Friday, May 22, 2015

Fish in the Closet and Favorite Places

1.  A friend of mine was giving away tickets to see the ballet of Cinderella, so I took my little dancer, Cort.  We had a splendid time (and he picked out his outfit himself - doesn't he look handsome?).
2.  Pierce recently had to take some sort of end of the year reading test.  He made a big deal out of going to bed early and having a healthy breakfast.  That morning, while eating breakfast, Paul said, "The big reading test.  Well that's exciting!"  Pierce said, in his deadpan voice, "It's not exciting.  It's serious."

3.  Paul was brewing up some wine and had it in a big contraption in his closet.  It made burbling sounds as it fermented.  Cort came down and asked if he could see the fish in our closet.

4.  The boys recently had a big debate over how big God is.  The twins thought God is small because he "lives in your heart".  Pierce thought God is big because if you add up all the hearts in the world, that makes for a really big God.  I think I need a philosopher on retainer for some of these questions the boys come up with.

5.  Recently I was trying to get Cort to calm down when he was particularly upset.  I was doing a little meditation with him and was telling him to imagine his favorite place.  You know - most people picture the beach or whatever.  I was like, "Can you see it in your mind".  He nodded, eyes squeezed tight.  "Where is your place?" I asked, curiously.  He responded, "Chick Fil A.  It is my favorite place.  I like their chicken nuggets.  And I like their French fries.  And I like their drinks". 

Readers, what is your favorite place these days?

Linked today with Willy Nilly Friday

26 comments:

Linda E said...

One of my favorite places is to come to your blog every morning. Your guys are so cute and so smart. Loved their answers, and I know you are proud of them. Happy Friday!

Maggid said...

I don't even know where to begin - or end - a comment - this post is FULL of super amazing ideas . . The size of God . . (I wish I'd thought of that) - Fish in the closet (giggle) - Chik Fil A - oh my fur and whiskers . . You and your family give me joy for days . . .

Out on the prairie said...

The ballet sounds superb. I have dance recitals this weekend and next to go to. A favorite place is in the hearts of others.

Slamdunk said...

Cort was styling for the show! GQ all the way. And I can relate to a food-themed happy place. I think mine would rotate based on mood though.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yes Cort looks handsome. I bet he really enjoyed it. Love Pierce's comment about his test. Fish in the closet....too cute! Very smart answers on the size of God. Have to love Cort's answer on the vision in his mind. Have a nice weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful photo of the two of you! :) love your boys - smart, warm, witty. :)

Karen S. said...

He sure does, what a cutie. A most perfect photo of you both!

NC Sue said...

Neat shot!
I hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/textures.html

Sally said...

Love this post, Lisa. Always enjoy hearing about the boys; they really are cute and smart. I like that they talk about God! Cort chose a very nice outfit to wear; so glad you two had a nice time. Girl! You are beautiful, inside and out. :)

xoxo

Marie C said...

Your sons are adorable! I love the idea that God is huge because he lives in all the hearts! Love the shot of you with your little one going to the ballet. He dressed himself to look very dapper! Love the fish in the closet. It was just a great post! Enjoy those sweeties while you can! My grandson is 13...he is here today and I adore spending time with him, but it is different than the time we spent when he was small. It's all good....just different. :-)

Ginny said...

Lisa, I am truly loving this post. Each little story is a real GEM. It has really tickled me! I would love if you did something like this on a regular basis, just a few little stories from your week. What an awesome thing to do with Cort, just a time for the two of you. The picture is beautiful. Tell him I think he has a great fashion sense. Oh, and also tell him that I love Chick Fil A too!

Harry Flashman said...

I enjoy reading about your family. I always think of my own kids at that age when I do.

I guess my favorite place is a spot up on the mountain side above the buildings. It's got a terrific view, and my ferrets who have passed away are resting there.

Tom said...

#1 Of coarse he does!
#2 All this testing stuff is getting to be too much.
#3 Brewing wine? Really?
#4 The comes in small, medium, large and extra large sizes.
#5 Chick Fil A, oh that is sad.
Tom The Backroads Traveller

KathyB. said...

this post is full of the gems of life that can only come from the mouths and hearts of children. Art Linkletter was so right when he hosted an aptly named show 'Kids Say The Darnest' Things'.

marciento said...

Hello
I invite you to see new photos on my blog.
Have a nice weekend.

SweetMarie said...

sweet post and such sweet photo! happy holiday weekend!

Linda said...

Hi, Lisa,
I have never eaten at Chick Fil A. I am lucky if we eat chicken twice a year. My husband does not like it, so that limits our chicken dinners. My favorite place is in my kitchen. And I actually hate to cook. Glad you and Cort got to see Cinderella. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Tweedles -- that's me said...

precious answers!!!
love
tweedles

Annette said...

What fun! Kids really do say the funniest things. I recently learned that Friendly's is one of my son's favorite places in the whole world. (What is it about boys and food?) I think that's great that your son tells you about a "serious" reading test. My son is still in the phase where he prefers not to talk about school at all...(LOL)

Abraham Lincoln said...

I liked reading about Chick fil A

Lin said...

That is an adorable photo of you two! I hope you both enjoyed the ballet. I LOVE the ballet--but it can be so very expensive to go. :(

The Chick Fil-A comment cracked me up. That is a great response.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you and yours also. Let's never forgot those who died for our freedoms... God Bless them ALL.

Love that picture of you and Cort.. Bet he enjoyed the ballet...

Hope you are writing down all of the cute questions/answers given by your sons... ADORABLE.

Sorry I haven't been around much. George and I have a couple of new online programs (one is a Food Journal and one a fitness/exercise program) --so we are VERY busy increasing our exercise and getting healthier... That's my excuse and I'm sticking' with it... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

alissa apel said...

Cort does look so great, and so do you! I'm glad you had fun!

Michael Manning said...

Oh. Man! These answers made me laugh!!!

Tanya Breese said...

that is a great picture of the 2 of you! i am laughing at chick fil a! thanks for linking!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

When we used to ferment wine, we did it in the basement.