Saturday, March 21, 2009

In the Business




It's fairly obvious that these kiddos have a dad who is in the business of killing bugs. They know far too much about insects. I hear them say things like, "It's ok Lily, that's just a wolf spider, it can't reeeeally hurt you." And when they don't know, they aren't afraid to make it up. Yesterday, while getting ready, I was cracking up listening to their conversations. They were sitting on our bed with a training manual about ants. Zach was saying things like, "This is a South American Ant that has large claws and venom!" Lily would respond with requisite squeal and huge impressed eyes. Seriously, they kill me.
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We're home. In Missouri. It's a ridiculously fun and busy weekend. My birthday... complete with festivities, surprises, family get-togethers, and lots and lots of love. It's so good to be home.

14 comments:

The Freestones said...

Your kids are seriously cute! Also, have I asked you before what kind of camera you own? I love your pictures...always...

Jill Revell said...

That is so funny. Allie today came walking up to me holding a dead cockroach...YUCK! Zach needs to come give her some lessons on insects. I love how in the top picture Lily looks SO into what Zach is saying.

Haney family said...

If my kids see a bug in someones house. They tell the owner that their Dad puts down chemical so we don't have bugs at our home. So imformative:)
I love the pictures! I love Lily's big eyes while she is listening to her big brother:)

Miss Sarah in Georgia said...

Happy birthday, Tara! I've been thinking about you today and hope that you are having a wonderful time with your darling family.

Christy said...

happy birthday! i hope it's a greate one-- and i'm sure it will be with all your family there. i'm glad you guys made it and hope everything goes well. we miss you!!

ps- as one also "in the business"... that cracks me up.

dixonfamily said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm glad you guys made it "home" safely. Your kids are too darn cute and so funny!! I love the expressions on their adorable faces. Great pics!

the boyd family said...

happy birthday :) when's that baby due?

Nicole said...

Welcome home, Tara! I tried to send you an email but it went to a different Tara Painter. Crazy! I'm still living and working in Liberty and am still at Lewis and Clark - just in another position. You should stop by some time when you are settled! If you want to communicate via email, my address is ndavis@liberty.k12.mo.us. I'm glad you've had a great homecoming!

Court and Britt J. said...

your home!! yay!! we need to get together when you get a chance:) we will be moving in 8 weeks, so we'll have to do it before then:) where are you guys living? I would love to hear and update and what your plans are!! Give me a call or email when you have a second:)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Tara! Glad you made it to KC-where are you living?
I had a dream about you last night. You had your baby---and named him Buck. Yeah, add that one to the list-huh?

Stacy F said...

Happy Birthday and Welcome Home!

Did you ever get an email from me? I replied to the one you sent. I was just wondering if Dave's business has a website so I could help spread the word. Also if you decide to teach piano again I think I could convince one or two of my kids to start back up.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Tara!! I'm so glad you are finally back home! Being close to family is such a huge blessing and I know you missed it. I love your posts and what wonderful stories you tell in so many little words! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Miss you guys!

Lora said...

hilarious! Your kids are SO smart. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I hope it was a stress free day, with all your adventure! We miss you already good luck with the settling!

Jenny said...

I'm going to second Nicole's invitation to stop by Lewis & Clark sometime when you get settled in. We would all LOVE to see you! Maybe we could even grab a little after school snack somewhere when you come. :) Luv ya!