It has been almost three months since I've written down all the funny things the kids have said!! I have kept track of a few, but I know I've forgotten a lot, too! Here are some gems from the last couple of months! :)
Zachary got a new Monsters University shirt at the end of July, and he wore it to camp one day. One of our friends asked him, "Are you going to go to that Monsters University school?" He giggled and replied, "No! It's for monsters."
Zachary made up this great joke: "What did the whale say to the other crying whale? ...... You are wailing!"
One day at lunch, Zachary came to the table, saw a sandwich on his plate, and asked, "What kind of sandwich do we have here?"
I took a toy with dead batteries, and was looking everywhere for the little screwdriver I use to open the battery compartment. David heard me asking about the screwdriver, ran to his room, grabbed his toy drill, and brought it to me.
I was trying to talk to Zachary one day while he was reading, and he announced that "When you talk, that makes me dis-concentrate on reading." It cracks me up when I call for him, and he comes down the hallway with his nose in a book, tripping over stuff all the way. I have NO idea where he gets that behavior from...or his intense love of reading ...
While getting ready to pray, I started my prayer, as usual with "Dear Lord", but Natalie interrupted me and said, "No, you have to say, 'Dear Heavenly Fadder'!"
Before my birthday, the kids were discussing with Daddy what my gift should be. Zachary said he would get me a robot. I said, "Oooh, to clean the house?? I would love a robot to clean the house!" He said, "No, just to play with. I don't think I could get you one to clean the house, but when I grow up, I can invent one for you." Natalie chimed in, "Yeah, because if it was a person, it could just say NO!"
At the beginning of the football season, we were watching the Broncos vs. the Ravens. Zachary is, of course, a rabid Broncos fan. Natalie, being contrary, announced that she was cheering for the 'Raisins'. :)
One day at lunch, Zachary came up with this gem, out of nowhere: "Let me preach for a minute. See this little piece of a chip? This is a regular person's brain. See this whole, big chip? This whole chip is God's brain, because He knows everything, but regular people don't know as much as God." Great sermon!
We played with water balloons one afternoon, and at supper time, the kids were telling Daddy about their balloons. David chimed in with, "My pop!" to tell Daddy that his water balloon had popped! It was his first two-word sentence! :) His very favorite word is still NO, but MY is a close second. It can mean 'me', 'that's mine', 'I want to do it myself', or 'I did that'.
I was late for Bible study and running around like a crazy person looking for my Bible bag and letting the world know I couldn't find it even though I knew I had set it by the stairs that morning so it would be ready ... Davey came running down the hall, dragging behind him the exact (heavy!) bag I was looking for!! He definitely understands more than you would think!
Natalie is such a cute little pretend mama. :) Of course she loves to play with her baby dolls, and she mothers Davey on a very regular basis, but she also has 'pretend kids' who she will talk to in this sweet voice, saying things like, "Oh, you hurt your mouf? It will be okay. Mommy will give you a kiss, and then I will go do my work." She also asks me to 'babysit' for her babies while she goes 'to the store'.
Our first school verse of the year was "Those who know Your name put their trust in You." Zachary's version was, "Those who have a brain put their trust in You."
When Natalie doesn't like something you've said to her, she often responds, "Oh, that made me so mad."
Zachary's favorite line when getting ready to go somewhere, and I ask him to find a sweatshirt, is: "Ninjas are tough. Ninjas don't wear sweatshirts." Alrighty then. Ninjas better not whine when they're cold.
Natalie was making a wall with her cottage cheese at lunch. She showed it to Zachary, and he responded, "Natalie, that is very creative, but why don't you eat your cottage cheese instead of creating things with it?" He loves to be the little parent. :)
Zachary: "Natalie, don't get physical with me when you are mad. Physical means hitting or kicking with your body."
Zachary: "I have a Biblical question."
Zachary looooooves the Magic Tree House series of books. One thing (of MANY) he picked up from them was collecting 'moonstones' - he spends time looking for and collecting these sparkly white rocks - he especially finds them up at camp. One day, he and Natalie were looking for moonstones together, and she found some to give to him, and then he found a few, and gave some to her! It was so sweet! :)
Davey has upgraded to a 'big boy' toddler bed this month - whew, what a ride! For the first few days, he was climbing up on his toy box to turn on the light - I would get up at 4 am and see his light on, and he would be back in his bed, sleeping with his light on! I eventually had to move the toy box, and the last couple days have been better, but he still prefers to get up and play rather than nap, so that is interesting some days. :)
When we told the kids we were moving, we told them there would be sad parts, but there would be sweet parts. Zachary took this to heart, and while Joel was trying to talk him into doing the zipline, Joel mentioned that he wouldn't have a lot more chances to do the zipline, since we'll be moving. Zachary replied, "Yeah. That's one of the sweet parts of moving." !! :)
For some reason, I was discussing how many calories were in the Quarter Pounders Zachary and I had had for lunch one day (we took advantage of a BOGO coupon). Zachary said, "Wow, I'll have to be talking a walk to burn those calories!"
Natalie told me this story about her Toddler Church time: "We had to share the scissors, but Bella took a really long turn, until her mommy came. Then she gave them to me, but they went on the floor. And that was what they did!"
David was getting frustrated with his Mickey Mouse fork at mealtime one day, so he yelled at it, "No, no, Me-mow!" (No, no, Mickey Mouse!) A couple of days later, he was playing with a car (which he still calls vooov) in the living room floor. It wasn't doing what he wanted, so he yelled at it, "No, no, Voov!" and bit it!
Zachary: "I'm going to think for a minute. I'm going to use my noodle. That's just an abbreviation for thinking, Mom."
Natalie, while reading a Disney book to Davey: "Donald Duck is mad, Davey. Just like you get mad sometimes." Davey: "Oh."
Natalie taught Davey to say No Way this week - it is hilarious!! He says, "No Ay!" :) I try to get him to say, "Love You", and he responds, "No ay".
A sheriff's car with flashing lights passed us today, and Natalie said, "Oh, that policeman is going to get the people who don't honor God, and the people who don't share. Right, Mom?"
A friend of ours was making popcorn while watching the kids so Joel and I could go on a date, and she was trying to teach them about what makes the popcorn pop (the moisture inside, heat, etc). She said to the kids, "What makes the popcorn pop?" Natalie raised her hand, so excited she knew the answer, and yelled, "The MICROWAVE!!" It's true, at our house. :)