Tuesday, May 25, 2010

You Know Your Child Is Shy When...

Pony Girl joined a service group this year at school. They did LOTS of things throughout the community. They cleaned up parks, school playgrounds, gathered and distributed books to local businesses, and earned money for Haiti. She loved it and I was so proud of her and her desire to serve. Today at school they honored her and the rest of the group. She thought it was great. She got in the car and proudly handed me this:

I immediately pointed out that this:
was NOT her name.

Without batting an eye she stated, "I know, but that's what Mrs. Harrell called me and we can just cross it out and put my real name."

"Whuuu? That is what she called you? ALL year? And you never thought to tell her otherwise?"


Turns out, PG never showed up for the group...but Jennifer Johnson did. Wasn't that nice of Jennifer? I sure think so! I am pretty sure when the group started the teacher called PG, Jennifer by mistake. PG was to shy to correct her. The real Jennifer never showed up so the confusion was never corrected. Oi!! At least Pony Girl is making a good name for the Johnson family!

Friday, May 14, 2010


I looked out the window and this is what I saw:
It melts my heart when they play as friends!
Oh and Here is the much requested door picture. It doesn't look so bad now that my life's duty is fulfilled!

(Did you notice the bird flying through the picture--would be cool if it didn't mean it had made a mud nest above that beautiful peacock door.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I did not know that.

The other day I painted our door, Peacock Blue. Did you catch that color? PEACOCK BLUE.

Oh yes I did.

I am pretty sure the neighbors think a Cinco De Mayo party is on the verge of beginning early. I giggle every time I see it. (Our neighbor girl asked, "Why would you Do that?!)

Now, instead of re-painting it, (which would take approximately 3 hours-start to finish-set-up/clean-up included,) I have taken it on as my life's duty to figure out a way to make it work. Brilliant, right?! I KNOW!

So yesterday I got out the tub of flowers I should have gotten rid of YEARS ago, and decided to make a beautiful wreath. You know, to add to the ambiance of greatness surrounding our door. In the tub was a square of green floral foam (btw: I just spent 10 minutes looking for the name of the stupid stuff just for you.) I pulled out all the stuff I would need to create a breathtaking wreath and left the rest, foam included, for Little Man to entertain himself with. Jackpot! I watched as he pulled out all the flowers and the foam. He then hauled it onto the living room floor. You know, the floor you see right when you walk in our house. (As a side note, I am note quite sure as to why this is the favorite room to haul all the toys and junk into, but it is. I LOVE this fact!) I watched adoringly as he proceeded to stab the bajeebas out of the foam, making piles of green dust all over the floor. He then drove his dump trucks around gathering, loading, moving, and dumping the green dust piles from one living room location to another. All the while making loud and enjoyable truck noises.

After a good 2 hours, (YES that is how long it took me. Genius is not a fast process!) We cleaned up and vacuumed.

And vacuumed.

Did you know that green floral foam stains light tan carpet?

Well, now we all do.