Will-isms

Learning His Manners

Recently I have been explaining to Will that he can’t ask for food at people’s houses. I figured it was clear that we should always wait until something is offered to us for us to say “yes” and then accept that offer. But yesterday he told his friend next door, a boy his same age, […] Read more…

I Dream of…Lifesavers?

The other day, Will told me about his dream. This is how he described it. “In my dream there was a giant, green, talking Lifesaver. And it sucked me up to the ceiling. Then it sucked me back down!” And, as an afterthought… “And then you told me to go to bed.” All this said with enthusiam. […] Read more…

What is a Surprise?

My son usually comes up with some good lines and often I forget to write them down, so that’s why this post is always good for me (if no one else) so that I’ll remember the silly things he says when he grows up. The other day, Will ran up to me and yelled, “Surprise!” […] Read more…

Leah Loves Communion

Last week, we had our once-a-month communion at church. We go up to the altar several people at a time and I handed Leah off to a lady in church because she was tremendously fussy and would just be a distraction. Will heard her fussing in the back of the church and said to me […] Read more…

Grandsons need Vitamin D too!

Yesterday I purchased some children’s vitamin D chewables for Will. He was eager to eat them, and I had to remind him that kids can have only one each day. Later in the day he said, “Grandsons need vitamin D too!” “Yes,” I replied. “And you’re a grandson to Grandpa Ron & Grandma Ann and Grandpa […] Read more…

Sleeping on the Floor

This past Sunday, my husband mentioned in his sermon the fact that we can be thankful for a roof over our head and warm beds, as there are many who do not have beds or have to sleep on the floor, in a foreign country, for example. Will was apparently listening, as he then said […] Read more…

Making Imaginations

I went to Will’s parent-teacher conference (pretty ridiculous for preschool, but I went along with it) last Tuesday at the Christian school he attends.  His teacher said he has a good imagination, which didn’t surprise me. So when we got home, my husband asked Will how he was doing at school. “My teacher told me my […] Read more…

How Do You Know When You’re A Health Nut?

…When your son, when asked what he wants for a snack, yells out, “Applesauce and probiotics!” In other news, it’s my husband Kirk’s birthday today. He’s a whole thirty-one years old! Happy birthday, honey! Read more…

What Does Chocolate Pudding Remind You of When Your Son Says…

I think from now on I’ll call my Wednesday post Wednesday’s Will-ism, since it inevitably does have words, so it’s not really No-words Wednesday now is it? Will to my husband at lunch today: “Daddy, when we went into see Leah after her nap, she pooped. Then I said, ‘Wow, Leah, you made a stinky!’” […] Read more…

Summer in September?

Playing in the pool, on September 15th! It was 85 degrees that day in North Dakota. While watching the Weather Channel one day, Will ran over to me while I was changing Leah’s diaper. “Mom, I have some terrible news for you,” he said dejectedly. “It looks like it will be cloudy with a chance […] Read more…

Jesus–God’s Forgotten Son?

My son was reciting John 3:16 the other night: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only forgotten son…” “Wait a minute, what?” I said. “Yeah, his forgotten son, ” said Will, very confidently. “Begotten son,” I replied. “Oh, yeah.” He said, matter-of-factly. Then, with a puzzled look, “Who’s that?” Which begs […] Read more…

What Do Jesus and Diseases Have in Common?

Will is always sharing with me words that rhyme. The other day, we were talking about the parts of the Bible and we used this little rhyme: Old and new, that makes two, parts of the Bible. “Hey Mom, ‘new’ and ‘two’ both rhyme the same!” “Hey Mom, ‘Jesus’ and ‘diseases’ both rhyme the same […] Read more…

A Tale of an Accident Prone Little Boy

On Friday, my little boy broke his collarbone. He was at the country church where my husband pastors and had one leg over the communion rail at the front of the church in an attempt to climb over. My husband said, “Get down, Will.” As Will was obeying and swinging his leg back over, it […] Read more…

Can Toys Drown?

My sweet little Leah at 3 months old; this was taken last October. I love her shirt, she is always fun to hug! Here’s your Will-ism for the week! Right now, Will’s favorite toys are a red bus and a blue pickup. Every time we go somewhere, he wants them along. To the sandbox, to […] Read more…

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