Sunday, October 26, 2008

ZOO BOO! 2008

The Lil' Moran family enjoyed our tradition of ZOO BOO today. We took Ella her first and second year, but had to pass with Ainslie just a week old last year. We had so much fun today and got to break in the new wagon that Grammie and Grumpie got Ainslie for her birthday! Hope you enjoy your week!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


In the dark on the way to work today, I spotted a trailer of black pigs in front of me.

"Look, El, can you see those pigs?"
"What pigs, Mom?" (yes, she calls me 'Mom' now. boo hoo....)
"The ones in front of us. See them, its dark, its hard to see them."

"OINK! OINK! OINK!" (at the top of her lungs.)

"What are you doing, El?"
"I'm talking to those pigs. I don't know why they don't look at me."
"It's because they can't hear you."
"Why, Mom?"
"Because the windows are up and its raining."

Our car turns left, the pigs turn right.

"Where are the pigs going, Mom?" Worrying about the truth of that answer I say, "I don't know."

"What is that smell, Mom?"
"A skunk."
"What is a skunk?"
"A black and white animal that sprays stinky stuff when they are scared."
"What is he scared of?"
"I don't know."
"It's probably the farmer."

I love 3 year olds.

Monday, October 20, 2008

For the love of Ainslie Hope

Brian and I celebrated our second baby's first birthday last Saturday. She officially turned 1 a week ago. I wish I could have blogged about it sooner, but she and I have been sick with some sort of virus/constant ear infection/allergic reaction to the antibiotics since last week. That and being dog tired from being 7 months pregnant has occupied most of my free time
With this party especially, there was something about trying to prove that I love my other children as much as my first. It makes me silly! I don't know exactly WHO I am trying to prove it to, I guess maybe Ainslie when she is older. Although I tried my best, I can't say that the party was as big as a bang as Ella's first. But, I made the cake and the treat bags and the 1 year video and went with it. I think she had fun, other than being sick and conking out before present time. My new tradition is going to always let all the kids open the baby's presents their first year. :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

God is Everywhere? Everywhere!

Ella has REALLY been into talking about God lately. We talk about how He is EVERYWHERE.
She mentioned one night that He was in the kitchen changing into his pajamas. (my personal favorite. I should have asked what His PJs looked like!)

She also points to Him and talks about him while we're driving in the car. He's usually in the sky on the clouds.

This morning Ella said, "Mommy, God is in your purse."

Ok, yes, Ella. I suppose He IS in my purse. HE IS EVERYWHERE!
Maybe I should clean out the goldfish crumbs and old receipts outta there....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Why I am not meant to teach in this day and age.

Third Grade Class:

Boy: Boys are better than girls. We can do more than girls and we are smarter.

Girl: Nu, uh. We can do just as much.

Boy: No you can't. We mow the lawn and take out the trash. Girls don't do that.

Mrs. Moran: Girls can do ALL that, and girls have babies. Can boys have babies?

Boy: No.

Girl: Mrs. Moran, last week on EXTRA! They had a story on a man who had a baby.



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I have 2 lovely daughters and 2 handsome sons, who keep me very busy and a husband who keeps me grounded. I received my BA in Graphic Design Communication in 2003. A year and a half later after working in corporate America as a graphic designer and living through my OWN REAL LIFE "OFFICE SPACE" I got certified as art teacher. I have been teaching since the fall of 2004.