Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Funny Stories

I know I've been telling a lot of funny things the kids say lately, but they are on a roll! Today it's all Joe.

Lily was a bit pitiful a couple of days after her surgery, and so was Joe from his sinus infection. She came stumbling into the kitchen, woozy from pain medicine and I said, "Bless her heart!" Joe came hurrying in and snuggled up to me saying, "Bless MY heart, too!" In his little stuffed up voice he was too cute.

These are my attempts to capture Joe's new haircut.

In closing, when his answer is negative, Joe doesn't just say "no". His favorite responses are, "I certainly don't know" or "I have no idea".

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Update on the Cute People in the Family

Joe has had a cold, and because of his fever I went ahead and took him to the doctor yesterday. (He's so sneaky about ear infections! No symptoms, yet his eardrum is ready to pop.) Anyway, his ears were clear, but he has a sinus infection. It's amazing how much goop that little head can hold.

Everyone else is well, except Lily, who visited the vet yesterday to be spayed. And technically, she's doing well, too. We'll pick her up this afternoon. Daisy has quite enjoyed the break!

Kaity has begun earning an allowance. It's way overdue, but better late than never! One of her chores is sweeping the kitchen floor every day. On day 3, she was moving the cats' dishes out of the way when she moaned, "Ugh! I just swept this place yesterday!" I couldn't help but laugh out loud. It was like an out-of-body experience.

Joe came into the kitchen last night and said, in a very matter-of-fact tone, "Okay. I've had enough of this." Out of the blue! It wasn't clear what he'd had enough of, and I was laughing too much to ask him in a serious voice.

I'll close with a picture of Daisy enjoying Lily's companionship. Ha!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lily and a Lizard

I was looking out of the bay window the other day and saw this cute little lizard. I was sure he wouldn't let me take a picture, but he did!

And here's a picture of Lily. Her favorite thing to do is to "nurse" on Jeff's arm, which I find to be gross. But she's awfully cute!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Mommy's Little Sweethearts

Joe is fascinated with his name and the number 4 ("That's how old I am!").

I'm often amazed at how many things Joe can come up with to do that are not technically disobedient. I've never told him NOT to do it, so it must be okay, right? Rii-ight. With that said, I have a couple of entries for the "Things I Never Thought I'd Have to Say" file ...

1. "Don't smash the Goldfish (crackers) with the peanut butter jar!"
2. "Quit driving your car on the bananas!"

In other news:
Just now, Kaity wouldn't do something Joe wanted her to. His response? "You're breaking my heart, Kaity."

Last night he told her that her new shoes were "adorable".

In playing Pretend earlier, Kaity responded to something Joe said with, "Oh, I think perhaps you meant me."

The other day, crafty Kaity made a little carry-case for Joe's craft things. She punched holes in a piece of craft foam and sewed it up with yarn to make a pocket. She added labels and little places to stick things like scissors and crayons. It's so cute!

For the Fall Festival at our church Friday night, the children had last-minute costumes (my usual!). We stopped in at Old Navy Friday morning to see if there were any deals on costumes and got Joe's for $5! Kaity's cost a little more at Wal-Mart because we put it together ourselves. In case you can't tell, Joe's a skunk and Kaity is Spaghetti and Meatballs. (That's a colander on her head.)