Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ike and the Attitude

I have tons of pictures to put up. And I will someday. But Ike has been cracking me up lately and I need to share his hilarity with y'all. However, you probably won't even find it funny. But it may help to remember he has a German accent (he really does).

Reading a menu at a restaurant outloud he says loudly, "Daddy gets yucky food. Mommy gets yucky food. The kids get good food."

After I forgot to let him blow the wrapper off a straw, I said, "I ruined it, Ike." He responded very dramatically, "You ruined my life!"

I left for the store and asked Eric if it's fine to leave Ike since he may be bored watching Cal and Eric play Super Mario Bros. Ike looked up and said, "I don't mind."

At dinner this week, I picked a piece of egg off of his plate and popped it in my mouth. He grunted at me. Then when I got myself seconds (Cal and I were splitting another half of a half- but Ike didn't ask for more), I went to fill up my cup and Ike plopped himself in my seat and ate the whole thing. I said, "IKE! That was mine! Why did you eat my sandwich!" He said very matter-of-factly, "Cuz you ate my egg, so I ate your sandwich. So don't ever do that again."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby due 8.10.10

FYI- that thing coming out of her face is her arm.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Living Baldly

Update: Here's a picture of Kari that she had on her blog. Haha. I told you- she's hilarious.
My amazing, bold, clumsy, hilarious step-sister-in-law is starting a blog that will journey through the shaving of her gorgeous red curly locks. Check it out if you want:

That's her in the middle. I'm sad to say I don't have a picture with her glorious hair down.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Obey First

We don't have an established motto in our home, but we do have a couple sayings that we repeat all the time to our kids. A couple of these are:

*People are more important than things.
*Obey First

This second one is constantly repeated. We do let our kids contest what we have said but they do have to obey first (I'm pretty sure we got this from Shepherding a Child's Heart). Sometimes I feel like they will never get it since we have to remind them about 5x a day.

However, today was different! I was letting the kids watch Sid the Science Kid and when I heard the next show come on, I yelled from the next room "Cal, turn the TV off, please!" He came running into the room saying, "Mom, can I please watch Super Why? It's one that I've never seen before and I just love it!" I walked into the living room and guess what?! The TV was off! I was so proud that of course I said yes.

Hooray for repeating oneself over and over and over.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Loneliness and Neediness

I don't want to put dates on here, but Eric has to go out of town for work pretty soon from a Sunday through a Wednesday. I'm pretty nervous but am grateful we live in a day and age where I can use the TV to help me get through the days.

Here's how you can help:

- Come visit if you live far away. Take off many days from work so that you can come up here and help me work. And then I can take a nap while you cook our family food and play with the kids.

- Invite me and the kids over for dinner. We are very happy eating leftovers, grilled cheese or frozen pizza. We just like the company. And keeping busy.

- Come to my house for dinner. I will cook something fabulous (probably not, actually).

If you are interested in dates, email me and I will let you know. Thank you, support group.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Awesome new tights

I needed a new picture b/c I'm sick of looking at my belly. So here I am with my new funky tights Becky and Cheryl got me for xmas. I always want to dress crazy but never have the guts (plus Eric disuades me). Well, not today, people! I'm wearing what I want! (Um, the hat is on because I had hat-head.)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Why I've Been a Slacker Blogger

8 Weeks Pregnant and already showing. It's either backed-up pooh (too much info, I know) or my belly really knows what to do OR there are two babies in there. I've been ridiculously sick and not taking pictures. But I've been having some good days and even getting to eat, so hopefully, I'll be a better blogger soon!
PS Yes, my belly button is always that weird.