Monday, May 31, 2010
Posted by Amanda at 6:47 PM
Friday, May 28, 2010
Posted by Amanda at 10:50 PM
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I walked by my parents garage and heard Maya saying "These have little bits of soda in them". I looked over to find her hovering over the recycle bin, sipping whatever she could from the empty soda pop cans. I told her not to and she said "But it's good!".
James was sneaking Ice Cream in the kitchen when Porter walked in and caught him in the act. Porter indignantly said "YOU RUDE MAN!" and wacked him in the head with a walking cane he had made of train track pieces.
We had a 'Teacher Appreciation" dinner and each kid had to say something about the teacher they invited. Porter stood up and looked around (we all thought he wasn't going to say anything, he looked embarrassed), then he said "I like Sister Reader because she's never cross." and sat down.
Maya "I love houses crawling with weeds" (she was referring to ivy) Porter "I think they're spooky"
Miles was leaning into the empty washing machine (we have a front loader) and when Bennett saw him he said, in a frantic voice "Miles, NO CHUBBY GUY, IT WILL WASH YOU!"
Bennett was wearing Porters snow boots and I said "Those are Porty's boots" and Bennett said "That's mines boots". We went back and forth for a while before he said, "actually humm...not mines"
I asked Maya what she had learned in church and she said "I don't really remember, but yester-Sunday I learned about blessings"
While driving in the car Bennett would lean forward in his car seat with his arms outstretched and say "I flying like Night Fury"
Maya "Mom why is your belly so wrinkly?"
I asked Bennett if he was a boy or a girl and he said "I'm a GUY"
Porter prayed "...please help that the news reporters are wrong about the rainy day."
Names for McDonald's
Bennett- French fries house
Maya- Ol' McDonald's
Porter- Chickie Donald's
Bennett- "Jack Johnson's always my FAVORITE!"
Maya - "I think we may be able to pick a chill bump off our skin if we quickly pick one."
Maya decided to dry herself off using a blow dryer. A few minutes later she came to me crying and said "Mommy, do you have any cream?" I asked her what she needed cream for, she said "I burned myself". I got some burn cream and asked her where she burned herself and she pointed to her arm pit.
I was wearing my glasses (I NEVER wear them) and Bennett came in the room, did a double take, giggled, and said "You like Nana." I told Porter about this exchange and he said, "Yeah, you do look like Nana, but you don't smell like her".
We were driving home when Maya suddenly had to pee. Porter frantically started looking for a bottle for her to pee in. I said "That won't work, she doesn't have a penis". They both started laughing and Maya said "Yeah, I have privates".
We went to Cape Cod where there were tons of Motorcyclists out. Bennett kept pointing them out, and would say "Theres a motorcycle" even when there wasn't one. I would always say "Are you kidding me?" Then Nana said "Bennett, look, there is a motorcycle" and Bennett said "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"
We were at the beach and Porter was building a sand castle. Maya grabed the bucket and ran down to fill it with water. Porter said "Good idea Maya, that will make the walls better". Then Maya said "Actually I'm getting it to water my tree." Her tree was a stick burried in the sand.
I asked the kids to help me clean up-
Porter: But, I'm sick!
Maya: and I have the hiccups!
Bennett: I don't like Miles
Me: We love Miles
Bennett: He's gross
Me: Bennett, Miles is not gross
Bennett: He splat-o'd
After spending a good portion of the day in the rain, I got the kids ready to go to a party. As we were leaving Porter said "Mom, are you going to fix your hair? It's a little crazy in the back...I know you don't really like fixing it, it just doesn't look that good."
Anytime I tell Bennett I love him he says "You love me mommy?" then he'll go through everyone "You love Porty?" "You love Maya" "You love Miles" etc...
While fixing Bennett's hair for church.
Me- Bennett, who's cute?
B - Me cute.
Me- How does your hair look?
B- (In a tone of awe) It's BEAUTIFUL
Me-Bennett, do a dance
Bennett- I don't want do a dance.
Me- Why? Aren't you happy?
B- I not happy.
Me- Why aren't you happy?
B- My eye balls hurt.
Me- Do you want me to kiss them?
B- (Squishing his eyes closed and moving closer) Yes.
I caught Bennett taking off a poopy diaper. I said "No, no Bennett." He said "Thats no no trouble mom?" I said "yes that's trouble." He said "I don't want to go bed mom, I don't want to go bed mom (over and over again)" Then he said "I see my poop mom?"
Casey went into the kids room one morning to close their window. They said, "Dad, don't close the window, we like listening to the birds".
Bennett loves watching "Princess and the boat" movie, AKA The Little Mermaid.
We were walking into church behind an older couple when I caught the scent of perfume. I said "Something smells like flowers", and Maya said "I smell PRUNE JUICE!"
Casey was changing Miles diaper, and Bennett, who was watching said "It's full of toots, Daddy"
Porter talking to his 5 year old cousin: "Money speaks, I listen."
I asked Bennett to throw his gogurt wraper away and he stuck it in his mouth and said excitedly, "It's tasty"
Maya when talking about her stuffed sock snake "I excited (decided) to take the socks out and use toilet paper, and it's much more squishy"
Porter came in from playing outside, and when I asked where Maya was he told me "She's coming. She's licking nature."
Posted by Amanda at 8:44 AM
Monday, May 17, 2010
Aunt Hannie watched the kids for us so we could attend the ceremony, then we came outside and waited for Brad and Jessica. I took a few pictures before they came out.
We sure are lucky to be a part of this wonderful family. It's always great to be together!
Brad and Jessica came out of the temple, and the smiles didn't leave their faces for the rest of the day! Everything was perfect, and they are perfect for each other.
Everything was so BEAUTIFUL, and the amazing thing about it was that Jessica made all of it herself! Check out the broach bouquet she made Hannie. I wish I would have gotten a close up of Jessica's, but I didn't. Each bouquet was unique and exquisite.
It was a warm day, and when Brad opened his jacket, he said "It's be super sweet if I had a bunch of guns in here". What a goof ball.
Jessica collected all these really cool candy jars, and yummy candies to fill them with. It was one of my favorite things about the reception! So cute and really attractive.
Jessica's mom made the cake! I think she said it was only her second time using fondant. It was really nice.
Posted by Amanda at 11:23 AM