Jeneric Jeneralities ~ by JenIG
April 27th, 2007
And Then There Were Seven

I was doing dishes this morning (I’m always doing dishes) and I had James sitting in a chair watching me.  All of a sudden his eyes got all red and he started saying, “Please Mommy? Please? Please Mommy?” so I kept asking him, “Please what?  Please Mommy WHAT?” and then he burst into tears and said, “Please mommy get my Coie” and then he stood up on his chair and reached into the kitchen towards the phone and said, “I call my Coie onna phone”.  That was enough to make *me* almost start bawling.

Yep, Coie is now in Cali.  I hope she has fun (sort of) – I think it’s going to be a long 11 days with just the seven of us.

Here are some pics right before she left.

BoBo loves this special brother/sister hair cutting time.  See how he simply glows with sunshiney delight?

Coie finally told him, "you ought not grump up because these pictures will probably get blogged and everybody is going to think you’re a bad attitude boy"

there, that’s a little better

here is Bobo practicng for Ringling Brothers.  All he needs now is a big red honkity-honk nose and some floppy shoes… it’s funny how kids grow into their names.

 He is training his brother, Dippy, to follow suit:

"Ok guys, now the rest of you pile in here with me" 

James is still in pre-clown training.  He hasn’t quite got the magic yet.  But he’ll grow into it.  He’s an Igarashi. It’s inevitable.  And yes, those are my glasses.

Here’s Coie… who knows what she’s doing.  I would venture to say that more than half the time she can’t even figure it out. 

Here is Geoff with Mr. Roy; they’re building a house. Doesn’t that look like fun? I didn’t think so either, but Geoff thinks it’s the greatest thing ever.  Boys are *so* weird. 



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  1. Anne said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 9:38 am

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    I…*ahem*…tend to agree with that last statement! *angel face* (But we love 'em anyways, don't we?)

  2. ClagettsFLStyle said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 10:17 am

    Men and their toys

    My DH sells tools for a living. It's amazing to see a guys reaction when they hear what he does. They love to get on his Tool Truck and salavate all over the place. So funny.

    I guess building a house is a Swiss Family Robinson kind of thing.. LOL

  3. tnmomtomanyblessings said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 10:42 am

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    Nice picture.

    I can get you more. Now the walls are up so you can't see anything they are doing. : ) All I am hearing is the bang banging all day so I know they are ok.

    I bet you will miss that Coie girl.

    *Only* 11 days! surely it won't feel like 11 days….



  4. nsremom said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 11:42 am

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    your little boy crying like that over your daughter? awwwwww. That made me smile and get a bit choked. It sounded just like a little boy would say it too!

    and the house building thing? I've watched my husband build many'o houses and UGH, I'm with you. It's torturous.

  5. ShayC said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Clowning Around!!

    My cousin was a clown with Ringling Brothers for a very long time…maybe I can pick up some pointers for your boys!!! WOW…11 days is a very long time. My heart goes out to you.


  6. Anonymous said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 12:36 pm


    AW, I LOVE (and miss terribly) my weird family. and i seriously thought that pic was ryann instead of coie at first. Wow.. her face got REALLY skinny when she did that. haha. ah, she'll have fun in cali, and you know, absence makes the heart grow fonder..

  7. RedHeadRyann said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 1:11 pm


    You don't think that building a house looks like fun?! aw, mom, I'd give anything to be able to go help dad! Except for my computer.

  8. foxvalleyfamily said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

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    That is just SO sweet how much he loves his big sister

    …and James and Coie have the exact same eyes. – Beautiful!

    Your kittens are adorable!!! ( Too bad they grow up to be sassy cats! – Mine are driving me nuts!)



  9. JacqueDixonSoulRestES said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 6:21 pm


    Poor James….

    Your children are so beautiful… We love seeing pics of them.

    Take care while you are missing Coie. ) ;



  10. SmallWorld said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Hey Jen!

    Don’t forget the East Tennessee Bloggers’ Picnic! Coming up this Thursday, May 3, 3 p.m-dark

    Everett Park in Maryville. Hosted by Blount County HSB bloggers.

    Bring your own family’s picnic!

    RSVP to SmallWorld at Directions provided by email when you tell me where you’re coming from.

  11. DanielleW said,

    on April 27th, 2007 at 10:59 pm

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    She does a very good job cutting hair. If it weren't for ears, I would do much better.

  12. Leigh2 said,

    on April 28th, 2007 at 9:00 am

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    I just love seeing pictures of your family!

  13. drewsfamilytx said,

    on April 28th, 2007 at 11:16 am

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    That made me tear up just reading about it! I can't believe Coie didn't take him with her…poor baby…

    I do see through your plan, though. Post cute family pics and a very-sad-miss-you story so Coie learns her lesson and never dares to leave Curry Farm again.

    The end.



    PS We're heading to CA on Mon to visit my brother. Any chance we'll run into her at Knott's Berry Farm or Legoland???

  14. JenIG said,

    on April 28th, 2007 at 11:23 am

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    marshie-san — you no spose to tell big plan.

    and nopes, she is in northern cali; but wouldn't that have been funny if you did run into her?

  15. ShayC said,

    on April 30th, 2007 at 10:45 am


    Just wanted to let you know what a great time Richard had at the Men's Retreat. He would have never known about it if it weren't for you, so a big *Thank You* for posting it on your blog!!!!

    Richard described your husband as a "sweet soul". I am so grateful that he was able to spend time with godly men!!!!!

    Growing In Christ,


  16. frogiggie89 said,

    on April 30th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

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    Oh, I miss my Jum!

    Today I saw the Pels (they read your blog and loved the red dress post), Mrs. Ristau, Mrs. Kannady, Mrs. Linka and Pastor Ernst (but I don't think he recognized me).

  17. sockmonkey said,

    on May 2nd, 2007 at 2:18 pm

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    You sure that's not a picture of *you* with a short-haired James-wig on? He shore looks like him's Mama!

    I love it when my children miss each other (which they don't get much chance to do, but when it happens, I'm so glad!!!).

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