Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Notes and Quotes 5

Ellie, asking for a slice of american cheese: I want wiggly cheese.
By the way, she's pretty much graduated from "wenkle" to "wiggle" now. I miss my little baby girl.

Ellie woke up at 5:00 this morning for some reason. She wanted mommy, milk, and nursery rhymes (DVD). After that, it was time to get her dressed and, what did she want to wear? Dora jammies, of course.

Walker, telling me I need new rotors for the old grand cherokee: Daddy, my seat is shivering.

Ellie, singing about where Jesus was born: Mawy had a baby, oh my Wowd, way down in BAPHAHAM!

Walker and Ellie were playing the famous ball popper game the other day and Ellie was getting really excited, jumping and running around to collect the balls.
Me, laughing: Ellie, don't wear yourself out.
Walker, moments later, not laughing: Ellie, don't wear yourself out or you'll die and go to heaven.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The day of three surprises

I took Walker and Ellie to the doctor on Friday to get their flu shots. Ellie was pretty much clueless but Walker really, really didn't want to go. I told him it was just a little shot and that if he could be brave and show Ellie how it's done, he could get three surprises. Well, as it turns out, flu shots are a thing of the past. The "shot" is now a nasal spray. Kids are so spoiled these days.

So, to keep the spoiled kids theory alive, I still gave them their 3 surprises.
Surprise #1: Popcorn and lemonade at Target. Target was one of the first words Walker learned how to spell: O-T-A-R-G-E-T.
Surprise #2: Lunch at Chic-fil-a. Unbeknownst to me but beknownst to Walker and Ellie, Chic-fil-a has a playground.
Walker: Oh, boy, Chic-fil-a! I'm going to play at the playground!
Kurt: They have a playground? Oh, I've never been there.
Walker: Dad, you'll really like their new french fries. They're not vertical.
That one perplexed me until our order came out. Waffle fries. They're cross-hatched, not vertical. Then they both ate about 1/2 a chicken nugget then went to play.
Surprise #3: Riding the escalator (or, "upsteps") at Sears. I told them we could ride it 3 times since it was a third surprise. Walker said, "You mean like up and down and up and down and up and down?" Yep, that's what I meant. We got some strange looks from people but it was fun.

I also got to watch a little football with Walker over the weekend. After one of the sacks in the Ohio State game, Walker said, "Wow, that guy got linebackered!"

Ellie did some stuff, too, but I'm out of lunch so I'll post about her later.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I guess it's been about a bit

Here's some pics from Ellie's birthday party:

Ellie in her birthday dress

Looking at her balloon. Every time she sits in that chair now she pulls the balloon down and says: "Oh, hi, Dora's adventure."

Quite obviously blowing out her candles

Showing everyone how old she is
Playing with some of her birthday presents (yes, that is beautifully braided hair and a fairy-peacock-princess outfit)

Blowing out the candles on her actual birthday

And this one has nothing to do with her birthday but I just thought it was cute

Ellie's also been cracking us up, lately. The other night at dinner, she said something that made us laugh and she sat there smiling for a minute then said "I'm funny."

She was pushing around her new Dora doll in her new baby carriage one morning.

Ellie: Dora's making good choices.

Kurt: Oh, good, that means she gets to do fun things.

Ellie: Yep, for Jesus.

Every night during prayers we ask the kids to think of something they want to thank Jesus for (I mean, something for which they want to thank Jesus. Sorry . . . Sorry, Everybody!). They usually mention something fun they did that day like playing Wii bowling or making popcorn but, last night, Ellie said: "Thank you Jesus for going to Heaven."

Which reminds me of 2 Walker things. First, remember how he used to tell us to spank Ellie whenever she did something bad? Well now he says "Dad, Ellie's not sharing. She's making bad choices so she doesn't get to go to Heaven." Go ahead, try to explain to a 3 year old that salvation is not based on works but on faith in Christ. Second, at preschool, his class made construction paper feathers to put on a giant poster of a turkey. On the feathers, they all wrote something FOR WHICH they're thankful. Most kids wrote Mommy, Daddy, Brother, Sister, whatever. Walker wrote that he's thankful for bowling. It's ok, though. One kid wrote that he was thankful for legs.

Monday, November 12, 2007

The 2 minute post to make mom happy

Well, most of you know we had Ellie's birthday party yesterday. A little smaller than in the past - just grandparents, aunts, uncles, and one cousin-to-be this time - which was nice and relaxing. We'll let Ellie have another big birthday party when she's 25. I'll post pictures when we get them offloaded but, for now, just a few quick highlights, mainly so mom won't complain that she has nothing to read today.

During the party:
Ellie was great, Walker was great, the food was, well, about par for Carla (which is great, of course!), Carla was awake and happy, the browns were winning.

Immediately after the party:
Ellie was asleep, Walker was crabby then asleep, the food was gone, Carla was asleep and achy, the Browns were, well, about par. We should have partied for 1 more half of football.

Ellie was so happy, though. Of course, why wouldn't she be? She was lavished with attention and was gifted with all things Dora. It doesn't get any better for a cute little 2 year old girl.

Pics in a bit! (why does that sound dirty?)

Friday, November 9, 2007

The kids in black

Walker loves Johnny Cash, which I fully encourage. The only problem is his favorite song is called "Cocaine Blues". He asked to listen to it last night so I put it in for him and I realized he pretty much has it memorized.
Walker Cash: Early one morning while making my rounds, I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down.
It doesn't get any better, either. Fortunately, Carla and I always seem to be talking really loudly during that second to last line . . . It was pretty cute watching him and Ellie listen last night, though, especially when I walked in and Walker was singing and Ellie was playing the harmonica. She can change harmonicas faster than kiss a duck.

Why don't these people let their children listen to kids' songs? We do. They have their Eddie music, Bible Songs, Silly songs, etc., but they also like Johnny Cash for whatever reason. The cool part is, they know more Johnny Cash songs than you do (except maybe Tim) but they've never even heard of the Wiggles.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The comedic talents of Ellie Jane

I lost Ellie the other day. I was in the office watching Walker play on the computer and, when I came out, Ellie was nowhere to be found. No windows were open, so I was guessing she was still in the house. I checked our bedroom, bathroom, closet, and was about to go upstairs in a semi-panic, when, for some reason, I walked back into the bedroom. Some of Carla's clothes were on the floor and I realized that Ellie must have been back in her new-found hiding spot (look at the pictures from a couple posts ago). She loves pulling clothes out of Carla's dresser and hiding in there but she's usually really loud. This time, not a sound for at least 5 minutes. I opened the door and she said, "I play hide and seek. SURPRISE!"

Bathtime . . .
Ellie, holding up a bottle of baby soap: My soap is red.
Kurt, holding up the other bottle: Good job, El. What's this one?
Ellie: Shampoop!

Last night, Ellie was playing with her bare feet and singing.
Kurt: What'chya doing, El? (by the way, my new nickname for Ellie is Mexican question mark)
Ellie: Picking at my Halloween toes.

Also, Walker put his shirt on upside-down this morning. Not inside out, upside-down. He put the head hole over his head first and then pulled the rest of the shirt down and tried to work his arms up through the head hole and into the arm holes. More of a visual thing, I guess, but it was pretty funny.

Last night Walker, Ellie, and I (Carla) went on a date because Kurt's been working like a maniac lately. Since the house was clean, I figured - Why mess it up by cooking! Anyways, we got to Bob Evans and the hostess took us to the booth. I told Walker he was the man of the night so he could sit across from me and Ellie on the other side of the booth. He said, "Mommy, I'm taking you on a date!" I asked him if he was going to pay, to which he replied, "I can't pay, but I'll hold the keys cause I'm the man." He also did a fine job disciplining Ellie when she wasn't using her manners. He also let me know that if she continued, she should get spanked! Unfortunately, he thinks that it is always his job to correct/yell at her. We're working on this!
We had a really fun dinner, though. It will probably be the last dinner out before the baby comes . . .

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Notes and Quotes . . . Um, 4?

What, no one knows the answer to my movie trivia subhead? Come on, think early '90s. Think of silk shirts, braided belts, and long ties with jeans. Think of a time when the mustaches of the '80s were being replaced with the gotees of awesomeness. Think Street Fighter 2, Troy Aikman, Ford Explorers, Darkwing Duck, wind pants, corded car phones, Home Improvement, Lion King, Norm Macdonald, Nirvana live unplugged, 3 Ninjas, Czech Republic, the 60 Mhz Pentium 1 with a 2-gig hard drive and Windows 3.1. Someone's gotta know.


Ellie saying prayers before dinner: Thank you for mommy and daddy and Walker and Ellie and the new baby and bad Jesus.

Carla and the kids bought 3 pumpkins for decorations the other day.
Carla to Walker: The big one's for you because your the biggest, the little one's for the new baby because the new baby's the littlest, and the medium one is for Ellie.
Walker: Because she's the mediumest?

Walker describing his recent Wii boxing match: Daddy, I lost to the third guy but I wonned the first two.
Me, assuming the guys had names: Who was the third guy?
Walker: He was in the green underpants and I was in the blue underpants.

My professor on Tuesday: . . . Wah Wah Wah (or however you spell the trombone sound that the teacher in Peanuts makes) Wah Wah Wah, and this, of course, is Einstein's theory of quantum mechanics.

Of course.