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12/19/07

Permalink 02:02:49 pm, Categories: Jesse, Just Stuff :-), 143 words   English (US)

The jewelers will be glad their message got through...

Jesse has a crush on one of the girls in his 5th grade class. It's so innocent and so cute to watch...private phone calls at night, cutesy nicknames...you know the deal.

Last night, Jesse and I finished some Christmas shopping. We were in the Jeep, which means that Jesse can sit up front (no passenger airbags). I ask Jesse if he's going to get a present for The Girl. He seriously ponders it, and then says, "I want to get her diamonds."

You try to keep a straight face when your son is sitting where he can see you as he's talking.

"Diamonds? Why do you want to get her diamonds?"

"Because the commercials all say, get diamonds for that special someone."

(No, he didn't get her diamonds. But he did get her a lovely sterling silver cross on a necklace.)

05/25/07

Permalink 01:41:42 pm, Categories: Jesse, 135 words   English (US)

because a picture is worth a thousand words...

boy with cast on his arm

Jesse fell last night while roller-blading, and immediately complained that his right wrist was hurting. (Actually, the complaint was that it hurt "inside the bone".) We iced it and put an ace bandage on for stability.

It still hurt this morning, so we headed to the doctor's office. He has a buckle fracture of his right radius. (I found an x-ray that looks similar to his.) Also known as an incomplete fracture and a greenstick fracture, it means a minimum of three weeks in a cast and more x-rays while they verify that it's healing correctly.

It also means no playing in the soccer tournament this weekend, no more soccer this season, no bike riding, no swimming, no karate...and lots of complaining about how he can't write ;-)

It's gonna be a long three weeks!

04/13/07

Permalink 01:44:26 pm, Categories: Jesse, 30 words   English (US)

A Jesse update...

Yes, he's getting tall! (I know, what a surprise ;-) )

blond boy wearing a red pinny over a soccer uniform

At the soccer field, waiting for his game to start. (We won, 4-1.)

blond boy on couch with plastic easter egg

Sitting on the couch, holding a plastic Easter egg.

01/20/07

Permalink 07:44:42 pm, Categories: Jesse, 122 words   English (US)

Learning to use a computer...

Jesse changed schools right before the Christmas holiday, going from a Montessori-like school to a Catholic school. (Talk about culture shock! But that's another story ;-) )

He now has daily homework assignments. And research papers are due on a regular basis, like the one last week about komodo dragons. Because his handwriting is so bad, I told him to type it instead, and set him up in Publisher.

As he typed, Publisher very nicely showed him any misspelled words. Because he kept using the arrow keys to position his cursor, I taught him about the Home key ("goes to the beginning of the line") and the End key ("goes to the end of the line").

"Thanks, mom", he said. "Where's the Middle key?"

12/24/06

Permalink 06:28:27 am, Categories: Jesse, 118 words   English (US)

Santa is on his way!

Well, Santa took off this morning at 4 am ET on his round-the-world tour. Jesse is tracking him on both Norad Santa and Google Earth. (Norad Santa requires Quicktime or Windows Media Player; Google Earth requires...well...Google Earth ;-) and the Santa Tracker.)

He's already been by New Zealand and Russia, and is currently delivering presents in Guam. (Google Earth is tracking him in real time, while Norad Santa puts up videos every hour showing where Santa has been.

Jesse planned on being up at 3 am today so that he could watch Santa take off. Luckily, he slept in until 5:30 am...but it's still going to be a long day!

From our family to yours, have a wonderful holiday :-)

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