Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy BirthAnniversaBlessBaptiFathers Day to you!

To say we had a busy weekend here *might* be an understatement.   We chose Friday to celebrate Goose's birthday since we knew we had a lot of fun to come.  I took him and a friend to see "How to Train Your Dragon".  What a great movie!  It was a lot of fun.  He got a few gifts that I think he liked.  So, we started the weekend on a good note. 

That night, Heidi, Opa and Gma arrived to attend Sweetie's baptism and Cinderelly's blessing.  We thorougly enjoyed having them come to help us celebrate.     

Sweetie was baptised at the same time as her cousin.  She loves having her cousins live so close.  They are her best friends. 

To add to the celebration, Opa and Gma were celebrating 51 years of wedded bliss.  I asked a friend of mine to make us a cake in honor of all of our celebrating.  The detail on this cake is astounding!  There are balloons around the bottom for the birthday...  waves for the baptism . . . wedding rings for the anniversary...  a tiny baby in a cradle for the blessing and ties on the top for Father's Day. 

Oh yea, did I mention it was Father's day too?  I am so grateful to have a husband who was worthy and willing to bless his daughter, baptise another daughter and confirm her.  We had the best weekend!  We were so glad to share it with family and friends. 

Memories for a lifetime.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Oh dear...

First of all, no we are not done with school yet.  Next monday is our last day.  With that said, Goose had his first school instruction on human development today.  That's a nice way of saying they watched a puberty video.  :)  When he came home we had a conversation about it.  The first thing he said was that they talked about urine and sperm and he didn't know what urine was.  Negative points for me for always calling it pee.  Ugh.  I asked him if they explained what it was in the video.  He said no, but he had asked in class.  I clarified... "Urine is another word for pee, and sperm is what a male contributes to make a baby.  Girls have eggs, boys have sperm.. . when they meet, a baby can grow."  He paused...then said half under his breath:

"I still don't know how the egg and sperm get together."

This is where the "oh dear" comes in.  I knew I had to hold back my giggle and answer him seriously, but I would have preferred to dodge the bullet or change the subject.  LOL!  About a week ago he told me that he knew what sex was...  (imagine this all in a hushed tone like he was in on a secret.)  I asked him to explain it to me (so I could see what he had heard).  He said,  "its mating."  I held in my giggle, smiled and said that, yes, yes it was.  Anyway, with that as background, I told him that sex (or mating) was how they got together.  He had a slightly horrified look on his face for half a second, then looked deep in thought.  I was afraid that he might ask more clarification, but instead he then asked me why his hands might grow before the rest of him.  :) 

He had a few other questions that we talked about, and we had a great conversation.   I've been stressed about this video and "the talk" for months.  And that was it! I'm sure this won't be the last "the talk", but I'm glad he felt comfortable enough to talk to me and ask as much as he wanted to know.  As a kid, I was always too embarrassed to ask *any* questions.  I wish I has been confident enough to just ask, it sure seems silly now!  

Anyway, that was a highlight of my day.  :)   In other news, we have a nickname for our sweet girl!  The voting was unanimous in favor of Cinderelly.  So, at least in blog world, that will be her nickname.  :)  Thanks for voting.