Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Jessica finally got her wish. I, Bryan, was able to find a sweet deal on a minivan at an auction. It is a 2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L/DVD. It's in great shape and has leather, heated seats, rear air, tinted windows, keyless entry, power sliding doors, a DVD player, CD player, A/C, cruise control, stow-and-go seating, power everything, it seats 7 people, and Jessica loves it. It's going to be great for traveling with all the extra room and once we have a couple more kids it will be nice to be able to have a place to put them. Basically, we're pretty cool now and all our friends are always asking us for rides now.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
it might look like this(smashed nose and all).
Let me set the scene. Last night around 5 p.m. I was kneading dough on the table to make pizza crust. A decent amount of flour is on the table. Kate climbs on the bench to "watch".
Kate: "Watch this mom."(flinging flour around with her hand)
Me: "Kate, hands down. If you throw it again you have to get down."
Kate: grabs more flour and flings it again.
Me: "Get down Kate."
Kate: while not getting down and smiling at me," Happy birday mom. You fabulous pretty fairy, whole vide vorld." (since Kate's birthday she thinks that saying happy birthday is just a nice thing to say. She doesn't yet get the celebration of birth part of it. She also thinks if she ends any sentence with the phrase "whole wide world" she is being complimentary.)
I thanked her for her nice words and got her down.
Scene two. This morning. I'm cleaning her dishes off the table. From behind me I hear her come into the living room.
Kate: "Mom I det ready all my self."
Me: "I'm guessing you are wearing your favorite shorts." I turn around to find her with her go-to rainbow striped gaucho pants that she tries to wear everyday. I don't know what I will do when I can't tell her it is to cold for them anymore. We will see them a lot this summer.
Me: "It is to cold for those today love. You need to wear pants."
Kate: "I look pretty in them. I wear them." and she marches back into her room.
Sure Kate, since you think you look pretty in them you can wear them. Who cares that it is currently 20 degrees outside. She is wearing jeans today in case you were wondering.
Scene three. Moments ago. I hear her yelling from the back so I go to check it out and find her on my bed. She is not supposed to get up there unless Bry or I are in the room because she cannot get down herself.
Me: "Kate what are you doing up there?"
Kate: "Jakey (she has been calling him Jakey lately) needs me. I better go. Hop me down."
Me: "You need to stay down from here unless mom or dad is here."
Kate: "I luv you mom. Hop me down."
If she is already starting to work on her powers of manipulation now, it scares me to think of how good she will be when she is a teenager. We may keep her locked in her room.
Monday, March 02, 2009
That's right folks, Bryan has done it again. He entered an eating challenge and won. This time it was the most pancakes eaten at in a single sitting at IHOP. His first try he ate 21. A few days later his number was challenged and beaten by a single pancake. Not willing to settle for second, he valiantly made a trip back before the contest was over and came away having downed 25 pancakes, although he said he could have eaten more, but he did it while he was on his lunch break and was late getting back to work. Regardless, that was enough for him to be victorious. So now he has bragging rights, a $50 gift card, and I'm pretty sure pancake batter flowing through his veins.