Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pokemon Mania!

Jake is a typical 11-year-old boy. He likes to swim, he plays the guitar, he looks adorable in his Boy Scout uniform that is three sizes too big, and he absolutely LOVES video games!

Today, I spent an hour and a half after school taking Jake and his friend to download the limited-edition Pokemon "Celebi" at our local GameStop. It was a long process, but it was worth it. Look how happy they are!

If only I could remember to savor the simple pleasures of life!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shopping with Dad

Lizzy and Jenny have a few loves in life: Dora the Explorer, the mall (Lizzy's "favorite place in the whole world!"), staying up late, puzzles . . . child-sized shopping carts.

Every time we go to the store, they race to see whether there are any "shopper-in-training" carts available. I usually let them push the groceries around, although Jenny usually runs into the backs of my legs at least once during the adventure.

A few days ago, Jeff took the little girls shopping. As you can see, they were in heaven. Staying up late AND pushing a shopping cart around--what could be better!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Be careful where you stuff your face!

Yesterday, as I was wolfing down a Veggie Works burrito from Del Taco with one hand and driving with the other, I was reminded of a time when I was pregnant with Lizzy . . .

The event: Ethics class for my real estate license. The time: Mid-day, lunch. The sitch: I was super pregnant and super HUNGRY!

On my way home from the class in Lake Forest (about 40 minutes away from my home), I decided to grab a sandwich and eat it on the run. The sandwich was falling apart at the seams, so I decided to stuff it in my mouth as quickly as I could. I knew I was a sight but thought, "At least no one sees me."

Three days later at church, my friend Maryam called to me from across the foyer: "I saw you! I saw you! You were stuffing your face in the car in Lake Forest!" She then proceeded to imitate my sandwich-eating in front of at least ten other friends!

Apparently she was also driving in her car and spotted me on the road. I have to admit it was a pretty good impression!