Lots of hilarious-ness going on around here these past few weeks!! I thought I would take a minute to share just a few of the funny things the kids have said lately! It seems like there is always something - I wouldn't even have time to write them all down, I would have to carry a tape recorder around with me to catch every one! :) One of my favorite things is when they (all 3 or different combinations of them) are playing together and interacting. The things they come up with and pretend are just so funny.
One day during school, I asked Zachary if he wanted to do phonics or math next, and he responded, "F is for Phonics!"
I love when the kids share with each other, too, most of the time - one day I had told Davey he couldn't have any more juice, and when I came out, he was drinking of Zachary's cup! Z said, "It's okay, Mom, I said he could have it."
Natalie came into my room one afternoon after waking up from her nap, with a big frown on her face. When I asked her what was wrong, she said, "I just woke up a little sadly."
David is learning more words each day - and he says little sentences now, like, "Juice Ew." (when he doesn't like his juice), "Stool Ow." (when he gets hurt by a stool), and "My spill." (when he spills something).
David can climb into the tub now, but not out. So sometimes I will hear him yelling from the bathroom, and go in and there he is, just standing in the tub, getting his socks wet, yelling for me to get him out.
Zachary, while using a yo-yo, and discussing the reason why it had been taken away and hidden on a pantry shelf - "I am not going to hit people with the yo-yo. I am using it properly this time."
Natalie, to Zachary, while playing: "Did you know I go to homeschool class, downstairs? I go whenever my Mommy says."
Natalie, to Davey: "Good night, sweetheart." David is really good at stalling his bedtime, and his favorite thing to do is run around and tell everyone, "Bye!" at least once. He also likes to read books, and he prays for all of his family members at bedtimes and mealtimes, which is so cute. :)
Natalie: "My book is called Me Verses Grandpa."
Zachary: "Versus means against something. You don't want to be against Grandpa, do you?"
Natalie: "It's called Verses because it has a lot of verses in it, like Bible verses."
I made a turkey and stuffing casserole one night (seriously, the cheapest and fastest meal ever, a box of stuffing takes 5 minutes, and if you have leftover (or frozen) shredded turkey on hand, just throw some of that in and mixed veggies and you have a really easy, quick meal!). Anyhow, after we ate that for supper, Z said, "That was a great Thanksgiving meal, Mom!" :)
After the kids visited their aunt, uncle & cousin in Tennessee recently, they were all rather enamored with their dog, Ferdy. We asked them if they wanted a dog someday, and of course they said yes. When we asked them what we should name our dog, Natalie replied, "Ferdy!" Joel asked her, "But what if we were together with Jason & Emily, and we called for Ferdy, and both dogs came? What would we do then?" Natalie's response: "We would freak out!" LOL!!
We ate at Culver's when we were in Columbus, and we gave the kids the meal options to choose from. I asked Davey, "Do you want a hamburger, grilled cheese, or corn dog?" He responded, "Woof woof!" :) Corn dog it is! That one had our cashier cracking up, too! :)
Nat, overheard playing: "Okay, baby, I have to make some fish sticks now. What? You want to be holded? Okay." She proceeded to hold the baby while pretending to make fish sticks. :) What a good mama!
We were discussing the fact that when we do move, God may ask us to live in an apartment for a while, during the time of finding a place to live, etc. I asked Zachary how he would feel about that and his response was, "Well, that would be frustrating, but I would do it." I thought frustrating was an interesting word choice there.
Natalie: "Come on, David. It's time for our wedding."
Natalie: "Well, then, I'm going to marry somebody else!"
Natalie: "Then come on!"
Zachary: "Natalie, we're going to play sumo. First, you have to take your shirt off. Now, pretend you're wearing a big white diaper thing. You have to throw the other person off the rug!"
Natalie threw up one morning (she disliked her banana and somehow got sick on it) and did not tell me. I discovered it later, which was lovely. I told her she needed to let me know the next time she got sick like that, and she responded, "Okay. Next time I throw up, I will tell you. After I'm done throwing up. Because you can't talk while you're throwing up."
While reading through Proverbs last week, I was reading a verse about a nagging wife. Z asked what nagging was, so I gave an example in which I was pretending to ask the kids over and over to do their chores. When I finished, Z said (totally seriously and respectfully), "Um, you're kind of nagging sometimes, aren't you?" LOL!! I said, "Well, yes, but I'm your mom." :)
My grandparents sent the kids each an apron to go along with a Curious George Makes Pancakes book, and the kids LOVE them - I'm not sure they've taken them off yet, except to go to bed. :) Natalie calls hers her "april". :)
Two of David's newest words are 'bite' and 'wet'. He also says 'boo-boo' a LOT, whenever he gets hurt.
Playing Wii with Daddy, Joel reminds Zachary to turn the sensor around to face them, and Zachary mumbles, as he's turning it around, "Oh, yeah. I always forget that. I guess I'm just too impatient."
The kids were SO excited to watch a Hoops & Yo-Yo Christmas special this week, and while they were talking about it in the car, Natalie said, "Mom, when do we get to watch Larry and Ho-Ho?"
We did a "noun Thanksgiving" exercise at the Thanksgiving table yesterday, and I wanted to write down the things the kids were thankful for - David can't really articulate this stuff yet, so it's just Natalie and Zachary's responses:
A PERSON Zachary is thankful for is: Greg Frank.
A PLACE Zachary is thankful for is: the camp playground, and our house
A THING Zachary is thankful for is: a thing that happens - his birthday!
A PERSON Natalie is thankful for is: Her friends, Ari & Kaylie Main
A PLACE Natalie is thankful for is: The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
A THING Natalie is thankful for is: To be a Mommy someday
(not sure about Natalie's stuff going in the right category, but so sweet anyway!!)
Speaking of Zachary's birthday, he is going to be SIX in less than a week!! It is crazy how time flies!! And Natalie will be FOUR in less than a month! At least Davey gets to stick with two for a while longer. :)
Here's Zachary showing off his latest round of missing teeth - three in the last month! The tooth fairy has been busy! :)
David wanted to show off his perfectly healthy baby teeth:
Natalie didn't want to show any teeth, just her bathtime baby doll: