SO MUCH POOP!!!

Ok, that is probably not the most genteel way to start a post about your darling little baby who is, perhaps, the most jolly and good-natured 5 1/2 month old on the planet. Sweet-natured he is, to be sure. He is also the most PRODUCTIVE child I’ve ever seen in the area of, how else can you say it nicely?, poopie.

(Note: if you don’t like reading about bodily functions and the yuckiness therein, you might want to pass on this post!)

And yes, I know, we have probably sunk to an all-time low note on this blog: ranting about shopping trips, posting pictures of elephant tookies, and now expounding on the matter of baby poopie. Hopefully our readers will not be offended. But hey, it’s part of life!

So, back to our story….

Spring Has Sprung

“A man’s heart — aye, and a woman’s, too — should be light in the spring. The spirit of resurrection is abroad, calling the life of the world out of its wintry grave, knocking with radiant fingers at the gates of its tomb. It stirs in human hearts, and makes them glad with the old primal gladness they felt in childhood. It quickens human souls, and brings them, if so they will, so close to God that they may clasp hands with Him. It is a time of wonder and renewed life, and a great outward and inward rapture, as of a young angel softly clapping his hands for creation’s joy.”

—from Further Chronicles Of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Leslie has nurtured my appreciation for wonderful quotes, so when I read this for the first time just a few days ago I knew I wanted to post it on our blog for the first day of spring. And so, here we are!!

Recently I picked up Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles Of Avonlea at a secondhand book store. Those of you who have read and loved the Anne and Emily books by LMM will enjoy these two volumes of short stories that are set in the world of Anne of Green Gables, the beautiful Prince Edward Island. They are delightful, heart-warming little stories which I’ve been enjoying in small bits during Josiah’s feedings. I recommend them highly.

Caption Contest

My brother recently hijacked his wife’s blog to initiate a caption contest. I liked it, so of course I plan to imitate it. Here is my offering, taken at a recent trip to the Fort Worth zoo.
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Captions, anyone?

Shopping Trip Gone Awry (in Which I Rant and Rave about Bad Customer Service)

In this world, one should never be truly shocked when they meet with impolite treatment in a store. Unfortunately, it happens quite alot. The fact that customer service usually carries a qualification, whether fast or slow, good or bad, for instance, betrays the fact that not all customer service is in fact, GOOD customer service, despite its definition, which is given as:

“assistance and other resources that a company provides to the people who buy or use its products or services”.

Despite plenty of poor customer service experiences, my most recent tops the list as the one in which I felt most personally slighted, and so I will share it with you…but first let me say…those of you who read this site will be able to attest to the notion that I don’t generally view our blog as a forum for airing frustrations and grievances. However, what I am about to share with you has a humorous side to it that hopefully will entertain you, as well as allow me to vent (just a little!).

Shoelace Knots

I thought I knew it all…

Ian’s Shoelace Site – Shoelace Knots – How To Tie Your Shoes