Friday, November 30, 2012

A Hat

For today's viewing pleasure, enjoy these photos of my littlest two and a little hat drama.  I loved this hat my sister gave E. last year for Christmas.  So cute.  But he won't wear it, as you'll see in these pictures (see the distressed look on his face?  and how happy he is when he gets it off?).  I couldn't even stick on the hat and jump right back for a photo because it was already being removed.  It makes me laugh.  Most of my kids have had issues with hats at this age.  Anyone else?

Happy weekend!  I miss you already.  Will your kids wear hats?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Snippet

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving, times two.  One dinner at each family's and a couple days of visiting and games with each family.  How lucky are we?  More to come.
How was yours?  Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Some Funnies

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ok, this month is about over.  So what was going to be a six month update will now have to be a seven month update.  (organized, anyone?)

Here are a few funny or cute sayings around here lately.

From my three year old, when she was two and a half (just found the paper it was written on):

If you stab me with a poker then I will die with my clothes on in the river with the gooses.

The goose rode his scooter through the mud and he fell and broke his arm.

More recently, she and sometimes my six year old have a hard time with the words hamburger and booger.  They call Burger King "Booger King," saying they want a "ham-booger."  But then, when the baby has a runny nose, A will say "E. has burgers!  Wipe his burgers!"  It does not matter what I say, this little confused concoction of words continues.

Baby, who is still interested in trains, confused me one day by saying what I thought was "train" over and over.  Until my hubby pointed out that he was saying my name "Treen!"  "Treen!" (corinne)  It is really super cute.  Reminds me of the time when our oldest was this age and called my husband E-Miguel.  One day I realized he thought his name was "hey Miguel!"  Because I must have said it so frequently.

We thought he was saying "tiger," then "roar," but we figured out he is trying to say "dinosaur."  Those dinos made a big impression (he was so scared in one part that he was literally shaking!  I felt badly...he seemed to be okay the rest of the time, though always a little wary of the beasts).

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Positive Words

One thing I have learned ever since I worked on speaking positively to my kiddos is that positivity begets positivity.

I performed the simple act of putting a little note in each child's lunch, which caused a little waterfall of notes to cascade through the family over the next week.  One child wrote a very sweet note to every single person in the family and put it on each persons pillow.  I don't know if you can read them in this photo, but they were very sweet.  A la, you are the "best brother in the universe," etc.

Makes me wonder if the reverse is true....What do you think?

P.S. In case you suspect foul play, I did photoshop out names. :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Dino Days

We enjoyed a gorgeous day out at a local Dinosaur Park with some friends before the snow hit.  I must apologize in advance for the sheer number of photos in this post.  I know, I know.  Sigh.  They are all just so cute.  Which would you cut out?  I especially love the ones with a big bro or sister helping out a little one.  I love it!  We went with some friends, mostly not pictured here, but you can see my oldest daughter pictured with one of her best friends in a couple of photos.  They are such good little buds. 

And to everyone and especially my other kids, I'm sorry for the disproportionate amount of baby in these.  Just know I love everyone equally, and I followed you all around gooing and gaahing when you were a baby too.  If in doubt, just ask your dad.  He was there, loving you too, and rolling his eyes at me.  :) 

 I love his little face in so many of these!  He looks SO happy.

 He is telling me how he and his little new buddies thought the giant fish under the water were pulling the ducks under.  Just smile and nod your head unless you want to argue.

Love these guys.