Happy Birthday, Kati!

Today is Kati Cooley’s birthday! Kati is my sister through the transitive property!

Kati is the only Android user who got mad when Verizon finally updated her phone to 2.3. Out of all my sisters who are pregnant, Kati is one of them.

Can she beautify my gnarly toes? We’ll never know.


Happy birthday, Kati!

Happy Birthday, Maya!

Today is Maya Evans’ birthday! She is an old kid now. Deal with it.

When Maya was a baby she looked like Bill Evans. Not weird because Bill Evans is her dad and Bill Evans has a baby-shaped head. That is not an insult, it works for him. Do not try to shape your head like a baby using black market surgeries, you will not be able to pull it off. Maya has a Maya-shaped head now.

Maya reads comic books. She does not bag and board them. I hope she never grows out of that.


Happy birthday, Maya! Have fun at Nick studios!

From 8-year-old Justin’s Journal

August 23, 1990

Hi, My name is Justin. I like anfibyens and reptiles a lot but what I like the best are creapy slimy and craly things like worms. I like animals that bite like crabs and snapping turtles. I got a pet box turtle that is the same as a snaping turtle if it bites you it could rip youre finger of but I still feed it with my bear hands. I even hold animals that bite lik that when there allive.

Mixed Holidays

I almost titled this “Joint Holidays”, but then I remembered that was a couple days ago. Lame Joke!

Kari: Today is both Good Friday and Earth Day!
Justin: Good Earth Fri- Day?
Kari: We should fry something
Justin: We should fry the Earth
Kari: We already are
Justin: Yeah. We should plant something

Lowes is giving away trees tomorrow. Go get yours and plant it in celebration of the earth God gave us to love and care for.

Day 2 of raising our 4 year old

Today, as we pulled into the parking lot of Nathan’s school, Nathan was excited to see his friend and asked if we could sit on the bench with him and his mom while they wait for the teacher.

“Sure”, I said as I unbuckled him from his carseat. Then we walked over to the other side of the van to get Topher. Nathan hopped up into the van and stood next to me. He then very seriously asked me if his friend is black.

I was taken aback by his question. The subject of skin color had never come up before and naturally he was curious. I stopped unbuckling Topher to give my full attention to our conversation.

I answered: “Yes, he is black”.

“What color am I?” he asked.

“You’re white.” I told him.

“What about Topher?”

“He’s white, too. You see, God put lots of different colors in the world to make it very beautiful and special. You and Topher both have blonde hair, I have brown hair, and Daddy has orange hair.” Then we looked outside of the van. We started naming all the colors we could find. The green grass, the blue sky, the grey pavement of the parking lot, etc. “It would be pretty boring if everything was just one color, huh?”

Nathan agreed and asked to go sit on the bench with his friend. So we did.

Happy Birthday, Nathan!

Today is Nathan’s fourth birthday! Nathan likes red, horses, the letter A, the number one, and the amount five.

Nathan has a very specific imagination. What kind is it specific?

You don’t need to ask him what kind of ice cream to get him because I will tell you right now. Green ice cream. No sinking.

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Happy birthday, Nathan! We’ll do you a for real post with good pictures and better videos after we’ve recovered later this week!