Friday, September 28, 2012

Because I Don't Want to Forget....

These days I never know when I will have time to blog so I write down the things I want to remember about the kids on little scraps of paper. Just trying to keep up with them is so much fun and I am so glad that I have this blog as their memory book. This post has memories interspersed with pictures that have nothing to do with the memories. Can you handle it? Ok here we go!

1. Last night Kate and Carson were talking about their Birthday parties and Carson said very sincerely, "Kate will you come to my birthday party?" Kate let out a very exasperated loud sigh and said "Carson I'm SO busy!" His little face just fell. I said "Don't worry Carso we'll clear her schedule. She WILL be there!" What's funny is that I know that she didn't get that from me. I can't stand it when people talk about how busy they are. One of my pet peeves. Although I do frequently say we are SO late and I hear Kate saying that all of the time. If you ever want to have a mirror of your self in your face every single day just have kids. They are good at unknowingly pointing out your shortcomings:)

Pirate Boy. It's amazing what dollar store items will do for a boy's imagination. (It's also amazing what a camera repair shop would do for a great camera. Grrrrrrr.....)

2. The other night I was tucking Carson into bed and I was telling him, "Carso you are going to grow up to be a great man of integrity." He repeated me and  said "Mommy I'm going to grow up to be a great mens." Suddenly Kate pipes up and says, "No mommy mens grow up to be babies!" I'm not big at all on men bashing but I thought that was pretty funny how she said it with such conviction.



Kate was wearing a very girly ensemble the other day. It was even more amazing that she was wearing something in her hair!

3. When ever Kate doesn't want to walk some where she will always say, "I can't walk Mommy my leags are so heavy!"
Spider boy visits our house all of the time and occasionally so does spider girl which makes spider boy kind of mad.
4. The other day I was chasing Carson around the room trying to get him dressed and he was just running around. I said "Carson you have to stop so Mommy can get you dressed!" He said "Sorry Mommy my socks can't stop!"
I really don't care that we are 5 weeks out from Halloween. We have decorated!

5. Carson is really big on making sure you are listening to him when he talks. He is forever saying, "Mommy I can't see your eyes when I'm talking to you!" God forbid I multi task. This boy wants full eye contact!

6. Just a little tip for all Moms out there. Make sure you at least skim a book before you launch into reading it. I was reading a book the other day to the kids about this cute cuddly dog. The story goes on to talk about how the boy comes home from school one day looking for the dog and when he asks where he is the Dad blurts out "Sam's dead." And of course I read it just like that. I'm all about reality but I really wasn't ready for that abruptness. I mean they could have given me a hint in the title or something. Like maybe renaming the book Timmy's Dog Kicks the Bucket. Kind of nice kid sounding title don't you think?

7. Kate has the way of self talking. Like if she's sitting there playing she will prompt me and say, "Mommy, say Kate What are you doing?" or if she does something good she will say "Now say Kate good job!"

8. The other day Carson was playing with his Dr's kit and he gave me an exam. After he was finished with taking my blood pressure he rips off the cuff with flair and  said , "Ok that will be $50!" Wow.

9. Carson likes to flatter. Especially   when he is teetering on the brink of being in trouble. The other day he was scambling for something flattering to say when he came out with, "Mommy, I like your eyeballs!"

10. The other day we were at Kroger shopping and there was this older gentleman behind us and Carson  said "mommy who is that guy?" I said "I'm not sure Carson why don't you ask him?" So Carson and this sweet man got into a little conversation. We finally broke away and about 10 minutes later we saw the same guy in the frozen foods section. When Carson spotted him he said really loud, "Mommy! It's my guy!" That wonderful man was just tickled! I whispered to carson as we walked away, "You have no idea sweet boy but I think you made that man's day.":)
11. My daycare does a lot of great things but they cannot take a good picture of my kids.
Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Last week end the kids and I hit Hobby Lobby and bought 2 canvases. We brought out all of the paint when  we got home and they went to town. Such a fun cheap project. And now their masterpieces are hanging in the kitchen.



Carolyn said...

Loved it! Made me laugh and made me realize again and again how good of a person you are! I love you sister!

God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6