Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A List for Tuesday

Five Hilarious Things My Boys Say
(in no particular order)

  1. "Phew, close one!" -Dane (age 2 1/2), every time we come home and he closes the door behind us
  2. "I can't like that crazy talk." -Dutch (age 5), any time you say something he thinks is weird
  3. "What's wrong with you, Mama?" -Dutch, every time I don't understand what the heck he's talking about
  4. "Yee-haw, ride 'em cowboy hat!" -Dane, when asked what a cowboy says
  5. "Accidents happen." and "Everybody makes mistakes." -both boys when they spill something
And that's why my boys are awesome.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A List for Tuesday

5 Things I Love About December
(in no particular order)

  1. Snow. Now my official stance on snow is BOOO!, but I allow it and, perhaps, even love it in December.
  2. Christmas. My boys are at a really fun age for Christmas magic and it makes the holiday that much more fun.
  3. Glitter and red everywhere!
  4. Scarves and coats and hats and boots. I love my accessories.
  5. Hot chocolate and fireplaces.
What do you love about December?

Monday, December 2, 2013

An Ode to Heidi

My sister Heidi had her birthday yesterday and, because I love her, I am writing her an ode. I have only written odes to two other people, so she should feel really special and not mind at all that I forgot to mail her birthday card until today.

From Brown-Eyed Girl to Crimson and Clover,
We danced to oldies over and over.
When there's a quote to a movie that I just can't remember,
You're there to remind me from here 'til September.

Books and more books and suggestions galore,
Reading and re-reading until we fall into a snore.
My sister, I want you to know that you're awesome,
I'll say again, you're awesome like an opossum.

Happy birthday, Heidi! I love you bunches.

Friday, November 29, 2013

My Favorite Thanksgiving Moment

Dutch doesn't like to be dirty, so he is always washing his hands. Unfortunately, he doesn't like being wet either, so when he got his shirt wet yesterday he decided to take it off.

About an hour later someone asked Dutch if he was cold. At the time I was snuggled under a couple of blankets and told him that if he was cold he could snuggle me. He assured me he wasn't.

A few minutes later Dane, who had been fully clothed up to that point, came up to me not wearing a shirt and said, "I cold, I snuggle you!"

I explained to him that he didn't have to be cold to snuggle me and definitely didn't need to be half-naked. He shook his head and said something I didn't understand, but the gist seemed to be, "I totally absolutely do need to be cold and shirtless."

And that was my favorite Thanksgiving moment this year.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A List for Tuesday

5 Reasons Dane is Awesome
(in no particular order)

  1. When I try to put him to bed he tells me, "I'm happy!" as if that should change my mind.
  2. He says his "f's" with a "p" sound so "fishy" becomes "pishy"
  3. "I want to hold you," he says when he wants me to pick him up.
  4. He's constantly on the move, always running around or wiggling. He just can't keep still!
  5. He loves to read! But he insists on reading to himself, if you try to read to him he'll yell at you.
Why do you think Dane is awesome?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A List for Tuesday

5 Reasons Why Dutch is Awesome
(in no particular order)
  1. When you ask him how he's doing he says, "Doing great!"
  2. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up
  3. He thinks kindergarten is "AWESOME!"
  4. His favorite thing to do is play LEGO
  5. Out of nowhere he'll come up to me and give me a hug and say, "I just love you, my mama."
Why do you think Dutch is awesome?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A List for Tuesday

5 Jobs That Would Be Awesome
(in no particular order)

  1. Nail polish namer
  2. Fashion designer (if I could draw or, you know, sew)
  3. Interior designer
  4. Greeting card writer
  5. Life coach (because it would be so fun to boss someone else around all the time)
Any that I missed?