Saturday, November 22, 2008

Music to My Ears

Many a evening Julia comes out to the living area ready to perform her latest hit song. She has become quite proficient on her beloved guitar. She prefers the guitar to T.V., books, cell phoning, and sometimes eating. She has pulled in the boys for duets on some of her favorites. Alex is a perfect Joe Jonas to her Demi Lavato. Sometimes when I am outdoors and the windows are open I can hear her in full voice up and down the block. Although she has kept us up rockin' some nights, in our eyes it is the price of stardom. What will it be like next Fall without these free live concerts? The neighborhood will never be the same!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Yo Dad Update

To see daily "Yo Dad Vocab" see Jensen Family News!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

About Yo Dad Vocab

I have a really awesome dad. He has been caring for my mother for quite a few years. She is now in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease. He has unselfishly given up his life for her.

There have been a few times when I have called his place to check up on them and there has been no answer. Then he doesn't return the call either. After a day or so I get a little worried. What to do? Send my in-laws over (who live about 3 miles from their home) to check on the happenings. So this has happened twice. Both times my in-laws have found them safe and sound.

We have a new plan--now I get an email every day from dad. Since both of us love words and word games Dad send along a vocab word and a little poem to go along with it. This has been going on for months and months. It is usually the first chuckle of the day. Enjoy!

Yo Dad Vocab

Today's word is cooee (to cry out shrilly)

There was a young mallard named Louie
Who cooeed as he swam around a buoy.
He swallowed a large fish,
For most an elegant dish,
But to Louie it was too gooey and chewy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Define it and Use it In a Sentence!

Today's word is chimb (the rim of a casket)

This may sound grim,
But a comedian named Jim
Died with a silly grin.
So his wife on a whim
Decided to bury him
With his lower left limb
Hanging over the chimb.
Though the church was dim
All saw his nails needed a trim.

(vocab by yo dad)