Bradstreet



Saturday, March 13, 2010

wednesday night: the incredibles and ice cream

So, what is on the plate for this past Wednesday night? Is it possibly another episode of comic heros? Is it possibly an episode of Staw Waws?'s the INCREDIBLES!!

This past Wednesday night I came in and was greeted by Chawlie asking, "Hey Sarah? You know what Violet says about Jack-Jack?"
"What?!" I ask enthusiastically.
" 'He's not even toilet trained!' " Chawlie replies...leave it to a boy to remember THAT quote! I love this kid to death! Apparently they had been watching The Incredibles before I got there, so Chawlie was hyped about that night...I'm almost possitive that he had the whole night planned! Minus maybe the exact words I was to say. So here we were finishing dinner when he exclaims, "Ready to be Violet?!" Let the night begin.....

I have to tell you that the excitement in playing characters is so bright in a child's eyes, that you can't but be excited in the least....somehow I always end up being excited in the "most". If I'm ever tired when arriving, they recharge my battery ASAP.

So after a night of stepping into our "world", Chawlie, Ellie, and I stepped out, surprisingly a little tuckered out. Never fear though, a warm bath was there to greet us in this world. I also added ice cream cones to the ended journey. No, no, not sweets, I promise! Every time I wash their hair, I turn the bubbles into "piles" much like a vanilla swirl and pop in on top of my fist, making a somewhat lovely ice cream cone. So, I'm not good at adding the vanilla flavor, but we imagine that it is one. Lucky for me, they are some of the greatest pretenders that I don't even have to let them 'imagine' it is a cone; to them, it already is a perfect and creamy delight.

To my shame, I am terrible at aiming the 'cones' in their mouths, and they always get misplaced on their chests! Not once have they been able to test taste my ice cream....I suppose it's good not to have bubbles being made from a hiccup or sneeze though, right? Well...they enjoy it none the less.



"In every REAL man, a child is hidden who wants to PLAY"
Friedrich Nietzsche


Saturday, March 6, 2010

wednesday night: comics III

Alas, the age of Mara Jade and Kit Fisto didn't last another second (literally). Sad to say but there is no continuum of "Staw Waws" because there were no costumes that matched the characters! I was crushed with utter disappointment. Here I thought Chawlie and I were going to be a dynamic duo with black capes, green lightsabers, and the force to be our only guides, and there are no costumes to "spiff us up". However, it was decided that the Thing was in charge tonight, and I was to be Storm. There was a slight protest on Chawlie's side about being a girl, but he let it slide once he realized that I was truly a "good hero".

I am sad to say, though, that Ellie and I were maidens in distress on more than one occasion...Chawlie didn't seem to mind in the least bit though. I guess once he pulls on his costume, he is deadly in character.

So this Wednesday night was dawned as "Thing & Storm" night; endless running through the headquarters of evil masterminds made bath-time special indeed. We turned in the night with more than several bumblebee tunes and tumble's on the bed, quick sip of water, and lights out. I'm so blessed to have these kids...they are too sweet and TOO cute.

Haven't been able to upload photos recently for some reason, but hopefully I can show you the "Spotted Pup" and my hero "Johnny Storm". I'm serious about the hero part, too. Rippling muscles and a man who can turn into fire? That would make any girl swoon.



Reed Richards: "I'm trying to figure out why we each ended up with a different symptom....."
Johnny Storm: Oh, well that's easy: I'm hot. You're...well...a little limp. Sue's easy to see through. And Ben's always been hard."