Friday, August 26, 2011

I Wish I Was A Grownup

Zac asleep in Daddy's arms.
"I wish I was a grownup," my grandson Zac said, as he has been saying often lately. Zac will be four in November.

"I wanna be a grownup, so I can drive a car." Well, three is a little young to be thinking about driving, but I like the fact that he has goals.

"Guess what!" I responded. "In about 12 years you will be able to drive a car."

Zac wasn't impressed.

"And I wanna eat broccoli."

Well, that was unexpected.

"Do you like broccoli?"

"I hate broccoli. But when I be a grownup, I will like it."

Again, good to know he has goals.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moving Out of the City

Content by Sol Rosales

I decided that it was time for me to move out of the city and get myself a house a little outside of the city. Even though I have to drive in to work every day, I’m loving having space for my new puppy. That was my favorite part of having a new house. I knew that if I moved out of the city that I could get my own sweet little puppy. I decided on a Labrador retriever because I had one when I was growing up. Some people think that they’re too wild, but I knew that I would have a place for her to run. I named her “Pup,” which doesn’t really fit her anymore because she’s gotten so big! I’ve also gotten to do things like put up curtains, buy real furniture, and all of those ‘grown-up’ things. It’s also been an adjustment having to sign up for electricity (I compared, water, and my cable company. Overall, I’ve loved having a new house, and am loving having all of this space!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mr. Sippy

Audrey and Nolan were on vacation with their Aunt Elaine and Uncle Ryan a couple of weeks ago. They traveled from central Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri, where their Uncle Ryan, who coached a girl's baseball team, had entered his team in a tournament.

Nolan was particularly excited to see Mr. Sippy – you know – that big river that runs from western Minnesota for 2,320 miles down to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico.

As you can see by the photo on the right, Audrey takes after her grandma's fashion sense. She wanted to dress herself that day, which I, her grandma, allowed, because I'm a believer in allowing children to express themselves. However, because of the way she was dressed, Audrey wasn't allowed out of the car at her mom's fashion consignment boutique ;) Hopefully she will develop her mother's sense of style before she gets much older.

Monday, August 8, 2011

What Is Wrong With This Picture? BINGO! You Got It!

My grandchildren love playing games. Audrey especially enjoys Bingo games. I was playing Bingo with her a while ago and forgot to post this blog about the weirdest Bingo game I've ever played. Or should I say the weirdest Bingo game I ever noticed was weird.

Take a good long look at the cards and see if you can find the problem. Go ahead look at them very carefully. I'll wait.

Did you notice that on both cards a number appears twice in two separate columns?

When I was a kid, Bingo was numbered B, 1-15, I, 16-30, N, 31-45, G, 46-60, and O, 61-75. Obviously things have changed, because now 29 is both an "I" number and an "N" number, and 75 is a "G" number as well as an "O" number.


I wonder if having two numbers in two separate columns increases or decreases your chances of winning. In my case I lost because out of the two cards I had, both of which are pictured above, I didn't have 29 or 75.

I guess it's time to update my game skills and start playing online Bingo. Maybe the online Bingo sites number their cards correctly!