Saturday, June 27, 2009

Most kids would say...

Most 2-3 year olds would say, "I got a bug bite."
Max said, "Mommy, why does the big mosquito have to suck out all my blood?"

When asked what they would like to drink, most kids would say, "Juice (or milk, etc)."
Max said, "Umm, I think I will have some Diet Coke with ice in my green sippy cup with the blue top."

When asked if he/she made the mess or broke the toy, most kids would respond, "Yes" or "No".
When I asked Max if it was him who drew on my wall, he responded, "Not necessarily."

When asked where he/she is going, most kids would say, "Outside"or "to my room" etc.
Max said, "I have to go to the airport to fly on a plane to Jamaica."

When they spill something on the floor, most kids would say, "Uh oh" or some variation.
Max just threw his hands in the air and said, "Well that's just delightful."

Most kids would say, "I get to ride on an airplane to Grandma's house!!"
Max said, "Mom are we going to ride a 747 to Grandma Nana's house?"

And my favorite, most kids would say, "Nice tie, Cobey."
Max said, "Hey Cobey, why are you wearing a leash?"

My kid is very verbal but also very strange! He must get that from his father.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

An Artist's Rendition

Max drew this picture with his sidewalk chalk this afternoon. His pictures are finally sort of reseambling what they are suppose to be. I could tell he was trying to draw a person, so I asked who it was. He said, "That's you Mommy." He pointed to the top and said that was my head and to the bottom and said that was my feet. I pointed to the middle and said "And those are my arms." He said "No Mommy those aren't your arms, those are your big circles!!"

Maybe it's best if not everyone knows what he meant. Thank you son!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Week In Review

Here are a few things we've been doing this week.
Our garden is doing remarkably well (for being in the desert summer heat) and we have tons of veggies to use and share. I made homemade tomato sauce for dinner last night, fresh green beans, spicy squash, and have decided fresh veggies taste great but require way more time to prepare than Ragu.
The boys "helped" Jeff put down more grass seed in the backyard. We took down our pool and deck and we are hoping the new grass will take. We shall see.

I made another cake for the church BBQ. We had a 4th of July party on the 13th of June. I told you people out here are a little off. Anyway, it was fun and I think the cake turned out okay. I am learning a lot about this cake stuff, but mostly I want to know how people do this with kids around. Mine are not very helpful!!

So that was our week. Oh, we also had a falling off the cabinets trying to steal the glue accident, the beginnings of summer colds, and we cleaned out the garage. Productivity is exhausting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The best and worst of having a brother

Max hasn't figure out what Zach is good for yet. It seems everytime he tries to play with him he gets in some sort of trouble. For example, the other day I found Zach in the den screaming at the top of his lungs. Why you ask? Max was only trying to play with him. And by play with him I mean put a bucket on his head and beat it with a stick. Zach is no fun at all.
On a happier note I also found Max trying to teach Zach his colors. He was pointing to different squares on his quilt saying, "This is a blue square Zakky. Do you see a green square?" So cute.
Hopefully it won't be too long before they can really start interacting. Then the fun really begins!!

Someone's gonna put us on YouTube

So Max has a new skill and its a fun one. Let me share. So Jeff had taken him to the store last week and put him inside the cart. He started complaining that he wanted to walk instead of ride. So Jeff took him out of the cart and Max said, "Daddy, carry me." Jeff of course said "No you can either ride in the cart or walk." Well Max started throwing a fit, already embarrassing his dad. Then Max throws himself on the ground and screams, "DON'T PUSH ME DOWN DADDY!! DON'T PUSH ME DOWN!" Jeff quickly collected the child and prayed no one was capturing this on their video phones or something.
Well then on Sunday, Maxwell pulled a similar stunt. In sacrament meeting he was acting up and I whispered that if he didn't knock it off he was gonna be in trouble. He again threw himself on the ground and started yelling, "STOP IT! DON'T HIT ME IN THE HEAD!!"
I assure everyone that Jeff nor I go around shoving small children to the ground and whacking them in the head. So if you ever see us on the news, you know the truth. Where does this stuff come from anyway??

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Best Christmas Present Ever!

I have the best husband ever. As part of my much delayed Christmas present, my dear husband gave me the day off today. He, in fact, gave me the day off at a SPA! Better yet, he sent a friend with me!!
Yes ladies, I spent the day getting a pedicure, a massage, the works with one of my best friends. Then we had lunch at a fancy restaurant (the kind that doesn't even have kids' menus or high chairs). And then as we were about to head home, Jeff sent me a text message telling me not to hurry back b/c the kids were doing just fine. So of course, we went shopping! It was a beautiful, beautiful day and at the end my hubby is exhausted, but my house is still standing and the children are accounted for.
You may all go ahead and be jealous now!
I love you Jeff!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Should have done the laundry

For those of you who don't know, Monday is not a play day for me. Every Monday, with VERY few exceptions, I do the grocery shopping and the laundry. All of my friends around here know that and know not to even considering asking me to do anything else. This is the only day I preschedule and I do this b/c I hate laundry and the grocery store with a passion. I take care of them both at the beginning of the week so I don't have to think about it for six more days. If they don't get done on Monday, they don't get done.

Having said that, I'll get to my real post. My dear friend decided to schedule playgroup for Monday this week. Not only did she do that, but she planned it at the water park on the Army base. I don't really like the water park either. It's kind of far away and it's not a place you can relax and let the kids go (not little ones like mine anyway) so it's just a lot of work. Well I told Jeff on Sunday that I wasn't going to go. He thought I was being a stick-in-the-mud and reminded me of how much fun Max would have (this is very true). So I told myself that if the morning went well I'd think about it.

Well I got that guilty mom thing going and decide we should go. I shouldn't let my hang-ups deny my kids of some fun. So I postponed shopping and laundry till further notice and started getting ready. Preparation for two little ones at the water park is a lot of work by the way, but I made the sacrifice and went. My sunglasses broke on the way out the door. I should have picked up on this as an omen, but I did not.

As the day went on I knew I should have stayed home and done laundry. Here are some of the reasons why:

1. My 9 month pregnant friend was denied entry to the Army base b/c she didn't have all of her paperwork (long, unimportant story) so she left in tears.

2. When we made it to the park, it was CLOSED. All 20 children we had with us were very upset.
3. While trying to leave the park, I stupidly lock my keys and my BABY in the car. This required the assistance of a firetruck, two police cars, and a paramedic. Zachary and I both cried. (He's fine BTW.)

4. Two other moms cried over my "incident."

5. Our playgroup mom in charge swore she was never doing playgroup again b/c we were all bad luck. ( I hope she was kidding.)

6. McDonalds did not give Max and I our french fries at the drive thru on the way home. He was mad all over again.

7. My husband thought it was all hilarious and laughed that I had the firemen come get Zach out. IT WAS 90+ DEGREES AND HE IS SIX MONTHS OLD. I DID NOT OVERRACT!!

8. Zach hasn't forgiven me yet and is still trying to make me feel guilty.

So the short and sweet of it is, Monday is for groceries and laundry. Don't mess with what isn't broke. All always keep an extra door key hidden somewhere so this doesn't happen. And try to keep the crying at playgroup to just the children.