Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Time for A Change

Well, it's certainly easier than repapering the livingroom (that's what mom always did...).

Kids (really do) Say the Darndest Things

Aren't they great? In fact just tonight Ez told us, "I can't remember how to pronounce "yogurt."" Hmmm. That's right up there with the time he suddenly proclaimed, "I'm feelin' salty." I think I've felt that way before, but since there was no explanation included, I'm not sure.

In a conversation reviewing last year's Halloween costumes, Eden reminded us, "I was dressed up as a witch and I didn't have to go to the bathroom once!" Some things you just never forget. (She should try trick-or-treating in the frozen north where you really have to consider how quickly you can peel all those layers off!)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Welcome Home Elder!

This was so much fun!!! Since we live on a 14x6 postage stamp in the Pacific Ocean our comings and goings revolve around the airport, so it was that a good crowd of us were excitedly waiting at 1:30 this morning to welcome Elder Leimson home from his mission. As a result, many of us were a little bleary-eyed at church this morning, but it was worth it!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Meet "Bounce"

This Marianas Fruit Dove flew into our livingroom yesterday afternoon, greatly arousing the interest of Jack the Cat. The kids saved him (the bird) and we were all amazed how calm it seems in perching on the kids fingers. We haven't found any injuries, but can't seem to get him to fly away, so have concluded that maybe he's just young. We called Fish and Wildlife this morning, but they said that we can either try to release it, try to care for it until it can be released, or bring it in to them and they'll take care of it. As you can see, we've opted to keep it here until release.

He's got beautiful feathers. We googled him and found out that these doves are quite shy and not often seen in the open. They are unique to Guam and the Northern Marianas, but unfortunately are now extinct in Guam due to the invasion of the brown tree snake.

Jacob calls him "Bounce." You can see that he's quite an acrobat!

Monday, July 03, 2006

I'm In!

Here's a little 4th of July test in American Civics for you. Both of my grandfathers were "naturalized citizens" and I assume had to take a test similar to this. Luckily for Grampie A. it's an oral interview because he never learned to read. Would you "make the grade" to be an American citizen?