Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Part of the program

So Syd says she wants to look into getting suits for the boys to wear, specifically so Anders can wear it for the sacrament program. Anders says: I love the program!

I asked him if he knew what the program was and he said he did. He said: like on monsters university. I am part of the scaring program....

Friday, September 19, 2014


So I was about to get into the shower and I asked Anders to help Astrid if she started crying while I was in the shower. He looked at me like I had asked him to drive our car. I told him all he had to do was make sure she had some toys. Then at the last minute, I decided to put her in the jump up in the doorway to the bathroom. Bram had said he would give her toys if she started to cry, but I told him he could just relax, because he has a fever. 

I put in a movie for the boys, have Astrid in the jump up and hop into the shower. Two seconds later, Astrid starts throwing a fit which causes her to bump her head repeatedly into the door frame. I have to jump out of the shower while soaking wet to reposition her. I get back into the shower and she is still screaming at me. A few seconds pass and I hear a pitter-patter down the hall. When I peek around the shower curtain, Bram is bringing a huge toy for Astrid. For the next ten minutes that I am showering (which is a really fast shower for me), the boys bring toys down the hall for their sister. She stopped crying each time they brought a toy, but started again the minute they walked away. They were so sweet trying to help me and their sister. This is the result:
Too bad she couldn't actually reach any of the toys to play with them.

Spicy, Stingy Soda

We were having Sprite tonight with dinner because I have been fighting the stomach bug. Anders tells Bram that the soda's bubbles are spicy. Then later on they are describing the sensation of it "stinging" them as they swallow. I love how they describe their world!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I Want A Submarine

I wrote a story for my boys, about my boys as warrior brothers who have to save the princess, Astrid, from the dragon. I am now working on the illustrations for it. Originally the boys were going to ride horses, but then I had the idea to put Bram on a giraffe because he is obsessed with them. I asked Anders what animal he wanted to ride. He said, "I think a hippo. It walks like this (as he mimicked it walking). It walks slow and can go in water. It can go underwater like a submarine. I want a submarine." I reminded him it needed to be an animal. He reaffirmed, "I want a hippo. Then I we get to water, I can go in the water." Here is the picture. Nothing says warrior more than a hippo and giraffe.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharp Tooth

Astrid, my darling girl, your first tooth broke through the gums yesterday! We had a little dance party and the boys and I were screaming for joy for you. We all took turns feeling your "sharp" tooth. It is on the bottom left and the bottom right one is within days of breaking through as well. I didn't know it would be so exciting the third time around!

For those of you not familiar with "Land Before Time", sharp tooth is the name for the T-Rex in the movie. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Powers of Persuasion

When Bram wants something and I am in the middle of doing something, he will come over and mumble in my ear and then give me a kiss on the lips as I turn to verify what I think he just mumbled. Just now it was, "can I jump on the cushions please?" Followed by two kisses on the lips to persuade me to say yes. 

My Celebrity Doppleganger

Apparently, wearing a striped vest makes me "look like Mr. Gru". (Bram really knows how to boost me up.)
And if I wear make-up, all day long he tells me I am a monster. That one is partially my fault because I always chase the boys down with the mascara running down my face when I wash it at night...they love it.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Poke A Hole

We were talking about activities we should do for Family Home Evening. I suggested bowling and Anders was enthusiastic about the idea. I then suggested mini-putt. And we explained what that was to the boys. Anders was sold on the idea. A few minutes later he asks his dad, "We going to go poke a hole?" 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Body Art

He even had the marker on his eyelids, legs, tops of his feet and back. This guy!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Celebrity Quotes

Since my kids are my favorite celebrities.

"Astrid is the best baby in the world because she chews on stuff" - Anders

"I love you Bubba!" I tell Anders as I am tucking him into bed.
He responds, "I not Bubba, I Anders."
I explain to him, "Bubba is what I called you when you were a baby."
He insists, "I just Anders."
I counter, "Well Bram is Brammy, Abraham, Brammykins and Bram. So you can have another name too. And you are bubba. It is your nickname."
He looks confused as he queries, "My Nicholas name?"

Bram tells me, "I don't want to do my soundbook. My back hurts, so I can't do my soundbook."