Monday, January 10, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

So, this blog may just become a forum for me to record my kids' hilarious statements and phrases and nothing more, and I think I'm okay with that! That said, here are a few more gems from our guy Ethan:

1) Today, Keira was fussy from her shots yesterday, so we gave her some Motrin. Ethan noticed the syringe and started to pretend to give me shots with it- whatever, he does that a lot, and we can use it as an all-important "Teachable Moment," where we reinforce that it's necessary for the Dr. to give us shots to help keep us healthy. Then, out of nowhere, he's pretending to give Bobcat, our kitty, a shot, because she has "Diabetty's!" I have no idea where he heard the word diabetes, or how he knows that it's an illness, but he was trying to treat Bobcat's "Diabetty's." So cute.

2) Ever since we got Bobcat for Ethan's birthday, he's been getting used to playing with her, because she still has her claws...whenever she takes a swipe at us, scratching or not, he says that she's "clawsing" us. As in, "Bobcat's playing, and just bitin' and clawsin' me!" About half the time I try to correct him, but I really love these little words and phrases that are such a wonderful perk of this age. He's already started to lose a few, like "corn on the Cubs," which I still say in an effort to have him copy me. Alas, he just sighs and says, "Mom, it's corn on the cob!" Ah, our boy is growing up...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

As If I Wasn't Sure....

....I've definitely become my mother. This morning, I opened up the microwave to heat up my coffee, only to find my mug of coffee from yesterday still sitting in there. My "Cheryl transformation" is almost complete...

An Online Journal

Well, it's been awhile since I've visited my blog....almost two years, in fact, from my first and only blog post. I've always wanted to keep up with this, to have a little archive for our kids to enjoy one day, but it's easy to come up with a million excuses for why I don't have time. Then recently, within the past two weeks or so, three seemingly inconsequential things happened with our son, Ethan:

1) The other day, as Ethan was playing Superhero (his newest pretend game of choice), he was getting his race car ready to fly through the air and, in his excitement, pulled out an old phrase: "Seady, Ret, Go!" It's a little mix-up that he used to say all the time, just like his other mispronunciation, "Aminals," (which he still uses) but this time it stuck with me...I love these little mix-ups! I don't want to forget them as he gets older and he starts talking all mature and correct. I started thinking I should document some of these adorable phrases, when another awesomely hilarious thing came out of his mouth:

2) Ethan's current favorite show is "Max and Ruby." He gets to pick two shows a day, and it's not a question of whether or not he'll pick "Max and Ruby," but rather which recorded episode he'll pick to watch. Last week, he was describing the show he wanted to watch when I realized that he was calling Ruby's friend Louise "The Wheeze!" As in, "I want to watch the one with Ruby and The Wheeze playing tag!" Naturally, I couldn't stop laughing, and this little gem will keep me chuckling long after he figures out her real name.

3) And finally, for the past couple of months, Ethan has been dressing and undressing himself more and more. Every morning he takes off his own Pull-Up (we're still working on staying dry at night) and puts on underwear for the day. He insists on privacy while he's taking off his Pull-Up, only to come out of his room with a bare butt so he can throw the Pull-Up in the trash. Never mind the fact that little butts are one of the cutest things around, I love that he needs privacy only to walk out mooning me! It also reminds me of the story my mom used to tell me about my brother, Paul, when he was little: he used to need complete privacy to undress for the bath, only to walk to the bathroom completely sad that we all have to lose that uninhibited innocence!

It's not lost on me that I haven't mentioned the birth of our beautiful baby girl, Keira, on June 26th...I choose not to start the post by talking about her. It seems like her birth would have been just the major event to get me back in the blogging spirit. I just found it interesting that having her wasn't what got me back on here, but rather it was the silly, mundane happenings of our everyday life. But while I'm thinking of Keira, let me just say that she's the most adorable baby girl we could have made! When she's not crying (which is a lot of the time, admittedly, especially when we're not holding her), she's smiling and talking to us, and she's now sporting a lovely double chin on her ever-growing body. At nine pounds, she's just the size of a typical newborn now, but she seems so big to us!

Well, I can't promise that I won't abandon this blog again, but it's comforting to know that I can always revisit it when I'm ready...I have to get past the urge to beat myself up for not doing something, and just get back to doing it if it's important to me. And I can't think of anything more important than remembering "The Wheeze."

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What's in a blog?

Oh my, my, my, I've started a blog! Actually, my sister Stephanie started this blog with her extra free time (AKA: Bed Rest) in September, and I'm just now taking it over. It's an awesome idea in theory, and God bless my mom and sister, they think that I'd make a great writer. But I have an issue: what makes a good blog? A blog that people want to read? Or a blog that I want to keep up? It should be funny, easy to read, and the posts should be short and sweet (too late!), right? Sounds good, but I still can't imagine that anyone will want to read what I have to say, so perhaps this will just be for me, and anyone else checking it out will be a bonus!
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