Monday, December 31, 2007

Thomas Said:

When I got up this morning, I had on a brown Star Wars shirt with the words "Star Wars" written with a camouflage font. Thomas, who previously (see here)had no reaction whatsoever to me getting out of the army had a funny insight. When he saw the shirt, he immediately said "Daddy, you go back to uhrack?"

I had no idea he would put the camo pattern together with the Army.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

David Says:

You're not the boss of me! God's the boss of me!"

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Elisabeth's Smile

Tonight I caught Elisabeth's smile on camera for the first time.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Grandparents are Great!

We were really fortunate to have both sets of grandparents visit recently. The boys loved playing with Gran and Daddo and Mimi and Poppa. It was really special to have them meet Elisabeth.

Hanging out with Gran and Daddo (Jane Anne's parents)

Hanging out with Mimi and Poppa (Seth's parents)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Bath Time!

Monday, December 03, 2007

2 Week Old Doctor Visit

Elsie had her 2 week doctor visit today. She is doing great! When she was born on November 17th she was 7 lbs 14 oz. When we took her in for her bilirubin test for Jaundice the Wednesday before Thanksgiving she had lost down to 7 lbs 5 oz. Now, she is 8 lbs 1/2 ounces. I couldn't be more thrilled. She was awake and very alert at her appointment. Here are a couple of pictures I snapped before we left the doctor's office.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


I hesitate to share this because many of you might thing we are scrooge's at our house. But, the moment was so funny, I have to document it. We don't participate in the traditional Santa Claus festivities. We have explained Santa Claus to our kids by telling the story of Saint Nicholas and sharing that the Santa Claus story starts there. We emphasize that the story of Santa Claus is for fun and that the boys shouldn't spoil the fun for other kids. On Christmas morning, we have "Santa Surprises" that are set out and also put in Stockings. We don't suggest that they are delivered by Santa. They are just surprises left much like Saint Nicholas did special things for people.

This past week Jonathan came home from school saying his teacher had him write a letter to Santa and that she was going to mail it to the North Pole. This was a bit confusing for him (because he is pretty trusting of authority, I guess). So, we had to explain how some parents and teachers really have fun with the Santa story and that it is all meant in fun.

In the middle of the discussion, David had all the answers. He kept saying the following over and over, in his loud, determined way.

"BUT, Momma... Santa is DEAD. Santa is DEAD! For Reeeeeal, Santa is Dead!"

It was so funny (and I couldn't help but laugh to myself at how sad it would seem to some people).

Friday, November 30, 2007

How to know your baby isn't jaundice anymore

David: "Hey Momma! Elisabeth is growing white skin like the rest of us."

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Thanks

During our Thanksgiving dinner, we went around the table and shared our thankful thoughts.

Daddy: I am thankful that I am not in the Army and deployed to Iraq. I am very thankful to be with my family this Thanksgiving.
Jonathan: I am thankful for my bike.
Gran: I am thankful for my husband and that he is alive. I am thankful for each of my NINE grandchildren! I am thankful to be with family.
Daddo: I am thankful for Gran and how she takes care of me. I am thankful for Jonathan, David, Thomas, Elisabeth, Anna Marie, Brianna, Boris Jr., Matt and Sarah and for all of their families.
David: I am thankful for my family.
Momma: I am thankful for Elisabeth and that her birth went well. I am extremely thankful for my family.
Thomas: I am thankful for movies. I am thankful for the sun.
Elisabeth: She was thankful for her bouncy seat, which she was sleeping in at the time!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

She is here!

Elisabeth Jane Owen arrived at 1:52 AM Saturday morning. She weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. Here are two pictures with more to come when we get home from the hospital on Monday!

Friday, November 16, 2007

If only it was that Easy

At lunch David and Thomas were talking to me about how big the baby is going to be. Then, David asked me when baby Elisabeth was going to be born.

(David) When is she going to be born?
(Momma) I don't know, David. Soon. Maybe tomorrow.
(David) Well, Momma, wwhhyyyy don't you look on my calendar and see when she is going to be born? THEN you can tell me.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Time Keeps on Ticking, Ticking, Ticking

From a man's point of view, this time is different! I know that I cannot speak with any authority of what JA (or any pregnant woman) goes through. But it seems (and she will attest to this) that this time really is different. Someone said that it seems that the baby is holding on and doesn't want to come out. JA would say that is true, except that she is literally hanging on to every nerve bundle there is. She rolls over- PAIN. She stands up- PAIN. She breaths- PAIN. She gets contractions and we think, "Oh this is it!" and then they stop. The doctor last Friday afternoon actually called the hospital and told them that we would be there in a few hours. And then the contractions stopped. But surely the baby would come through the weekend... and now its Monday night.

Things I think JA is tired of hearing: Is it today? How are you feeling? Are you having contractions?

Things she will never tire of hearing: Can I rub your shoulders? Want me to make a bath for you? Silence.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Quote of the Day

Every day Seth is getting more and more nervous about Elisabeth's arrival. I think (but he would have to confirm this) that a lot has to do with being in a new town without the awesome friend support network we had in Washington. I also think his nerves will calm down once my parents arrive. In the meantime, he is driving himself crazy and I am getting a lot of extra ("how are you feeling") attention.

Seth quote of the Day:
"I am sooo nervous. What's wrong with me?? I have been in a WAR!"

Signs of Labor

To understand the signs of labor- look at Seth's Site

Sunday, October 28, 2007


I know at least once when I was young I got out of bed and went to the bathroom and when I opened my eyes, I was nowhere near the bathroom, but, say, in the kitchen filling up the trashcan. I remember on occasion that at least two of my brothers did the same thing. Now, I can proudly say, I have been on the other side of the exchange. Tonight just after watching the Rockies lose Game 4 of the World Series, I heard one of the boys walking around upstairs. I waited and then walked up to see what was going on. The boys dorm room door was open so I walked in to do a bed check. David- check. Thomas- check. Jonathan- nope. 1 Missing In Action. I walked into Elisabeth's room. No Jonathan. I walked into Momma's Sanctuary (her craft room). There stood Jonathan with his underwear around his thighs peeing on the television. I spoke his name. He jumped and looked at me and looked around bewildered. Then I carried him into the bathroom where he finished putting out forest fires. When I carried him into his room, he started laughing. I asked him what was so funny and he said, "grumphiujng jerdinction frunctural." He was definitely still asleep and I didn't get the joke.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

When the Baby Comes

This morning as the boys were playing I asked them what they are going to do when the baby comes.

Jonathan's answer: (he answers as he runs over and jumps on Daddy) "I am going to wrestle with Daddy ALL THE TIME!"

David's answer: (with the sweetest smile on his face) "I am going toooo take care of her."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Logical End and Object Lessons

Jonathan has an amazing mind and I love how it works. He is a very logical thinker; in his mind he takes things to their logical end. He was talking to David about God. He said, "God is in my heart. God is in my skin. I am God." David argued that God is in his heart, but God is God, not Jonathan. It sounded like a debate that would happen on a college campus between a Christian and a modern religion major, and just about as well-formed. I took Jonathan aside and grabbed a glass from the cabinet in the kitchen. The conversation went like this...

Daddy: "Jonathan, what is this?"
Jonathan: "A cup."
Daddy: fills the cup with water. "Now what is it?"
Jonathan: "A cup with water in it."
Daddy: "Are you sure its not just all water now?"
Jonathan: "No. Its a cup."
Daddy: Pours water out "Now?"
Jonathan: "just a cup"

I explained that the cup is like him and the water is like God. You are made to have God in you, but you are still you with or without Him; but you aren't very useful if you don't have God in you (like an empty cup).

Moments like that I LOVE being a daddy.

Interrupting Thomas

We were having quite a rough dinner. The menu was complete with some complaining, crying, and screaming kids.

Daddy and Momma were at their wits end when this quick exhange made us laugh.

David was trying to talk to Momma and Daddy but Thomas kept crying (throwing a fit about not getting what he wanted).

David: (at the top of his voice) "Thomas is INTERRRUPTING!

Thomas: (gives David his angry face) "Me NOT rupting!!! Me Thomas!"

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Overheard At Dinner

After a particularly difficult dinner with the boys

Jane Anne: "I hit my limit- I'm getting ready to start twitching."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Thomas moves to a Bed

On Sunday Thomas moved out of his crib into a "Big Boy Bed." He was really excited and didn't seem to have a second thought about moving out of his crib. We transitioned him to a Toddler bed in part because we couldn't decide if we wanted to get him his own twin bed or buy a set of bunk beds. The Toddler bed seems to be the perfect transition bed for him. He was very, very excited when Seth was putting together the bed. He loves Thomas the Train and was thrilled with his new Thomas bedding. After the bed was put together, he just wanted to be in it. He got in it and told us to turn off the light! It was quite cute. Of course, with all of the excitement he didn't really fall asleep for naptime that day. Bed time went well and I had to sneak in and take a few pictures of him sleeping.

Two nights later (Tuesday night) Seth and I went in to check on the boys and found Thomas sound asleep on the floor of the room. I am not sure how he got there (fell and then rolled or got out of bed and then went to sleep) but he was sleeping really hard. I was able to pick him up and put him back in his bed without him even noticing (not to mention snap this picture with the flash on!).

Friday, September 28, 2007

September Student of the Month

Today Jonathan's school had their first monthly Afternoon Awards Assembly. I (Momma) thought about going but I didn't because it was right during naptime. I sure wish I had gone! Jonathan was awarded September Student of the Month ("Awarded for being Responsible"). He had no idea he was getting the award and was very caught off guard when they called his name. He said he didn't even hear his name and his teacher had to wave him upfront. Then, he went up infront of the whole school assembly to get his award. He said after everyone clapped, they took his picture. Jonathan was clearly excited about getting the award but I had to pull the details of everything out of him. Here's a few of his comments:

(Momma) How did it make you feel to get the award?
(Jonathan) HAPPY!
(Momma) How did you feel being up infront of everyone?
(Jonathan) Nervous. Um, Ma, I've never been in front of that many people before.
(Momma) What should we do to celebrate?
(Jonathan) I KNOW! Go to Chuck E Cheese!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Another David Quote

"Momma, Jonathan is amaaazing but you are the BEST."

Please note: Momma is not trying to win points with blog readers. This is just a record of the cute things the kids say.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Words from David

Here are couple of cute things David had to say yesterday.

1. "Maaawma, I love EVERY thing about you."

2. Daddy had just told the boys it was time to start getting ready for bed.

David: "If I cannot play with toys, I am going to loose my happys."
Daddy: "How many happys do you have and how to you get more of them?"
David: "I have 5 happys and I get more when I play with toys."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Milestone - September 15

Today we cross a milestone for our family. September 15 is Seth's official end date of his army career. For him, it is a change a choosen career path, it is letting go of military terminology and prestige, it is not wearing a uniform to work, and it is a loss of the military comradery. This is a decision that took hours, days and months of soul searching and prayer. It was a decision that was not made lightly. Seth is confident that he is where he wants to be. Still, this date marks a letting go for him. In the most practical ways, he parted with the military about a month ago. On the 13th of August, he began his civilian career. Seth took the time on his blog, Popping Smoke, to chronicle some of the significant events of his Army career and our family in Army life. This shares some of our journey for the last 10 years. We are so thankful for the experiences we had as an Army family. We feel blessed to be on target with our new path in life! It is exciting to be together starting a new journey as a family.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

Jonathan rode the bus for the 1st time on Friday Sept. 7. We eased into the bus riding experience. I walked him to the bus stop in the morning and made sure he got on the bus. Then, I drove to the school and was there when he got off the bus. In the afternoon, David, Thomas and I met him at the school and made sure he was in the right bus line. Then, we went home and waited for him to get off the bus. The boys were too cute waiting for the bus that afternoon! As soon as Jonathan got off the bus, David ran over to him and hugged him. It was a sweet moment (which I quickly recreated and took a picture of!). To celebrate Jonathan's first bus riding day, we went home and decorated school bus cookies.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Doing Fine In First Grade

Momma: "Hey Jonathan."
Jonathan: "What?"
Momma: "I really miss you when you are gone at school."
Jonathan: "Well...I don't miss you! I am right where I need to be...aaaalll daaay long!"

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

David is 4!

David turned 4 on Sunday. The day was celebrated in pirate style. For a pirate feast, we took David to Red Robin for lunch. Then, we celebrated with a pirate birthday party. We had several pirate games and a treasure hunt that ended with treasures found in our moving boxes. The McCoy Family (Keith, Kim, Samantha, and Savanah) came to help celebrate.
Here are a few pictures of David's special day.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Owen Home

Per Requests, here's a picture of the new house. We are really enjoying it! Of course, it will be a bit before we are truly settled...and maybe ages before I figure out how to decorate the place! We all love the house, though the boys are already tired of unpacking. Jonathan said today that he wished all houses were the same so you wouldn't have to figure out where to put things when you moved.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Who Won?

Last night the boys were really loud in the house. Truth be told, we have a lot of loudness in our house all the time. Our new house has high ceilings and it seems the noise is magnified. After dinner, Seth sent the boys outside because they were yelling.

Daddy: "Out, Out-- Boys, go outside! You cannot be that loud in the house!"
Jonathan: "Awww..."
Daddy: "Outside, Now."
Jonathan: "Alright!"
Jonathan and David run outside with Thomas following behind. Momma smiles because she sees what's coming.
Jonathan and David begin screaming as loud as they can. (After all, they are outside and screaming is for outside.)
Momma to Daddy: "I wonder how long this will last."

Daddy's face shows a mix of being amazed and frustrated. Not much doubt he is thinking about our new neighbors listening to the extremely loud screaming.

The screaming continues...and continues...(Momma keeps checking out Daddy's reaction.) The boys are clearly having a great time.

Jonathan bounds inside--
Jonathan: "DADDY!? Do YOU give up?!?!"

Momma erupts in laughter. Daddy tries to hold it in but gives up.

Daddy: "Yes, Jonathan, you guys can come in."

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Clothes for the New Job

Seth started his new job on Monday. On Monday night he had to drive back to Washington from Oregon because he needed to get his Social Security card or birth certificate. Once home he said he needed to leave early enough to go by the hotel before work. He didn't bring his work clothes for the next day. I asked him why he left his clothes there.

Seth said something close to the following: "I couldn't figure out what I needed to wear. I can't stand it! I NEED A UNIFORM!!"

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Not much I could say to that

Jonathan's appt yesterday at the doctor went really well. His arm setting was good: the bones had not moved. He received an additional outer casting, in glow-in-the-dark white. Jonathan is constantly talking about his broken arm and figuring out what he can and cannot do. There wasn't much I could say yesterday in response to this comment.


"Momma, maybe my broken arm was a reminder you should be praying for me to be safe on the stairs."

Friday, July 13, 2007

Jonathan's Broken Arm

Jonathan broke his arm on Wednesday night. He spent that night and much of Thursday in tremendous pain. Thursday afternoon the doctor split open the hard layers of the cast and wrapped it because the cast was too tight. After that, Jonathan has been doing much better. He will go in again on Monday for additional X-rays and to have his arm re-casted.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Jonathan's First Impression of Oregon

Not long after we crossed the state line into Oregon, Jonathan exclaimed very excitedly, "They have McDonalds in Oregon, too!!"

Monday, June 25, 2007

No more booster seats for David

Tonight we ate out at a local restaurant here in DuPont. About 3/4 the way through dinner David said his eye was hurting. Last night he had an eye lash in his eye, which caused him a lot of discomfort. I first thought that is what it was. Seth checked out his eye and found nothing so he chalked it up to seasonal allergies. The allergens have been high lately. By the time we were getting close to being done David was complaining more about his eye. It was getting quite red. I had this fleeting thought that seasonal allergies symptoms make me really nervous with David because of his peanut allergy.
This restaurant lets kids pick out a toy when they leave. David and Thomas picked out theirs pretty quickly so Seth took them on out. Jonathan and I went out and went around to the car a different way (we were parked around back). When I saw David's face, I felt panic. He had this big read mark on his forehead. Seth quickly said that he had been looking at his toy and ran right into the building. Sweet relief... until I was buckling David in his seat and noticed that the eyelid for the eye that was red was beginning to swell up. He also had this white junk coming out of it. As we are starting the car, he began sneezing. It is suddenly pretty obvious to Seth and I that you don't get seasonal allergies in ONE eye. His body was fighting off an allergic reaction.

David had been sitting in a booster seat. All we can figure is that the child that sat in the booster seat before him had eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (which the restaurant serves but I didn't think would be a danger because David was getting a cheese burger).

I felt so overwhelmed with emotion after giving David Benadryl and allergy Visine. I felt this feeling of hopelessness that I just cannot protect my child every where we go. I don't know what amount of peanut butter it took to make his body react that way but it had to be small. I am trying to remember to count my blessings that he didn't get it in his mouth. This allergy creates such fear in my heart-- I guess this is just a reminder to constantly pray for safety and health for my kids.

Seth's comment: In the long run, this is going to save us money... once stop eating out all together.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Knives and Swords

Last night at dinner, right after I sat down to eat, I began cutting up my food.

Thomas asked, "Where's MY sword? Where's my sword? My sword?!"
Momma, "Do you mean knife?"
Thomas, "Es"

Thursday, June 07, 2007


The boys are playing T-ball. This is a first for all of us. Jonathan and David are on the same team. Daddy ended up being the coach (except, of course, when the Army sends him out of town!). There are 9 players on the team. We haven't had a game yet. We are in a beginner league that is very, very relaxed. We are having a blast with it!

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Boys Notice Everything

Yesterday, I was lightly ironing a loose fitting pregnancy tank shirt on the floor. (It was almost 90 degrees outside, which is quite unusual for Western Washington this time of the year, and we don't have air conditioning.) I was wearing a non-pregnancy tank top at the time. Jonathan came into the room and asked me what I was doing.

Jonathan: What are you doing mom?
Momma: I am trying to iron this shirt really quickly.
Jonathan: Why?
Momma: I didn't want to get the ironing board out because it is so hot. I just pulled this pregnancy shirt out of a box and it is very wrinkled.
Jonathan: Oh... Hey, Ma? (probably never mentioned that Jonathan often calls me "Ma"- short for Momma)
Jonathan: When your pregnant and your belly gets bigger... your boobies get bigger, too.
Momma: yes, yes, they do...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Getting David to Eat

We have to work really hard to get David to eat sometimes. He would much, much rather drink during mealtime than eat. He is most always the last one eating and it seems he has only taken a few bites when we are all finihed. One morning recently, Daddy was telling David to eat his breakfast.

Daddy: "David, you need to eat now."
David: "But, Daddy, I cannot eat."
Daddy: "You need to eat your breakfast NOW. We have to leave soon."
David: "I caaan noooot eat because my stomach is growling at me."

Grass Needs Cutting

This little conversation totally cracked me up. It was a little over a week ago. It was such a pleasantly funny way to remind Daddy to cut the grass!

The boys and Seth were in the backyard.

Jonathan: "Daddy, you look a lot younger than you normally do."
Daddy: "How young do I look?"
Jonathan: "You look like you are about 10!"
Daddy: "Wow- why's that?"
Jonathan: "Well... the grass is so long that it makes you look a lot shorter."

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thomas is 2

Thomas turned 2 today. His birthday had a Curious George theme. Thomas's own Curious George doll, which he has had for a while, was his guest of honor. It was a lot of fun watching him open presents. We spread out the present opening off and on all day. He was so excited about everything!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hidden Words

I have never been a teacher. This story is proof of that- and I feel certain my homeschool friends will get a kick out of it.

Jonathan is working on sounded out words. He loves to sit down and see how many words he can think of and write. Of course, he wants to do it with as little help as possible. One day this week, he was making his list of words. He was trying to sound out the word "bear" and I decided to explain that the word had a hidden letter in it. I really had no idea how to explain the "ea" sound and I was trying to get everything ready for soccer practice so "hidden letter" was the best I could come up with. I told him how to spell it and he said, "oh, that's too hard." When I went to review his list of words, he had "gat" on the page. I asked him about it and he said it was gate. I explained that there was letter at the end of the word you couldn't hear. He summed it up to a hidden word and then he corrected himself and said hidden letter. I didn't think too much about it as we went through a couple other words with similar issues for sounding out words. How do you explain the "ck" in "rock" anyway?
Now, fastforward to that night when the kids are all in bed. I am checking out the piece of paper Jonathan had been working on. I was gone for an hour or so before bedtime and it was obvious he had worked on his list of words with Daddy.

Seth comes over and says he was really caught off guard by Jonathan when he was working on his list.
(This is basically how the conversation went as I understand it.)

Jonathan: "Daddy, is there a hidden word in the word "grass"?
Seth: "Uhhhhhhhhhhh... yes, Jonathan but some words are bad words."
Jonathan [really confused at this point] "What?"
Seth: "There are some words that are not nice and that you shouldn't say. You spell Grass, G-R-A-S-S."
Jonathan: "Are there 2 S's?"
Seth: "Yes, Jonathan. Here's what it looks like." [He writes the word out.]
Jonathan: "Daddy! You said that was a bad word."
Seth: "No, 'grass' is not a bad word... you can write and say grass. I will have to explain bad words more another time."

Seth and I determined it is better to say "silent letter" instead of "hidden letter". That will be a lot less confusing for all of us!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Goodnight…oh, and Daddy, I asked Jesus into my heart tonight.

“Goodnight…oh, and Daddy, I asked Jesus into my heart tonight.”
Those were Jonathan’s words to Seth right before bed last night. What wonderful words to hear! Of course, Seth didn’t just stay, “Okay, goodnight!” Seth and Jonathan came out of the room (which surprisingly didn’t bother David at all) and they had a nice talk and prayed.

More about this on Gravity of Motion. *It is such great news, I have to blog about it on all my blogs!

Boys and Burping

My boys take great pride in burping. I don't allow them to burp constantly or anything like that but they are quite happy when they happen to have a loud burp. The loudest burps in our house have been deemed "man burps".

Jonathan: "Momma, a little while ago, when I was in the bathroom, I had a REALLY loud burp."
Momma: "Oh really?"
Jonathan: "It was louder than a Man Burp. I think it was a God burp!"

Monday, March 19, 2007

The Wrong Thing

David: "Heeeeerrreee comes the WRONG THING."
(Momma, looks in the living room- quite interested to see what David is doing.)
David runs over to Thomas with fists clenched and punches his legs.
(Much to Momma's amazement) Thomas laughs.

Monday, February 26, 2007

David's Heart

Momma: "David, I LOVE YOU!"
David: "Momma, you are in my heart."
David: "...and Daddy's in my heart, and Jonnie's in my heart, and Thomas is in my heart. I am in my heart!"

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dad Made Mom Laugh

This is Dad hacking into the site to leave a post.

Tonight as Mom is packing to go to Nashville for a long weekend I made a comment that APPARENTLY she found funny. Granted, this is the first time I have been left with my three boys for longer than one night, but it wasn't all THAT funny. I mean, not tears in the eyes funny. Oh, and I should mention that it is important to know that two of the three are sick with the flu right now. Ok- so here is what happened: my jeep died a few weeks ago which necessitated me buying a truck. The jeep has sat in front of the house without moving for three weeks now (bringing a little bit of Tennessee to Washington!) Anyway- I merely commented that I thought I would fix the jeep while she is gone. Apparently she underestimates my abilities to a) fix stuff or b) completely ignore my seriously ill children as I cover myself in grease and oil.

Maybe after I fix the jeep, do all the laundry, and the week's grocery shopping, I will teach David how to pee sanding up and potty train Thomas. That should fill up Friday- what will I do on Saturday? I'll teach the dogs how to do algebra.

Soccer Time

Jonathan and David have started playing soccer. They are both thrilled. Jonathan has moved up a league, which makes him feel very big. He is in the 5-6 year old league. David is in the 3-4 year old "Bumble Bee" league. They both have practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5 o'clock. David's practice is 30 minutes while Jonathan's is an hour. This past Tuesday was the first practice. Today's practice will most likely be called off because of pouring rain.

David is so proud to be playing soccer! He has been waiting for this moment for 2 years ever since Jonathan began playing at the age of 3. It has been a long wait for him and he is so happy to be big enough to play. He is very enthusiatic about all of it.

[Coach]: "Okay, guys, I want you to kick the ball one at a time with baby kicks down to the goal."
[Coach]: "David, it's your turn. Baby Kicks!"
[David]: " IIIIII am NOT a baby!!"

[Coach]: (laughs) "Yes, David, you are not a baby. I need you to take baby kicks- little kicks, okay?"

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Preschool Potty Storytime

Seth has asked me for 2 days if I have blogged this story yet, so here goes...

David had just finished peeing in the potty.

[David] (pointing to his privates) "Hey Momma, what is this big part down here?"
(small pause as Momma takes a breath figures out the appropriate response)
[Momma] "You should ask Daddy about that...but that is called your balls."
[David] "Oh! My balls are big."
[David] "I am big because my balls are big!"

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Not left-handed

No one in our family is left handed. And, I guess as my friend Kim found out today, we don't really know our right from our left.

Kim: "David, this is your right foot."
David: "Yes, this IS my right foot and this one IS my wrong foot."

Friday, January 05, 2007

I love School

Jonathan: "I love school more than anything else!"
Momma: "More than ANYTHING?"
Jonathan: "Well, not more than God or Jesus."
Momma: "Do you mean you love going to school more than anywhere else?"
Jonathan: "Um, well, not more than going to the Donut place."