Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Someone sent me this note on Facebook . . .

I thought the answers were funny--especially #9. I promise I don't tackle daddy in front of the kids!!

**Clarification--this is an interview with Elijah done this afternoon**

1. What is something mommy always says to you?Words
2. What makes mommy happy?Loves from me and my arms.
3. What makes mommy sad?Hugs make you happier when you are sad.
4. How does your mommy make you laugh?Tickles me!
5. What was your mommy like as a child?Mommy liked snakes
6. How old is your mommy?3
7. How tall is your mommy?Too tall
8. What is her favorite thing to do?Sing to me
9. What does your mommy do when you're not around?Plays with my toys and tackle daddy
10. If your mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?Cooking me dinner on Backyardigans
11. What is your mommy really good at?Typing
12. What is your mommy not very good at?Being my daddy
13. What does your mommy do for a job?Cleans my underpants
14.What is your mommy's favorite food?Hot Potatoes
15.What makes you proud of your mommy?She buys me vitamins
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?Boots (from Dora) and Elijah would be Dora and Lydia would be Swiper
17. What do you and your mommy do together?Cook Cupcakes
18. How are you and your mommy the same?We both have blue shirts on.
19. How are you and your mommy different?I have a penis and shark shorts on.
20. How do you know your mommy loves you?Lets ms dip oranges in sugar
21. What does your mommy like most about your dad?Playing Playdough with him--Daddy's good at playdough
22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go?The grocery store


Funny Elijah Quote:
"God took my whinies away. I prayed and now they are gone"

This Weather Rocks!

I had all three kids out enjoying it today.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Summer Day

Today was beautiful! The kids didn't nap well after church so we decided to head on outside and tire them out before bed. We tried the water balloons that EJ got but he didn't really get the idea of a water balloon fight so we broke out the sprinkler. Last year was iffy with the sprinkler--he was afraid of it unless we had the stream down to a trickle. This year was an entirely different story. He was running through it, letting it spray him, spraying it on stuff . . . he had a blast! Lydia wanted to like it so much! The water was about 33 degrees--I think ice cubes were shooting out at some point--needless to say she saw her brother having a blast and then when she got there she couldn't understand why getting sprayed with icy water was supposed to be fun. Once her daddy grabbed her by the armpits and starting running her through the water really fast though she perked up.
Since it is supposed to be so great the rest of the week we decided to fill up the pool so it would be warm for tomorrow. The sub-zero temperatures didn't seem to bother the kids. I don't think you could have paid me to get in there! Elijah dumped a couple of cups of water on my legs and I was freezing! Lydia had a blast but turned purple and started shaking so we took her out and made her splash from the outside. Elijah seemed pretty immune to the cold water.
In a typical two year old manner he heard "Don't spray your sister." as a directive to douse his sisters head with the hose. This is an ancient art of brother torture and he is the master. He insisted that "Her likes it!" even as she was screaming in protest.






Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mullet Tails

Oh yeah--Because I am just that mean of a mommy--I scraped together the hairs in Lydia's mullet and gave her some piggy tails. It made me smile all afternoon :)








Grass Pile







Elijah discovered the big pile of grass our neighbor put over the fence for us to use as compost in the garden. Who knew you could get that much grass in and on you??? The kids both got a bath BEFORE dinner :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lyddie and the Dentist







This morning Lydia had her first dentist visit. It went great. Baby P went with us and was good as gold. She loved having all the dental assistants fawn over her and Lydia and she just hung out in the stroller. Lydia did great. She walked around, got passed around and really enjoyed the little mirror (she's chewing on that above) She opened her mouth and said "ahhhh" just like we practiced at home. She let the dentist poke around in there even though she is cutting molars. He was very impressed with her attitude and said normally the babies just scream and scream. I was so totally impressed with the office--they took us right back and we were in and out in 15 minutes--including the paperwork.
I did the best I could with pictures but I was holding her during the actual exam so I don't have any of that. I like to take pictures so that we can look at them before we go back. Elijah loves to look at his old dentist visit pictures and then he isn't scared when we go.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Elijah's New Wall Art

Elijah loved the murals at the zoo. He told me while we were walking around he wanted stuff painted on his walls at home. His room is wallpapered with some UGLY wallpaper and a duck border. We hope to eventually take it down and do a better theme but haven't made it a priority--have you ever taken down wallpaper--it is horrible!! Anyway, I told him it was a good idea and he proceeded to ask about it all day on Friday about painting his wall. I relented and drew a tree frog on his wall with a sharpie on Friday. Saturday I painted it to look like his "lovey" named Stickeyfingers. [He has decided this is his lovey and he sleeps with it pressed between his thighs. In the morning I can see little handprints where it has been pushing. Leave it to a boy to pick that for a security item.]


Initially hubby wasn't too thrilled with the idea of painting these things on the wall but after he saw that it wasn't some stupid looking cartoon thingy and it wasn't 10 feet tall and he saw how much EJ loved it--he warmed up to the idea. Elijah was thrilled with the result. He immediately asked for a snake. He hasn't seen it yet but today while he was at my parents house I painted a snake by his bed. I hope he likes it as much as the frog.


Total cost for the project: $0.10!!! I had the paint and brushes in my crafting stuff. I got the picture off the computer (so I had to print out two sheets of paper) and I used a paper plate for my palatte. It took about 5 minutes to draw on the wall (I did it the same way I get pictures on cakes) and then about 45 minutes to paint it because I had to let it dry between colors and the yellow and green needed two coats to hide the ugly wallpaper completely. Not a bad way to spruce up the little misters room if I do say so myself.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Flower Time

Our azaleas are in full bloom and it is so beautiful here! Spring has sprung and I couldn't help myself--the kids just looked too cute with the flowers. Nevermind niether one had on shoes or pants--I am just that lazy. After the nap it just wasn't worth the battle to put on pants again.
Elijah loves how the flowers smell--he is constantly smelling them. I warn him not to sniff up a bee.

As if staples weren't enough--here is Elijah encouraging Lydia to eat the flowers. I told him to stop and he said : "But hers likes them. Hers likes the grass too--I fed her lots of that while you got your camera."


"Weeeeee" Lydia loves to swing--look at all those chompers!


Mr. sand. I think he could spend hours a day in that sandbox.




A couple of cute Elijah sayings this week. . . .
At the zoo--I was asking him to think about what makes each animal special. We got to the baboons and he said: "God made them have big red butts. Grampy called me baboon butt when my butt got red."
Yesterday I was teasing him and asking him if he was a frog, a gorilla, a horse etc. He was laughing and saying no every time. I asked him what he was and he said:
"I am mommy's precious gift from God."



Thursday, April 16, 2009

Zoo Trip


Well--its been almost exactly one year since we went to the zoo. I must say Lydia enjoyed herself more this year and so did I. I didn't end up nursing for 5 solid hours and Lyddie spent most of the time in the stroller, not the sling. It was a nice break.

We went with Elijah's best bud-Dylan- and Dylan's mom and sister. It was a blast! Elijah and Dylan got along great for most of the day. They listened much better than your average two and three year old (in my opinion) and I learned how WONDERFUL it was to have a trip with two moms, four kids and a great destination. The weather was great, the sun was shining, a breeze was blowing at it was 70 degrees. Even pushing that stroller up the hills wasn't too bad (although Alysun and I are going to feel the burn in our butts tomorrow I am sure). A lot of animals were out and the Grizzly bear was the big hit for Elijah this time--he was so excited to see Grizzwold in person. The only lesson we learned the hard way was that we should have gotten two stollers. We thought the boys would walk and they did--but not happily. We ended up putting the boys in each other's lap and one of the babies up front and pushing. By the time we realized we needed another stroller we were so far into the zoo we couldn't go back and get one. Sigh--lesson learned. The Fall trip will be better for it!!


Elijah wouldn't get in the egg.


Grizzwold taking a bath.

Tired angels--they napped about 45 minutes while we strolled around. The smell of ice cream woke them both up.

Two tired boys--they only slept about 30 mintues though :(

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

25 REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER

I don't do forwards but someone sent this to me and it made me chuckle. #7 and #25 have already come out of my mouth!
25 REASONS I OWE MY MOTHER
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE .
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL .
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC.
" Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me IRONY
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY .
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING .
"You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT .
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
25. My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Pics

The weekend started out with the kids having a "Sleepover Party" at Granny and Grampy's while we went to Justin's family's celebration for Bradley and Sherry's bday. Here we are--all cleaned up. It was so nice to get showered and made up without the kids there to "help" me.
Easter morning I got the kids and we all went to church. After church we went to Grandmama's to show off the kids' outfits and get my camera which I left over there. We came home, did Easter baskets and had lunch. I don't have pics of that because I apparantly have camera amnesia and I left it at my parents house later on in the day. These pics are courtesy of my MIL and her new totally awesome camera that she got for her birthday. Its an SLR and despite my kids having rockets on their feet, it manages to get them in focus because it can take 3 frames a second.

Lydia had a blast at my parents later in the day. She was loving all of the attention. Now that she is over her grass aversion she enjoyed running around in the yard and trying to find eggs.

My parents and SIL and Brother did a great job of "hiding" the eggs. You had to looka little bit but it wasn't too hard for Elijah and Lydia to find them. Eliah had a blast hunting the eggs too.
Nana and Papa and Granny and Grampy all did some stuff for easter. It was nice. It is also sad to say they got our kids more than we did. :)

Before the big dinner we attempted to get a family picture. Elijah was not cooperating.

After dinner we just hung out and had a good time.
Happy Easter!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter

We had a great Easter--I am just too lazy to post any pics now--hopefully tomorrow or maybe later tonight . . . who knows :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Really Cool Cookie Cake


Had to share--it turned out so cool! I loved super mario brothers!

I'll have a Minti Hottie Please

Today after the grocery store Elijah said we needed to get Daddy a Latte.

"Mommy--Look a Starbucks! Is Krysti working?"
Me: "No baby--she doesn't work there anymore."
"Daddy needs a special coffee. He would feel loved and snugged if we get him a coffee."

So we go and I order Justin's favorite--a Venti Latte.

We get home about 5 minutes later--
"Daddy! We got you a Minti Hottie" (me--whispering "Venti Latte")
"Daddy Look! A Minti Latte!!"

It was too cute!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Let's Get Jumpin!

We had a great time at Jumpin Monkey. Lyddie loved it this time because she could walk around and stand in the jumpers. She finally got her footing and she looked at me and yelled "ta-da!" and lifted her arms up. She also conned a worker into taking her up the big slide. Who could resist those baby blues and those little arms reaching and pointing to go up the slide.

Here's a picture of Elijah in the toddler jumper. He called it a "bafari" when he was talking about it this morning.

Here's Elijah giving Lyddie a bounce in the "Lenny" shark bouncer. She loved it! He was actually pretty careful and only jumped on her one time the whole hour. Thankfully it is really squishy and she didn't even miss a beat.

"Ta-Da!"


Here's a video of the little daredevil. I think she went down about 5 times in the hour we were there.

video

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt!







We had a great time today at Elijah's preschool's Easter Egg hunt. It was much calmer than Peace Church's last year. There were about 25 kids and the eggs were actually hidden a little bit instead of just strewn all over. Elijah had a great time. He found a whole basket full of eggs and Lydia found two. She was content with her haul :)

video

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Laughing Gecko

Elijah thinks this is hilarious--hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Spring is here!

I love spring--barefoot in the backyard, flowers everywhere! It is wonderful. The rest of my family doesn't enjoy it quite so much--it appears both kids and Justin have allergies. Lyddie is coughing and snotting everywhere. Elijah is begging for some "booger bears" (Vitamin C bears) to fight the boogers. Justin has had sinus headaches every day this week. I feel great (though I am a bit sleepy from getting up with snotty kids).

Anyone know what makes peas and other plants taste gross to rabbits? We had over 50 peas in the garden and so many of them have fallen prey to the rabbit that lives in our back yard. I am happy to share but this rabbit has eaten them all! That isn't cool with me. I don't want to hurt it, just make our garden off limits.