Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Worn Out Sidekick

"Daddy - I don't think they like them as much as we do..."

Meron whispered this to me as she and I settled in to watch the Steelers-Patriots game and her brother and sister scampered off downstairs to play.

It was a ROUGH way to end the season too... BOO!

I had offered Meron an authentic jersey if they made the Super Bowl - so she was highly invested in this one!

With about 3 minutes left in the 4th quarter - the stress of it all had beat her...

She was DONE!

I feel ya Meron... it left Daddy feeling the same way!

We'll get jerseys before next season, girl...

And at least we have a legitimate back up team this year...

Let's go Falcons!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Brotherly Love...

He looks innocent, doesn't he?

Perfectly harmless and always sweet... right?


Today he sweetly punched his oldest sister in the stomach.

The irony of it all is that he wants to BE his biggest sister so bad... and way too often he resorts to the whole "if I can't be her - then I'll beat her..." mentality...

After emerging from a LENGTHY timeout... he came armed with a "letter" for his sister.

I had to have him read it to me - since I struggle a bit with reading his writing... :)

He read it to me and it said:

"Meron - I am sorry. I hope you will forgive me. I didn't mean to hurt you. You are a really good sister and I love you so much.

Love, Zechie"
He was totally sincere about it too...

He gave the letter to his sister - and she graciosuly accepted his apology and forgave him.

Alls well that ends well!

They really do love each other... but hunkering down to likely do it again tomorrow!

Lose the punches Zechie - but keep the love!

Friday, January 20, 2017

That's How She Rolls...

"Daddy - did you block your calendar to come to the awards show Friday?"

She had been asking me almost every day for like 2 weeks!

And thankfully - I work for an organization that holds stuff like this in high regard - so OF COURSE I had blocked off my calendar!

So this morning we rolled over to school to watch our girl get recognized for...

Gold Honor Roll!

That's just how she rolls!

Straight A's with some extra credit work pushing her over 100% and into the A+ stage in a couple classes!

A few of the things her teacher said about her were:

"Meron has been working very hard to stay focused and to resist distractions around her."

"She is always one of the first to volunteer to help in class!"

"Meron takes positive ownership of her academic success and continually seeks to improve her learning."
Holy guacamole, girl!

I love seeing her little face beam with pride when she walks out and spots us in the crowd.

I pray I am always able to be there to cheer her on and support her in every little and big thing she does!

WAY TO GO MERON! Mommy and daddy are so proud of you!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

National Popcorn Day

Wait - what?

National Popcorn Day?

What is this tomfoolery? Isn't National Popcorn Day every Friday night in our house? And a few days in between?

I mean... you're looking at three professional popcorn eaters up there - how on earth did we not know about this day?

Regardless of all that - there was only one thing to do...

Head to Cole's Gourmet Popcorn shop and get our popcorn on!

There was Mebbie who went for the Oreo Cookie corn... GOOD STUFF!

There was Z-Dogg... who went after the Spicy Buffalo MIXED with Ranch!

And then there was the traditionalist - ole Meronator - who went with the "Buttery Popcorn"

We got to chat with the sweetest Popcorn Shop owner on the planet - talking about how her store is a ministry (it really is!) - and then she spoiled the goofballs with a trip to the "back wall" for even more goodies!

Thanks Cole's Gourmet popcorn for helping us celebrate National Popcorn Day in the best fashion!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Me Too...

Me too, Meron... ME TOO!

I feel ya on the sleepy!

2017 is supposed to be the year I get the sleep patterns under control...

Not there just yet.

Watch out sleep - I'm coming for ya!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Goofball in a Hoodie

Mebbie was dead serious about wanting a set of big girl onesie pajamas for Chrsitmas.

I wasn't aware of HOW serious she was until she got 'em - complete with a hoodie with ears - and now she never takes 'em off!

She even rocked it at dinner the other night!

I love it...

Stay young Mebbie... STAY YOUNG!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Because of His Dream...

I got to spend a good chunk of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with these two princesses.

We went and saw "Hidden Figures" and learned about history - where we've been and where we yet need to go...

It was a most excellent way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of years ago.

Because here in this camp... we are super thankful for the dreams he had and the action he put to them.

Because this guy here dreamed... we could dream!

And our dreams could look like this...

And like this...

And this...

And this too!

Yep... our dreams are a reality because he dreamed so big and then he chose to live... and DIE for his dreams.

His sacrifice is never forgotten by us.

Thank You God... for making Martin Luther King, Jr. the kind of man You did...