For those of you who don’t recognize the title, it is a quote from Finding Nemo, and we have quoted it often this week. In fact the boys are a little obsessed with pelicans. I must say that Chris and I are as well. It is so fun to watch them dive for their breakfast early in the morning. We had to get a photo of the boys next to the pelican statue. And here is Daniel riding the trolley, which he insisted was a bus, and loving it. You can see the St. Petersburg pier in the background.
The pier was a bit of a disappointment because of the time of day- there was nothing going on- but the trolley ride was well worth the trip.
Then we played games with Daddy’s crab legs at dinner.
Daddy only eats the dead crabs, not the live ones- just in case you were wondering. In the pool today, Jonah pretended to be a crab. He would alternate between being a LIVE crab that pinches you, and a dead crab that Daddy could eat. J also got a net to try to capture fish in the ocean. We were not successful with the fish in the afternoon. We will try again tomorrow morning, but Jonah decided to attempt to catch a seagull with our net since the fish were too elusive. I will leave it up to the imagination how successful he was. Here is a hint- we are not sleeping with a seagull in our room tonight.

Hide and Go Seek

June 8, 2008

This morning was our first morning to wake up at the beach. It’s a hard life, isn’t it? Jonah woke up before Daniel, so to allow D to keep resting, we pulled J into our bed. To entertain himself (and us), he made up a new version of hide and go seek.
With his hand.
We took turns counting to ten and looking for one another’s hands hidden under the covers. Quite the challenge!!!

Vacation Bible School

June 6, 2008

Jonah went to VBS this week, and had a blast.
He sang me songs in the evening, told me the Bible stories that they learned, and showed me his crafts each day. Today was the final day, and he told me the story of Jesus dying on the cross. Apparantly when he died on the cross, they put a really big rock on top of Him. Then when they moved the rock, Jesus wasn’t there. He was alive, and then He went to heaven. At least he got the important details right.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

April 7, 2008

Jonah and Grant were playing Star Wars last week. They were running around rescuing one another and fighting the the “bad guys.”
After a while, Jonah said, “I am going to be OB1.”
To which Grant replied, “Okay, I’ll be OB2.”
Hee hee hee…..


April 4, 2008

Jonah started karate this week, and he loves it. He is catching on quickly and doing a great job of figuring the “moves” out. Since it is an ongoing class, he just joins right in with other kids who have participated for a while. There is no specific instruction for the “rookies.” The kids are expected to just catch on, and Jonah is acclimating very well.
Tonight was his second class, and the instructor asked them to gather around and “Stand like a statue.” Jonah stood very straight with his right fist held up in the air.
The instructor looked at him and said, “Put your arm down Jonah. Stand like a statue.”
Jonah firmly straightened his arm a little higher in the air, and with a puzzled look on his face, said, “This is how a statue stands.”
I guess it’s time to expose him to a few more statues than just the Statue of Liberty.

Happy Birthday Jonah!

March 23, 2008

Today is Jonah’s birthday. He was born at 11:06 five years ago today. Here he is with his Daddy on his “Birth”day at Gwinnett medical Center.Here he is at a year old. I should have known he was going to be a mess from then.

Two years old…

We celebrated Jonah’s 3rd Birthday in Savannah with his friend Grant Hampton. We had a construction party. Grant was only four days younger than Jonah. We called him “Wee Man” because he looked as if he could have easily been a year younger.
And, Jonah’s 4th Birthday was last year. We had an alien party in the backyard. Jonah felt like he needed a “party” hat to be the birthday boy.
Breaking through the run through sign for his 5th birthday…

Happy Birthday Jonah!!! We love you!

Football Party

March 23, 2008

We celebrated Jonah’s birthday football style. We had several Georgia Bulldogs (of course), a Cincinnati Bengal, a Green Bay Packer, a GT Jacket, an Atlanta Falcon, an Indianapolis Colt, and an LSU Tiger cheerleader.

Chris and I were officially the referees. Of course Chris was right in the middle of the game.

Jonah had a blast (and so did his Daddy). Of course, Jonah did not have to request Ibuprofen later in the day. Notice Gavin with the “medic” truck ready to take the injured off of the field.

Fumble recovery. Check out Jonah’s Black out jersey!

A match made in heaven. Or is it? We all know that mixed marriages are doomed for failure!

Thanks to all who came to celebrate with Jonah.

Father, Forgive him!

March 3, 2008

Blasphemous supper conversation:

Don’t even ask how we got here.

The Man: Mama is the Queen.

…He is so right about that by the way…

Jonah: And, what are you, Daddy?

The Man: I am the King.

…He would like to think so, wouldn’t he?…

Jonah: And, I am Jesus.

Father, forgive him, for he knows not what he says.

My Room

February 11, 2008

Jonah: “Mama, where are you?”

Me: “I’m in the laundry room.”

Jonah: “Is that your room?”

You know, it sure does feel like it…

The "New" Stone Mountain

February 4, 2008

We drove by the Barrow County landfill this weekend, and we pointed it out to J and D as the place where all of our trash goes and the build the ground up on top of it.
To which Jonah replied, “Are they building the new Stone Mountain?”