Wednesday, September 30, 2009

learned something new today

So I was sitting on the couch tonight with the laptop on, well, my lap and Autumn is sitting beside me with her new marble game we bought at target for $3.00. She is explaining to me how to play this new-found treasure and I am half-listening, half-facebooking. After a few minutes and a couple of questions that I don't answer correctly she growls and says "MOM! You are not listening and I am trying to teach you how to play my game! You are doing THAT and you are not going to learn anything from THAT!!" Point made. Logged off. Laptop closed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Putting a face with the name

And what a face it is!! My Autumn Casey!

Autumn, again

Last week during a family trip to Wal-Mart, I excused myself from my brood in front of the deli and went to the ladies room. When I returned, I could tell that trouble was brewing. Bailee and Autumn were both looking at me and pointing at each other and I could tell that Chase was already "over it" and was directing his attention to the meat counter. ("over it" in our house means that you've had enough, btw). Immediately the girls are verbally stumbling over each other to tell me that "Autumn said the a-word" and "No, I didn't BAILEE!" Shake it, stir it, mix and repeat for the remainder of our time in the store. So I finally said "let's just drop it; its one's word against another and I am sure that if Autumn said a bad word then she certainly would not make things worse by lying to me about it". End of story. Or so I thought....

After saying prayers (which she raps and ends each session with "word" and throws gang symbols), Autumn confesses. "Mommy, I might have accidently, not-on-purpose said the a-word at Wal-Mart." Upon further investigation I learned that she had not only said the a-word but also smacked Chase on the bottom in the middle of the deli while saying the word in question. My weary reply to her was something like "thank you for being honest with me" and I am certain that the word "inappropriate" was mentioned a few times. Bailee uses that word frequently when talking about her younger sister. Like the time she questioned the way Autumn rapped her prayers, ending with "word". I simply explained that God made her little sister and therefore knew better than either of us what kind of little person she is and he probably appreciates the joy she takes in her prayers. And furthermore, how more appropriate can you get when praying than to end it with "word"? God IS the Word! The Word is Truth! So I am certain that my inappropriate child is as close to God as they come!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


You probably think that I am going to write about how the fall season is coming on and you can almost smell it in the air....but I'm not. I'm going to write about my crazy, fun, can't-help-but-speak-her-mind child, Autumn aka Autie.

So Tuesday was opening day of dove season and I married a hunter. We still had dove in the freezer from last year and since it is some kind of tradition (???) to eat what you kill the first day, he wanted to clean out and cook up what we had on hand. Which meant Monday night the girls and I had to eat dove for the first time. I myself am a little nervous about how this is going to turn out because Chase is a little sensitive about his cooking and Autie is a little in-sensitive about her opinions of food. Chase, being the ever-so-patient man that he is, knows this and attempts to prepare her for the food she is about to receive. It goes like this...

"Girls, tonight you are going to eat DOVE! That I SHOT!!" Chase says triumphantly.

"You shot the chocolate??" Autie says confused and slightly bewildered.

There you have it.

BUT she did eat the dove (not the chocolate kind) AND she asked for seconds! Success!