Posts Tagged ‘children’

The Hobbit becomes Eeyore

June 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Hobbit has claimed to be a “kid elephant” for about a year now.  Whenever you would talk to her, she would inevitably respond with, “call me Kid Elephant!”  Yes, it sounds like a cute thing for a three year old to say, but hear it twenty times in an hour, and it gets on your nerves just a bit.  She would instruct anyone that she came into contact with to call her Kid Elephant.”

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading the classic Winnie the Pooh stories.  Both Hobbit and Princess have enjoyed hearing the stories.  But they have had an unexpected effect.  A few days ago, the self proclaimed “kid elephant” has now decided that she is Eeyore.  She often will crawl around on all fours and tell everyone in the vicinity that she is now Eeyore. 

Today, I took Hobbit and Little Man to the mall to play on the toys.  There weren’t many kids there and Hobbit and Little Man were running around and having a great time.  Then Hobbit noticed another girl about her age.  They started playing together and I am guessing that Hobbit told her new playmate to call her Eeyore about 15 times in 3 minutes.  I don’t know what the girl thought about it but after only a few minutes her mom decided that it was time to leave. As new kids would show up to play, they were greeted with “I’m Eeyore, call me Eeyore!”  Most kids at the play area are just in their own world, and so most of them probably didn’t even realize what she was saying.  Which is a good thing.

Hobbit really commits to her characters.  She loved the story about Eeyore’s tail, so she borrowed her sister’s monkey tail from the dress up clothes bin and will wear it, and then lose it.  Then she will want help finding her tail, just like Winnie the Pooh did.  She will walk on all fours and will ask what kind of food that Eeyore likes.  I guess that she wants to make sure that she is eating authentic Eeyore food.

This girl is a ham and I am looking forward to seeing who or what she decides to be next.

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Meet the Hobbit

May 31, 2011 Leave a comment

First things first, the Hobbit is my three year old daughter and she insists that she is not a Hobbit, but a kid elephant.  She tells us this multiple times every day and she has been a kid elephant for almost a year.  But I think she is really a Hobbit.  She loves to eat.  Right after breakfast, she is ready for second breakfast  and then elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.  This girl is ready to eat and would definitely keep up with any Hobbit.  She also loves to be barefoot and has cute ears.

Hobbit is full of energy.  The only time she is not bouncing around doing something is when she is asleep.  And even then, I think she would rather be up doing something (thus the fact that despite her needing a good nap, she never actually falls asleep at nap time).  She also is defective…her volume control knob is broken.  And it is stuck on full volume.  Seriously, this kid yells all the time.

A friend of ours is convinced that Hobbit will grow up to be some sort of game show host, and I can believe it.  She is a ham and loves to have the attention on her.  Except of course when we introduce her to someone and then she turns into the shyest girl ever.  But she comes out of it quickly.

Hobbit is smart and beautiful and just a bit of a space cadet.  Sometimes she can be easily distracted.  Like when she yells out, “I gotta pee!” and then on her way to the bathroom she stops to play with a toy or get a book.   She is the sweetest little cuddle muffin and is a real joy.

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Who am I?

May 29, 2011 1 comment

PabcoHello and welcome to my blog.

Here is a little introduction to who I am, starting with my family.  I have a wonderful wife (Jen), a five year old daughter who was born in Paris (Princess), a three year old daughter (who loves to eat, go barefoot, and is cute…Hobbit), and my year and half old son (Little Man).  We currently live in Tacoma, Wash. where I am looking for a job.

A little background from me. My name is Paul and I was raised in what I refer to as God’s country, Spokane, Wash.  I went to the same small school from first grade through high school. I then went to college at Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Ore.  (which then changed to Multnomah Bible College and now is Multnomah University).  After working for the school for a couple years after graduating, I started my first ministry job which only lasted for 5 months (more on that later).  I ended up in Spokane until 2000 when I moved to Olympia, Wash.  It was there that I met Jen and after getting married, we eventually moved to Paris for three years (yes, that Paris in France).  We moved to Tacoma in 2006 and have been here since.

I love my family, God, the Mariners, the Seahawks, and telling stories.  Since I worked with youth since I graduated high school, I had many opportunities to create some great stories and to share great stories.  One of the things which I hope to do through this blog is share some of my experiences and small adventures.