Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal at Heart

Somebody woke up early to watch the Royal Wedding of William and Catherine with her mum and auntie. I see many days of princess bride dreams ahead of us....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen Indeed

It's Easter night, and I just tucked my children into bed. Max asked if we could sing "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" as a bedtime song. After we sang it once, he asked if he could write some new words for the song. Here are his new lyrics, to the tune of "Christ the Lord is Risen Today":

A-lle-luia, Praise the LORD,
The Holy LORD, He is Love,

What a perfectly sweet way to end this Easter.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Blink

My mom died one month ago today. It seems like a lot longer to me. I wonder if it feels like just a blink to her.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Maggie: Mommy, what is that place?
Me: That's the Soderquist Business Center.
Maggie: When I'm four, I'm going to have a business.
Me: Oh, yeah? What kind of business?
Maggie: A princess dress-up business.
Me: That sounds neat. How will your business work?
Maggie: I will get lots of money out of my piggy bank, and when the people come, I will give them the money.
Me: Well, that's going to be a very popular business.
Maggie: Yes.

Lucas Roebuck's Son

Max: Mommy, can you come watch me play?
Me: What are you playing?
Max: I'm playing "Take Over the Universe." I made it up. It's just a demo.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Conversations with Max and Maggie

Last night as I was tucking Maggie into bed:

Maggie: Oooooo, I like your earrings. Someday will you buy me some earrings like these?
Me: Someday when you're a grown-up lady you can have earrings.
Maggie: And we can even share our earrings!
Me: We can! Someday when you're grown up I won't even have to tell you what to do or give you spankings.
Maggie: [Giggles]
Me: Then we can be friends, because you'll be all grown up and you'll know how to make good choices.
Me: That's right. Do you want to pray tonight or do you want me to?
Maggie: I will:

"Dear God, Thank you for our beautiful day. Thank you that Grandmama Vicki is at heaven. Thank you for my new clothes. Thank you for my clothes that aren't new but are still pretty. Thank you for a Daddy that always likes to give me ice cream every day. Amen."