Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Nye: "Mom, can I play on your phone?"
Me: "No, Nye."
Nye: "Mom, can I watch TV?"
Nye: "Mommmmm, you not say no to everything!"
Me: "Nye, go find something else to play with...we're not doing those right now. I want you to entertain yourself!"
Touché my boy, you dug through all the boxes and found the one other electronic toy in the house....
Or we could have if Nye hadn't woken up with a fever of 101.5, vomit, and had a few bouts of diarrhea for the past 24 hours and Lizzy didn't wake up with a slightly swollen, rash face like this:
At least Lizzy still has her sense of humor. My best guess is that hers is a case of hives from either sleeping on the carpet last night or a bubble bath from yesterday afternoon? Time will tell.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Lizzy went from deathly afraid of spiders to letting daddy long legs crawl up her arms in one day! A feat for her!!
Thanks in large part to Pamela Jay of heart shaped rocks. She explained to Lizzy that daddy long legs are named Herbert. And they don't eat little girls, but prefer sherbert.
I guess naming your fears works!
Welcome into our lives Pamela and Herberts of all shapes and sizes!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The kids helped me season a whole rainbow trout for dinner tonight. We talked about where the stomach was, where it pooped, what the teeth felt like, and how it breathed. They were pretty captivated until I chopped it's head off. Nye was aghast and kept saying "poor fishy, poor fishy." It was a good segway into discussing how the dead know nothing and can't feel anything. Lizzy got the concept quickly and began to reassure Nye. "Don't worry Nye, you won't feel it when they cut your head off because you'll be dead already!" (big, confident smile)
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Mid-July 12:18am. Last night of vacation. Just put kids to bed in same room with us. Conversation in the dark ensures...real, difficult feelings come out.
Nye: Mommy, you stupid. (I took his glow stick away because he was eating it.)
Lizzy: Don't say that. It's evil. You're evil Nye if you say that!
Nye: I not like Mommy. I want mommy to die.
Lizzy: But then you'll never ever ever EVER see her again....not even in the Kingdom of God!
Nye: Well... I will hit Goliath. Then I hit him and save mommy. Then I hug her, I love mommy!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Celebrating the coming of warm spring days by eating ice cream out. Unfortunately, it was a 55 degree blimp when we had planned on going. No worries, we still enjoyed it to the fullest.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Nye thinks "YUM!!" and shoves as much as he can in his mouth before I suck it up with the vacuum (Yes, I did consider sucking it out of his mouth).
Later he wanted a turn, but had to promise he wouldn't eat anything before getting vacuum privileges.
"Dear God, Please let the kingdom spiders get me."
Thankfully we have a wise, loving and understanding God who does not always choose to say yes to our prayers.
(As background, Nye usually drops the negative in a request. And his nightly prayers always hit three points. Let Kingdom of God come soon, Thank you for ________, and let the spiders get me. (Read: Don't let the spiders get me...the boy has a phobia of spiders in his bed!) Lizzy used to get scared that God didn't understand, so she always follows up with "And God, don't let the spiders get Nye. Thank you. Amen." She's beefing up her intercessory prayer skills. :)
Now back to the monstrous spider. Try to end the stalemate by calling your neighbor girl over to get you a shoe (note to self: wearing shoes would provide me with better weapon options). Never get closer than two feet to the spider. The wasp spray may give him mutant jumping powers.
If a black widow spider bites a person, do not panic! No one in the United States has died from a black widow spider bite in over 10 years. Very often the black widow will not inject any venom into the bite and no serious symptoms develop. Wash the wound well with soap and water to help prevent infection.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"Now you want to make sure that I don't get three in a row. Good, now I have to put my piece where you won't get three in a.....wait, did you just beat me? Wait, what?!"
"I've got to take a picture to show dad later. Smile! Oh come on, what are you implying? I'm not that bad."
Nye: "Mamma, mamma, look! I a fireman!"
Me, pulling out my camera: "Nye! This is in no way acceptable (click), so as soon as I take your picture (click), I want you to clean that soup out of your hair (click), and never do this again (click). Do you understand?"
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Chick fil a hosted a princess party for kids recently. Dress like a princess and get a free kids meal. How could we pass that up?
Lizzy got to do everything a real princess does. Check on her herd, get a manicure, get a tattoo, bejewel a crown, hunt pirates down, get a few more tattoos, eat ice cream, and hang out with other princess types. Needless to say, it was a good night for her!