Saturday, November 29, 2008

Joyce Clark wins Photo Contest

Caption: Winning entry: Even Daddy, top right, looks good in this picture.

Milford Pa.-based Joyce Clark won grand prize in the Clarks of New Jersey family photo contest. Her entry: “Clarks by the Fireplace” was described by the Pike County Arts Review as “Magnificent!”

The photo was taken on Thanksgiving Day, a great family celebration in Milford that brought together the Clarks of Penna., the Clarks of N.J. the Davidians of Princeton, and Sister Bernice Marie of Lodi, N.J.

Congratulations and a special thanks to Mimi, for once again providing a spectacular Thanksgiving Day spread!

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What is your best Thanksgiving Day memory?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Daddy's little girl

At night, Daddy tiptoes into Natalie's room and turns off her night light. He usually lingers a few minutes, watching her sleep peacefully.
Last night, Daddy discovered Pliplup, the Pokemon character, in bed with Natalie, along with a Pokemon book. Dad reported this discovery to mom.
"Yeah, she likes Pokemon now," Mom said.
In the morning, Natalie loved hearing that Pliplup spoke with Daddy when she was asleep.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Joking around

No fooling: Theo's in the Cub Scouts

Natalie has a good sense of humor – meaning, she knows when someone is joking. She’ll often ask: “Is that a joke?” Sometimes she’ll pretend to cry, very convincingly, then surprise her parents by saying: “I’m just joking.”

Theodore likes jokes, too. Here’s the one he brought home from first grade: “Why can’t the teacher go to the Pirate Movie? Because it’s R-rated.” Why a teacher is banned from the movie is unclear, and Theo didn’t accentuate the “Arrrrr,” as a pirate would.

He asked me if I understood the joke. Yes I do, Theo. “I don’t,” he said.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Halloween in Metuchen

caption: Children have forgotten the true meaning of Halloween.

The kitty cat costume once again brought thrills to New Jersey residents, but little Natalie made a switch late in the day, changing into a beautiful Jasmine outfit. Theo played Prince Caspian, a lesser known Disney character. He pulled it off magnificently.

I just asked Natalie what was her favorite thing about Halloween. Here's what she said: "Candies." Kids today. They have forgotten the true meaning of Halloween!