6 Little Monkeys ....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas might be cancelled.

Yesterday (Dec 4th) while driving to pick up the girls from school.

 (in the most pathetic, I don't feel good voice possible)
Thomas:  I don't feel good Mom.  I think I'm going to be sick on Christmas.  (slight pause) I think we'll have to cancel Christmas.

Mom:  WHAT?? Cancel Christmas ?? Are you crazy.  Why? 

Thomas start laughing like crazy.  And he kept a serious sick looking face the whole time. 

Great Job

Mom:  "You did such a great job getting your picture taken today Ethan. And you looked so handsome!"
Ethan:  "You too Mom!"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pronunciations.... matter but make really great comedy bits...

I love little kids when they are learning how to pronounce things:

Ethan: "No mom!! I want a noman cup!"  translation = I want a snowman cup

Thomas: "I want to look at the constructions on the back"  translation = I want to look at the instructions on the back. 

These boys keep me laughing quite a bit!!  (Just wish I'd remember to be more vigilant about documenting all this) 

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Earlier today we saw three military type helicopters fly overhead, and Little Man saw them, and pointed and say "B I Joe!"

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Can you say this?

The other night we went out to dinner with my parents and some of my siblings, and Smartie Pants says, " Your daughter is a carnval!" she meant to say Carnivore. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Just last night we were driving to my in laws and Wendy said, "That's a snow plu." . And the kids and hubby were gone in laughter. oops.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Boys will be boys...

So while out Trick or Treating the other night: Thomas, " My bag is getting full, but I WANT MORE!!" Then after coming home from a school carnival the other night, the boys were with Chris. Dad, " So who's still awake?" Ethan, " Not me." Thomas, " I am!" Dad, " So who's asleep?" Ethan while pointing to Thomas, " He is!"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Little Man moments...

Little Man, has such a personality anymore. His latest thing, is to wear the recently found/discovered black cape that I made a few Halloweens back, and run around as if he's flying. And of course, playing right along is T-Man, and he is playing the part of Bat Man, and Little Man plays the part of Bat Boy. Little Man also likes to run ahead of all of us, when we're going to the car, or walking down a flight of stairs, and when he reaches the final destination, does a little Haha dance by pointing one finger on each hand and then slowly shakes his upper body opposite the bottom half. So his little tush is going from side to side... and along with this action, he says, "Ha Ha" with different pitches between the two.

A music lesson...

Just the other day after school was over and the everyone was back at home, Sleeping Beauty said that she needed to take in 2 cups of powdered sugar so that she can take it to music. So I'm thinking, Music.... Fudge.... WHAT THE HECK DO THEY HAVE TO DO WITH EACH OTHER?? So Smartie Pants standing close by ( who does know the note names) says, "They're making fudge in music, because Fudge has all the note letters." To which I quickly said, " Smartie Pants there is no U note!!" To which she had the "what" look on her face, and then realized how silly her statement sounded.


During General Conference weekend this year. T-man came up to Daddy during one of the sessions with a book, and asked him to read it. Daddy then came back with, " But I can't read you a book and listen to conference at the same time." Which Thomas responded with, " Then turn it down a notch!"

Monday, July 20, 2009


The other night while we were eating dinner Thomas said this, "Hey we did that last night, a long time ago" He remembered we had done something, but I'm not sure he has the right vocabulary to get his idea and thoughts across.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm ... (whoever)

My kids were watching CASPER, and they have this practice of calling out who they are. Meaning they call out the characters and say "I'm ..... (whoever it is). So as the kids start doing this ... all the sudden Thomas calls out... "I wanna be STINKY!" ( one of the ghosts name is Stinky). I couldn't keep from laughing. This boy cracks me up ALL the time.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Chris said that he'd take the kids fishing tomorrow (Wednesday June 10) to Footprinter's Pond. Which is only about 5 minutes from our house. Thomas spoke up, " Can we go to the Mississippi, PLEASE!!!" Which is easily a day and half's drive for us.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Who's Underwear?

Today while the kids were folding up laundry. Heidi was holding up a pair of "boys underwear" . She asked, " Mom, who's are these? Thomas's or Ethan's?" I could tell how small they were and said, "They're Ethan's." "Are you sure? Because they have Thomas's name all over them." (They just happened to be some Thomas the Train Underwear that had the name Thomas all over the underwear as part of the design. )

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Faulty Fart???

The other night Smartie Pants was trying to say: " It's not my fault." But it came out as this: "It's not my fart."

Is your Mom There?

Sunshine (6yr) answered the phone today. On the other end: "Is your Mom there" Sunshine : "No, But do you want to talk to her?" *** I was sitting right beside her when this happened. My friend relayed the conversation back to me.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cookie Nuts

On our trip the other day, T-man was getting upset at Sunshine and screamed out while crying, " She took my cookie nut" He was holding a nutterbutter cookie that is shaped like a peanut. He always cracks me up.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Too Fast...

Chris usually sings to the boys at night, and once in awhile they sing in our room while laying on our bed. This was the conversation that took place tonight: Kaylee: Thomas, do you want to go in Mom and Dad's room to sing songs tonight? Thomas: No Kaylee!! I don't want to go in there. Kaylee: Why? Thomas: Because I fall asleep to fast in there. Singing in my room is what they did last night, and within 15 minutes they were both asleep. That's fast for them. Well, more for Ethan. But still I like it that way.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tippie Dozens

Just the other day I overheard Thomas say this about Heidi who was walking on her "tippie toes". Thomas said, " Look she's on her tippy tips! " he was apparently way excited about it. __________________________________________________________________ Then earlier tonight while I was boiling eggs for dying (because Easter is tomorrow and I forgot about this until yesterday) Katherine was asking me how many eggs I boiled. So I told her 3 dozen and then she rattled off.... that's 36. "You know Mom, now that I know my 12's (times tables) I know my dozens." ___________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's in your ear??

Just this morning I decided look into Little Guy's ear, and Thomas asked, "Does Ethan have Potatoes in his ear?" I said, " Yep, it sure looks like it" He said, " How big are they? " Now this might not seem so funny to the innocent reader but before you go skipping past here, the background info : When I take my kids to the doctor for a checkup the one that we like to go and see always goes to check the ears, and says, " I need to see if there are any potatoes in your ear" and when there aren't any he says " No pototoes in here!" So I'm amazed how well my 4 year old can recall things like this, and it's been a few months I think since we went last. I wish I had that kind of a memory -- I'm so forgetful anymore these days.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Road age

The other day we were driving to Grandma and Grandpa Randolph's house in Santaquin and once we got off the exit Chris asked T-man if he could tell him how to get to their house. So T-man was telling his dad what to do, and Smartie Pants decided to interfer and try and tell him what to say. He didn't like her doing so, and said, " Hey, I'm the mapper!" A few weeks before that, I was in my van with my two boys and we were headed to the bank close to our house. Only I drove past the street I wanted to turn on, and said, " Oh, I missed it" and T-man said, " Mom, did we miss our exit?" (Must be used to living so close to the freeway and saying exit all the time.)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Always funny, T-man

Background info: I have my mail slot right in my front door. So when the mail is delivered it comes right into the house. So this morning when the mail came, T-man got all excited and ran over to the door. He saw that a bunch of "ads" came and said, " Mom, we have to go grocery shopping." Only we don't. He just see's the ads and just automatically thinks it means we're going shopping. ------------------------------------ The other day this was said : After getting a gift from a friend, T-man said, " I'm gonna take this, I need to go show MY girls!"

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Crazy silly kids

The other night this was said, Katherine: "Dishes are .... a privilege. And I don't think I've earned it yet." Different day this was said, Katherine, " Here Thomas let me help you." Thomas, " Why will I make a mess?" A little later ..... Mommy, " Go ahead, Thomas you can do it." Thomas, " No, I might MAKE a mess."

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Lately whenever I go into a store, my two boys start running behind me and scream the tarzan like scream while running down the isles. And now Little Guy ( used to be called Little Monster) will run down the isle and band his hands on his chest while running and making the sound. (Just something cute I don't ever want to forget)


I had clothes that needed to be folded and dishes that needed to be washed, I proceeded to tell the girls that they couldn't do something or have something ( I can't remember now) until they did one of these. Sleeping Beauty came back with, " I'm not folding the dishes!" She hates to do any chores at all -- so she said this with her whiny don't want to do it voice, and made all of us laugh.

Don't Listen to...

The other morning I was trying to get the kids ready for school and had cut up some strawberries to be eaten for breakfast that morning. I made sure I told ALL the kids to not eat them until everyone was dressed and ready for school. I was in the living room, helping Sunshine with her belt and then I looked to the kitchen and saw that the older two girls and T-Man were in eating on the strawberries. So being the bad mom I am, screamed, " What are you doing?? You aren't supposed to eat those yet!" Smartie Pants said, " But Thomas said it was okay to eat them." I then said, "Well don't listen to Thomas he makes things up." And almost immediately and in a normal soft unoffended kind of voice he says, " Yeah guys, don't listen to me." ( While he was grabbing another strawberry out of the bowl. )

What are you doing??

Just the other day I was getting ready to leave or switch laundry and walked into our laundry room and found Katherine in there opening the bag of croutons. I asked her what she was doing and she simply said, " Being a thief." Everyone likes to eat on the croutons, and she wasn't supposed to be eating on them.


Jan 6, 2009 Just a few minutes later Kaylee's screaming in the Living Room "SPIDER!!! " It got away under the couch so I tried to move the couch to find it. T-man asks Kaylee, " Are you Scarry?" ( Instead of Are you scared?)

More of T-Man

I actually have a few funnies to share again, FIrst one being something like this: The other night Chris and I were trying to have a discussion and T-man kept screaming and yelling at me to get my attention but I was trying to talk with Chris at the same time. Well after starting to really get mad at me, T-man said very loudly, "MOM, ZIP IT!" ( he wanted his coat zipped) The next one goes something like this: Last night trying to get the boys to bed, I was asked by T-Man to sing a song, so I said, OK. (By the way I DON'T SING!) So I suggested Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and as I was already mostly singing it I got into the second line, and he piped up with this in a somewhat annoyed voice, "Not that song, I'm a big kid!"