Family Circus

No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. - Doug Horton


And the Oscar goes to...

Halie took a limo ride in preparation for her self-proclaimed movie-star future. She kindly allowed other first graders from her school to accompany her on this practice run. In truth, the school had cookie-dough sales in March, and a handful of students from each grade level earned a limo ride to CiCi's Pizza. That was today, at lunchtime. The driver made sure to inform both the students and the adults in charge that this Excursion stretch limo was making its first run. Full of first graders, no less! Halie is far to the right in the light blue t-shirt that reads: 'Fabulous!' in rhinestones.

Don't. Ask. I bought several cute cheap tees at Wally World about a month ago. Yes, the tee shirt was among those I purchased.

The limo ride and the lunch at CiCi's went smoothly. At least I've heard nothing to the contrary at this point. Halie was over the moon when I picked her up from school today.
While I know that at least one of my daughters will win an Oscar one day in the future, it's too soon for me to decide which one of the three it will be. My prayer is that when making her acceptance speech, she'll remember to thank God , as well as her loving, supportive parents.


Erin: 31, Emcee. Witty redhead, handy with a whip.

DH: 30, Strong Man. Comedian, defender of virtue.

Halie: 7, Chimpanzee. Pulls teeth, loves bananas.

Catie: 5, Leaping Lemur. Gentle and cuddly, loves grapes.

Rosie: 2, Cappuccin. Flings poo, loves carrots.

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