Skip to main content

fruity pebbles and hot lava: life in our house

here's an update on the major recent developments in our house: 

caedmon drew a smiling octopus(?) with sea-green legs and happy little eyebrows. 

jackson colored a worksheet at school in his typical style: extremely multi-colored.  it's like God spilled a giant bowl of fruity pebbles (yum) all over the earth.  he pretty consistently colors things this way, and i, for one, am a fan of his distinct style. 

this is our hallway.  recently the carpet in our hallway transformed into hot lava, rendering passage nearly impossible save for the rocks that were left uncovered.  unfortunately, since Cade was learning about the letter 'r,' we could only step on rocks that had the letter 'r' on them, which created some very dangerous jumping to get to the bathroom, especially when holding Quinton.  happily, no one was (badly) burned by the carpet lava, and i think we are all better at recognizing our 'r's. 

finally, we spent hours and hours (seriously) this weekend building a huge lego police station whose thousands of pieces had become spread across all our lego bins.  after we finished building it, we organized pieces with a passionate fury.  shannon, jackson and i were intense about sorting every last piece, into about 50 different categories.  then we went and bought some new storage bins to make it work.  and so, with this comes a very simple warning.  if you come and visit us, and you have children, please don't be offended if i hide the legos before you arrive.  or if you find padlocks on the bins.  we're not messing around here.  we take our organization seriously. 

that's life in the milinovich house.  if life in your house is even half as blessed, then you are very blessed indeed. 


cathyq said…
Lego heaven!
Emoly said…
I love Jack's coloring!

I would love to see the organized Lego's!! (We don't find that weird at all... ours are also organized by size and color and type.) Can we start a Lego AA club or something?

Popular posts from this blog

State College to Birmingham

 as some of you know, i have been working towards a goal i set at the beginning of 2020 of running 1000 miles in one calendar year.  today is the last day of september (what?!?), and so that means the year is 3/4 of the way complete, which means i should be right around the 750 mile marker.  however, i am doing better than that, as my 5 mile run today put me at 847 miles for the year, almost 100 miles ahead of schedule!  i am feeling great, enjoying the journey, and experiencing a real sense of accomplishment as i work towards this goal.   i have also enjoyed these little milestones along the way, just to see how far i've come.  as it turns out, 847 miles from State College (along the roads, not as the crow flies) would have me arriving in Birmingham, AL, right about now!  not too shabby!  only about 150 to go!

bad haircuts (for a laugh)

everybody needs to laugh.  one good way i have found to make that happen is to do a simple google image search for 'bad haircut.'  when you do so, some of the following gems show up.  thankfully, my 9th grade school picture does NOT show up.  otherwise, it would certianly make this list!  please laugh freely and without inhibition.  thank you and have a nice day. 

happy mother's day 2020

twelve years ago i started making a video of our children as a mother's day tribute to their mother, and somehow it became a tradition.  back then, our oldest son was 3 years old, and cute.  now he's 15 and, well, not so cute .  however, we have really come to love this tradition, and the time capsule of sorts that it has become.  we love looking back at each year's video, to see how we've grown and changed, and how our love for Shannon has remained constant. below is this year's video, and if you want to walk with us down memory lane, the other eleven are down there as well.  happy mother's day to all the mom's out make us feel like a million bucks. 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009