Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Ellaism Number 1 - The parable of the soap
One day Ella had been in the toilet doing her thing and as she was washing her hand she dropped my (used to be my mother in law's) cutest chili pepper soap dispenser and broke it. I, of course, was upset and told her (in a very firm, loud voice) that if she needed help she should ask. And then she went to time out. Later on, as I was talking to her in time out. This was her comment, "Mom, if when I break the soap, you come in and say, Ella that was not a good choice to break the soap, and I will say, sorry mommy and you will say, that is okay. Then I will not be sad and you will be a nice mommy." I thought this alone was pretty cute, however the story continues. About a week later we were getting ready to leave and she was taking her time choosing shoes and didn't get to the car when I thought she should. Anyway, I got upset with her and told her in a very loud voice....to GET IN THE CAR! She calmly looked at me and said "Mommy, remember the soap."
Ellaism Number Two - The Four Letter Word
Yesterday at preschool, they were eating lunch and apparantly it was a big mess. Ella looked at her teacher and and pointed to the mess on the floor and said, "Are you gonna clean this crap up?" She of course got a talking to about using potty words at school. I guess her mommy needs a talking to too. I counted, and just after dinner I said that before mentioned four letter word like six times just doing the dishes after dinner. Maybe breaking this habit will require an elastic around my wrist.
Less than one week shy of his first birthday, our big boy decided to start walking! YIPEE! Mom and dad finally caught on by the third child and actually documented this event. This probably had something to do with the fact that we were actually here for this one. He's been flirting with the idea for a while, but last night he finally decided that crawling is a little hard on the knees. (Especially when you are as big as he is) He tried to follow me from the family room up the stairs to put the girls to bed. This is not the actual first time...it was five minutes later...but I thought you all might enjoy it.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So this weekend was pretty fun. I took the kids to yet another birthday party on Friday. It was at a big bouce house warehouse. Walker LOVED it. Not so much the bouce houses, but the balls that were everywhere. He would hit it with his hand and then crawl and follow it everywhere. He plays fetch with himself, it is AWESOME! So, for his first birthday, he will be getting a ball, pretty simple, huh?
On Saturday Dan took all three kids on a hike with his brother and sister in law. It sounded like a great adventure. They took Willie too. There was a river and a waterfall and cliffs and all kinds of scary stuff. It was probably a good thing I wasn't there, however, if I had been there, we wouldn't have forgotten the backpack for Walker. Ben and Dan took turns getting a bicep workout as they lugged the 26 lb baby along the trail. They are crazy, but strong I guess. I must say that I don't know that I would ever be brave enough to take three kids and a dog on a hike without Dan's help. I am sure he was grateful to have the bro and sil there too....He didn't take the camera so no pics of this hike, but apparantly it was cool enough to go back and do again.
So, wish me luck this week as we work on not spreading whatever disease is in our house right now.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
On the way down it look like it would be a good ride on a slide....unfortunately this time because the rock wasn't wet, it didn't make much of a granite slide.
Willie came with us and I couldn't not put this sweet picture of him and Bethy on.
So that is an update....we hope to be creating a photo show from our adventures at the wild animal park. That is soon to be coming.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Just two weeks ago at church during the good news minute I annouced that all children and adults in our house were well...so much for that...five days later another evil virus entered our house. A friend from church told me that there was a pandemic in this area and most schools have about 20% of their students home sick. I wonder if it is just Texas, or what. I know the pollen counts are high. So, needless to say, we are stuck on the homefront again this week. It could be a long one. Not very often to I envy Dan having to get up and go to work, but what I wouldn't give to have somewhere to go tomorrow to get away from the sick.
Anyway...that is all the whining I have in me for now....catch ya later, hopefully when we are all well.....hopefully that is.