Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Now Daddy's Turn....

1. What is something Daddy always says to you?
Caleb:  Clean this up.
Nathan: Let's go to this place. 
Addie:  That's cute, little Billy.
Melia:  Melia go sit in time out.

2. What makes Daddy happy?
Caleb:  When we do what he says
Nathan:  When Michigan State wins 
Addie:  Doing Karate
Melia:  Dancing

3. What makes Daddy sad?
Caleb: He was sad when his grandpa died.
Nathan:  When Michigan State loses
Addie:  Because we won't let him help us clean.
Melia:  Um, like,  wahahaha

4. How does Daddy make you laugh?
Caleb:  When I make him laugh.
Nathan:  I don't know
Addie:  Tickling me right here (pointing to neck)
Melia:  Tickle

5. What was Daddy like as a child? 
Caleb:  Me
Nathan:  Happy
Addie:  Um like being naked
Melia:  He was like me like when I was a mom.

6. How old is Daddy?
Caleb: He's 33 turning 34
Nathan:  Umm 34 I mean 33
Addie:  33 - Mom: How did you know that?  Addie:  He said he needed 33 m & m's
Melia:  3

7. How tall is Daddy? 
Caleb: 5 feet tall
Nathan: 10 feet
Addie:  30 inches
Melia:  Bigger than mommy

8. What is Daddy’s favorite thing to do?
Caleb: Go on bike rides with us
Nathan:  Watch Michigan State games
Addie:  Helping us clean our room
Melia:  Laughing with me

9. What does Daddy do when you’re not around?
Caleb: Works
Nathan: Watch Michigan State games
Addie:  Do the computer
Melia:  He just cleans up our room

10. If Daddy becomes famous, what will it be for?
Caleb:  Being Funny
Nathan:  Becoming part of Michigan State games.  He really likes Michigan State.
Addie:  A castle
Melia:  Tortilla

11. What is Daddy really good at?
Caleb:  Soccer
Nathan:  Legos .... kind of.
Addie:  Doing the computer
Melia:  Preschool

12. What is Daddy not very good at?
Caleb: Baseball
Nathan:  The Krakan on Pirates
Addie:  Making our bed
Melia:  Doing his lunch

13. What does Daddy do for his job?
Caleb:  He's a teacher.
Nathan:  Teach at school
Addie: Doing the computer
Melia: He works every day and I play
14. What is Daddy's favorite food?
Caleb:  My famous recipe
Nathan:  Chicken
Addie:  Chicken
Melia:  Peanut Butter and Jelly

 15. What makes you proud of Daddy?
Caleb:  How he works
Nathan:  When he tells us Michigan State won.
Addie:  Driving around in the car
Melia: Tickling his arm like (wiggles fingers)

16. If Daddy were a cartoon character, who would he be?
Caleb:  A Jedi Knight.
Nathan:  Patrick
Addie:  Sponge Bob
Melia:  Sponge Bob

17. What do you and Daddy do together?
Caleb:  Practice soccer a lot.
Nathan:  Sometimes we watch Michigan state games together
Addie:  Start a show... hmmm what kind of show... hmmm
Melia:  Tickle ourself
*You can tell it's bedtime.  They are a bit delirious.*
18. How are you and Daddy the same?
Caleb:  Our DNA is the same.
Nathan:  We are both boys
Addie:  Because of our eyes 
Melia:  Good, good, good

19. How are you and Daddy different?
Caleb:  He's darker than me... a little bit.
Nathan:  He's taller and I'm shorter
Addie:  Our faces
Melia:  Good, like, all of our families

18.  How do you know Daddy loves you?
Caleb:  He takes me to work with him sometimes.
Nathan:  Bednight kiss
Addie:  Because of God
Melia:  So much.

21. Where is Daddy’s favorite place to go?
Caleb:  Soccer games
Nathan:  I don't know... A Michigan State store
Addie:  Michigan Adventure.
Melia:  At American I mean Michigan

Wow- That's what they think of me?

It's been a while since I posted anything.   I saw these cute questions on Peas and Thank You and thought I needed a good laugh so I interviewed my kids.   I asked them questions separately so they won't be swayed by each other's opinions of me.   

1. What is something Mommy always says to you?
Addie: You're so cute.
Nathan: Don't do that.

Melia: Melia Serawit

Caleb:  Clean up your room.
*I just told him 2 minutes earlier to clean his room*

2. What makes Mommy happy?
Addie: Me.
Nathan: Doing the right thing.
Melia:  Kidalee

Caleb:  When we clean our bedroom and do things without you telling us to.

3. What makes Mommy sad?
Addie:  Me not letting you think that I'm cute.
Nathan: When I do the wrong thing.

Melia: Um like stepping on your toe.

Caleb:  When we don't do what you tell us to.

4. How does Mommy make you laugh?
Addie: Tickling me.
Nathan: When I scare you.
*I'm a bit jumpy and just might scream when I walk into a room I thought was empty.  Unfortunately, this happens more than I'd like to admit.  Do I need therapy?*
Melia:  Like tickle me.

Caleb:  You don't.
*That's not true.  He really thinks I'm funny.  He just forgot.*

5. What was Mommy like as a child? 
Addie:  A baby
Nathan:  You were a kid who looked like me.
Melia:  Me

Caleb:  Like Nathan.

6. How old is Mommy?
Addie: What does it start with.... come on give me hint, just give me a hint.... what number does it start with? 
Nathan: 31
Melia: 6

Caleb:  Turning 33
*I ask Caleb often how old I am because I can't remember.*

7. How tall is Mommy? 
Addie: 3 inches
Nathan: 9 feet

Melia:  Taller than Daddy

Caleb:  A little shorter than Daddy.

8. What is Mommy’s favorite thing to do?
Addie: Tickle me
Nathan: Doing the computer.
Melia:  Do computer

Caleb:  I don't know.
*Apparently, I'm on the computer a lot.*

9. What does Mommy do when you’re not around?
Addie:  Just play 
Nathan:  Sit around

Melia:  Play with me.

Caleb:  I don't know, I'm not here.

10. If Mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?
Addie: Going to a pretend castle that's not real.
Nathan:  Being a general and make them win the war.
Melia:  If you can dance.

Caleb: Having fun.

11. What is Mommy really good at?
Addie:  Tickling me
Nathan:  Talking and doing the computer
Caleb:  Field Hockey
Melia:  Preschool

12. What is Mommy not very good at?
Nathan: Playing wii.

Caleb:  Mario Cart Wii
Melia:  You know how to pee but you don't know how to poop.

13. What does Mommy do for her job?
Addie:  Fixing Daddy
Nathan: Take care of us.

Caleb:  She's in charge of the library at CHUP and teaches at ACE
Melia:  With the boys

14. What is Mommy’s favorite food?
Addie:  Chicken
Nathan:  Rice and Chicken Caleb's recipe

Caleb:  My special recipe.
Melia:  Salad

 15. What makes you proud of Mommy?

Addie:  Your eyebrows
Nathan:  When you give us grace.
Caleb:  How much work she does.
Melia:  You're arm.  (as she hugs me)

16. If Mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Addie:  Quincy on Little Einstiens
Nathan: Sponge Bob
Caleb:  The main character.
Melia:  Addie or Melia
17. What do you and Mommy do together?
Addie:  Tickle your chothers.
Nathan:  Read together.
Caleb:  Go on mommy dates
Melia:  Tickle your chothers.
*the girls came up with the same answer one their own. word for word.*

18. How are you and Mommy the same?
Addie:  Because our eyebrows are the same
Nathan:  I think the same color of hair
Caleb:  We have a lot of the same DNA
Melia:  Very much.  Our hair is black.

19. How are you and Mommy different?
Addie: Our hair is different
Nathan:  I'm a boy and you're a girl
Caleb:  We like different sports
Melia:  Like nothing

18.  How do you know mommy loves you?
Addie:  Because you say 'you're so cute.'
Nathan:  Because you give us bednight kisses.
Caleb:  By giving us grace.
Melia:  So much, really.  Very much.

21. Where is Mommy’s favorite place to go?
Addie:  To West Virginia.
Nathan:  Java Jungle because you get alone time.
Caleb:  Flying kites in the summer.
Melia:  At Michigan

I love my funny kids.