SO much has happened since the last time I posted the fun things the kids do and say! Probably the biggest one is that we moved to Georgia! And David started talking a TON more, it is amazing how his vocabulary has grown in the last month - he is finally ready to talk, I guess! :)
David says whoops - "Oopsh" or uh-oh whenever anything falls down!
The day before his birthday, Zachary got up and said, "It's my birthday eve!" He also had a nightmare about David getting into the box of chocolate donuts we were saving for the occasion and eating a bite out of each one! :)
One night, Zachary and I were playing Connect Four, and I was trying to teach him about the strategy and paying attention to blocking me, and I kept beating him! Finally, he said, "Take it easy on me this time!"
David sometimes says 'toot' when he toots, and he thinks it is hilarious. :)
One night, Natalie asked Zachary, "Zachary, can I sleep in your bed?" Zachary (who sometimes thinks Natalie is too disruptive during these sleepovers when he is actually trying to sleep) replied, "Natalie, I have been looking forward to it, and the answer is yes."
I handed Zachary a bottle of salad dressing, thinking it was a squeeze bottle. It wasn't. As he was about to pour it onto his salad, he said, "I hope this ends well." It didn't ... unless you reeeally like blue cheese...
We were discussing the possibility of moving somewhere where the weather is nice, and we could go to the park year-round. "Yes," Zachary said, "That could be our daily thing!" And now it is - I think we've missed maybe two days of park-going since we've moved down here!! :)
One day, I overheard Natalie singing, "And when the ocean breaks, we don't have to be afraid. There's pain the night, but joy comes in the morning. Joy comes in the morning!" (from this Newsboys song)
Another day, Natalie was singing, "Jesus loves the big children. All the teenagers of the world! Yellow, black, white, those big kids are precious in His sight. Jesus died for all the children of the world."
While playing Mario Kart, Zachary exclaimed, "That is so irritating!"
When discussing where we may move, Natalie said, "I want to move to Ohio, so we can visit Daddy." Zachary said, "Natalie, Daddy's training isn't going to last forever!" (SO thankful that chapter of our family's life is over!!)
Zachary wanted to move to northern Canada or Antarctica, so he could go sledding year round.
Zachary got a Batman Gotham City Jail with his birthday money, and he plays with Natalie and her Little People figures in it. He calls her Little People Batman's 'apprentices', but he pronounces it "appreciants". :)
One day, Davey was pretending to be a 'bad cat'. He was making some very angry and hilarious meowing sounds! :)
When Zachary was playing one day, I overheard this: "I wasn't very smart when I was an adult, so I decided to go back to school. So I went back to college."
David knows a lot of colors now, and the cutest one is 'orange'! He pronounces it in one syllable, like Natalie used to, "ornsh".
When Natalie went to the doctor for her well-check a couple of days after Christmas, the nurse asked her if Santa had come, and Natalie looked at her like she was crazy, and responded, "No." The nurse's head popped up to look at me, and I explained that a lot of our kids' presents come from our extended families, so we don't really 'do' Santa, we just tell the kids who the presents are from - but I think she thought we were crazy!!
Natalie: "Mommy, what does twice mean?"
Me: "Two times."
Natalie: "Okay, Mommy. I'm going to kiss you twice times."
David brings his diaper and clothes that he has picked out on his own to my room for me to dress him in as soon as he gets up now - it's so cute! He also says "dar-per, shirt, panss", so adorably. :)
On Mario Kart, Zachary pronounces the piranha plants "Pee-ra-ha-na" plants. :)
One day, Natalie was carrying around a Bob the Builder doll. She said, "His name is Bob the Builder." I said, "Oh, is he going to be a builder when he grows up?" She said, "Well, if that's what God wants him to be!" :)
One night, Natalie was up playing with toys after bedtime, so I was discussing her disobedience with her. Her response - "But, Mom, I'm only four. I don't really understand." :) Hmmm...she may have heard that twenty or five hundred times to explain why 'baby Davey' gets away with things more often than he probably should... :)
Natalie handed me her Potato Head when the back flap had fallen off and asked me, "Mom, can you put my Potato's booty back on?" Ha!
One morning, Zachary and I were sitting on my bed chatting. David brought his Scentsy Buddy monkey into my room, and Zachary sniffed and said, "What is that terrific smell?" :)
When we went to the bouncy place in the mall, there were some other kids there, so I asked Natalie if she had talked to any of them or made any friends. She responded, "A boy said hi to me, but I just looked at him, because I wanted to have peace." Okay, then.
Natalie was watching Z play Mario Kart and Diddy Kong jumped up and did a flip in his seat while he was driving. Natalie said, "That's not very safe."
One night, Joel came home late and kissed Natalie in her sleep. When he asked her the next morning if she remembered it, she said, "Yes! I remember I said, 'What's that prickly thing?'" :)
One night, we were praying and Zachary's prayer was, "Jesus." I said, "Um, why did you say that?" His response: "I didn't know what to say, so I just said Jesus. That song told me to."
I had a headache one day, so Dr. Buzz Lightyear (represented by Zachary) stood on my head and diagnosed me. "Your brain has a problem. You have been watching too much SpongeBob. You should not watch any more SpongeBob."
David sometimes breaks out in a little song when he is bored in the car, using a bunch of random words like, "Ouchie wa wa, ooh ooh aah aah, ee-ee, Bubby, obey Mommy Daddy, no way, no way, no waaaaaay". He also said Zach this week for the first time - so adorable!! Some more of his newest phrases from this week include iPad, Watch BibleMan, shoes socks, Oh-tay for okay, and thank you (finally!!).
Last week, Zachary was helping me make taco casserole, and I asked him how we should crush the corn chips. "I will crush them with my manly crushers", he responded. "What are your manly crushers?" I had to know. "My hands", he said.
Joel is very good about reminding the kids to thank me when I make meals, and sometimes it rubs off when he's not home. :) The other day at lunch, David said to me, "Mommy, thank you eat." It is so fun that he is finally talking!! :)
We're pretty much settled in our rental for now, and still actively looking for a house to buy - we've had a couple offers fall through, so that's been disappointing, but we're trying to trust that God has something perfect in mind for us! We are enjoying the warm weather here, and having Daddy home every single day is a huge treat after the three months we went through before this!! The kids are enjoying it all, but obviously they miss everyone from New York, too (I had to struggle not to type 'back home' right there myself). Your prayers are greatly appreciated as we continue to believe God for His best for us here in Georgia!