Sunday, June 26, 2011

Some random pictures and a few funny stories...

Is this guy not the cutest little fellow EVER? I can't get over what a wonderful little personality he has. I'm crazy about this kid. Casey gave me some of the best news I've had in a long time the other day. A few years ago our external hard drive fried and we lost all our pictures from when Porter and Maya were babies and I was totally crushed, but last week Casey came strutting downstairs and announced that he had discovered all the pictures. He had burned them to CD and forgotten all about it. Lucky for us he decided to go through all our miscellaneous CD's before throwing them out and hit the jack pot. I may resort to posting really old pictures just because I love them so much and as I look through them I feel so happy I think my heart might burst and I think you all might want a taste of that too.

Friday has become our night to have the missionaries from church over and we've enjoyed having their company (it gives us an excuse to practice manners on them). This week we somehow got onto the subject of fires and one of the missionaries said he use to pour hand sanitizer onto plates and set them on fire. As soon as the last word left his lips he looked at the kids and then at me and said "I probably shouldn't have said that. Sorry." Then the other missionary said "You should never start a fire without adult supervision." Maya quickly looked at us and said "You mean you guys can look through walls?"

Last night as I got Miles dressed for bed and put him in a little pair of solid blue spider man pants and a solid red t shirt. As soon as Porter saw him he busted up laughing and said "Miles looks so cute. He looks just like a Lego guy!". I never would have noticed on my own, but once Porter pointed it out I realized it was totally true and it cracked me up. I'm getting all kinds of ideas for next Halloween now.

Tonight Casey made Bennett a pretend cell phone out of clay. It was basically a long thin rectangle of clay folded in half with numbers scratched into it. Bennett liked it because it flipped open like Casey's phone. I don't know where he got the google eyes, but somehow he found a bunch and pressed them into the phone. I came in the room and he said "Momma, you like my I (eye) phone?" I giggled then he said "Do you want to see it? (then he shoved it into my face with all the little google eyes bobbing around, and said) It sees you!" Oh my goodness that kid is a-larious!

I'm sure no one cares about this but me but after about two years of longing for benches for my kitchen table the dream is finally a reality! I'll have to take a picture, but for now you'll just have to trust me when I say they look great. Casey got two better homes and garden farm benches (from walmart) and I absolutely love them. The table area seems much less cluttered and we can cram a bunch more kids on those suckers!


Sarah Harward said...

I cannot wait to see that little Ender this weekend! I can't believe how much he's changed!!! SO SWEET!

Searls Stuff said...

You will love the benches! We have them and I think they are great.

Kathy said...

Is that first pic Ender??? I thought it was Porter at first. Can't wait until this weekend.

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Shilowe said...

I love your blog, Amanda! I love how you capture the real joy of raising children. You make me want to be a better mom---and have more kids. ;) Thanks!