Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Observations from a 2 yr old!

Sarah's been impressing me with her observations this week.

Earlier this week, after shredding up a piece of paper, she said "my lips!" and held it up to her face. Sure enough, she had a big piece of paper that appeared as roughly shaped big lips!

Tonight, while I was getting her ready for a bath and had just started running the water in the tub, she kept saying "carrot! a carrot!" while looking in the tub. Finally I realized that the water that had just began to fill in the bottom of the tub appeared to form a carrot shape!

Monday, June 30, 2008


In the car this weekend with no toys to distract him and apparently nothing interesting in the scenery, Ben observed with much enthusiasm "Mommy, I have hair on my knees now!! I'm growing up!!"

He pointed out his new grown-up knee hair to Grandma Anne this morning too.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


So several weeks ago Anne took the kids to a program at the local nature center and the kids got to scoop out and bring home some tadpoles. We started with 9 and after a little early neglect, we've ended up with 5. However, the 5 are doing well. In fact, much to my surprise, 2 of them sprouted their front legs over night! 1 other is trailing a little behind in size and has floppy back legs and the other 2 are lagging way behind in size and don't have back legs yet. All are very active though and I was so excited to see our friends that now have all 4 legs!! How cool! I think I'm way more excited about this than Ben. He likes to check on them once a day or so and gives them fish food...but I can sit there for a good 10+ minutes watching them swim around. In addition to the tadpoles we have lots of snails that are growing quite well too. They were apparently just little microscopic specs among the mucky pond water the tadpoles came home with but they've been growing up right alongside their amphibian siblings. I finally snapped some pictures of our little pals this morning. Have meant to do so all along, but well Keith was hogging the camera for awhile and ... I didn't. Anyway, here they are:

Thursday, May 29, 2008

In the car...

Ben: I'm tired.
Sarah: Tired? Why?
Ben: I'm tired because I yawned.
Sarah: Why? Ben (which sounds more like men)?
Ben: because.
Sarah: Tired too, Ben! I tired too! (fake yawn)

"cause" is her favorite response when you ask her questions. She also responded "I don't know" the other day!

Monday, April 28, 2008

The kids with their buddy Kate for her 4th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese a couple weeks ago. Do Ben's puffy allergy eyes remind you of anyone?

(Yes, I stole your picture Rebecca.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pass the shells

So at church on Sunday, the children's sermon was about sand dollars and how they reflect the crucifix. All the kids were given 2 little quarter size sand dollars. I held on to Ben's while he went to the preschool Sunday school class and he promptly asked for those "things" back when we picked him up. I gave them to him and told him they were sand dollars. He said something about "sand dollar crackers" a couple times and I just said okay, thinking he was being silly. So we load the kids up into the car, I climb in and look back at Ben and... he's eating his sand dollar!! His eyes got big and he had this surprised look on his face like, now what do I do?! when I told him he wasn't supposed to eat them. He was crunching away on the bite he took so I gave him a tissue to spit it out on. Luckily the church is just around the corner from the house because he couldn't spit all those little crunchy sand dollar crumbs out. He stuck his tongue out the rest of the way home and kept spitting on the walk into the house until he finally got it all rinsed out with water.

Friday, April 11, 2008


We had one of Keith's Leadership group friends and her family over last weekend. They have a little girl, Kinley, who is a couple months younger than Ben. They played really well together and before the night was over, she decided they should get married. The next morning, the first thing out of Ben's mouth was "can we call that little girl and have her come play again?"

Yesterday we went to the mall for lunch with Rebecca and Kate. Sarah had an admirer. A sweet little blond boy who reminded me of Emmett. He kept coming over to her and at first she pushed him away. After we'd been there awhile and she was getting tired and cranky, I gave her her binky and she layed down on the bench. He came over and gave her a kiss on the cheek! He was all googley-eyed around her. It was soo cute. Rebecca snapped a pic of them: