Thursday, September 30, 2010

They're random thoughts, dot dot dot

Anderson said "yellow eggs" today instead of "lellow keggs" - finally. Though it is kind of a bummer that he's dropping a lot of the cute baby talk now. He does still say, "Who are these's?" instead of "Whose are these?", though.

Ellie's been saying "kind of like" a lot lately. "I kind of like am hungry, so . . ." "I kind of like don't really have any clean shorts, so . . . " Maybe we should kind of like start feeding and clothing our children.

Walker multiplied 7x7 in his head today, then he sat down and started doing his 3+5 homework and missed one. I think he likes the challenging stuff but doesn't pay any attention to the mundane. We have on our list to ask his teacher if he's listening during our conference next week. Ten bucks says I'll ask, she'll answer, and I'll immediately forget what she said.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Did you know you can get internet in your home now? IN YOUR HOME?!

That's right, we are now proud members of the 20th century. Now that we can blog from home, you can expect at least 3 more posts per year, guaranteed.

Let's see, what's been happening lately . . .
Walker's been playing soccer and flag football, just started choir, and is enjoying 1st grade. He fell and hit his head on a rock last weekend and it bled a lot (the head, not the rock) but he's fine. Dr. Miller was there with us when it happened so he kept him laying down for a while till the bleeding kind of stopped. While he was laying there, Walker said, "I guess I could play for Northwest or Canton South." Andy and I looked at each other seriously for a minute, both thinking 'concussion' but then Walker said, "You know, 'cause they're red." He was just referring to all the blood on his head and arm. We knew he was OK then, and tougher than I thought (and I already knew he was pretty tough).

Ellie's playing soccer, singing in the choir, and having fun in preschool. I know we've mentioned this before but she's super artsy. Loves coloring and drawing. She can draw me under the table anytime. Sometimes she also draws me sitting in a chair or standing in the yard. She told me last night that she wants to be an artist or a "house drawer" (architect) when she grows up. Then she paused and said, "Dad, do we get to choose?" I told her of course and that she gets to be anything she wants to be and then she just smiled her big smile and hugged me. Very precious moment.

Anderson: Dad, how does God make banana pancakes?
Me, when Carla walked in a couple minutes later: Anderson, tell mom what you asked me about God.
Anderson: I don't WANT to talk about God!

Anderson, later that weekend: I don't want to go to church.
Me: Well we have to buddy.
Anderson: Why?
Me: Because we love Jesus.
Anderson: I don't WANT to love Jesus!

Also he wants a bike and an orange gun for his birthday. Yikes. He's cute, though.

Caroline can stand up for a few seconds now if you give her something to hold in her hands to distract her. We think she might be able to say Mama and Dada but we're not sure because it's pretty inconsistent. The only thing she says with any consistency is "uh" when she drops something. It means 'uh-oh' but she doesn't say the whole thing yet. Lazy.

Speaking of Caroline, she's upstairs crying right now so I better go get her out of the crib.

And yes, I do know it's the 21st century.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Miss Caroline Grace . . .

otherwise known as the forgotten one.

She's as pleasant as ever.

My favorite physical feature: her adorable dimples :)

Her favorite games to play: peek-a-boo, patty-cake, bonk (she taps her forehead on mine, I say "bonk", she laughs), and beep (she touches my nose, I say "beep", she laughs) *I think she's got me trained well :)

Mode of transportation: crawling

Other highlights:
-She eats mostly table food. She loves meatballs, fruit, and carbs. She's not a fan of veggies, but we sneak 'em in.
-She pulls herself up everywhere and on everything, but has no desire to walk, which is fine with me because she gets into enough mischief as it is.
-She sleeps like a champ: 2 naps of 1-2 hours each, in bed around 7:30, awake b/t 5:30-6:30, which fits with our schedule perfectly (except for Saturdays)
-LOVES being entertained by Walker, Ellie, and Anderson
-happiest. baby. ever.

We love you, Gracie!

Monday, September 6, 2010



smarshlellows (like)
bamatoes (dislike)
bessert (really like)

He's so grown up now, he doesn't say too many words incorrectly anymore, so I want to remember these last few. He also makes us laugh constantly, even when we should be mad at him.

This morning he was arguing with me about washing his hands and having a snack.
Ander: I want a snack.
Carla: You need to wash your hands if you want a snack.
Carla: Then you're not having a snack.
Ander (on the way to the bathroom to wash his hands) : YOU'RE A SNACK!

As I am typing this, Walker, Kurt, Anderson, Lisa, Andrea, and Bobby are all watching Star Wars. They just watched a battle seen, and Anderson piped up and said, "Walker, is anybody gonna be die?" Ahhhhhh! What do you say to that? (besides, "Kurt, he shouldn't be watching this.")