Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Danny's new sayings

Danny is just a little comedian. This boy is just a crackup. And of course, being the youngest, he likes to copy is older sister.

So tonight, Abby found her cup that had "Abigail" written on it. She's explaining to Danny how it says, "Ab-by-gale" on it, and that it is hers, not his. He runs to the kitchen, points to the cupboard (indicating that he wants *his* cup,) and brings his back to Abby, only to point at his and exclaim, "Me-gale!"

After I caught my breath, I tried to explain to him that his says, "Daniel," not Abigail. And with all seriousness, he just pointly tells me "no" with a look like I have completely lost my marbles. So on went the conversation that *he* is Danny, I am momma, Abby is Abby and Daddy is Daddy. After a while (or heck, maybe even from the beginning!) he understands and like the silly lil' man that he is, tells me that *I* am Danny, he's momma, giggling the whole time.

Somewhere I read that kids don't understand sarcasm until they are like 5 or something. And then there is Danny. I don't remember the exact situation, but I said something sarcastic to Abby, probably something like, "Fine, you don't have to put your blanket back in your room, I'll just sleep with it!" and Danny started laughing! We might be in trouble if he gets the "adult" jokes now!! lol

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Abby's new talent and pics of the pumpkin patch....

So, as I am making dinner tonight (spaghetti) I hear a strange noise. One you don't normally hear from a 3 year old. One, that as far as you know, has never practiced. One, as far as you know, no one has ever tried to show them HOW to make this noise.

She's whistling.
No lie! As soon as I realized that it was coming out of my daughter rather than the TV like I originally thought, I stopped dead in my tracks.

"Abby?" I say, "Are you whistling?!"

"Yeah!" she says with the PROUDEST look that I have seen to date from her. Man, I have a smart kid.

And then my little Mr. Congeniality. Man, this kid will suck you in with his smile. He's just the happiest lil' guy. Here he is at the pumpkin patch with his sister saying, "Cheese!!"

And then a sampling of the conversations that I have with Abby:
The other day on the way to work, I had noticed that she was kinda clingy and unhappy the last few days (read: being a lil' stinker!) and this is normally how she is when she has an ear infection. So I wanted to ask her if her ears are bothering her, but with my little actress, you have to be sneaky about it. You have to ask without suggesting. So I say,
"Abby? How's your knees?" She giggles and says,
"Abs? How are your elbows?"
*giggles* "Good!"
"How's your ears?"
Cute?! CUTE?! Where does she come up with these things?! I love listening to her think. lol

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OMG, I'm thirty....

Yup, it's true. I'm the big 3-0.

OMG, I'm thirty. THIRTY! I am no longer a "carefree" twentysomething. I have to be RESPONSIBLE now! I have to DO things now! I have to be an ADULT now!

Oh wait, I already do that.....

Ok, I feel better now. lol

On to tomorrow....

Monday, July 21, 2008

So much has changed!!

Ugh, first and foremost, SORRY!!!!!

I KNOW that I have to update this, but SO much has happened!! (AKA We have been INSANELY busy, will you ever forgive us?!)

1. We bought a new house.

2. I started work.

3. We traded in BOTH of our vehicles for "new to us" ones.

4. Abby turned THREE!!

5. We started potty training!

6. Do you need any more excuses or is this enough? lol

Can I entice you with pictures?

Friday, April 11, 2008


YAY!! He got in last night around 9pm, and so by the time that we got home and the kids calm, it was close to 10. But, they are sleeping now, and Roland is happily sitting on the couch watching (read: mindlessly flipping channels on) TV.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Our sign is done!!

Check it out! We had SO much fun!!

After I did the black lettering, I put paper plates down with multi-colored paint and gave them paintbrushes. They painted for a while, but Danny got bored fast. And besides, paint doesn't taste all that great. So I decided to strip them down and let them just go to town. Abby was in HEAVEN!! She was having a blast. Danny, well, he liked having his feet in the paint....for about a minute. After that, he was done.....lol

No word yet!

But I am hoping today. They give you a call 72 hours before the actual welcome home ceremony to tell you when it is, so I am hoping that today is the day!

It's just so stressful not knowing. There's no deadline. There's no, "Ok, I can wait to mop the floor/make the sign/iron my dress until Wednesday because he'll be home on Thursday" kind of thing, ya know? I'm not good with open ends. I need to have deadlines, so I can wait until the very last minute, stress myself out, and arrive half dressed, red-faced, with the kids crying cuz momma was yelling at them to "HURRY UP!" lol

That, and I want to spend some time with him before I have to go to work, ya know? Not that I don't mind doing it all, it'll just be nice to have someone take out the trash besides me. (I HATE taking out the trash!) It'll be nice to be able to run to the store after the kids go to bed at night. To have someone lift heavy things.

Oh, a girl can only dream!

Friday, April 4, 2008

He's on his way!

Of course I can't say where he is, but he's on the move! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers! This is when I worry about them the most; when they are on the move....

Oh, and as a side note, if I have to watch Cinderella one more freaking time, I may blow. Fair warning.

Could this possibly be the beginning?!?!

So this morning, Abby woke up dry. Completely dry.

I took this as an opportunity, and asked her if she needed to go potty....."No." was the response that I got. Ok, but by then, she was naked. This girl hates PJs.....

So we go get Danny up, and she's holding herself. "Are you sure you don't have to go potty?" as she's running down the hallway. I grab Danny, and off we go. She sits there for a while, and nothing. So I go and change Danny, and next I hear, "Momma! Abby BIG pee!!" Yup, she did it!! YIPEE!!

After breakfast, we went upstairs to work on some stuff that I am trying to get done before Roland gets home, namely getting pictures hung in the hallway upstairs. We get up there, and in the middle of it, Abby RUNS to the bathroom. Yup! Another BIG pee....lol YAY!!

So I decide to chance it. It's nice and sunny out today, so I get us all dressed, and out we go. We're playing for about an hour (with several, "Hey Abby, do you have to go potty?"'s) and needless to say, I think that she was a little TOO interested in playing to realize that she had to go potty:( Hey, at least she tried!

We go inside and get changed. She's just in undies and a tee-shirt, and we are on the main floor. (The only one without a bathroom.) But, thank goodness for portable potties, and I explain to her that if she has to go potty, either tell momma, or the potty is right there. She's playing for a while, and next I know, she's holding her butt and trotting off to the potty. She did it all by herself, and she went POOP! WOWZA!! YAY!! I made a SUPER big deal about it, and she was SO proud! I asked her if she wanted to call Grandma, but she said no. (She's like her momma, not a phone person....)

So yay Abby. Momma could not be more proud:) I'm just beaming.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Did you know.....?

That ANYONE can comment on the blogs? I just set it up so anyone can say something, not just other bloggers! So, comment away!

Oh, and thanks for voting:)