Thursday, April 27, 2006

Macaroni and Cheese and Beans

Tonight we had Macaroni and Cheese, Pinto Beans and Biscuits for dinner.

Thomas's favorite food is macaroni. He has not been eating the last few days because he has had a stomach virus. He has only wanted to drink- with one exception. He is willing to eat macaroni. He inhaled it tonight when we had macaroni and cheese. It was funny. He ate like he was starving and I hadn't been offering him food.

David's favorite food is beans. This has been true since he was 1. Tonight right after we sat down to eat, David let me know he was VERY excited about having beans.
David: "When I grow up, I am going to be a bean. I will be in Bean Movie. Ha!"

(Apparently, he must be really fond of the Veggie Tales "Lord of the Beans" movie, too.)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Almost 5

Both Jonathan and David are almost 5. What? Well, Jonathan tells everyone that he is almost 5. He is so excited that his birthday is coming up that he can hardly contain himself. He talks about it all the time. And now- David is talking about being 5, too.

David: "I am two. Mmmm... I am ahmost five"

Monday, April 10, 2006

Mr. Incredible Owen

Jonathan was outside playing today and showing Momma lots of "tricks." He was trying to climb up the side of a swingset when he realized he wasn't quite strong enough to do what he wanted:

"Momma, I wish I was Mr. Incredible. I want to be Mr. Incredible but still be a part of my family. Then, I could be so strong and I could climb up anywhere."

Friday, April 07, 2006

Events This Week 4/7/06

1) David has learned to pedal his tricycle this week. We got David a tricycle of his very own for his 2nd birthday in September of last year. It was the kind with a push bar behind it. Since then, all he has wanted to do is push the tricycle around. He did not want to try to pedal and he definitely did not want someone to push him. Now it is Spring (and somewhat warm in Western Washington) and he wants to be big and ride his bike. He is VERY excited to be pedaling. It was a fight to get him to understand that he has to wear his helmet while riding his bike. We had a few fits while we were working that out. But, now he will ask for his helmet before he rides. It is all quite adorable.
2) David has learned the proper etiquette for interrupting. When I am on the phone, David says, "Excuse me Momma. 12389W. Excuse me, Momma. 12389W." (He is mimicking Jonathan who has learned to say Excuse me and count to 10 when he wants my attention.)
3) Speaking of "W"... this is David's Favorite letter (and "number"). He throws a W in whenever he can. Tonight he said, "I play for W minutes." I also informed him that "Owen" has a W in it and he laughed, "Hee Hee Hee."

Jonathan is having his 1st real sleepover tonight. He has stayed with friends before but he was with his brother (and it was to give Momma and Daddy a night away). This is his first night away with a friend for a "sleepover." He was pretty excited about it. (And, apparently Momma was more nervous than him... when I called "to confirm when he was coming home," he was not longing for home but rather finishing a late movie.)

1) This week Thomas gave up the Army low crawl. He crawls mostly on his hands and knees now. He is fast! And, he is pulling up to standing more and more. However, he cannot figure out how to sit down once he is standing.
2) Thomas loves to mimic others when he can. Unfortunately this means he gets in fun screaming/squealing conversations with David. He had fun copying me nod my head tonight.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Innocent and Two

For the last few days I have watched David have fun with pillows. He would just say, "weeeee" and then land on the pillows. Or, he would go, "Ahhhhh" and throw himself on the couch. This was a lot of fun for him. And, he used lots and lots of sound effects for each landing. Many times the events were preceeded by, "Momma, watch this."
Imagine his surprise today when he tried one of his stunts without the pillows. With a smile on his face, he looked back behind himself and then free-fell onto the floor. His smile faded upon impact. He landed hard. It was painful to watch but adorably funny. I was right there next to him so I wrapped my arm around him (trying to stifle my laughter). His big blue eyes looked up at me and he said, "I hurt myself." It was a priceless two-year old moment.