Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kidlet Hilarity #9

Lots of hilarious goings on with the kids this month!! They are so much fun, and starting to enjoy each other even more as they each get older- I think they will really enjoy being so close in age - and I'm sure someday I will enjoy it too.... :)

One day Natalie was watching me change and play with David in his room, and then all of a sudden, she said, "Where Dackwy? (Zachary) I miss him. I go look for him. I can't find him! Oh, dere he is! Dackwy, I lookin' for you. Want talk a minute?" :)  

One day Natalie gave Davey a hug, and he fussed because he had just woken up, and she cooed in a sweet, motherly voice, "You don' like dat?"

Another day, Natalie and Davey had both just woken up from naps, and neither of them was in a very emotionally stable mood.  Natalie tried to give Davey a hug, but he just kept crying.  She stepped back, and her lip trembled as she said, "Baby no like me?"  Poor little thing!! I assured her that Davey was just grouchy and that he did actually love her. :)

Natalie was trying to say 'ice pop' and 'popsicle' at the same time, and she came out with 'ice pickle'! LOL!!

One morning as the kids were playing, Zachary said to Natalie, "Natalie, it's jumping concert time!"  Her response - "I tired, Dackwy."

I told Natalie to hurry on the playground ladder and she replies in a very serious voice, "I can't. I prolly fall.  Wike dis."  Then she proceeded to demonstrate falling down in a very realistic way. :)

Zachary occasionally says to me, "I love you even when you're mean." or "I love you even when you're grouchy."  So heartwarming... :)

Zachary talked me into buying radishes for a vegetable a couple of weeks ago - YUCK!!!  But I bought them, and he tried them, and liked them (or at least ate a few bites and said he liked them).  Later that night, he said "Thanks for letting me try radishes myself, Mom."  So it was all worth it, then. :)

One day we were discussing that meat came from animals, and this interesting quote came from Zachary - "Sausage is made from dead animals? I like that kind of dead animal. It comes in my McGriddle."  Yes, true...

Natalie has learned the word 'petrified' from the Bethany Boys - who said they weren't educational?  She and Zachary occasionally use it in the correct context, such as "I petwified of the zipline." or "I petwified of the waterslide."  

When my friends, Anna and Nate and their son Elias were here for family camp, the kids had such a good time with them!  Zachary and Natalie were so cute with Elias, and they had fun playing together!  Natalie called Nate 'Meat', so we thought that was pretty hilarious. :)  On Saturday morning, as they were getting ready to leave, Anna said to grouchy Natalie, "I'm going to give you a kiss on your cheek whether you like it or not."  Natalie laid there and let her, then said, "I don't like it."  :)

Natalie also occasionally says "No problem" which is really funny coming from her. :)

Zachary has been loving to make up games for us to play together - one night he made up this elaborate Superhero game where we wore capes (except when it was night we had to take them off to lay down), and walked around finding and collecting bad guys, then putting them in the dark bathroom (which was the jail).  Natalie accidentally opened the bathroom door and let them out once, so we had to recapture them all. :)  Another day, David played with us and he was supposed to be Batman, but at one point he was crying, so I picked him up, and Zachary said, "Batman, why are you in Mommy's arms?" :)

The kids were watching the movie Robots for movie night, and Natalie kept talking to the robots - at one point while eating her supper she said, "Hey, robot, want to see my tall straw? It's really big!" :)

Zachary accidentally sniffed some hot chocolate powder into his nose one afternoon, and he was coughing and feeling kind of awful, so he was grabbing his throat and saying, "I think I'm going to die!"  I have no idea where he gets his overdramatic tendencies.

Natalie was watching Z play an iPad game, and she asked if she could play, too.  Zachary responded, "No. It is not a multiplayer game."  "Because why not?", Natalie asked.  "It is not a multiplayer game!" Zachary responded again.  Then he did pick 'multiplayer' the next time, and they played together and Natalie won!  So he didn't feel too great about that!!

Sometimes when the kids are fighting over something, I will take it away and put it in a time out.  One day, they were on the porch fighting, and I ran out to see what was going on.  Zachary said to me, "We were fighting over the playhouse door.  Are you going to rip it off and put it in time out?"  I did not.

One day Zachary told me, "I wish we had three of everything.  Then we could share better."  Not sure that is the definition of sharing...

Natalie was walking up the driveway the other day with a pretty big rock in her arms.  Zachary said, "Whoa, Natalie has a giant rock!"  "Yes, she does", I said.  As she caught up to us, Natalie said, "This a giant rock. It really big. God made it."  Yes!! She is starting to absorb some of what I'm trying to teach her!! :)

Natalie and I were reading a book with a cat named Tiger in it.  She said, "Dat sound scary." :)

I love that Natalie is so girly and nurturing when she plays with her 'babies'.  But today I heard her throwing something away in the diaper pail, so I thought I'd investigate.  I found a few clean diapers, with clean wipes inside, rolled up, and thrown away - she had been changing her babies, and throwing away their 'dirty' diapers!!  It totally cracked me up!

Davey is definitely learning and growing every day, too - he learned to say 'uh-oh' this week, and he uses it often - since he loves to throw his food and everything else on the floor!  He also claps now, and stands up by himself in the middle of a room - but no walking yet, unless he's holding onto something - he's really close, though!!  He has gotten quite a bit more social over the summer, and he will go to more people now - his favorite game is to reach out to someone and then immediately reach back for me. :)  He blows kisses sometimes - he puts his hand by his mouth and then blows as he pulls it away - it's so cute!!! :)  

I can't believe the camp season is over - it really did go by so quickly - I say that every year, though!! :)  We all had a great time, and grew a lot through the craziness of the season.  I will definitely miss seeing our staff friends every day, and I know Zachary will be going through attention withdrawal next week, but I'm also looking forward to the normalcy of getting back to a routine with the kids and (eventually) starting school and all. :)  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kidlet Hilarity #8

We've been having a lot of fun at home and at camp this summer!  As usual, the kids have had a lot to say! :)

Zachary and I were playing a matching game with a fruit theme, and he said to me, "This isn't the fruit of the Spirit, Mom - it's not love, joy, and peace.  It's real fruit." :)

One day Joel took Zachary to Sam's Club for lunch when he had to pick some things up, and as a special treat, he let him get a glass of pop - and when they were finished shopping, he let him get a refill! So he came home after drinking two glasses of pop (caffeine-free, just full of sugar), and he was SO hyper!!  At one point, he was literally bouncing up and down on our bed, saying in a chipmunk voice, "Do they have small drinks at Sam's Club? 'Cause the ones I drank were LARGE!!"  I was laughing SO hard at wild him!! :)

I hear Z & Nat playing in their room with one of the dancing dogs they got for Christmas - they kept pushing the button and dancing to the song over and over.  Then Z tells Natalie, "I know it's all rocky and fun, but don't use up all the batteries."

One day when we were talking about being brave, Z said, "Yeah, you have to be brave to do that. You can't be a weenie!" :)

Natalie is talking a TON too - one night we were getting ready to go to camp, and Zachary had spent the afternoon swimming with a friend of ours.  I told her we would go to camp and see Bubba, and she jumped up and down and shouted, "I so 'cited! I see Bubba!" :)

Davey took Nat's toy out of her hand and she said, "No! Have sumpin else." and handed him a different toy. :)

One night when Zachary's leg was apparently hurting him, he said, "My knee has issues." (don't know where he got that one!) :)

When we were talking about chapel, Natalie said, "Chapel team. Anne! Chapel team LOUD."  But she loooooves chapel - she begs to go and sing in chapel! And sometimes breaks out in her own two-year-old version of the chapel songs (with motions of course) - "cweep, cweep...", "Lay me down..." etc. :)  I just know Jesus' heart smiles when He hears her sing!!

Natalie and I were playing together, and she handed me an imaginary something.  I assume it's some kind of food, thank her for it, and pretend to eat it.  "NO! Don't bite it! Put it on your shirt. It's a sticker."  Whoops! :)  Then she said, "I give you 'nother one." :)

As we were heading inside one day, Natalie was following me but Zachary was not following quickly - Nat shouts out to him, "Zachary, come inside! You not listening!" Don't know where she's heard that...

As we were taking a bath one night, Zachary shocked me by saying, "I think David's head is cracked!"  Thankfully it was just a bright blue vein showing up on his forehead!! But I was rather worried for a second there!

When asked why he wet his pants, Z's response was, "I don't have any answer that would be good. I don't know what to say. I have no idea."

As they were eating yogurt one day, Nat was being rather messy, and Z brought it up by saying, "Natalie, use your spoon. My hands are all neat and tidy."

When it's time to get ready in the morning, Zachary likes to go to his room and 'surprise' me by coming back a few minutes later all dressed.  So this morning when I asked him to surprise me by getting dressed, he ran to his room, and came back a minute later, stark naked, giggling. I was surprised, alright! :)

David is talking, too - today he said "Oo-dy" for Judy!! I couldn't talk him into saying cracker, but he says "Na-na" for most any kind of food that he wants. :)  He also says Mama all the time, whenever he wants anything, and Dada, too.  He took a little bit of a step tonight, from me to Daddy, mostly with help, but hey, it's a start - it's the first time I've seen him interested in walking at all! And he stands next to everything, and by himself for a few seconds, and is starting to walk down the couch while holding onto it. :)  He is totally weaned now (waaah, but also YESSSS!), and he loves his whole milk!! :)  He had a great birthday, enjoyed opening all his presents, and really loved eating his cake - especially the frosting!! :)