A Bunch of One Liners


I’ve been watching Malcom In the Middle  reruns lately. Yeah Netflix! When I was younger the show didn’t appeal to me. Now I feel like it’s a glimpse into my future. The way the parents find humor in the annoying tattling has rubbed off and Scott. Both boys were getting ready for swim practice and from the other room we hear “MOM!”. It was Barrett, the biggest tattle tail. I interjected

“Have you boys packed you swim stuff yet?”
“No, I haven’t but Merrick did and he’s pulling my hair!” Now Scott interjects.
“Your brother managed to pack his swim bag and pull your hair and all you’ve managed to do is tattle. He’s an over achiever.”
Barrett just stared dumbfounded and walked away. It was so funny.


That same over achiever managed to grab a few laughs at his last day of preschool. Here is the text I got from his teacher.IMG_4857

This stemmed from a short discussion that morning where Scott was acting out a little too passionately and Merrick asked “What’s dad’s issue?” My response was “HAHAHA Yeah, dad has issues.” Oops, my fault. Sorry babe. The best part is that later in the day Scott’s attitude changed dramatically. When I spoke to Tara later she mentioned the Pastor prayed for Scott. Amazing how that works.


Since summer has FINALLY come to Fairbanks it seems that I can’t stop taking pictures. I’ve taken 205 in the past 5 days. It’s been a busy week with school getting out and the weather warming up. Our chickens have been able to get out and check out the new yard. They found a dusty spot next to the house and they love taking dust baths in it. We refer to it as the Chicken Spa. Today I overheard Barrett tell Merrick “The chickens are spawning. Leave them alone.” “Spa Barrett. It’s the Chicken SPA!”


Tonight we went to my moms for dinner to say goodbye to my nephews before they left for the summer. Merrick took this play date seriously and packed a very heavy backpack of toys and costumes. When we got to my mom’s Barrett stopped short of the front door and said “Merrick you should change into your Batman costume out here because I know you aren’t wearing underwear.” With a OH YEAH look on his face Merrick dropped his backpack and pulled his shorts off with one swift jerk. Then pointed at his underwear. So I chimed in “Yeah Barrett so take that!” Barrett shook his head, turned away from us and said “Oh gosh”. I think he’s growing tired of our reindeer games.

Now here’s some of the 205 photos I just uploaded…

Obstacle Course
Obstacle Course
Obstacle Course
Tug Of War
First time sitting facing forward. He was so excited!
Merrick’s turn
Kierran’s turn


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