Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Zufelt Family Feb 2015

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Filling out doctor forms in the lobby of the office I ask Ashlyn the questions to keep her engaged so she doesn't get bored. What's your name? When is your birthday? Etc. Coming to the end of the form I have to tell the doc who is giving them this info so I ask Ashlyn these questions.
Who am I? Angie Zufelt
How are we related? Well we both have an A at the start of our name and we both have Zufelt at the end so we are related!

A few days later she has to get blood drawn. We are waiting at the lab but they can only take half the blood we need because she's a tiny little lady. Which is incidentally the reason for the blood work in the first place - she's incredibly small for her age. So we do 5 vials on Monday and come back for 4 more on Wednesday.

Wednesday was hard because she knew what was going to happen this time. She honestly did pretty well considering. Ben had to have his own fasting blood work so she explained all the steps to him. I think it helped relieve some of her tension to be the lady in charge for a minute. Then the ladies stuck the needle in her vein after Ben finished but she clotted too fast. She wasn't at all happy to discover we were going to do the other arm too.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Breaking News - Madison Switches Names. Again.

I was in first grade when I discovered that my name was actually Angela not Angie. It happened when Ms Zagarella was calling role at the beginning of the school year. I confronted my mom after talking with my teacher. I was livid. I demanded to be called Angela from grade one through about sixth grade.

Madison did the same thing in Singapore, probably in kindergarten. She hated that I always called her Maddie Mae and she demanded we call her Madison. It's been a constant effort to change but I really am about there and use Madison fluently now.

Well guess what. Madison wrote on the calendar for next weekend "Madie and mom date". Not only did she switch back from Madison to Madie, she spelled it wrong. Or did she? Maybe I'll have to relent and let her choose that too!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ashlyn's Motivation for International Travel

Ashlyn gem of the day said in a dreamy voice from the back seat as I drove:
"Mom, I wish we could go to every country in the whole world."

I smile and my mind begins to meander and imagine all the amazing places we could go and the rich culture and all the things we could see. Then she follows it up with this.

"Then we could see all the dancing guys all over the world and see if every county has one of them." (The term "dancing guys" meaning those neon fabric tube things outside stores with a fan blowing them full and making them dance around in the air.)

Apparently we don't share the exact same dream about international travel after all.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Back In Time

Just overheard from upstairs: "Whoa!! We have, like, a PAPER dictionary up here!" Ben is totally amazed. I can't stop giggling.