Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kids Questions

This is one of those memes floating around Facebook these days. I just think these things are so darn cute and I'm having a bad day so I thought doing this one would cheer me up a bit. It worked, so I'm posting it here too for all you non-Facebook users can enjoy as well (by the way, why aren't you on Facebook? Everybody's doing it! haha :) )

These answers are from Connor...with some comments from me!

1. What is something mom always says to you?
You love me

2. What makes mom happy?
When I give you warm hugs and snuggle

3. What makes mom sad?
When people are mean to you

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
By tickling me - Tickle me and you'll see!

5. What was your mom like as a child?
No glasses

6. How old is your mom?
17 [YES!]

7. How tall is your mom?
I need a measuring thing

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?
grown up shows that are BORING

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Draw numbers and use a computer and work for people

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
an artist that paints [Uh, right]

11. What is your mom really good at?
not spilling your orange juice [Wow, I've learned so much in my 17 years]

12. What is your mom not very good at?
riding your bike with a helmet [I got a bike for my birthday last year but still haven't gotten a helmet - oops! I only rode it a couple times before the first snow but he clearly remembers that I didn't have a helmet...]

13. What does your mom do for her job?
you color and then you talk on the phone and help people

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
psquetti [That's actually right]

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
When you do good stuff for me. When I ask you to do stuff, you do it just like I said. You obey. [Hmmm...]

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Ratatouille - you'd be the chef [at least I'm not the rat!]

17. What do you and your mom do together?
We play games and sometimes ride our bikes

18. How are you and your mom the same?
We both have white skin

19. How are you and your mom different?
I don't have glasses but you do

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
When you tell me every time I get out of time out [Yikes, he's really not in time out that much but I take this as "you love me even when I make bad choices" which makes me feel better...haha]

21. What does your mom like most about your Dad?
When you guys play games [LOL]

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
The panda place [He means Panda Express and I actually really dislike that place - Connor, on the other hand, LOVES it!]

Monday, February 23, 2009

Connor is Special!

Each of the kids in Connor's Pre-K class has been assigned a day where they get to share all about themselves, bring in pictures of their family, etc. Connor's day is tomorrow so in preparation for it we had to fill out a little booklet of information about him. He wrote the shorter answers and told me what to write for the longer ones. Here are his answers:

My name is Connor! I am 5 years old. My birthday is 12/9/03. I will be 6 years old. To celebrate my birthday, I would like to have a party at the gymnastics place. I want balloons and a pirate cake with a real treasure box and rainbow sprinkles.

My favorite color is PURPLE. (with a backwards E - so cute!)
My favorite games are gymnastics, t-ball, soccer and freeze tag.
My eyes are brown.
My hair is blonde.

My Family

There are 5 people in my family. They are Connor, Daddy, Mommy, Logan and our dog Bailey.

Some things we do together are ride bikes, go for walks with Bailey, eat at Red Robin, go shopping, go to Grandma and Papa's.

We like to go to the YMCA.

One of my favorite vacations was when we went on an airplane to Las Vegas.

This is a picture I drew of my family. [He drew himself, Logan, Jeremy and I pretty well but Bailey looks a bit like an octopus! haha]


I am in Pre-K. My favorite thing to do in school is play with blocks and legos.

When I'm outside I like to swing only when someone else is done.

This is a picture that I drew of me at school. [He drew a fairly good picture of himself but he only has three fingers on each hand]

At Home

My favorite thing to do at home is watch A Bug's Life, play with my brother Logan in the playroom and jump on the trampoline.

This is me when I was a baby. Look how I've grown! [He glued in a baby picture and a picture from last fall where he's laying in the leaves]

More About Me

My favorite toy is my Leapster Wall-E Game.
I like to touch my two Hankys and my pillow because it's warm. [The Hankys are tiny baby blankets with soft horse heads attached - we bought one as a backup and he's switched back and forth between them forever. He just recently realized that there are actually TWO!]
I like to taste pancakes, waffles, donuts and spaghetti.
I like to hear trumpets, drums, bass, Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers and Christmas music.

It makes me happy when I snuggle with Hanky, getting presents from Santa Claus and his elves, Rudolph, my friend Rhyann, when Logan gives me nice hugs and plays Spiderman.

I am really good at t-ball, baseball, not spilling my orange juice, giving Logan hugs when he's sad and riding my bike.

It makes me sad when Logan hurts me, when my friends hurt me and when someone says they don't want me to be their friend.

When I grow up, I want to be EVERYTHING - a trash truck guy but on Fridays I'll be a train master and I'll hit the rails to go to a store to work and then I'll be a fireman and THEN, when I'm 17, I'll go to astronaut school and I'll go in space and find Earth. I'm going to marry Rhyann and she will have 1000 babies. We will live in a purple house. Rhyann will watch the kids and I will build a school. That's it. The End.

Hysterical. :) I wrote the last part exactly as it was dictated to me except that he asked me to draw a line for the number of babies he and Rhyann are going to have so that he could write the number. He very purposefully wrote 1000 :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quick Pics

A random shot of the boys

Logan is in his first swim class without a parent in the water with him. Can you believe it? He's only 2 1/2! :) Here he is in class this morning (he's the one in the middle)
(This picture brought to you by the camera on Jeremy's phone...it has an option to put wacky borders on it which is why it looks like those poor 2 year olds are Wanted :) )

Monday, February 16, 2009

Under Construction

Yes, I'm playing with the backgrounds, fonts, etc. No, it doesn't look great yet. However, it's 12:30 and I should probably try to go to sleep again. Maybe it'll work this time :) Yawn...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Yes, ValentiNe's...NOT ValentiMe's! It drives me crazy when people say Happy Valentime's Day :)

Several people keep asking for pictures of me in my fabulous (ha!) new glasses so this is as much as you get...


Maybe you'll get a full picture if I ever do something with my hair or put on makeup. On second thought...that's good enough :)

The glasses saga continues, by the way. I went to get the new lenses (as the left one was scratched when I first got it and they had to reorder them) and the lady putting them in scratched the frames and bent the nose pad wire thingy pretty badly. Sigh. So for now they put my new lenses in the display pair and they're ordering me a completely new set of lenses and frames. Luckily I don't have to pay for any of this but it sure is frustrating.

Here are some pictures from the last several weeks...

Logan was saying CHEEEESE!

We woke up to beautiful snow covered trees a few days ago and I couldn't help but take some pictures! You'll be happy to know that I was not driving and taking pictures at the same time though like some other crazy mom we passed on the way to the boys' school. Eek!

Connor had forgotten his winter coat at school the previous day but even so he let Logan borrow his Spiderman gloves! Awww!

Hanging out in the front seat before school one morning

Logan loves to crawl under our quilt and pretend to sleep until you lift the covers and yell WAKE UP! :)

Off to watch SNL and play on Facebook :)

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Say it isn't so...

Apostrophes banned in Britain

Sigh. What is happening to our poor language? I admit, I overuse some punctuation marks. You know, like commas...and ellipses. :) I abbreviate words when text messaging sometimes, but my phone actually puts apostrophes in when I forget! If I type isnt it changes it to isn't :) It's lovely! Er, I mean, its lovely? No, that just isnt right. Haha! Whats next? We use "there" for every instance where their or they're is supposed to be used? "To" in every case where two or too might be called for. Tragic.