Showing posts with label Notes From the Backseat. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Notes From the Backseat. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Family Week: Tuesday

"I think the family is the place where the most ridiculous and least respectable things in the world go on."

~ Ugo Betti (1945)

"Especially if you're a kitty."
~ Gigi

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Family Week: Monday

There's no vocabulary
For love within a family, love that's lived in,
But not looked at, love within the light of which
All else is seen, the love within which
All other love finds speech.
This love is silent.

~ T.S. Eliot

Or maybe not so much.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Nativity Scene at Our House, 2011

Built on the little yellow work table by the wood stove,
under one of the big north-facing windows, and comprised of:

* Eight Total Trees (decorated with ornaments and beads Christmas Eve)
* Two handmade bridges
* One beaten up, wooden "box" stable made by an old, old utility drawer
* One set of steps down to the west-side lower level, made by Jon a few years ago
* One set of steps down to the east-side lower level, made by Paul last week
* One pond, winding around the east side of the stable to
* One beaver dam
* Three rats
* Three raccoons
* Two beavers
* One hedgehog
*Two frogs
* One weasel
* One turkey
* Three "greater owls"
* Five or six "lesser owls"
* One squirrel
* One skunk
* Four turtles
* One bead spider in one wire spider web
* One hiding mouse
* Seven sheep
* Two sheep dogs
* Two shepherds
* One dear St. Joseph
* One beloved Blessed Mother
* One Divine Infant Saviour








(* Oh, and one cup of coffee for St. Joseph on Christmas morning.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Things To Do Over Christmas Vacation

Play with Gavin
Play Football in the Snow
Nathan

Gabey (Caught that one!)

Attend the school Christmas Play:
A Christmas Carol
(December 22nd
Theresa was an awesome Marley!

But I'm not sure she's gotten quite all the white out of her hair yet...
William front row, left; Gabey right next to him there -- in the boys' side of the Christmas chorus




William as Tiny Tim and Anna as Martha Cratchit, hugging her "Dad" Bob Cratchit

Cathy and Shell think the play is definitely high art.
Play Some More "Snow Ball" 
Goof Around
Play With Gavin
Color
Goof Around
Play Poker/Pinochle/Board Games
Goof Around

Play With Gavin
Continue Nerf Wars
Goof Around
Challenge William on the Wii/Playstation

(William's so good at the Wii, that Paul made him play with a handicap.  Here he's having to play with one eye closed.  I think he still beat his big brother.)
Play With Gavin
More Poker, etc.
Challenge William, Upside-down
(I'm not sure who won this one...)
More Goofing Around
More Poker
Michelle's p.p.p.p.poker face
More Lovin' Up on Gavin
And...