May 22, 2010


If he doesn’t know his name… he’s Elisha

I read to Titus from his Beginners Bible every night. It’s one of his staples. The other Staple is Cars and Trucks and things that Go. For the last week or two, we’ve also been reading “That’s not my tractor,” but that’s beside the point.

We’ve been reading to him from his Bible since he was about 6 months old. In the early months (or actually since about 9 months ago), he didn’t really care so much about it. But now, he doesn’t want to go to sleep until he’s gotten his daily Bible. I’m sometimes amazed by how much he remembers. About a week after we read the story of Esther, Sara was flipping through the Bible and came across the story and Titus pointed at the page and said “Mordecai.” Wow!

So, this weekend we’ve been reading about Elijah and Elisha. Yesterday we read about Elisha and the Jars of Oil.

Today before his nap we read about Elisha and Naman. Finally, tonight we moved on to a new story. Josiah, the boy who was king. No more Elisha.

Then on page 237, Titus pointed at the hired workers. Elisha, Elisha and Elisha. Good grief. So, anyone dude with a beard is going to be Elisha. Then came the next page, 239.

Elisha, Elisha, Elisha and Josiah. Unfortunately, the Biblical characters without names are from this point on… Elisha, no matter the gender. We’ll see how long this lasts.

December 28, 2009

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Bigger bed

Sara and I had a funny conversation last night. We’ve always joked about how I usually wake up in the middle of the night where I’m halfway hanging off my side of the bed and Sara’s right next to me leaving almost all of her side of the bed wide open. I think we figured out why this happens. When I sleep, I need my space. When Sara sleeps, she want’s to cuddle. So, subconsciously I keep moving to the edge of the bed to get away and she continues to move towards me to cuddle. Eventually I get to the end with nowhere else to go… trapped between a cuddler and the edge of the bed… which is where I sleep. Oh well, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂

It did remind me of this diagram from though.


At the end of our conversation she said that at some point we should invest in a king sized bed. I agree, but when it’s all said and done… this is what a king size bed will get me.


We’re probably talking another 3 or 4 inches… but that’s progress, right?

December 25, 2009

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First Christmas production

Last week Titus was in his very first Christmas production as a part of his preschool. Enjoy the video. You’ll quickly notice that Titus is a natural on the stage. Really, I’m not surprised.

December 24, 2009

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Christmas Eve

It’s Christmas Eve! Woo hoo! It’s Christmas Eve and it’s such a special one for the Conley family. This is the first Christmas that Titus is going know what’s going on. The last two were like any other day of the year for our little guy. We just can’t wait until Christmas morning. Although he opened up one present tonight (a Conley tradition I always enjoyed as a child) he still just doesn’t get that most of those presents under the tree are his. He did really enjoy tearing the paper off his first gift and we was even more excited about his books about cars, trucks, ladders and all kinds of other things he likes (Thanks Hintz family).

So, here’s our very Christmas-y front room.


Also, here is the glider bike that Titus is getting from us this Christmas.


Last but not least, here is a short video of me putting Titus’ bike together. This is the best! I love it!

December 18, 2009

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New addition to the wish list

Okay, it may be too late for Christmas, but it’ll would make a great “random-in-the-middle-of-the-year-just-because” gift. Check out the addition of “buckyballs” at the bottom of Kenny’s wishlist. 🙂

December 18, 2009

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Morning conversations with Titus

So Titus is doing a lot more taking now. Just a few minutes ago, he was sitting on the couch with Sara and I and this is how the conversation went.

Titus: Cherrios?
Sara: We don’t have any cheerios, but we do have other cereal.
Titus: Bye cereal.
Sara: How about an apple?
Titus: Bye apple.
Sara: Yogurt?
Titus: Bye yogurt.
Sara: What about toast?
Titus: Toast, bye bye.
Sara: Well, what do you want?
Titus: Cookies (with a hopeful look in his eye).

Yeah, I think he’s finally learning to communicate well.