Thursday, January 14, 2010


Inspired by this blogger: I'm going to take a little "snapshot" of what things are like with the Booth Family at the beginning of 2010. I've done similar things in my scrapbooks before, and its kinda fun to look back and see where we've been and what kinds of things our family was into during a certain time period:

Jason and Jake got to JuJitsu classes at Vanguard gym. I like that Jake likes to do things with his dad.
Maisy is planning to take a "How to Audition" class at the Center for The Arts.
Charlotte has not yet decided what her next activity will be. She is a real renaissance woman.
I'm taking a knitting class next week, that Jason gave me as a Christmas gift! Very excited to learn this craft - have wanted to for quite some time.
I like to go to the gym, and hope to run a few more 5ks this year. I might run a half-marathon, but sometimes I find myself wondering why I want to do that.
We keep track of the kids' growth on the laundry room door. They keep reminding me it has been a while since we've measured.
Charlotte likes to be read to at night, Maisy goes in spurts, and Jake has no interest in reading with a parent anymore. Sad.
Jake has braces. It is a real challenge to get him to brush his teeth. Blech.
We still cannot park a car in our garage.
The girls ride the bus to/from school most days. Jake is driven by Sandy Taylor, and in the afternoon, I pick up Jake and also Sandy's son from middle school.
We have lots of rooms I'd like to paint in our home.
We can't use our master bath tub because the drain leaks. This bugs me a lot.
We have a paper shredder. And a big pile of stuff to shred.
Jason likes to walk Buster over to Starbucks on Saturday mornings. The girls at Starbucks bring out a bowl of water for Buster.
Monday night is still Mac and Cheese night. Despite the fact that it isn't the most nutritious meal on the planet, the kids love it. Jason will only eat it if I make his grandma's recipe, and the kids prefer Velveeta. Even at 13, 10, and 7, they want to have a "cheese finger" when I am squeezing the bag of cheesy goodness into the pan of macaroni shells. If it is your movie pick week, you also "get the bag" to squeeze out the rest of whatever cheese is left. Jason and I usually order Chinese take-out on Mondays, because the kids don't like it, so we'd miss out on that food choice any other time. Speaking of movie picks, we still have arguments about what the "picker" has chosen, pretty much every week, except for parent pick. We always pick something for everyone, and Jake will pick a "Naruto" or "Yugioh", and the girls will pick "Annie" or some other tween version of a "chick flick".
I an concerned (and relatively convinced) that Jake will outgrow his loft bed before he graduates from HS.
Buster still surfs the counters and table for food bits, and steals whenever he sees an opening (mostly from Charlotte) . Buster gets into the trashcan. Buster likes socks.
Linus seems fragile, but can really stick it to Buster when he's being annoying. Buster has little cuts on the insides of his ears to prove it. Linus sleeps in the basement bathroom because he wakes at night and whines a lot.

I think I'll have to continue this in another post, or this will never get posted!


  1. Proof the world is still small, despite the Internet, Jenni: I arrived at your blog by following a post on Deb's Bits&Pieces blog. Saw you are a Jenni with an "i" and wondered whether you were one of the two who posted on Run Like a Mother fan page today. Sure enough!

    Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the RLAM love. And I like how you are keeping a written "snapshot" of where your family members are in time. Too often, life can seem like a blur so it's wonderful to hear of how other moms preserve the little moments and practices that make up a family.