I guess it’s been a mellow week in the Wilson household. Blog topics are somewhat lean. Today has been probably the most perfect weather day possible. Awesome!! Luke had a baseball game at 8:00am this morning. Other than that, we spent the day at home.
My mother (Margit) is in the hospital with an infection just below her neck. The doctor has determined that they need to remove the infection. Because the infection is near her heart, they want a heart surgeon to do the surgery. Please pray for my mother. It has been one thing after another for her. She is supposed to have surgery on her neck, but this infection is delaying that surgery. Her neck is causing her great pain right now. I wish I lived closer to her. Brad takes great care of Mom, and I am thankful for that!
Jake’s AAU coach received a call from Bucknell University (D-1 in Pennsylvania) asking about Jake and another player on the team. The coach has no idea how the Bucknell coach heard about them – but somehow the word is getting out.
Eli had pizza all over his face. Lisa was wiping his face off and teasingly said, “How are you going to get a girlfriend with pizza all over face.” Eli replied, “I need a new girlfriend.” Sorry Dani!
I played Wii bowling with the kids. Sophia beat me! That’s just not right! When we first got the Wii we played all the time. I got pretty good at bowling. I actually began to believe that I was a good bowler. Then I went bowling.
Have you ever played Mario Cart? On the way
to basketball games Bella usually eats a banana and when she is finished she throws the peal out the window. I always yell, “Oh no! A car is going to come along and slide out of control!” I have a good laugh and everyone else in the car rolls their eyes.
Eli is sitting on my lap and says, “I wuv Mommy and Daddy.” I ask him, “Do you love anybody else?” Eli answers,“I wuv my fwiends.” I then say, “I hope you love your brothers and sisters.” Eli replies, “I will wuv them morrow when I get up.”
We were playing “Charades for Children”. Lisa whispered the answer into Eli's ear so he could act it out. The answer was “blowing up a balloon”. Eli thought about it, put his hands to his mouth, hesitated, then turned to Lisa and said, “I need a balloon.” The kids guessed it right away.
In a large family (or at least our big family) it can be frustrating that nothing is your own. Someone is always taking your stuff and using it … and not returning it. Lisa has that issue with her make-up. She even has it now with her clothes. I got tired of never having a pen, or highlighter, or post-it note, etc. Every time I opened my desk drawer … they were gone. I was going to solve that problem. I bought a small locking box and placed it in the drawer of my desk. Everything worked well for a while. Then one day the key went missing. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I had to break open the box. So I bought a new box. Before I could even begin using it, someone (I suspect Eli) locked the box and took the key. Nothing was in the box yet, but the key has never been found. OK – so I bought a third box. I placed my supplies in the box. Everything was organized and I felt good. I paid some bills and did some other work. But, I forgot to lock the box and left the keys on my desk. Guess what! The box is mysteriously locked ….. and the keys are nowhere to be found. This is the third box! As Eli would say, “Take a deep breath and calm down.” Very deep!