1. Helpful parenting tip #39: that if you put some bubble bath in the tub with your kid, not only are you exempt from washing said kid with soap and a washcloth, but you can also consider the bath tub deep cleaned for the week.

2. Prayer time:
Vincenzo: Please, God, help me to get the coin at Chuck E. Cheese to go through the right Ferris wheel at the right time so that I can win 100 tickets again.
Kevin: Can I give you a tip on praying?  You’re supposed to pray for…well…like people who are sick or things you are thankful for.
Me: And feelings.  God is very good at helping with feelings, like if you’re frustrated with something, or mad, or sad…
Kevin: Want to try again?
Vincenzo: [nodding]  …And please, God, let that sword for 1,000 tickets still be at Chuck E. Cheese because I know sometimes they change out the prizes on the wall…

3. Up until recently, when I’ve asked Vincenzo our phone number he’s answered with any amount of random numbers.  I decided it was time he learned it, so we’ve been playing some games to help him do so.  After a week of this, I decided to ask again.

Me: Vincenzo, what number does our phone number start with?
Vincenzo: Um…A?

4.  Here’s Rocco, auditioning for his role as Mr. T.


(And yes, that is a TP tube and TP tube holder he’s playing with.  Props to me.)

Chicken in orange tamarind glaze
Roasted asparagus
Parmesan risotto

4 thoughts on “randoms

  1. I love the prayer time conversation. I guess he was praying what was in his heart at the time. Wouldn’t it be nice if that were the greatest concern that we had as an adult?

    There is something called the five finger prayer. Wait… OK I’m back. I stole this right off the internet for you… and *paste*

    “First, I want you to put your hands together in front of you as if you are praying. Keep your eyes open so that you can see your hands. You will notice that the closest finger to you is the thumb. Since it is the closest to you, the thumb reminds you to pray for those that are closest to you. Pray for your parents and your brothers or sisters.

    The next finger is called your index finger. It is used for pointing. Let this finger remind you to pray for those that point you in the right direction. Pray for your teachers at school, your Sunday School teacher, and your pastor.

    The next finger is the tallest finger. This finger reminds us to pray for our leaders. Pray for the president and other leaders in our government and those who are leaders in our town.

    The fourth finger is the called the ring finger. Did you know that this is the weakest of all the fingers? Just ask any one who plays the piano and they will tell you that is true. Let this finger remind you to pray for those who are sick.

    The next finger is the smallest finger. The Bible says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought.” Let the little finger remind you to pray for yourself.

    So the next time you are talking to God, and you can’t think of anything to say, let the “Five Finger Prayer” help you.”

    (found here – http://www.sermons4kids.com/fivefingerprayer.html )

    We used this a couple of times when our kids were little to give them a visual guide how to pray.

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