Sunday, May 2, 2010


#2 Son is back to his favorite summer activity -- picking blackberries and making pies.

Who ever thought that would be dangerous? Well, it is when you drop the marble rolling pin on your toe and break it.

Two broken bones in one house.

Another ouch was helping Little Girl bathe and change clothes. She wanted to stay in the same shirt until her arm is healed, however long that takes. Our noses said no. We did manage to do it with just a tiny bit of discomfort.

Two of her friends came over this afternoon to "help" her. They proceeded to have her cook for them! I came out to the kitchen to see what was going on, and she was fixing them lunch! I told them that next time they needed to ask me. Some help. Amazing what kids will do.

Today is

Baby Day

Brothers and Sisters Day

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar

Education Day, Indonesia

Fire Day

Lag B'Omer -- Jewish

Motorcycle Mass and Blessing the Bikes Day

National Infertility Survival Day

National Play Your Ukulele Day

National Truffles Day

Peasant's Day, Burma

Roberts Rules of Order Day

St. Athanasius' Day

St. Zoe's Day

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

World Laughter Day -- first Sunday in May

Birthdays Today:

David Beckham, 1975
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972
Lesley Gore, 1946
Bianca Jagger, 1945
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925
Theodore Bikel, 1924
Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903
Baron Von Richthofen, 1892
Hedda Hopper, 1885

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670
William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780
Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885
Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885
Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887
General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918
Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1 makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952
Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969
The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986


  1. Poor kidlets. I just read back to see what happened to your daughter. Sending healing thoughts your family's way.


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