Monday, April 21, 2008

To Make Liz Smile

Currently John is out house shopping. Liz is at home recuperating, because she's been deathly ill. I've got their children Erik & Jonni for the day. The kids were playing, and I was making a lot of noise on my piano. (I often have noise wars with my own children. I play the piano loud, (I happened upon a steal on a wonderful, old, baby grand piano early on in our marriage, before we had the sense not to just spend our money. It is my absolute favorite material possession. I'd sooner get rid of my wedding ring than my piano. I can still be married without a ring. Anyway, it can get really loud.) while they are watching TV in the next room. They can't hear the TV over my piano, so they turn it up REALLY loud. In fact sometimes they turn it up so loud that I have to play louder to drown them out.) ANYWAY... We aren't currently having one of those wars. Most of my children are at school right now. I was just playing, and Jonni brought me up a note that made me laugh. Here it is:

21 comments:

lizS said...

lol!! that's funny. she's been into making signs lately. it's not unusual to find a sign, oh say on a cabinet that is telling you, in jonni spelling, to please shut the cabinet door when you are done. stuff like that. silly girl!! hope you guys are enjoying my kids! feel free to beat them if they are bad, and kiss them if they are good!

timpani76 said...

Omigosh, she is so smart! She can write and she is not even in kindergarten?! Plus, she's already a comic writer, it seems. Too funny!

lizS said...

yeah, i think she got her dad's sense of humor, and i'll leave it to you to figure out who she got her smarts from...

Anonymous said...

wow yeah. how did she figger out how to spell def?

heheh

j

lizS said...

she sounds things out silly, if she can't find anyone to spell it for her. smarty girl!

Dana Cheryl said...

That's so cute! Leaving notes on the cabinets telling you to shut them... Just wait til she's in school! Are ya'll ready for that?! :)

lizS said...

NO! please do not say the S word yet. i'm choosing to be in denial for a bit longer...

Dana Cheryl said...

OK...sorry Liz. They grow up fast. I can't believe it but one little boy that I used to babysit is getting married this summer! Where does the time go?

How ya feelin' Renae? Is the pregnancy a good one?

Renae said...

"I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful." Other than feeling like a big blob with a bunch of nasty veins, I feel great. No real complaints. Things are going well, and I'm just counting the days till I can start running again. Right now I'm sitting here totally bored. My father-in-law picked my three oldest up from school, and is keeping them for the night. So I managed to wriggle out of watching Blaine and Dax, my usual extra children, for the afternoon. My piano teacher got sick and cancelled on me. I'm waiting for Justice to get up from a nap. I should be doing something really constructive with all of this free time, but I find that I'm bored. Isn't that funny. I finally get some time to myself, and I don't even know what to do with it?

Bruce said...

were is my dinner. it better be on the table hot and ready when i get home, or else.

lizS said...

try having DAYS of free time! talk about bored! i've read (are you ready?) five narnia books, and watched five movies, and done lots of finacial yuck for our new house. yeah, bored for sure. thank heavens for choir practice tonight! (which i begged my doctor for, and he graciously is allowing me to do. but only if i don't let anybody breathe on me;))

Trever & Heather said...

SO jealous of the piano. Someday I will have a piano- it may be too much to hope that I can get a baby grand though...

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Dana Cheryl said...

Hey Nae,

How long did the boredom last? Do ya'll have a name picked out for the new baby?

Renae said...

Nothing certain. Bruce really wants to name the child Wesley. He likes the name, I'm not super crazy about it. I just think he likes the idea of not having to think about it any more, more than anything. Myself, I REALLY would like to name him after Thomas S. Monson. I don't know why, except that he's about the greatest guy in the world. But, I can't really explain it, I've never had such strong feelings for any other of our church leaders. Horkey? maybe. It'll take some convincing to get Bruce to go along with it though, so we'll see. The middle name is definitely going to be Harlan this time (now that we got that Norman thing out of the way). So, what's your vote:

1) Wesley Harlan
2) Thomas Harlan
3) Spencer Harlan
4) Monson Harlan

Dana Cheryl said...

Thomas Harlan or Spencer Harlan are my favs. I'm glad that you're finally getting Harlan in there. You've been trying for years!

timpani76 said...

I vote Monson Harlan. It sounds so distinguished.

Dana Cheryl said...

also a very nice choice... You've got a tough decision ahead Renae.

lizS said...

do i get to vote? of course i do. i like spencer the best, followed by thomas, and wesley is just marginally ahead of monson by a bit. so, since i'm the best and the smartest, i think your decision is now clear. your welcome.

Dana Cheryl said...

LOL Liz!! You crack me up!

Bruce said...

you all seem to have forgotten that i have veto power on all of you except renea and, if i say i truely hate it we will go on to another choice. so ha!