Friday, August 26, 2016

Can I Say A Joke?

**I found this unpublished blog in my drafts...it didn't have a date, but sometime 4/16-8/16:

Ward has been very into joke telling lately. He always asks permission first, then tells his joke. He's really into knock, knock jokes. He really likes the interrupting cow joke from the movie Home. Almost all of his jokes make no sense.

A little backstory first, our kids loved the elephants at the zoo. They've fed them more than once, and knew their names, etc. Last year the elephants were moved, and eventually one of them died at her new home. The kids were aware enough of the elephants to know this...

So, Ward is telling me knock, knock jokes about basically every animal, and the response is the sound it makes:

W: Knock, knock!

L: Who's there?

W: Duck!

L: Duck who?

W: Quack! Quack!

This went on for quite some time until he got to elephant.

W: Knock, knock!

L: Who's there?

W: Elephant!

L: Elephant who?

W: Elephant dead. (hangs head).


 I guess he didn't know what sound it made.

Still Alive!

Have you seen The Croods? I've only seen it once, but I've heard playing in the back of the car about 5400 times. There is a scene where the Crood family simultaneously yells "STILL ALIVE!" and sometimes I feel the need to start with that...yes, I am still here. (Google "The Croods still alive" if you have no idea what I am talking about).

The minute I joined Instagram I knew it would be the death of my blogging. Truthfully, the thoughts and memories just bounce around in my head until I get them out, and while blogging used to be the choice mode of ejection, Instagram proved much easier. Plus, who needs to see it all twice?

But, as some of you know (from following my Instagram) my computer just killed itself, and I have a newfound awareness of things that matter most.


So, here's to being back to blogging. It will take a little bit as I am still trying to remember all my passwords that were saved on my computer and some things are just important. Like having access to one's bank accounts.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ward turns 4

Since we moved to Washington, eating at the Space Needle has become Ward's birthday tradition. Probably because he's been too little to protest and the rest of us LOVE it. I even bought the discounted Space Needle gift cards at Costco last Christmas in anticipation of getting to go again for Ward's birthday.

This year everyone was super excited the minute we said "Space Needle." The girls had their purses packed with sticky notes and crayons before I even reminded them.





As always, the sticky notes on the windows were a hit. The kids had a little trouble not following them beyond our table, but it was super exciting when they started making it back.



I just don't know of another restaurant with such a great view.


We even ventured out onto the deck after lunch. Not for long though, it's high and scary!


Playing at the playground at the EMP Museum was a new addition to this Space Needle trip, and we loved it!



In case you need live action of the birthday ice cream:


Not a bad party for 4 year old.