Thursday, January 17, 2008
Quotes and more
Kids just have this way of making you smile or laugh. I always think that I need to write some of those cute things down so I don't forget them. Here are some that I can remember.
On the plane ride home we said to Erin "Say goodbye to Utah." She said "I don't have to and I don't plan on it!"
The other night Erin asked me when daddy would be home. I said "when scouts is over." To that she said, "What? This is an outrage!"
Last night Erin said, "Jesus' dad is Henry Father."
I took her down to the Maternity Center for my ultrasound and when she got out of the car she exclaimed, "Oh, I love this hospital!" I couldn't believe she remembered it so well, but she did come with me to almost all of Alex's appointments and I guess it wasn't all that long ago. She used to love hearing the heartbeat and playing on the playground they have outside (they are very child friendly). Erin really wants a sister and insists the name should be "Capa-jaya-site". At first I thought it was something she just spouted out, but every time I ask her, that's the name. (I hope she' isn't too disappointed if we don't go with it.)
Alex's new favorite word is "Gum", which he says in a pathetic, whiny, begging voice that is only cute because he's so little. I tried (again) to get pictures at the studio with him the other day and the only way he would sit down is when I gave him the pack of gum. After that he wasn't crying but he certainly wasn't smiling either. He was too focused on pulling each piece out of the box. I think we ordered one picture with the whole pack in his hand, but we're going to have to go back without gum next time.
A week or so ago Jared told him to throw away his diaper. He went to the edge of the room and did just that, he "threw his diaper away"--right into the hall. Now he knows the word garbage and loves throwing his diapers and other things away.
His other new thing is getting on Erin's bed and saying "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!" which of course comes out "No ma mo ka da da ah bah!" He doesn't really know how to jump yet either, so it's more of a stomping. It's very cute, though I probably shouldn't be encouraging bed jumping.
Every time I ask who wants to say the prayer, both Erin and Alex raise their hands and say "ME!" It works if you ask any question in the same tone. The other day when the kids were really tired I asked, "Who's crabby and needs a nap?" They both raised their hands and said "ME!" like it was something they didn't want to miss out on.