Wednesday, July 31, 2013


We were looking for a new wall clock at the mall today. We were in a big department store, riding the escalator. There was an older lady with a young girl going down the other escalator as we were going up. Anders asked me where they were going. I told him I didn't know. He then responds, "They going to get make-up." We did pass numerous make-up counters on the way to the escalators, so it was a very valid suggestion from Anders, BUT I didn't know he even knew what make-up was well enough to recognize we had passed by a bunch of it. 

Yesterday, Bram was yelling "stuck!" When I looked up, this is what I saw. I told him to wait a second so I could take a picture. He not only waited, but flashed me a big grin behind that pacifier. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bye bye grocery store

So I take the boys to Walmart for grocery shopping and when we get back the the car and are pulling away, Bram starts waving goodbye and he and Anders start shouting Bye Bye grocery store...

I love you!

And then they started blowing the store kisses...

More waving, until I left the parking lot.

Another story, Anders and Bram were being very polite with their pleases and thank yous so I said "Great manners boys!" To which Anders replied, I no want manners...

I explained what manners are to him and he changed his mind and told me that he likes manners. Kids are great!


You know you are tired when:

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hello Grandpa at you work

So Anders built a phone out of blocks and then he said:

Hello Grandpa at you work. We're at home. Okay, bye. And hung up.

Life is great.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Goodbye Kisses

The boys were leaving for the grocery store this morning as I was starting to eat my breakfast. Both boys wanted a bite of my bagel before they left. As they rounded the corner to leave, I yelled, "Goodbye! I love you!" Suddenly, Bram reappears around the corner blowing me kisses like crazy! That cute guy!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bram Humor

When I tell Bram to spit something out of his mouth that shouldn't be there, he pulls out whatever it is and then spits. 

At church today, I had Bram say hello to a little boy who is a few months younger than Bram. The little boy was intrigued with Bram's pacifier. I told Bram that the little boy didn't know what was in Bram's mouth. So Bram whips out his pacifier and opens his mouth wide for the little boy. No mystery here.

Bram calls cupcakes, "no-no-cucks".

Thursday, July 11, 2013


We got some Krispy Kreme donuts last night as a family. We gave each of the boys a donut hole to tide them over until we got home. Anders plops the full thing in his mouth and is done in thirty seconds. He asks for more. We tell him he has to wait until we get home. He goes, "But I am sooo hungry!" David and I laugh. Bram is less than half way done with his by this point. He likes to pick the sprinkles off one at a time and eat them. Anders continues to insist that he should get three when we get home. Bram finally finishes his donut hole a few minutes from home. He starts to chant from the back, "!" We tell him he has to wait. He then goes, "Three" while trying to hold up three fingers. It was so ridiculously cute that we couldn't resist giving another no-no-nut to each of the boys. I know, we are totally pushovers.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

That's so cool

David here again with a little Anders in my morning. So we were building towers out of foam blocks in the living room and I kept telling him that his towers were awesome and cool and other exclamations. He was having fun but then Bram wanted to be held.

A few seconds later, Anders tugs at my leg and asks me to look at his latest tower. He then asks: "Dad, is it cool?"

I tell him that it is and so he says "It is so cool! I knock it over now?" and then he breaks it like the rest.

Your towers will always be cool Anders...

A photo Syd sent to me of Bram. No explanation needed:

I'm a Nice Mom

The boys were both watching different movies in the living room this morning. Bram asked for a snack. I grabbed a couple of crackers for him and Anders. Bram then asked for more. Bram followed me as I went and got a couple more crackers and brought them down to the living room. I set some down in front of Anders and he goes, "MORE crackers for me mom?! That's so nice to me."

Saturday, July 6, 2013


"I don't know, it's gone. It mistappear [disappeared]." - Anders

"Mom, I throwed-up nesterday [yesterday]." - Anders still remembers when he threw up while we were in Utah.

"I love Taco Bell!" - Anders after we went there for his first time yesterday.

Tippy Toes

Anders was trying to get me to do something and I told him I couldn't because I was trying not to throw up. So he says, "you do tippy toe like this Mom" and proceeds to walk on the tip of his toes. Then he started to repeat over and over, "just do tippy toes, tippy toes, tippy toes." He's got a solution to everything I tell you!