Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Is This Real Life?

Did y'all ever see that YouTube video of the kid who had some kind of dental procedure and kept asking his dad "Is this real life?"  Well, that's kind of what I feel like right now.  I feel like everything is going at warp speed and there is no possible way that this is REAL.  (If you haven't seen the video, you can check it out here.)

Seriously, how is it already the end of March?  Wasn't it JUST Christmas yesterday?  And how is my child closer to 3 than to 2?  Wasn't she JUST born a few days ago?  Wait- I'm turning HOW old this year?  We won't even talk about that.  This year is flying by, and I don't really expect it to slow down anytime soon. I've been terrible about taking pictures and keeping up with things, so Instagram and my iPhone have been saving me with pictures.  I figure at this point, I should just let it go.  And now after typing that, I feel like I should burst out in song.  I'm sure I'm not the only one that has listened to the Frozen soundtrack a million (or billion) times at this point. So, after all of that, I think the best way to "catch up" would be to just share some my Instagram pictures.  Here we go...

Picked up a few things at Lifeway for Kate's Easter basket, and something for myself, too!

Kevin just finished this book, and now I've started to read it.  I'm still in the first few chapters, but I've enjoyed it so far.  

Kate has officially been in her "big girl" room for a few months now so the nursery is being converted back into a neutral space while we wait for our next little one.  That means Kate's name is coming off of the wall... but the verse will be staying! It was fitting for Kate and most definitely will be fitting for our second child.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Birthdays

March was always an eventful month growing up.  Of the four immediate family members living in our house, half of us had March birthdays.  Mine was not one of them, but it didn't mean that I missed out on the birthday fun.  And now that Kristi and I are all grown up, we make it a point to get together in March to celebrate my mom and my sister's birthdays.  Kristi's is on March 22nd and my moms is March 23rd.  So today, we made it a zoo day and then all had lunch together downtown.  The weather was perfect, and so was the day.

The birthday girls! Happy birthday, Kristi & Mom!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Attitude.  This girl has got it!  I try to write down the funny things that she says and does, but I have been falling short lately.  Here are just a couple for the record book and a few videos at the end...

We were about to leave to go somewhere, and I'd asked Kate to come on so we could get her jacket on. She was very obviously ignoring me, so I reiterated and said "Kate. Come here. Now." She quickly turned around, looked at me and said "Be patient, Mommy."

Kevin asked Kate to tell him the story of the 3 little bears and it went like this:

"One pun time (this is how she pronounces it) there were 3 big bears like a mermaid in the water. And then there was an octopus. And then Jonah took them to the Golden Palace."
I think we're getting quite a few stories from different sources mixed together: the traditional 3 bears story, Jonah from the Bible, and Disney's Sophia the First. We're working on our imagination over here. 

Potty training is by far the worst thing EVER.  Especially with a stubborn kid.  Anyway, it's not been going well by any stretch of the imagination, but it's been going so much better than even a few weeks ago.  Last Friday, Kristi came over for dinner and around 8pm, we were all in the living room just talking when we noticed that Kate was gone.  She came back in the room a couple of minutes later, with no shoes, socks, pants or panties on.  She handed me her pajamas and said "Put on my 'jammas, Mommy!".

I immediately knew what had happened.  She had an accident and tried to cover it up.  We asked where her pants were, but she wouldn't tell us.  We found them hidden in our formal living room.  Smart girl hid her wet pants, went into her bedroom, and then put together in her head that it was almost bedtime so it would be more believable to grab her pajamas (which are in a top drawer and hard for her to get to) instead regular pants (which are in the bottom drawer and easy to get to.)  Maybe I'm giving her too much credit, but I was pretty impressed with her logic, though not all that impressed with the wet pants!

Kevin was changing out clothes from the washing machine to the dryer when Kate walked into the laundry area. Their conversation went something like this:
Kate: "What you doing, Daddy?"

Kevin: "Putting wet pants into the dryer to get them dry."
Kate: "Ohhhh, You pee-pee in those pants?"

Kate has become obsessed with Veggie Tales.  She loves Bob and Larry.  More recently, we introduced her to the Jonah version of Veggie Tales and she's caught onto the song.  Here are the words to the video below:

"Jonah was a prophet (Oooo-oooo)
But he really never got it (Sad, but true.)
If you've been watching you can spot it (A-doodly-dooo.)
He did not get the point!"


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