Friday, March 27, 2009

I looked out the window and what did I see?

The most handsome little boy in the world looking back at me.

This is Joe and his dog, his best buddy. Joe has become quite the little man. He loves his cuddles, wanders far away when unsupervised, and flirts with the old ladies.
I taught him to give kisses - but he won't kiss me - he will, however, kiss dog. He wakes up in the morning and the one and only thing he wants to do (after eating of course) is play with tinker toys. He could do that almost all day. He says "na" for food of all kinds and points to what he wants. Graham cracker, fruit bar, milk, water, and banana are all "na" (except banana is "nanana"). He says "da" for dog. "Ma" is mom. Dad is "da" too. He signs "more" when he wants more food and he signs "shoes" when he wants them on. He signs "all done" when he is finished. It seems he knows the difference between yes and no. Because when I tell him no, he throws himself on the ground and has a little fit. I just smile at him, pat his little head and walk away. Every morning we say goodbye to Brian as he goes to work. Joe stands at the window and waves at Daddy as he pulls away in the car. Joe has a funny way of saying outside - I don't even know what word he uses but he just intones "outside". He loves the big wide world, with the flowers, rocks, sticks, space, and DIRT. Every time I turn around Joe is in the dirt (with a little smudged on his lips) playing.
He likes to eat what he likes, but has gotten kind of picky. Won't eat peanut butter, potatoes and other various kid foods (kind of strange for a boy who thinks dirt is yummy!). Loves hamburger, grits, indian food, tomato sauce (not so keen on pasta though), enchilladas, chocolate, roasted brussel sprouts, bananas and he's wild about apple flavor cereal bars.
I am so blessed to have Joe. I love him so much. He is so kissable and loveable, I just wish he weren't on the run all the time. I love my Joe.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I can read Mommy

Aubrey is really getting to be a pretty good reader. She and Brian have spent many evenings after bedtime in the girls room reading books. Aubrey used to guess at words to get it read faster, but Brian and I insisted that she sound out the words. So now when she gets to a word she doesn't know right away she will sound it out. "Huu-eeee-He rrrr-aaahhh-nnnnn - ran hhuuu-oohhh-mmm-uuuh- home. He ran home."
It looked pretty easy to Heidi, so she began to read too,
"Kuh-muh-grrrr- see uh-uh-ppuh- my muh-gg-gg-kite."
Very close Heidi. Keep on trying, and you'll get it sweetie!

I just don't think so Heidi

Heidi is notorious for always having a song to sing and usually at the top of her lungs. We kind of don't notice much anymore. The other Sunday we were in the kitchen making dinner and Heidi was in a particularly cheerful Sabbath mood. With all pomp and flourish she was singing the "Battle Hymn of the Republic". "Glory, Glory, Hallilujah!" does sound pretty impressive from our little three year old songbird. And she continues,

"Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord,
He is trampling out the lillies, where the grapes of wrath are stored..."

You know, it is pretty easy to merge verses of the song - however, I just don't think so Heidi.

How about a sandwich

With some delicious "slobberoni"???
Until recently, Heidi was only familiar with pepperoni, however she discovered she loves salami on her sandwiches. Somehow though, she just can't leave the word pepperoni out of her love for salami. So...
Slobberoni -
yum, that sounds tasty.

Monday, March 2, 2009

We love Daddy day!

With Valentines's day over, and having not done enough celebrating, we decided to have our own little holiday to celebrate Daddy. We put chocolate in each balloon and pumped each full of air and then wrote one thing we love about Daddy on each of them. Then we drove to his work, loaded them in his car and waited for him to get home. It was every bit as exciting as we had imagined. We knifed balloon after balloon and chocolate went flying everywhere. There were lots of smiles hugs and kisses and a good time was had by all. We sure do love our Daddy!

Heidi the little artist

Heidi's artwork is just so cute - like her.