Here are some of the things that have kept me laughing recently...
My aunt bought this book for my family over Thanksgiving:
It is one of those books that looks like it is for kids but actually has a lot of sarcastic humor. I still can't believe my family lives in the country! When my older brothers and I were driving out there for Thanksgiving we drove passed a field with buffalo, llamas, cows, donkeys, something with long horns, and an unidentifiable animal that we could best describe as a bear-cow (it looked like it could be a Sesame Street character)--and they were all just coexisting in one field!! Craziest thing I have ever seen.
Zenebesh has had a lot of doctor's appointments recently at the hospital near my school, so Aaron has been hanging out with me at college during her appointments. He LOVES coming to school with me, and we spend most of our time watching the wrestler's or "working-out" in the weight room (Aaron wants to be a wrestler now when he grows up--last year it was basketball). The other day we stopped at the store for a treat and he insisted on getting a Naked Juice. I excitedly pointed out to him that the one he picked had protein in it and that wrestler's use protein to help them get super strong. He seemed deep in thought for a few minutes as he sipped his juice, and all of a sudden he goes:
"I feel like I'm getting stronger!".
Another couple minutes passed (again, he's deep in thought), then he looked up at me with a seriously concerned look on his face and says:
"Uh-oh, I think I might bust out of my jacket!"
He proceeded to ask if he could try and pull the lamp post we walked past out of the ground--I told him that just because he drank protein and all of a sudden has super strength doesn't mean he can destroy school property ;)
We had our DinoMight fundraiser the other day and Jesse spoke about how the trip he took to South Africa when he was a DinoMight participant inspired him to study abroad in Southern Africa in college. Somehow his speech gave the 4th grade girls in the audience the impression that he was famous. Afterwards they were all asking him for his autograph and wanting to take pictures "with that famous guy". One little girl ran up to me with the paper Jesse autographed and goes "He TOUCHED this!! i am going to save it forever!"
Talk about an ego-boost for Jesse.
0n Saturday night I was at my parent's house and we were all sitting around watching a Christmas movie when I overheard this conversation between Aaron and Tekle:
Aaron: I want a girlfriend for Christmas!
Tekle: What?? Eeew Gross!
Aaron: "Nope, don't even say anything, I already decided that's what I want!"
This is Zeni's first Christmas so she is just getting a hang of how everything works. Everyone is having a blast explaining all of the fun traditions to her, but it's a lot to take in. One of the first Christmas decorations the kids pulled out this year was the mistletoe, and Zenebesh thought it was hilarious to watch everyone run around trying not to get caught under it. She didn't realize that the mistletoe was any different than the other ornaments though, so she kept running around with the MN Wild ornament over her head, waiting expectantly for a kiss. Eventually someone explained that only the mistletoe has special love powers ;)
Tekle got one of those clever shirts that says "This is my dress shirt" for his birthday this year and the other day Aaron decided to try it on. After realizing it was way too big for him, Aaron goes: "Now I get why they call it a DRESS shirt!"
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