Tuesday, February 27, 2007
At dinner, they have to ask to be excused before they can get down from the table. This is to cut down on the up and down, up and down, up and down throughout every meal. Aiden was in the highchair and the rest of us were sitting around the table at dinner. Chase all of a sudden said, "Mommy...Aiden say I'm excused." Now I could be wrong, but seeing as Aiden only uses small words one at a time, I doubt she took the liberty of excusing Chase.
Chase uses the term "very, very" to emphasize ANYTHING. For example..."It very, very hurts." Or, when he built a tall block tower the other day, "It's a very, very tower."
If you ask him a question that he is either unsure of, or doesn't want to answer...such as, "What did you do to your sister?"...he answers very politely, "I don't know. You tell me."
He either loves something or doesn't love something. "I love pizza." If it's something he does not want to eat, he'll say, "I don't love that."
Chase was pulling my good throw blanket, (which is off limits to kids) across the living room. I said, "No Chase. Don't pull my good blanket across the room." He held up the ninja turtle he was holding and said, "The ninja turtle did it."
Whenever he hurts something, he says kiss it mommy. Some areas I just don't particularly want to kiss. I'll pretend, or get close...but he always says "no...right here." the other day, he hurt his "bobbom." (that's what he calls it.) you get the drift!!
Little Chaser...one in a buzzilion!
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Aiden and Mommy dancing
Colton and his cutie-pie friend Anna Marie dancing
Colton...a.k.a..."The Stud" and his date...Anna Marie
(are they a cute pair, or what?)
Last Thursday night, Colton's school had a sock hop. It was soooo fun! It was the day after Valentine's day and love was in the air!! We had Anna Marie's family over for dinner and then they got to go to the dance together. Chase was thrilled to meet up with Kylee (a little girl in Colton's class who Chase is smitten with) once we got there, and Aiden hung with me the whole time. I was super excited to get to wear my poodle skirt, which I had from when I was in the musical Grease. So, it was a very fun night. I was so proud of Colton. He really got into character, which I'm sure you can tell from the pictures. He did not give a rip about what people thought and danced his little heart out all night long. I had to drag him off the middle of the dance floor when it was time to go. So cute!!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Chase: Our Love Bug...Valentine's 07
Aiden Annee-Grace: Our Sugar Plum...Valentine's 07
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! I LOVE Valentine's day. It makes me happy...always has. This morning started off with a bang! Colton and Chase opened their Ninja Turtles; Aiden opened her new "pretty" dress; Chad opened the 24: Season Four box set; and Chad surprised me with the best gift. He got me a mp3 player, which I have never had, and found my list of favorite songs from my lifetime in a journal from about 3 1/2 years ago. My plan was to eventually make a "Mindy's favorite hits" CD but had not ever done it. He downloaded all of those songs on the mp3 player before I opened it and I was so happy!! How thoughtful and sweet and so one of the reasons I love him. Happy Valentine's Day my love! I will list some of the songs on my player, and will list them ALL at another time.
Mindy's Favorite Hits (birth - 32 years & not in order)
- Jive Talkin (Bee Gees & my very 1st favorite song ever...i would stand up in the back seat of the car and dance!!)
- Baby It's Cold Outside
- Beat It
- Beautiful Day (U2)
- Bless The Broken Road (Selah version)
- Canon in D
- Clocks (Coldplay)
- Elevation (U2)
- God Blessed Texas (Little Texas)
- Hey Mickey (The Riplets)
- I Got You Babe (Sonny & Cher...this is our family song!!)
- I'll Fly Away (My Grandpa's version...He would play the guitar and we would sing this together when I was little)
- Kryptonite (3 Doors Down)
- Last Date (Floyd Kramer)
- Leaving Town (Dexter Freebish)
- Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany's)
- Music Box Dancer
- Queen of Hearts (Juice Newton)
- Rythym of the Falling Rain
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- Son of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
- Tennesee Flat Top Box
- The Longest Time (Billy Joel)
- The Space Between (Dave Matthews)
- You Got It (The Right Stuff)...(NKOTB)
That's enough for now, but sometime I will list every one!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Speaking of pouting...Aiden has started throwing tantrums. Now, this is a first for me. Neither Colton or Chase were big tantrum throwers. I'm glad that she is my third, otherwise I would be less likely to just stare at her and laugh. It's not the tantrum itself that is so humerous, but the way that she throws it. She is very systematic in her tantrum throwing tactics. She is a pretty cautious individual...similar to Colton and the opposite of Chase. So, just hap-hazardly throwing herself on the floor is way too dangerous. She really doesn't want to hurt herself...her point is not that important to her, I guess. So, she very carefully gets on to the floor and slowly positions herself into the tantrum throwing position and then begins to kick and scream. It really is quite funny. The boys and I just watch her, and they kind of look at me with this, "is she serious?" look on their faces. She'll look up every now and then to see if we are watching. After I walk away, she gets up, dusts herself off, and comes to find me. Normally, it's over by this point. I'm waiting for it to happen in public. That should be fun.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
In other news...last Thursday night, John and Lindsey were getting in from South Carolina for a visit and I had some quick errands to run. I wanted to get out of the house quick and get them done, and Chase and Aiden both had colds, and Colton was being a little attitudy for my liking, so I just wanted to make something that I knew they would all eat without complaining. I decided on whole wheat frozen pancakes and fresh strawberries. Fast...Good...Just what the doctor ordered for me to get out fast. So, I had all the frozen pancakes set out on 5 plates...3 plastic and 2 regular for Chad and I. The kids were running around the kitchen and doing a victory dance because it seemed that I had given up on the healthy, veggie, yucky meal combination that was put in front of them most nights. There were 3 pancakes on each plate and I was quickly popping them in and out of the microwave. When I went to get one out of the microwave and put another one in, I noticed one plastic plate was missing from the cabinet. I did a double take...counted again...and then looked around. There was Aiden, on the floor, eating what she assumed to be HER pancakes. She was about half way through. Now, the most notable part of the story is that they were still frozen. That's right. Hard as a brick bat. I don't know how she managed to bite them, or much less chew them, but there she was...happy as a clam...enjoying her frozen pancakes. What does this say about my cooking?