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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

i like hot on my chicken!

Ethan made me laugh this morning... he has said this same phrase before, but I had forgotten, and this morning I just had to write it down.

He was getting dressed, and brought a pair of pants and short-sleeved shirt into my room...

Oh, not pants... it's too hot outside for pants.

Ya, I don't like hot, do you, Mom?

No, I don't like it when it's hot either.

But do you like hot on your chicken?

Isn't it entertaining how children's minds work?!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

a little shout out!......


Goodbye to the strawberry stains...
goodbye to the chocolate stains....
goodbye to the wedding punch stains...
and for everything from formula, spit-up to poop...

HUNDREDS of dollars saved in a little bottle of clear liquid for FOUR dollars!

really? a two-year-old?

I'm watching Ethan from the room across the hall. He's getting his church pants on...

he had them on backwards... so after taking them off and turning them around... he shakes them out, checks them out, sits down to put his feet in... dances around as he pulls them up... and as i watched him... put on his pants almost like any grown adult, I thought to myself... he's only 2... not even three yet... articulates like a 5-year-old... he's been doing this for AT LEAST 8 months... and I couldn't help but thinking... really?? A two-year-old?!

but he was just a baby!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Have I mentioned Ethan's fascination with Peter Pan's Captain Hook lately? He LOVES captain hook... he loves the hook, he loves the sword... he loves the coat, "beard" (aka Mustache) and pistol.

He's only 2 and a half...so I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry when he saw my mom's beautiful statue of Christ as a shepherd with His sheep and exclaimed:

Mom! Jesus has a hook as Captain Hook!

Monday, June 14, 2010

polite kids

sometimes my kids surprise me in a a nice way....

last night at dinner, Catherine:

"I don't care for it."

tonight at dinner, Ethan:

"I ate so well."



where does this kid come up with it?

it's always a scramble getting ALL three kids down for naps... yes, that's what happens when you birth 3 babies in less than 3 and a half years... you have moments when they all take naps at the same time.... but back to the scramble... all three kiddos are in swimming lessons, and unfortunately, the only time available for all three of them at the same time in June was 11:45 am... so by the time we are done with switching swim diapers back to regular diapers and getting three kids buckled into three car seats across the back of one sedan, it's usually around 1 pm or later by the time we get home (rather than 2 pm...thankfully with our new routine of having lunch BEFORE swimming lessons)

so amidst my scrambling, i put ethan into bed and told him i would be back with his drink... this kid is like a camel when he sleeps!

wellllllllll i had to pass the computer on the way to the kitchen, and i just couldn't help myself... my good friend is in labor with her baby, and i just can't wait to hear the news, so i had to jump online for a quick sec to see if there was an update. ANYONE who knows me, knows i have absolutely NO CONCEPT of how much time has passed, and so although i'd love to say it's all ethan, it's only obvious that it's my fault that he was waiting too long for his drink, and came pattering out of his room... the best part though, is it took me a few tries before i made out his whisper....

"mom, my blanket came off."

ya think? i guess that's what happens when you climb out of bed!

i just have to laugh, seriously, what will this boy say next?!

morning love

we hear the first little squeaks of our youngest love this morning, and the resounding exclaim from Catherine and Ethan:
They barrel through his door, and
Ethan climbs up on the side of his crib and gives him the sweetest, most endearing little kiss on the side of his face...
"Aw, that was so nice, Ethan."
"Don't worry, I won't bite his finger again."
"You bit his finger before?"
"Ya, but it's okay. It's feeling better."