Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Red Ribbon Week

I wore my "crazy" socks today for Red Ribbon Week. It is supposed to be a statement about "socking it" to drugs.

Too bad Crazy Sock Day is tomorrow. Today was Wear Red Day.

I wore orange.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kudos to Kristin

Rachel's friend Kristin took many pictures last weekend. Here are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thanks, Dick.

You know we've been watching the Dick Van Dyke show, right?

Quinn just announced that if he had a time machine he would go back in time to the days when the man came home from work to a perfectly-cleaned home, kissed his wife, then ate homemade dinner that she made for him. "You know - before women had all these 'equal rights.'"

Monday, October 17, 2011

So Far, So Good

Although Quinn has not yet attempted his revenge on his father, I do know that Mr. Rellim did not sleep well last night. I know this because he bolted straight up in bed when the wind picked up and caused our bedroom door to creak and move slightly back and forth.

My guess is that Quinn's revenge will involve rubber snakes. Mr. Rellim hates snakes. I've seen the man jump and scream and destroy things in his path to gain distance between himself and snakes. This actually happened once while we were in a very small boat surrounded by crocodiles. Legit.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Let the Games Begin

As if accidentally poisoning my son with peanut-dust-laced m&m cookies was not enough trauma for one day, Mr. Rellim decided to scare him by hiding in the dark behind the garage. Quinn was scared - then angry. Then, while Quinn stood in the bathroom, preparing to enter the shower, Mr. Rellim scared him again by thrusting his hand through the bathroom window.

I insisted that he apologize. Quinn said, "He should be way more afraid of what I'm going to do to him."

Friday, October 14, 2011

Our Newest Family Pastime

We just finished watching the entire first season of the Dick Van Dyke Show. After Quinn's initial roar of disapproval due to the black and white, he was heard to giggle the most.

One of our favorite was the episode "Where Did I Come From?" You can watch it here for free!

Cell Phones

The high school here just ditched their "NO CELL PHONES" policy. Now the students have permission to use their phones during passing times and at lunch. My hunch is that the kids abuse that privilege too. Here is a funny little something I found on the subject:

Monday, October 10, 2011

My Cousin's Wedding

One picture is Rachel with her new baby cousin, Evelyn and surrounded by my parents. The other picture is us with a little cow - my nephew Owen.
Funny stuff.

Speech and Hearing

I took Quinn and his friend to the local grocery store to pick up some ice cream. While in the check out line, the woman ahead of us dropped her change. Quinn leaned over to his friend and said, "Pick up the money for the ma'am." A few seconds later, Quinn's friend attempted a stage whisper, "That's not a man! It's a woman!"

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Andy was the younger brother of Mr. Rellim's best buddy. Here is a picture of Andy's two young kids waving to him during planting time last spring. I imagine he's reaping a harvest in heaven today. Rest in peace, friend.