Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What the Kingdom of God seems like when you're 2

We were driving to Walmart and passed the time by singing songs about the kingdom of God.  We arrived and got out of the car.  When Nye saw the store facade, he got very excited, pointed towards it, and started yelling, "Kingdom of God!! The kingdom! The Kingdom!"

"That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, 'No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him."   I Cor. 2:9 (NLT)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blasphemy with good intentions

Lizzy was coloring and listing the 10 commandments to herself.  These two made the list:

Do not eat idols.

Don't cheat God.

While not part of the original ten, they are still pretty good guidelines for a 3 year old.

Putting this on my kid now

Any good guesses why I would slather strong alcohol and citronella on my son?

No?  Apparently it's a great way to bring down a fever.  Here goes...

(I was going to add a pitiful picture of a sick and lethargic Nye, but when I got my camera he started jumping and laughing on the couch, then flinging himself onto the pillows the floor.  Can't keep a good man down.)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Little Night Music in the Morning

Lizzy was running around the house with Nye's birthday money singing, "It's mine, it's mine, it's really really mine" (to the tune of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik).  Nye started throwing a fit and when Lizzy ran into the kitchen singing and saw my disapproving-give-it-back-to-your-brother face, she immediately about-faced and started tiptoeing back to Nye.  Without missing a beat, and grinning her little face off, she changed her "tune" to, "It's Nye's, it's Nye's, it's really really Nye's."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saying goodnight...

Lizzy: "Goodnight Grandma, and remember..."
Grandma: "Candyland tomorrow?"
Lizzy: "YEAH!...uh, no... I mean remember God is always with you."

Friday, November 23, 2012

One Tired Little Girl

Apparently one musuem exhibit was so boring you could fall asleep standing up.

Heard at the Art Museum

Lizzy, talking about this statue of a priest: "He looks sad."
Me: "Why is he sad?"
Lizzy:  "His woman isn't here."

At the dinosaur museum

Lizzy:  "Mommy, when I die will my bones be in a museum?"

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oops, missed the carrot...

Grater crater anyone?  For some reason my mom doesn't see the humor in that.  Odd.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My mornings start like this...

And even though they are out of bed before they are supposed to, it's so sweet I can't find it in me to send them back.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mommy, can I lick the bowl?

Pumpkin pie remains-apparently  you have to come up for air. 

Rough Morning

Nye threw his cucumber and screamed "don't want it."  So I gave it to lizzy.  Nye threw a royal fit, a fall down screeching on the floor, gnashing of teeth at the injustice of out all fit (all while holding another cucumber in his hand).  The following conversation then took place:

Me, under my breath: "Nye, you make me want to punch things."
Lizzy: "What?!  Nye makes you want to paint things?"
Me: " sounds like that."
Lizzy, smiling affectionately at him,"Nye, you make me want to play with play-doh."

A good reminder of kind words.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Why I don't miss owning a dog...

I commented before how similar having a dog and having a son has been.  Quick recap: 
*I often tell him to sit and stay
*I train him to use the potty with treats (which he insists on jumping up and down for when he sees them and often wants me to put it in his mouth)
*He brings me a ball every day to throw so he can go get it
*He barks

But I may have crossed a line today.  It's all his fault really.  We went shopping to buy some rugs for the cold wood floors in the playroom.  I asked for their input.  As we strolled through the pet section, Nye curled up in a dog pad.  We bought it.  It is now his favorite place. 

Lizzy likes it too.   :-)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Copy cat

Conversation upon Lee arriving home:
Lee:  So how was your day?
Lizzy:  Well, the kids whined a lot.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Monkey see, monkey do, monkey eww

My applesauce was too hot and the sour cream from taco night was still on the table so I added some.  Not bad.  Lizzy saw me, and added some to hers.  Not to be outdone, she also added some cheddar cheese and chopped lettuce.  Apparently applesauce tacos are delicious.  She devoured it just like there wasn't warm romaine floating around in the bowl.

Not to be further outdone, nye refused his applesauce and went strait for the fake tree.  I should be glad my kids like their greens I guess.