Friday, July 29, 2011

Three things about Jonah

1. He doesn't realize that he has to take his pacifier out of his mouth when he wants to suck on something else, so he just bangs the something else against his pacifier and looks confused.

2. He's very pleasant about it when I unceremoniously snatch the clean diaper he's been playing with from his hands so I can use it to cover his bum.

3. He likes to tell the water who's boss as he enthusiastically smacks it down in the bathtub.

Monday, July 18, 2011

One thing you need not bother packing for your next trip to Portland:


Also, pajamas, if you have a baby. You will not be getting any sleep because your baby will be waking up for a good cry at least 5 times per night. He will not relent, even after a stern talking to. Your friend Gaye may offer to quietly reason with him over the phone, but you will probably say no thank you because by this point you have lost your faith in his ability to be persuaded. Also because you are pretty sure she meant the offer as a joke.

But you will still enjoy your trip to Portland because they sell doughnuts in the shape of voodoo dolls and they have a polar bear at the zoo. Also you get to see your grandma even though when you called to tell her you were coming to see her she thought you said your name was Bonnie and so was expecting a friend from San Francisco who she hadn't seen in years. You don't understand why she would think her friend Bonnie would be calling her Mana, but you just take it all in stride because this is Mana we're talking about. Mana, the mother of Tatu.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A quote

Said (through her tears) by a girl in the church youth group I'm involved in as I finished up singing a song for her and her sisters on the way home from an activity:

"I'm not crying because I'm laughing so hard, I'm crying because it's so beautiful."

P.S. This was a lie.

Friday, July 1, 2011

BREAKING NEWS (For immediate release)


If you are a national news outlet, you will want to make absolutely sure that all your readers/viewers know about this.

Other things the royals do that your audience will definitely want to know about:
  • Go shopping.
  • Use the bathroom.
  • Admire gardens.
  • Wear pants.