"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Camera Dump

I realized it has been a while since I dumped my camera and I found a pretty funny shot of Inigo. To be truthful, any shot of Inigo sleeping is hilarious because 90% of the time he sleeps with his eyes wide open. This picture was extra special because you can see that he gave his stuffed animals precedence over space in his bed -- Superman and Curious George pushed him right out. (Believe it or not, he is sleeping with more stuffed animals now. I think he added about 5 to that pile. There are so many that he sleeps right on the edge and fell out of bed the other night.)

You can also see one of his most precious toys in the bed next to him. Who knew that a blow up globe could be so much fun for a 6 year old? We have spent hours looking at that thing, learning where Komodo Dragons live, where THe Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin) and his daughter Bindi lives, where the continents are and where the various ocean are (and what sharks live in them) among other things. I've never known a 6 year old to be this obsessed with geography.
I need to post this picture because I need to show various family members from near and far that there are times that Inigo can actually sleep with his eyes closed. Ahhh... he looks so peaceful!!!

The other day, Inigo put on the pair of down-hill skis our next-door neighbors gave him and attempted to ski around the yard. It's been warm and then cold and then warm again with no more snow fall, so it was pretty icy. He didn't care.

And lastly: Thorkgal nailed it on the head when she said my hubby treats me like a queen.

Today my doorbell rang. I've been expecting my dad to stop by on his way home from x-country skiing and thought it was odd that he rang. We're not a "ring-the-bell-can-I-come-in" kind of family. Imagine my surprise to open the door to some strange young man holding a vase full of flowers.

"I'm looking for Valerie the Witch," he said.

"Why, that's me!" was my reply.

"These are for you," and he handed me three beautiful, pink roses.

Max sent me roses FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER!!! The card reads: "Thinking of you. Me"

Awwww.... what a great guy!!!


Yvonne said...

Love the pictures--your little indigo is such a cutie. Can't believe he sleeps with his eyes open--too funny.

Yes, your hubby sounds like a keeper.

Sarah Miller said...

Chase sleeps with his eyes open too. Usually we can gently push them closed but it's kind of creepy. And how sweet to be given flowers for no reason! I hold out hope for that to happen someday. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband, but things like flowers are not him.

JackieG said...

I love pictures of kids sleeping. Inigo looks very sweet. Great job Valarie on photo shopping his eyes closed! It looks very realistic.