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I Want to go Back to Michigan

Lightdance 365, Feb. 13, 2014 - I Want to go Back to Michigan

Lightdance 365, Feb. 13, 2014 – I Want to go Back to Michigan

I want to go back to Michigan, to dear Ann Arbor town.  I want to go back, I gotta go back, to Michigan. I did go back to dear Ann Arbor town last weekend.  Michigan snow, Michigan sledding, Michigan basketball, and these are my Michigan men, decked out for all that snow in Maize and Blue.



Lightdance 365, February 5, 2014 - TEAM

Lightdance 365, February 5, 2014 – TEAM

These two are a team. Shadow waits joyfully at the door when it’s time for Walker to come home, and will not leave his side. How does he know what time it is, anyway?! Shadow lets Walker carry him in any position and never moves or struggles to get more comfortable. Walker lets Shadow sleep on his head.

A few days ago they worked hand in paw to rid their home of that fearsome, nasty rodent – the mouse. In the beginning of the story, the Mother did what all sensible people do when a mouse jumps out of the bag of cat food they are pouring. She screamed, threw the bag at the bowls and ran out of the room, telling the boys to continue eating their breakfast while she escaped upstairs to get ready for the day. They and the cats, Shadow and Roo, could figure out the mouse disaster without her.

From her safe distance she could hear screaming, laughing, cheering and clattering, but she did not interfere since it sounded positive in terms of the mouse not winning. The racket had settled down when she heard Walker yell to William, “It’s alive!!!!!”, and then, more screaming, cheering, laughing and clattering.

Silence again, and then the sound of Walker’s voice telling William to open the front door for him wafted up the stairs. The door opened, and closed, and Walker, now at the bottom of the stairs, announced, “You don’t have worry about the mouse anymore, Mom.  I put him outside.”

“What? You did what? Was he alive or dead? How?”

Walker said calmly that it was alive. It had been bitten once when Shadow first caught it, and then Walker had picked it up with a paper towel and put it outside.

Walker earned some street cred with his mother and big brother that morning. William looked at Walker entirely differently, and when they got to school they proudly marched in arm in arm through the big kids’ door. Shadow may have wondered why his prize was taken away, but if Walker wanted it that way, there would be no complaining. Team in place. Emergency met. Walker is seven, Shadow isn’t even one year old.

For future planning, Walker says he’s good with dead animals, but he does not do bugs of any kind, dead or alive.

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

In These Shoes

Lightdance 365 - IN THESE SHOES

Lightdance 365 – IN THESE SHOES

Technically, one would have to say In These Feet, not In These Shoes. At seven, my grandson has learned what many grown people have not, that comfort over style is better for your feet in the long run. I’m proud of him for making good choices, but I am a little concerned about him appearing in public with these on his feet.


December 9, 2013

December 9, 2013

Project Life 365 challenge for December 9 is Comedy. Walker has that covered, always. He was a banana for Halloween, but for Christmas he is going to be the innkeeper in the first grade Christmas pageant. He has some issues, however, with the production details. ” I found out I have no speaking part. AND, the baby Jesus is going to be in the manger before Mary and Joseph even get there. For whatever reason.” I’ll be taking pictures of you as the innkeeper, Walker, the reason being to post them on the day the challenge topic is “Perfect!”



Lightdance, October 11, 2011

There has never been a skinny Grace baby, but this is ridiculous!



Lightdance, May 24, 2011

Tumbling demonstration performed by smiling four year olds. Here’s a challenge – just try this! Go ahead. What’s the worst that could happen?

Watching TV


PAD March 17

I can hardly keep track of which children are coming and going through my door this week! Why are you here today? I’m on spring break, remember? I threw up at school and they sent me home, remember? Mom’s gone back to work and I’m too little to go the nursery, remember? It’s a good thing they are keeping things straight. I just wish Walker wouldn’t encourage Helene to waste her time watching so much TV.