Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

Mother's Day
Originally uploaded by Chiubacca
I had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Nico woke me up by entering my bedroom saying, "Happy Mother's Day, Mama! I hope you have a beautiful, wonderful day!" His arms were full, carrying a large envelope and a wrapped gift on top of it.

The gift was a bright red and yellow handprint magnet Nico made in school. "Red is my favorite color!" I told Nico. "I know," he replied. "But I made it red and yellow to look like Iron Man."

The envelope was decorated with a crayon drawing of me standing next to flowers and - a bit strange for this time of year - a Christmas tree. Inside the envelope was a booklet entitled, "My Mom is the Most Wonderful Mom in the World!" It was awesome. This is what the pages said, with Nico's answers in red (you know, to be like Iron Man).

My mom's name is Lisa.
My mom has black hair and brown eyes.
She is 8 feet tall and weighs 80 pounds.

My mom likes to eat salad.
My mom is happy when I clean the house.
But I know she is really angry when I hurt her feelings.

My mom's favorite TV show is the Animal Planet Channel.
My mom is smart! She knows all about nursing.
If my mom could have one wish come true, it would be to have flowers.

I love my mom because she loves me and I love her.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Nolan at Adelbert Hall

Nolan at Adelbert Hall
Originally uploaded by Chiubacca
In cleaning out my office and preparing for my new job on campus, I took Nolan to work on Sunday to pack up some of my things. Nolan enjoyed accompanying me on the errand. Like his brother, he seems to enjoy going to work with me. I snapped a photo of Nolan on the stone wall of the porch facing the Case quad. It goes with the one I took of Nico last year.