Monday, September 29, 2008

Mommy's little heartbreak

Overheard at bedtime tonight....

Philip, it's time to brush your teeth. Can you get your toothbrush and toothpaste for Mommy?


Mommy tries to help put toothpaste on the toothbrush and hears her little boy say with confidence...

I can do it. I don't need Mommy's help.

Someone hand me a tissue!

Friday, September 26, 2008

A Week in Review

This week we took a bath...

had Grandparents Day at school...

and we ate bananas (and big brother liked it this time).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Visit to Brownsville

Yeah, I could finally upload pictures from our week in Brownsville! Unfortunately it became painfully obvious how few pictures I took without Big Philip there to help with the little ones. I didn't take one picture at the Memphis Children's Museum and that was a huge memory of the week! The biggest and most important memory was simply being with family and playing with cousins until we simply dropped from exhaustion each day, Mommy included.

Sweet Potato Queen

Today Helen turned six months old! She has been eating oatmeal cereal for about a month now but has been waking up often at night and looking desperately at our plates at mealtime. We held out until today to make the jump into the vegetable world. This video shows how pleased she was with eating baked sweet potatoes. She ate the first ounce and whined for more. She ate the second ounce and whine for even more. She ate the third ounce and I cut her off, worried she might not know her limit. She loved it!

You will see big brother make a debut in the video as well. You will then hear his great displeasure with pureed sweet potato. A bit dramatic but he did eat his own baked sweet potato with lots of butter and cinnamon sugar. If he had not, Helen would have gladly eaten it for him!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bedtime Prayers

Philip, what did you like most about your day today?

The playground.

Do you want to thank God for the playground?

Yes. Thank you for me playing on the playground today, God.

What else do you want to thank God for today?

Thank you, God, for making EVERYTHING (yelling as loud as possible)!!!!!!

I'm guessing that Sunday school First Catechism lessons are really starting to stick.

Monday, September 15, 2008

10:35, All Quiet...

at Moss House. Big Philip has landed safe and sound in Dallas for a college fair and the kiddos are finally asleep. Laundry is started, and I'm boycotting the kitchen duties for the evening. I hit the ground running after arriving home Sunday evening and my energy is simply kaput right now. No one is allowed to visit the house tomorrow until I get things done but tonight, I'm too tired to do anything else. I wanted to post some cute pictures but unfortunately, I left the camera battery charger in Brownsville and the batteries are, indeed, dead right now. I will have to post pictures later!

To answer Taylor's question, Philip ate one Red Baron pizza. We ate the other one. He is on the hunt for a 10-pack though.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Red Baron Confession

I'm back from Brownsville with the little ones and we had a blast! Big Philip is back too but headed out again tomorrow for Dallas until Wednesday. I was so tired from the long drive and Helen not being a very good car traveler that we had Red Baron pizza for dinner tonight.

I know, I'm terrible.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Just Try It

Philip, do you want to try something yummy?


This is called asparagus. It's delicious. Would you like a piece?

Yes, Mommy!

Philip vomits on the kitchen floor, terrified, he starts to wail I don't like it!

At least he tried. I needed to mop anyway.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

What Food Are You?

Sarah has intrigued me to ponder what food I most resemble, or act like, or both. After much thought, I have decided I am a potato. Follow me here....

Real answer:
Potatoes are round, dimply, and bumpy. They also tend to have hard to remove dirt on them. No question, I am round and definitely have dimples in all the wrong places. The once adorable baby bump has simply moved to the love handles and rump area. This is thanks to birthing two large children that are definitely worth the now present lumps and bumps. I am also dirty, either because I chose to sleep in for those last five precious minutes rather than shower before the children woke up or because I missed yet another spot of infant oatmeal that quickly becomes shellacked onto skin if not immediately removed. By the way, that is how you spell shellacked. I looked it up.

Pageant answer:
If potatoes are left immobile in the dark for too long, they sprout. If I stay in one place or do one thing too long, I tend to sprout as well. I have to find something to keep me busy so I tend to go off in tangents, much like the process of sprouting. If you ignore a potato a really long time, they rot. I'd like to avoid that.

If only they had asked me this question in 1992 Jefferson County Junior Miss. I would have won, totally.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Using Emory as a Reward

Today, Little Philip's friend, Emory came to play. I told him if he pottied at school, Emory would come play with him this afternoon. Miss Jennifer said he asked to go potty while they were on the playground. He gave up playground time to go sit on the potty. That's a pretty big step in the right direction! Emory and Philip helped me make cupcakes, stirring the icing and helping me lick the beaters clean.
They also "took a nap" together. Not sure what Emory's daddy will say about this