Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Really? You know the words already?

So Nancy is totally into VeggieTales. I don't mind at all, I think it is a fun and creative show to watch. I love the spin offs and the silly songs. I must confess I was into veggietales when they first came out. I was singing with Larry at the top of my lungs "oh where is my hairbrush?" while driving in my car on the way to a youth meeting that I lead. My husband on the other hand could careless for them. In fact when we were dating and engaged he told me numerous times that he did not want his kids watching veggietales. I blew it off, that he just didn't understand the humor of it, and the fact that it is appealing with the music and humor.

Well we have watched Jonah I can't even tell you how many times, and we have a couple other different ones that she watches. I still have yet to see "Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" but I digress. I have CD's that I have loaded onto my Ipod so when we are driving we listen to veggietale tunes and we all sing along and she will request again or ask for a specific song.

Well Nancy woke up not feeling good at all today and so we have been watching veggietales and relaxing. Well this evening she was starting to feel better and asked for another veggietale movie. I said "ok" put one on and then started in amazement as I listened to her quote the intro to the begining song. She didn't say it right with them but she knew the words and when they were coming. This is the whole scene where Larry is not sure what to play for the intro song.... yeah.

She has come in singing different parts of songs that just crack me up. One morning I was changing Ron and Nancy came running into his room yelling at the top of her lungs "I Am That Hero" "Larryboy" I just bursted out laughing. Another time she came up to the counter of the Auntie Anne's Pretzels and sang at the top of her lungs "Broccoli...Celery" My friend who works there just bursted out laughing.

She is picking up music really quick and I think that it is really fun to see loves in children that are not forced. I don't know if she will have any "real" musical talent and who really cares, but the fact that she loves to sing and has fun doing it is all I care about at this time.

For now we will just continue singing in the car "Oh Where is my hairbrush....." If you listen close you will probably hear us coming! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Why is it that when you just finish changing a diaper that they decide that they have to "go" again.

This seems to happen right after I change a really wet diaper and then they say "oh good, now that it is fresh and clean and Mom is comfortable doing something I think I will get her attention" This happened this morning. I have learned that Ron likes to do his business in the morning, so I wait a little bit to change his diaper until he has gone. I thought that I was being so smart and I'm thinking to myself "gotcha"! Well no sooner had I changed his diaper did he decide to do his business again. I think his thought process goes something like this.....

"hmmm I have to go, but I am wet, maybe if I go a little bit and then I will try again. Here she comes she can smell it!"
Now he rolls around and makes the changing process soooo much fun. We play and talk and try to keep him on his back so I can get him changed.
"Whew that was fun, ok now I am going to wait and then see what she does" He says to himself
"You know there is nothing better than a fresh clean diaper to soil and get my mom's attention again. I hate wearing these things and I hope that she lets me just roll around for awhile without any diaper"
So he gets changed and then he decides that if he rolls really quick he can get away from the diaper and not get one put on.

I don't know I think they know that these things cost money and they just want to remind us that "we are not cheap people"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Could you say that a little louder

So I know it has been awhile since my last blog and I am trying to keep a journal of ideas to blog about, but it has been crazy around here! Summer I thought was going to be relaxing but at this point..... ummmm we are in July??

Well I have to tell you that I decided to get out and go to the mall. I had a few erronds that I needed to run and thought that it would be fun to play at the play area there, and Nancy had a friend over so it would give them something to do.

We start out and we are doing great! Everyone is happy and laughing and having a good time. I get me erronds done and then we go to have lunch at our favorite place "Aunti Anne's" for a little lunch and get going home.

Nancy's friend is potty trained and lets me know that they have to "go" so we head over to Macy's to use the restroom. It is the closest one after all and it's by the shoes, who can resist.
Now the shoe department is right by the mens department. We are walking out of the restroom and I am looking at the summer sandles looking for some flip flops and I turn around to check on the kids who are (believe me are) by me. I see Nancy a few steps away and she is looking at the man maniquin and he is only wearing jockey underwear and she is squeezing the private area of the maniquin yelling "Mommy what is this?" "Moooommmm what is this?" Can I just say that I don't really embarrass easy but that did it for me! I said "it's a manaquin and let's go" I took her hand and led her away really hoping that no one saw me or heard the conversation.

I can honestly say that I was still shades of red driving home from the mall! I love my children and just the innocence that they have.