Friday, June 26, 2009

The Ravenous Eater

Isaac is a ravenous eater. He eats everything (he is not allergic too), all day long. He is a constant snacker. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised we he came up to me crying today because he bit his own finger while eating kix. I can see the confusion...

Be a man

I was fixing my eyebrows this morning and Eli was going through my make-up draw. Don't ask me why, but he loves going through my make-up drawer and asking what everything is. The conversation goes:
Eli: Mommy can I help you?
Me: No hon, this is kind of a one man job.
Eli: Well, be a man.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Boy ingenuity

John and I were sitting on the couch this morning. The boys had been wrestling while I was in the shower, and though John wanted a break, they wanted to continue the match. So - most of the wrestling was taking place on the couch and the boys were alternately ending up on the floor, mostly on their heads. As a distraction I suggested they gather the pillows in the house to jump on. Within minutes they had 15 in the living room, stacking the pillows on top of each other, jumping off one stack onto another. We have this giant bear and he was on the very top. Eli was assuring Mr. Bear that them jumping on him "wouldn't hurt." The pillow stack is now higher than the couch. John looked at me and said, "This is boy ingenuity at it's best: let's see how stupid we can make this."

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I want to go bye-bye

Eli announced today at dinner that he wanted to go bye-bye to see no one.
Should be a fun trip.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gusteau's Son

Eli helped me make banana bran muffins for breakfast this morning. He was quite the helper. I told him he was doing such a great job and is a "good cooker" as he calls it. He said, "Of course I am , I am Gusteau's son." (reference to the movie Ratatouille). Here are some pictures.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dear Meijer's Shoppers

I apologize for the ruckus that took place at the front, middle, and back of the Meijer store today. I took my tired children shopping today after Vacation Bible School. It is a big mistake, and I have learned my lesson. It will not happen again. To the man in the store that my son hit on the rear-end, I sincerely apologize. I hope you see the humor in that awkward situation when you eat dinner with your wife and family tonight.
Sincerely (and humiliated),

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Growing up too fast...

On Wednesday Eli had two major breakthroughs that I just don't think we are ready for. First he started consistently peeing in the potty by himself. He just goes in there, does his business, washes his hands, and goes back to playing - Mr. Independent.
It turns out he is quite the neat freak too. That afternoon nap time was a struggle - he did not want to take a nap. I work from home - he has to take a nap. So back and forth we were for 2 hours trying to get that nap in. I went into his room for the third time about an hour and a half into our struggle and this is what I saw.

An hour and a half before those blankets were all over the floor in a huge pile - he had folded every single one of them. I didn't know he was capable of that kind of clean. I said, "Eli, mommy is very upset that you are not taking a nap. But, your folding is amazing. I am going to take a picture of all of your hard work, and then you HAVE to go to bed." He never did go to sleep. When John got home we decided we had to get a video of his mad folding skills so we can prove to him he is indeed capable of folding when he is a teenager, enjoy.