Happy Birthday, Laurie!
Laurie is the #1 McSister. As a kid, I remember her always trying to keep me in line. For a long time she told me I was soooooo annoying. She said it in such a sweet voice, and I just knew she loved me and thought I was great. It took me a long time to figure out what annoying really meant. Big meanie.
She and her husband have come to visit us in every place the Air Force has taken us. Once they even came for Thanksgiving while Nathan was deployed. That meant a lot to me. We're hoping they continue the tradition and come snorkel with us!
I love you Laurie!
Hannah had Young Women's last night (can I just say for the record, I love how the two, soon to be three, wards in our building do not have youth activities on the same night. It is nice to go to the church on Tuesdays and have the whole building to ourselves.) Anyway, Hannah had Young Women's and Nathan is out of town, so we all had to head down to the chapel. Since it's only an hour, and since there is nothing to do near the church, the 3 other kids and I just hung out in one of the classrooms and watched a movie with some other little kids.
We made paper airplanes and John and his friend Enoch dive bombed everyone and everything in sight. We made cootie catchers and Sydney told me my fortune (I will get a million dollars.) Then we found a rubberband, and we took turns shooting it across the room to see who could shoot it the farthest (me saying: be careful...don't hit anyone...you'll shoot yer eye out...etc) After a while Emily started to get silly with the rubber band so I had to put it away.
Then I started playing with it. I stretched it way out. I made a rubber band gun with my finger, I twisted it around and around my thumb. There is something very satisfying about stretching out a rubber band...
Then, ZAP, the rubber band slipped and popped me on the lip.
It stung. It made my eyes water. I would have cried but there were child-sized witnesses. Right about then the youth finished up their activities, and all the adults came out into the foyer and started visiting, while I've got a white welt across my upper lip! I am so hot!
We heard this song on the way home, and really, it sums it all up for me:
This is why I'm hot
This is why I'm hot
This is why, this is why,
this is why I'm hot:
cuz I'm fly
cuz U not.
This is why, this is why
this is why I'm hot.