4.09.2007

Monday One-liner, Etc.

Getting ready for church yesterday, David was watching in the mirror as Calvin combed his own hair. Cal saw him and explained:

"I'm doing this so my cadillacs won't stick up in the back."

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In other Easter Day happenings...

Calvin has had a cough for about a week, but no other real symptoms and I felt sure if I took him to the doctor she would say it's viral and to just ride it out. Yesterday he felt warm to me, and I could tell by looking that he wasn't up to par, but it was Easter Sunday and he had a little talk to give in Primary, so we dressed up and went to church as usual.

And boy, did the boys look adorable. We were running late, so I didn't get pictures before church...

Cal's cough progressively sounded like he was dying of consumption and when he crawled up on my lap and laid down on my chest halfway through sacrament meeting, I knew something was up. For one thing, he wasn't having trouble sitting still and just wanted to cuddle against me - a rare occurrence in general.

About three minutes before the meeting was over, he decided that my belly was denying him full lap-sitting comfort, so he drowsily crawled over onto David's lap. Where a coughing jag seized him and he promptly threw up. In a large way...

And yet David managed to get over me, out of the pew and out the door with only one person (besides me) realizing what had happened. And not getting anything on anything in the chapel.

His favorite tie didn't fare as well. Neither his suit coat, which he wore for the first time to church since the days before "spit up" was part of our lives. And then it ran down to his suit pants once he was out in the hall. We're not sure if the suit or the tie are going to make it.

And the Easter pictures are going to have to be taken some other time.

David is a little suspicious that it all happened mere seconds after Calvin was peacefully sitting on my lap. Ah, well...

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I made a Key-Lime Coconut Angel Cake for Easter dinner last night. I realized that in my mind Easter calls for some kind of dessert with coconut on it. I didn't really care for the angel food cake - too spongy or something (it's never been a favorite), but the frosting was fabulous. What's not to love about something made from sweetened condensed milk, lime juice and whipped cream? Yeah, heavenly. I think I will make a plain white cake sometime topped with it.

Auntie S made the bulk of Easter dinner and it was delicious of course. After, the kidlets went downstairs to play and the teenagers and adults stayed upstairs for a little Easter message on the Savior's atonement given by Uncle K. It was awesome and a highlight of our day.

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This week promises to be busy again - David has a lot of pressing deadlines and has become the "go-to" man for some major assignments at work, so he'll be late at least a couple times this week. BUT...

Auntie S is going to keep the boys this weekend so I can go up to New York City with David! He'll be in a conference for a lot of the time, but we'll have the evenings to spend together and I get to sleep uninterrupted if I so desire and someone else will make my bed.

The part I am looking forward to the most, oddly enough, is the train ride up and back. Taking a train is a lovely thing, and it means a couple hours of sitting, thinking, reading, snoozing, watching the world go by. I am really looking forward to it!

Happy Monday...

7 comments:

Janelle said...

Poor little Calvin! Hope he's feeling better.
Sounds like you'll have a ball in NYC! And without the boys, what a treat. We don't get much of that anymore, people are so hesitant to take on our three :-)

Emily said...

oh dear! poor kid. just meandered to your blog by chance, but it's lovely. And I don't think there are many things that are cuter than the little phonetic mix-ups that come out of the mouths of kids. "So his cadillacs don't stick up..." how cute is that?

scribbit said...

That cake sounds fabulous. Coconut is my husband's very favorite flavor in the world.

And cadillacs? Pretty funny.

Morning Glory said...

Cadillacs?? That's adorable. When we were little kids, there was a song we used to sing at church with the words "Oh Jesus is a rock is a weary land". My husband told me he used to think it said "Oh Jesus on a rock is a weary man." It's so funny what our childish ears hear.

Barb said...

I'm just stopping by to congratulate you on the new baby you're expecting. I had no idea until I saw your comment at My Home Sweet Home. Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

I always look forward to train and plane rides for the same reason--especially if I don't have childcare responsibilities.

Angela said...

David is GOOD!