Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time

Some days motherhood can be divided into potty time, baby time and lego time. Here are some pics from last week with one of those kind of days.


I tried putting pomade in Brookyln's hair and she woke up from her nap with this killer do. She also woke up totally ready to put in some quality toilet time if you know what I mean. Every time I told her to push, she would do this face which was just too cute not to photograph.

Then she gave Dallas this face when he tried to take her cards away. I took a picture of her successful results, but Dave would kill me if I posted those. We'll leave it at this . .Trenton's comment after looking in the toilet post Brooklyn's "success" was "Woah, that's BIG" Lexi makes baby time more fun now that she smiles giggles and plays with toys.I've packed probably 90% of the boys' toys, with legos being one of the things I haven't packed. They are getting quite good at their creations, although this picture isn't really of one of the cool ones.

Proud Moments of Parenthod

Dallas has a great history of performing with the other 3 year olds in his class at preschool.

He had his first appearance in the Fall program they put on back in October. Dave was out of town for interviews at the time but I managed to meet my dad there a little late as Lexi was just 3 days old. It was well worth the effort it took getting my postpartum body and baby out of the house. The kid is just plain loud and top that off with the fact that he struggles with pronouncing certain sounds and it ends up being downright hilarious to listen to him.

Dave made it to the Christmas program in December, but all he got to witness there was

1. Dallas acting like a clown by turning his little sheep hat backwards so it covered his face

2. Dallas and the kid next to him fighting until they actually started hitting each other. The kid next to Dallas eventually being removed from the stage by the teachers as they were being that disruptive to the performance.

3. Dallas literally rolling around on the floor of the stage unable to control his apparent ADHD until he finally got off the stage all by himself .

Well, Dave finally got a taste of how entertaining it can be as Dallas had his final performance last week, My mom, Dave, and I were just cracking up the entire time and you'll see why as you watch their final song being peformed: The video quality is poor, but you should have no problem hearing Dallas, slighty out of tune, off on his timing and super loud . .good thing his teacher encouraged them to sing louder for the second round! video

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mom Quiz

I had to do it too Jillian . One of those quizes where you ask the kids questions and record their responses. I asked Dallas all the questions and then asked Trenton the same ones once he got home from school and their answers are:

1. What is something mom always says to you?
D: Go to time out
T: Stop doing that
(Don't I feel like a good mom)

2. What makes mom happy?
D: Do good stuff
T: Being nice
(Okay, so do it already!)

3. What makes mom sad?
D: Do bad stuff
T: Not being very good
(No wonder I'm so sad all the time . . okay just sometimes)

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
D: Do funny fings
T: By saying silly things

5. What was your mom like as a child?
D: You were a child of God
T: little
(I like to think I still am a Child of God . .but maybe he's onto something here)

6. How old is your mom?
D: that a hard one . . .20
T: Ummm . . . . . . .26
(That a boy Trenton!)

7. How tall is your mom?
D: 13
T: 25
(No suprise here as they think they get on the scale to see how old they are)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
D: Cook
T: feed Lexi

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
D: Do other stuff, cook, and watch grown up movies
T: Wash the dishes
(What an exciting life I have . . .grown up movies huh?)

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
D: Umm . . . .cooking
T: Food

11. What is your mom really good at?
D: Ummm . . .cooking
T:Running
(sure, they go hand in hand right . .eat food and then run it off?)

12. What is your mom not very good at?
D: Monsters
T: Climbing

13. What does your mom do for a job?
D: Cook and make sure the babies don't get hurt
T: Go to the gym

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
D: Peas, I mean carrots
T: Ice cream

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
D: Do nice stuff
T: Playing with me

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
D: Mommy
T: Bakugan

17. What do you and your mom do together?
D: cook, play monsters
T: Play uno

18. How are you and your mom the same?
D: WE do the samey stuff and we bof have 2 eyes
T: Umm. . .we both have hair

19. How are you and your mom different?
D: We not wearing the same shirt
T: We don't have boobs
(Someone's growing up . . .I had to work so hard not to bust up when he said this and now I'll have to work even harder to be a little more discreet when nursing in his presence)

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
D: I do Yoga with her
T: Because she likes me

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
D: He hugs her
T: That's a hard one . . . .ummm to kiss him
(and here I thought we weren't all that affectionate anymore, at least enough that the kids pick up on it I guess)

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
D: To the store
T:gym
(I'd enjoy going to the store a whole lot more if it weren't with 1, 2, 3 or 4 kids!)

All in all, it's amazing how perceptive they are. . .hopefully they'll enjoy reading this someday.