Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Take me out to the ballgame. . .

Beautiful weather. . .check.

First taste of cotton candy. . .check.

Hot dog. . .check.
Pop. . .check.
Popcorn. . .check.
Hugging Hawkeye, the mascot. . .check.
Jumping in a huge Hawkeye bouncer. . .check.
Watching baseball. . .ummmm, not really, but go Redhawks!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer means. . .

Fresh-picked strawberries (thanks, Grandma!)

Grandparent visits and pony rides

Garage sales and lemonade stands
Frequent lunchtime conversations as a family:
Lily: "What does 'learning' mean?"
Mom: "When someone teaches you something."
Dad (wrinkling his nose at Mom's response): "It means a somewhat permanent change in behavior." (What a cute scientist :-)
Lily (with a sarcastic tone and mischievous grin): "A change in your behavior, Dad."
Dad: "A change in your face's behavior."
Lily (without missing a beat) "A change in your Mom's behavior!"
Since that was met with a round of laughter from Mom and Dad, a few minutes later another attempt at humor is made.
Lily: "Dad, if you don't give me that, I will punch you in the face."
Mom: "Oh Lily, that isn't funny. We don't say that."
Dad: "Yeah, it's not funny and it doesn't scare me."

Thursday, June 3, 2010