Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oh My, Pebbles!

I have so much to say about my first time putting Elsie's hair up but I don't have any time right now. So, smile at my cutie patootie and check back for more pictures.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pirate Talk

Pirates of the Carribean is on right now- a movie my 7 year old has never seen. This conversation just happened that illustrates the extent of advertising these days.

Jonnie: Who is that? Is that the good guy?
Dad: Yeah- its, uh, Jack something
Jonnie: (mumbling) Captain Jack Sparrow?
Dad: What? Yea- Jack Spar..
Jonnie (interrupting): CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow

If I remember correctly, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow makes a big deal about being called 'Captain' throughout the movies. Apparently my son knows that even though he has yet to see any of the movies.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cookie Love

Yesterday the boys and I made cookies. Thomas really loves cookies. Look at the expression on his face, doesn't that crack you up?

Anyway, Thomas had a lot to say about how happy he was about making cookies.

Thomas: "Momma, I love cookies more than you."
Momma: "But, Thomas, you said you love me all the way to outer space and back."
Thomas: "Yes, but I love cookies all the way to Heaven."

This is my favorite picture from cookie making.

Jonathan was there but he didn't want to make cookies. I let him keep playing his DS. That boy loves that more than anything. He did not miss out on taste testing the cookie dough, though. Check out those spoonfuls! Momma was in a great mood- "Ok, you can get ONE spoonful."

Monday, January 19, 2009

Unexpected Moments

I love unexpected moments like this...

I just turned around when I heard David say,

"Momma, Thomas is taking off his shirt so he can be Mr. Strong Man!"

I turned around to see Thomas showing off his muscles.

Now that made me smile.

Friday, January 16, 2009

George and Bailey

I made a little stack of pictures of our dogs last night. Seth thought it was kind of sad to do that but the boys had a lot of fun looking through the photos.

This picture is the one and only time that I had a "professional" picture of the dogs taken. A little craft store that I visited had a "booth" for holiday photos of your pets. If I remember right, the photographer was holding a treat and that is what had their attention. I believe the photo was taken in 1996 (or something close to that).

Several people have asked about how the boys are handling Bailey's death. They are fine. I know the boys miss the dogs, or they will, but they aren't grieving in a sad way. We have been talking about Bailey a lot since he died on Wednesday. They loved looking through the pictures and talking about George and Bailey. They have had a lot to say but they haven't been sad.

Perhaps the best way to explain what I mean by them not grieving in a sad way is this comment from David:

"Momma, I've been thinking...Why did Bailey stick his leg out when he peed?"

I didn't expect that. Laughter is the best medicine, right?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We are on our way

"Wonder Pets, Wonder Pets, We are on our way..."

If you know that theme song then this post will mean a little more to you.

I let David and Thomas watch Wonder Pets this morning.

David: "Hey Momma? That guy's name is Suck."
Momma: "What?!"
David: "The Turtle, his name is Suck. So, I can say, YOU SUCK!"
Momma: "Uh... I think his name is Tuck."
David: "Oh, okay... You Tuck!"

Momma think to herself: YIKES!

Monday, January 12, 2009


Today I was headed to my car with David, Thomas and Elisabeth. David got right in the car. I put Elisabeth in her seat. Thomas was hesitant to get in. I had to go over and pick him up. He was not throwing a fit. He was not vocal at all. In fact, when I picked him up, he put his head on my shoulder. I put in him in the car. As I walked around the car, a man in the parking lot commented on my family. The conversation went like this:

Man: "Wow, you have your hands full!"
Me: "Yep, they keep me busy."
Man: "You should stop at 3."
Me: pause, pause, smile
"I have 4 kids. My oldest is in school."

He looked a bit shocked. He didn't say much of anything. I think he laughed, actually.

Can you imagine what he would think if he saw us in a bad moment??

I can't believe he said that.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Friday Photos

My boys love to wrestle. They especially love getting to wrestle (beat up on) Daddy.

This picture cracks me up. Elisabeth got close to the wrestling. Look at the exchange between her and David!

Thomas is one tough 3 year-old. I cannot tell you how many pictures I have of him on top of one of his older brothers.

One happy 3 year old - he just got a hand-me-down gameboy from his cousin.

Elisabeth loves playing with Tupperware now. I cannot be in the kitchen without her spreading all of the Tupperware all over the floor.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Small Town Conversation

You know you live in a small, country town when you have this conversation with your 7 year-old:

7 year-old: "I want to shave my head bald."
(quieter, to himself) "I can't believe I just said that."
Momma: "Why? Why would you want to shave your head?"
7 year-old: "You cannot get lice if you are bald."

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

This just made me smile

This conversation between David and Momma took place as he was drawing with his Magna Doodle:

"Momma, I like how God made colors. If he didn't make colors everything would be just black and white."

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2008 Owen Time Capsule

This year we started what I plan to be a new tradition. We made a time capsule for 2008.

Each family member got 3 squares of paper for the project. One paper was for drawing a picture (of themselves, if possible). Another paper was for answering questions. The questions this year were:
1. What was your favorite Christmas present?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your favorite desert?
5. What is your favorite toy?
6. What is your favorite thing to do (besides video games)?
The final paper was a wild card. Each person could do whatever they wanted with that paper.
We also tucked in our 2008 Christmas letter. I took digital headshot pictures of each person to print and put in the time capsule.
Here's the time capsule material so far (Momma and Daddy still have to finish their papers):

For the wildcard paper: Thomas colored his paper and then had Daddy make it into a paper airplane. David made his own creation, using the paper and scotch tape. Jonathan wrote a paragraph about himself.
Here are some pictures of the family working on the project.

I am planning on "burying" the can with our Christmas decorations. We will open it up on New Year's Eve 2009 or New Year's Day 2010.