Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Crying -- posted by John

I saw a documentary about Roy Orbison and ever since a certain song called "Crying" won't get out of my head. It's a song that you can feel.

After I got so into the song my mom let me see a scene from a movie called Mulholland Drive. It is not a wholesome movie and I wasn't allowed to watch any of it except this scene. At the end, the woman faints but you can still hear her singing but that is because it is a dream. You know how dreams can be weird but don't let that get in the way of her singing. This woman is too good to describe. Please take the time to listen to her. Her name is Rebekah del Rio and she has perfect lips, teeth, and voice.

Christmas preparations are coming along.

The day before yesterday we cut down some cedar trees in our woods and we strapped two to the deck outside our picture window that looks toward the pond. We strapped two to a tree outside our dining room picture window. Then, we smeared peanut butter on the limbs and sprinkled bird seed and pine nuts and popcorn and mixed nuts all over them. We also spread pinecones with peanut butter and nuts and seeds and popcorn and then tied hay string around them to hang them from the trees. The birds were digging into it like Tiny Tim on a Christmas ham. It was fun because when I rode through on my bike thousands of birds flew up like something you'd see in a movie.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Momma's Birthday -- posted by John

Yesterday night I read a Bible story book to two of my brothers. At the end of the story there were questions and one was, "What did the wise men bring Jesus?" One of my brothers hollered "presents!" but the other one ran off to check with Mom to get the right answer. When he got to her he told her that the wise men brought "gold, Frankenstein, and fur, right?" She thought that was funny.

She explained to us later that the gold represents that he's a king, the frankincense is like his holy Godness, and the myrrh is what they used to embalm dead people with so it represents his death.

A lot of people think there were 3 wise men but the Bible doesn't say that. There were at least two because it says "men" which is plural, but there could have been 3 with gold and 6 with frankincense and 8 with myrrh.

Today is my momma's birthday. She wants a pressure washer. The reason why is because our house is wooden and there are lots of trees around it so it gets mildewed easy. We even have two trees growing up through the deck! The deck was built around them.

Ma sent two men who work for her to pressure wash our house as a Christmas present. They are friendly men and we look forward to them coming over. Momma wants us to be handy smart like they are.

We've been wearing shorts this week. It is 81 degrees right now. This is great weather for reading to Mom outside but it isn't very Christmasy... Baby, it's hot outside!