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  • Luke’s (Impossible) Game

    Posted on June 1st, 2012 Sallie 3 comments

    Are you feeling lucky.  You’ll need it to make it through the challenging game levels luke has prepared for you.  Give it a try!

  • Luke’s Prized Wood Models

    Posted on May 24th, 2012 Luke 2 comments

    This summer Thursdays belong to Luke.  He is a creative kid, so you can expect to be entertained!

    Today he decided to kick off his summer by sharing a few of his favorite wood models … in video. Enjoy!

  • Pink … the Verb

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012 Sallie No comments

    2012 has been the year of PINK in the Draper household.

    But I don’t meant the sweet color.  Nope, we’re talking the verb pink which means to pierce or punch (thinking PINKing shears).  My boys, led by Luke, have taken pinking to mean poking and our lives are full of surprise pokes constantly.

    In honor of this irritating tradition, we’ve declared today PINK haiku day.  Here’s an Ode to PINK x5 Drapers.

    Benjamin –

    Red and white makes pink
    Pink is very annoying
    ‘Cause my brother pokes

    Luke –

    Pinking is poking
    I like to pink my brother
    Because he pinks back

    Stanley –

    Oh Luke, my brother
    How I detest this pink thing
    Which you invented

    Kevin –

    Not only a noun,
    Pink is also a verb.
    Luke, stop pinking me!

    Sallie –

  • Saturday morning poetry

    Posted on September 17th, 2011 Sallie 1 comment

    Gone are the days of Saturday morning cartoons that I enjoyed as a child.  Instead, my kids are eager to start their weekend with video games.  Their current favorite is Lego Universe.  And since we’ve connected a “media PC” to our TV, they love to play on the widescreen.

    Of course, they know they have to practice violin before any game play begins.  That’s why I was awakened at 7 a.m. this morning with the strands of Perpetual Motion and with a clicking metronome set at 104 beats per minute!

    When I finally made it downstairs and found the two younger boys enjoying their game, Luke greeted me with this poem he wrote about his Saturday morning experience.

    Hi mom. Hi dad.
    I hope you don’t mind
    that I came down the stairs
    and didn’t didn’t inquire

    as to your opinion of
    the matter which I face.
    Should I come down the stairs
    as if in a race

    to try for the PC
    without even giving
    my brother a chance,
    or would you be naying

    an action so bold …
    instead of staying in bed
    where it’s warm and not cold
    to not hurt my eyes in the midst of my head?

    The bait was too much.
    I came down the stairs,
    but I practiced my violin
    so I need not have cares. 

  • Mackinac Island

    Posted on June 11th, 2011 Luke No comments
    Mackinac Island,
    a very popular place,
    was extremely fun!
  • Birds

    Posted on June 3rd, 2011 Luke No comments

    Birds are wonderful.
    They have quite a few colors.
    I really like birds.

  • Driving

    Posted on May 26th, 2011 Luke No comments

    We are driving fast.
    I don’t know our current speed.
    Please stop very soon.

  • My friend

    Posted on May 25th, 2011 Luke 1 comment

    I have a moth friend.
    See him every now and then.
    He is very small.

  • Gaming

    Posted on May 22nd, 2011 Luke No comments

    Supreme Commander
    The best game of strategy
    ever imagined.

  • Tigers

    Posted on May 18th, 2011 Luke No comments

    Tigers are awesome
    Tigers are white and black
    Tigers are the best