Posts made in April, 2011

Elevaphobia

Elevaphobia

We went to Omaha for a fun weekend.  While Mark attended a conference I took the boys to the Omaha Zoo.  We stayed at a nice hotel with a buffet breakfast and an indoor swimming pool.  We stayed on the second floor of the hotel and the first time we got into the elevator we discovered that Aiden is deathly afraid of them.  He was fine waddling into the metal box behind his brothers.  He was fine when the door closed and even helped push buttons.  But when the tiny metal box began to move and his stomach dropped, he simply freaked out.  From then on, each time we hopped into the elevator he would cling to one of us, cry or scream when the elevator moved, and when it stopped he would nervously proclaim for everyone to hear, “We’re done?  We’re done?”

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(For fun you could try saying “Elevaphobia” several times really fast.)

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Dancing in the Wind

Dancing in the Wind

DANCE there upon the shore; 
What need have you to care 
For wind or water’s roar? 
And tumble out your hair 
That the salt drops have wet;
Being young you have not known 
The fool’s triumph, nor yet 
Love lost as soon as won, 
Nor the best labourer dead 
And all the sheaves to bind.
What need have you to dread
The monstrous crying of wind?

from “To a Child Dancing in the Wind” by W.B. Yeats

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April Fool’s Day Dinner

April Fool’s Day Dinner

Is it a hot dog or a sugar cookie?  Is it a grilled cheese sandwich or yellow frosting between two pieces of pound cake?  Is it really a taco salad?  Are those really chicken nuggets?

The coolest April Fool’s Day food I’ve ever seen!  From Gracie Mae’s.

I should add that the boys informed me that next year they would all like to have the hot dog sugar cookie.

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