Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Questions From The Oldest

Today, when I came home from work, I received some very interesting questions from Thing 1.

"What is a doppleganger?"

"What is a hot mama?"

I'd ask where he comes up with these things but I know the doppleganger question came from a children's television show he was watching and he told me that a kid at school says hot mama.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Negotiation

Today we went to a restaurant for lunch where they give the children free balloons.  After we had ordered our food, one of the men who works at the restaurant came to our table to welcome us and talk to the kids.  He asked Thing 2 for his balloon.  Thing 2, of course, said no.  The man then said he would buy the balloon for $5.  Thing 2, again, said no.  The man then asked how much for the balloon.  Thing 2 said, "100 dollars."

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Interesting Statements

This past week The Mr. has heard some interesting statements from Thing 2.  Here are a few:

"Quiet down, Daddy.  You're scaring MJ."  (MJ is our dog and my husband was apparently snoring loudly while taking a nap.)

"Your hair is crazy.  You need a haircut.  Don't cry, Daddy."  (Thing 2 tends to cry every time he gets a haircut.)

After bumping his head he said, "I need a new head, call Dr. Phillips."

Friday, January 28, 2011

His First Joke

For some reason, we've been telling knock-knock jokes in our house recently.  We've been trying to the boys to understand the concept.  So, Thing 2 came up with his first joke today.  It went like this:

Thing 2: Knock-knock

Me: Who's there?

Thing 2: Chicken

Me: Chicken who?

Thing 2: Chicken penis

Not sure how he came up with this but The Mr. thought it was funny.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


It's been almost 2 months since I have written anything on this blog.  I've thought about it but have been so busy with work that by the time I get home and have any free time, instead of blogging I end up sitting on the couch watching television.  Over the past 2 months, I have found a new hobby and actually got a camera.  First things first, my new hobby: knitting.  I started knitting the week of Christmas and have made 2 scarfs and am working on my third.  I am really enjoying it.  I have given away both of my scarfs to my mother-in-law and to my mom.  The third scarf is for The Mr. and my father has already requested a scarf of navy and orange as those are the colors for the Chicago Bears and Illini.  Here's a picture of the first scarf I knitted:

Also during these past 2 months, Thing 1 has learned how to read 64 words and is doing really well sounding out words he hasn't seen before.  Thing 2 is working really hard on potty training and has spent many days in underpants, even if only for a few hours.  He tells us if he has to poop and often lets us know when he has to pee.  He enjoys wearing underpants so wearing them as reward for going in the potty is perfect.  Here are some updated pictures of the boys:
They are getting so big!  Just a couple days ago we took them to the dentist.  It was Thing 2's first time at the dentist but Thing 1 had been a few times.  Thing 1 did an excellent job during the x-rays and cleaning.  He did everything that was asked and didn't complain a bit.  Thing 2, on the other hand, was very nervous about the whole situation.  The dentist didn't try x-rays on him as she figured he wouldn't sit still.  When it came time to clean his teeth, he cried!  Luckily, he had his mouth open wide during his crying so it worked out in the dentist's favor.  The dentist was very good with the kids and did the cleaning as quickly as possible.  I was rather impressed with how she handled the kids.  (I didn't go for the last appointments as The Mr. had taken Thing 1 so I wasn't sure what to expect.)

As for me, I've been spending the majority of my time working.  If I'm not actually at work, I'm in contact with one of my staff about work or thinking about work.  I did decide to take this week off to just have a staycation.  I plan to use a gift certificate for a saloon that I received to get a new hairdo.  Other than that, nothing has been decided.  I hope to keep up with this blog better than I have recently.  We shall see what happens!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimney With Care

Our house is ready for Christmas.  Is yours?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Photos

Since my camera decided to break, or should I say, since the kids decided to play with my camera and cause it to become broken, I do not have any good pictures of the kids.  I have to take pictures on my phone, which do not always turn out to be the best.  So on my Christmas list this year is a new camera.
Anyway, to get back to why I am posting this.  We had our family pictures taken about 2 weeks ago, which we do often around this time of year.  I took pictures of the pictures on my phone so the ones you are getting are about as good as I can get without a new camera (hint, hint to anyone who wants to buy me something for Christmas).

I think my boys have gotten so big!  I love them dearly and can't believe I was blessed with two such wonderful children!  My husband is great, too, just in case anyone was wondering. :-)