6 Little Monkeys ....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

School Time ...

Heidi and Thomas were telling me about an assembly that they had at school a few days ago, and after asking Heidi what they did she said, " Oh they just did a few skitches"   I think she combined sketch and skit.  I about died laughing.  

She also was doing a math fact homework page, and had me check the answers.  She did great !! I read the first 5 problems and they were all right and then I got to 7 + 3 =  T E N.  No kidding!!  She's such a smart alec sometimes. 

This is all me ....

I was at a meeting, and said, " I just want to spend my December watching HOT movies."  I had the whole group of ladies laughing, and I started to feel embarrassed because I meant to say, " I want to spend my December watching good movies, and drinking HOT chocolate"

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Getting Ready

While Heidi was getting ready for school and getting ready at a very slow pace, I encouraged her to "HURRY UP!" and she came back with, "I'm going as fast as I want to!"  rather than the typical 'I'm going as fast as I can."

Bathrooms and tu-tu's

While standing outside the bathrooms in a local store, Ethan told me which door was for the girls and which one was for the boys.  I asked him how he knew, and he pointed to the girl one (the picture) and said, that "this one has a tu-tu and (while pointing to the other picture/door) and that one doesn't have a tu-tu".  

Monday, November 1, 2010

Which Man?

Mom said to Thomas, " I sure love my little man. "
Thomas said, " Ethan's your little man!"
Mom said, "Then who are you?"
Thomas said, " Your big man!"
 Mom said, "Then what's daddy?"
Thomas said, "Your GIANT man!"

Crackers Burp ...

While at church Ethan burped during the meeting. 
Katherine: " Ew, that's gross Ethan!"
Ethan: "That wasn't ME! It was the crackers!" 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Go to bed....

Me:  Heidi Go to Bed!

Heidi: But Mom, you don't know where I am?  Where am I? 
Me: You're in your room by the heater vent (I was in the kitchen washing some dishes)
talking into the vent. Now get in your bed!!
Heidi:  DARN IT!!  

I think she was quite surprised that without seeing her, I knew exactly where and and what she was doing.  Besides, I could hear her voice echoing through the heater ducts.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Random things I've overheard my kids say:

While in the dollar store this evening Ethan was picking out a treat.  He said to Thomas, " I'll share with everyone, except you."

Then a little later Thomas said this to Chris, " Dad, can I have all the pennies you get back?"  .....
After Chris paid for the stuff, he got back his change.  He split up the pennies and handed Thomas two, and then gave Ethan one.    Thomas held his hand open right by Ethan and said, "Here, Ethan, give it to me. Because I'm older"       (What a little weasel)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

And he speaks ...

Out of the blue..Ethan (3 years old) said, " I'm going to be a Dad."
I said, " Really?  Are you going to have your own kids someday?"
He said, " Yes, I'm only gonna have four tids"  and he thought about that and changed it to.." A LOT OF TIDS! And there's gonna be lots of chairs for the boys!  And there won't be any girls and NO MOM!"

Yes, this may sound somewhat hurtful and mean, but it wasn't.  He made me laugh so hard when we had this little conversation.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Banana talk...

I'm sure every kid has done this...but for some reason tonight I thought it was incredibly funny.

He wanted a banana and asked if he could have one.  I said, "Go ask Daddy".   So he ran off and asked his dad, and came back and said, "Dad said yes!" 

I got up from the chair I was on, and went to double check, because Ethan makes things up sometimes, and Chris said it was fine if he had one banana, but to save the last one for him for the next day. 

I turned around to head back where Ethan was, and here he comes with his banana in the peel still, and holding it up to his ear likes it's a phone and said, "Hello?" 

I laughed so hard!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fishing ....

While getting ready to go fishing with his Dad, I noticed Thomas was wearing his swim trunks on a morning that was a bit chilly.  I asked him why he had them on, and he said, " In case I fall in!"  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colored Eyes

The other morning Heidi woke up with some gunk in her eyes and they were kind of sealed shut.  Fearing that it was pink eye I kept her home.  Thomas overheard me talking with one of the kids when I was saying that she might be getting pink eye.  He piped in with, " Don't you mean a black eye?" 

Just recently Heidi did have a black eye, it was big, puffy and bruised so Thomas didn't know anything but a black eye.  

The finger ..

The other day I was having a conversation with Kaylee. And I actually cut her off by using a gesture with my hand.  This was what followed. 

Kaylee, " Mom, it isn't fair I was trying to talk to you and you just gave me the finger..."  I was busting up laughing already.  But she did follow it up with .." that says to be quiet".  

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mall Talk

Just the other day Heidi said, " Mom, let's go to the Mall!" 
Ethan chimed in with, "We can't! We don't have any tickets." 

That kid of mine cracks me up!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Getting Dressed...

Just this morning I was getting Ethan dressed for church when he so seriously said, Mom, I have a hole in my shirt.   

What?  A Hole?? Where??  

He showed me the hole... it was the space between the buttons on his shirt. 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sick or Hungry??

We were driving to Walmart today, and saw a family out with puppies they were trying to sell or give away.  Of course, all the kids were oowwing and awwing and then as we turned into the parking lot Katherine very pointedly says..." I'm so puppy sick".    

Chris chimed in with, " I think you mean Puppy hungry"

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Talking about the idea of having another baby, Kaylee said that we should.  And then Heidi said, "Yeah, let's have another boy!" 

I said,  "But Heidi, we can't guarantee that it will be another boy" 

Katherine said, " Yeah, maybe it'll be TWINS!" 
I said that she could do that when she is the mom. 

Then Kaylee said, " You should have Quintiplets"      

FYI:  Quintuplets is really how you say/spell it.  Meaning 5 babies at once.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Resourceful sharing...

After doing an Egg Hunt at one of the local grocery stores, T-man wanted to share some of his candy with each of his three sisters.  So he figured out which pieces he wanted to share with them, put them back into an egg, and laid them on their seat in the van. 

A little while later, he was telling me, "  Mom, I shared my candy with the girls and I put them in the eggs I got, so I reused them. " 

I said, " Yeah, that's great that you are being so resourceful like that."
T-man under his breath said, " You mean NICE"

How old...

We were telling Ethan that in 1 week from today he'd be 3! He got all excited. Then Heidi asked, " How old would Ethan be in dog years?"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Will you remember... ?

A random conversation or rather question:
From Sunshine Girl,
"Hey Mom, When I'm married will you remember my name? "

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Did you know... ?

While watching a newscast and hearing about flooding in California, one of the kids asks "Where?"  and Thomas replies with "Probably on the grass." 

(So the child who asked where actually meant Where in California)

And later while tucking in Ethan for bedtime,  I put both my hands on his face and looked into his eyes, and this was the conversation that was had:

Mom  :  Do you know you're cute?
Ethan:  No I'm not cute,  I'm a big boy.
Mom:  Well you are a cute big boy.
Ethan:  No I'm a Handsome big boy.