In attempt to "catch up", I am going to start with the conversation I had with John David over the past few weeks.
Tucking the boys into bed always proves to be quite entertaining. The first week in their knew bunk beds I had them snuggled in with their lovie blankets and bears/blue bunnies, and as soon as the moment was quiet and calm, I leaned down to kiss them one more time and John David looked up at me with the biggest grin and brightest eyes, and said, "You show poud a me mommy" (aka, You so proud of me mommy) and when I said, "Of course I am so proud of you John David"...he then said, "Doan show poud a me too mommy" (aka, Joan so proud of me too mommy)....
Tonight I was telling him a story...
Mommy: "The mean, snappy witch was prowling around the neighborhood looking for little boy toes to nibble on"
John D."I no yike de mean itch mommy" (I don't like the mean witch mommy)
Mommy: "Yes, the witch is mean, but the little boys are very crafty and smart. They decide to hide from the witch as she passes by...and guess where they are going to hide from her?"
John D. "BAFFROOM" (bathroom)....
bhahahaha....I just laughed outloud when he said, "bathroom"...what a cutie!
Rob took the Ipad away from the boys because it was bedtime and IPad time was over. John David became extremely upset and shouted,
"Daddy took the ipad from me mommy"...screaming crying~
Picking up the kids from the YMCA today...
Jenna: "Mommy, James was a bully today, he keeped on saying 'hey buddy you want my blanket and then he said NO and ran away. He made John David cry all the time and boy we were so tired of it"
Mommy: "Jenna, you are such a little mommy....do you get tired of taking care of your brothers everyday?"
Jenna: "Well, it is a hard job but I love it!"
(YEP....JUST LIKE A MOMMA!)
At Costco upgrading my phone last week. I told the sales associate how dissatisfied I had been with my Blackberry phone and I had planned on 'burying' it (of course just being silly).....and apparently a few little ears overheard me..
Jenna:"Hey mommy what are we doing after church today?"
Mommy:"I don't know Jenna, probably just play outside and I might plant some flowers"
Jenna: "And bury your phone too?"
I got pulled over my a cop one morning on my way to school (cutting through a neighborhood AND driving 30 in a 20) I start fussing about being late to my meeting...
Claire:"Well, I guess it would be better to be late to a meeting if the other option is being on time with a speeding ticket!!!"...
Mommy:"Claire, you are too grown for your age sweetheart!"
When school started we ended up leaving James' blue bunny (the blue bunny he has had since the NICU days and carries everywhere with him), so once we were home preparing for bedtime routine, he started looking for it...
James:"Mommy, I need bu bunny" (aka I need blue bunny)
Mommy:"James, buddy I am sorry but your blue bunny is at Ms.Joan's house"
James:"I want you go get it den Mommy"
Mommy:"I can't go get it, the bunny is at Ms. Joan's house and it is bedtime, so we can get it tomorrow, okay bud?"
James:"NO, GO GET MY BU BUNNY and just HURRY NOW MOMMY!"
Between teaching Ellie bible verses and remembering the books she is reading in school, one morning she says,
Ellie:"Mommy I can't find my school book, the one with Jack and Annie and the RedCoats"
Mommy:"What book is it Ellie, do you remember the title of the book?"
Ellie: "Well yes, it is the 'Revelation-ary War' book...
Mommy:"I think you mean the 'Revolutionary War'...but close Ellie Bug! hahaha"
Dressing for church one morning, I hear from the top of the stairs...
Ellie:"Moooooooommmmmyyyy, do you want us to wear something 'PACIFIC' to church?
Claire:"You are saying it wrong Ellie, it is 'specific'
Jenna:"Hey Mommy, I just ran to there and back and my heart is now beeping..do you think it is God trying ot talk to me but I can't hear it very good.
Speaking of future...
Babysitter says, "What kind of car do you want to have one day?"
Claire: "I want a Honda Accord"
Ellie, "I want a mini van like my momma's!