Monday, February 28, 2011

Shenanigans at Bennigan's

You heard me right. Complete shenanigans! About two months ago GG called and told me and the rest of the family that they wanted to take us out for a nice lunch. After putting it on the calendar I called my Mom and asked her if there was something going on. I just couldn't figure out why they wanted us to put it on the calendar so far in advance (my family is typically spur-of-the-moment). Mom told me some line about "everyone has such busy schedules that it's just hard to get everyone together." I bought it hook, line, and sinker!

Well, fast forward about 6 weeks and we go to Bennigan's for lunch. GG's are already there. Mom and I pull into the parking lot at the same time that Carl and the girls plus Andy and Trish roll in. We all walk into the restaurant, and were trying to figure out the seating arrangement when I start to say, "we have too many chairs." At that very moment Chip and Brandi (cousins from Colorado) come around the corner!

Apparently, when GG's were out in CO for Christmas, Acko Tommy and Nancy Nan told GG that they were going to give them their old Suburban. Chip and GG were going to drive it back to MN and then Chip would fly back to CO. Well, flights were cheep enough that Brandi was able to join in on the fun! I just wish we would have had more time to hang out. Oh well, a little time is better than none.

Calah, Bapa, Lilija, and Nana

Chip and Brandi


GG Bapa with Lj

GG Nana with Calah

Lj and Maudy

I'll take the blame for this one. I am know to make up words - actually can we blame this on GG? Whomevers fault it may be, Lj calls us "Maudy" or "Damma" quite frequently. This is her math:

Mama+Daddy = Maudy
Daddy+Mama = Damma

No wonder she can understand me when I say, "Can you get the thingy by the thing?"

Calah Girl and her pretty bow

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hezekiah 2:9

While we're on the topic of silly Lj moments, here are a couple others. I hope they make you smile!

We were reading her Bear Bible book before bed's how the conversation went:
Lilija: "Mama, I read first and then you read, okay?"
Me: "Sure!"
Lilija: "The boy and the girl, and the plants, and animals, and they are happy. Your turn!"(Adam and Eve)
Me: I read the page
Lilija: "The boy is with the lions and he is in the dark. Your turn!" (Daniel in the lions den)
Me: Yep, you've got the pattern, I read the page.
Lilija: "Jesus and the people and the people are standing and Jesus says to the people 'calm down'!"

In talking with Mama, I think this is going to be a new Hezekiah 2:9 reference. Don't believe me? Look it up. :)

And one other story. Lj was making Carl "breakfast" with her play kitchen and after she was finished and he had eaten she said, "That will be $15." Tee-hee! That's my little business girl!

Sillia Lilija

Mama's boots, PJs, and a funny face? What a fashion statement! Oh, and she was walking around in my boots saying, "Fe-fi-fo-fum!"

Pretty blue

Look at those pretty blue eyes! Wow!

Clap your hands

Laughing Lilija

Lilija was watching Carl shave his face and she wanted to play with the "whip cream." So, Carl gave her some to play with. At first all I could think about was the mess she was going to make. Then I realized - messes can be cleaned up later, but pictures of your daughter laughing with shaving cream on her face are priceless. :)