Sunday, September 28, 2008

Embarassing / funny, continued

Ready for church
Originally uploaded by MCuthbert
It's a good thing these kids are so cute. That fact saves us from potentially embarassing situations. Like today at church, for instance...

Emily was sitting between Misty and me, coloring a picture during the service. I didn't think she was paying any attention, but when something was said about Jesus having died for our salvation, Emily gasped, looked up at us and said (thankfully, not too loudly), "Jesus is dead?!"

Saturday, September 27, 2008

No capacity for tact

Trouble brewing
Originally uploaded by MCuthbert
We attended a Fresh Air Family event today, but ended up leaving early, in part due to Emily's behavior.

It was a "casual canyon hike" at DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne. The hike was led by Dr. Kelly Gregg from the JSU field school. Before we began, he told the group a bit about himself and what our hike would entail.

To a 4-year-old, such information is frivolous, and Emily interruped with, "Boooooring."

Despite being appaled by her embarassing outburst, I still thought it was pretty funny.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My name is Emily; I like to dance

Before dance class
Originally uploaded by MCuthbert
Emily started dance class today which offers a combination of ballet and tap (hence, the mishmash of her outfit as well).

We get to watch her on closed circuit television in the next room, and it's just as adorable as you'd expect. A bunch of 4-year-olds prance around a room trying to imitate the instructors' moves, yet few of them come close.

They're obviously having fun, though -- you can hear their collective enthusiasm through the door as they scream out, "That's what it's all about!" as they practice the classic ballet dance "The Hokey Pokey."

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Undecided voter?

On my drive in to work this morning, a blue pickup truck passed by me with a pair of bumper stickers. On the left side of the bumper was an Obama '08 sticker. On the right side was one that said "Alaska Girls Kick Ass."

I doubt this irony was the driver's intention. A week ago, it wouldn't have registered, but now even the placement of the stickers on the left and right appears significant.