Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cute Stuff

The kids have been saying and doing a lot of funny things lately. Here's what's been cracking me up.

Claire called me Brenda all day today.

Joey this morning: "Dad, sometimes my undies get stuck in my bottom and I just pull them out."

When Matt goes to work we tell the kids that he is going to help sick people feel better or fix their owies. He has been having bad headaches the last few days and this morning Joey asked if Daddy was going to go to work to fix himself.

Grandma Nelson recently painted Claire's toenails with a glittery nail polish. Claire admires her "sparkle toes" often. Yesterday, the kids were coloring and the next thing I knew Claire announced that Joey wanted sparkle toes too and was that ok? I went into the room where they were to find them mid-way through coloring on their toenails with glittery crayons. I said yes.

Currently, in Claire's speech development, she is skipping all L, W and R sounds if they are in a consonant cluster at the beginning of a word. Therefore, she puts "kips" in her hair, her name is "Care", doesn't want to "skish" or "skeeze" the bugs, plays the "dums", etc. It cracks me up.

Here is Claire's version of "Jesus, Name Above All Names".

Jesus, name above oh knee
Bootiful Savior
Gwoh-wee-us Woh-oh-oh-ode
Emman-you Care (her name, no idea)
God is wiff us
Bwessed Weedeemer
Wiv in da Wode (live in the world)

For those of you who don't know the proper lyrics they are as follows:
Jesus, name above all names
Beautiful Savior
Glorious Lo-o-o-ord
God is with us
Blessed Redeemer
Living Word

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Days of School

The kids started back to school this week. Joey goes to Pre-K three days a week and Claire is in the 2's class one day per week at a local church preschool. This will be Joey's 3rd year there. He really likes it even though he cried the first minute on the first day but then he was fine. The school is within walking distance and this year Joey has decided to ride his bike.

Had to add the silly face photo. I was lucky to get a nice one.

Claire wants to stay with him everyday.

This is Claire's first day of school. She usually pushes a stroller all the way with one (or more) of her "friends" in it.
Claire has some attitude.

But she was actually happy.

Joey wanted to give Claire a hug. Sometimes they are friends :)

I am looking forward to getting back into a routine and having 2hrs and 20min to myself once a week.

Bathroom Remodel: After

Here's the new bathroom! Our friend Justin did a great job. We are really happy with the new look and function (except for the water that leaked through the ceiling last night when I ran a bath for Joey but that wasn't his fault, it was because of the guy we hired to refinish our tub).

And this picture just cracks me up. Justin also installed some new lighting in our living room and this is a picture of the kids standing on the shelf in the closet, watching him work on wires in the attic, early one morning. Justin was so great with the kids. He let them "help" when they could or watch when they couldn't. They are both going through Justin-withdrawals this week.