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We enjoyed those 6 minutes…..

The is an image captioned with “Silence is golden, unless you have a toddler. In  which case silence is very suspicious”. This didn’t need proving, but you while Mommy and Daddy were eating dinner I noticed that our most recent conversation hadn’t been interrupted. Now Bear is already getting excited about Christmas, so he and Bird were making SNOW. With baking soda.

After Bird’s yogurt paintings, and Bear replace with wiping his face with his shirt to simply using the wall. We simply said, the only reason I clean house is to avoid CPS.


Teach us to pray O Lord

Bear just spilt an entire cup of chocolate milk on the couch. He proceeded to shout ” Dear God help us clean up this mess. Dear God I think we need a new couch.”

And Bird went straight from the bath to the “dirt mountain” Bear made earlier.

Messiest Mess

Ever since Little Bear came running into the Living Room shouting “I do like honey!” it has taken a little skill to keep that honey from being the Messiest Mess. Turns out it was Bird who caused my nightmare mess when she climbed in the cupboard and pulled the container of honey out. It cracked down the side when it hit the floor.
The two of them also created the new Messiest Mess. Bear gave Bird a couple chocolate chips which she fell asleep with in her hand. We all woke up covered in chocolate. Also, Bird tends to crawl around in her sleep. I may take a picture of the sheets, or not. I kind of want to forget about it.

All hail the book store!

The Barnes and Noble has a train table. Little bear likes trains, a lot. When he was younger he would try to open the packages of trains because there weren’t enough on the table. Now he can ask to go play at Barnes and Noble. Over the last several days he keeps asking but getting the name wrong.

So far he has asked to play at:

Bob’s and Noble,

Sarns and Noble,

Bong’s and Noble,

Farn’s and Noble,

Farn’s and Neeble,

Barnes and Neeble,

Transformers and Noble.

Bear thinks I am a master lego builder

I can build houses and garages and warehouses, you know, squares! Doesn’t stop him from thinking I can build a dragon or spaceship or 1962 Mustang. My cousin once built a freehand rifle with scope, but I think he may have done it because my grandpa was vehemently against guns. We got in trouble for guns made from toast.

Bear in the swimming pool. How’s this for literal?

We were sitting in the hot tub warming up and Bear pipes up that he peed. I tell that you aren’t supposed to pee in pools. He says “I know, I would never do that……I peed in the HOT TUB”

Also, sometimes it annoys me that my kids inherited my reflex skills. Bird has learned to climb on the table. At Opa’s she climbs up and opens the container of cookies, it is so cute that it’s hard to repeatedly tell her not to climb on the table. Well, the other night she fell head first, bounced off the chair and somersaulted on to the ground. One short bloodcurdling scream and then she realized that nothing happened and climbed back on the table….   Why do even warn them about getting hurt? In the same vein, at Bird’s 1 year visit it to the pediatrician. I was reminded about the grapes, popcorn and hot dogs choking hazard. I know this, though I can’t say I use it very often. I split grapes in half, but both are known for throwing their “broken” grapes away and climbing on the table to get the real ones. With popcorn I break the kernels off, but still, little hands are fast. But neither of my kids have EVER choked on grapes or popcorn. Both have had incidents of choking to the point of throwing up with….mashed potatoes. To which I say: watch your kids, the textbook. Which is hard because I love reading child development textbooks.

While writing this Bear yells “mom, bird made a mess. it’s green!” I assumed it was green paint. It was not. My table is covered in glitter.


Sorry about not…

Sorry about not posting, both my Grandmas died in the last couple weeks, and family in town and family leaving town. It gets a little hectic.

Little bear is starting to be a know it all. Here are a few lately.

He ran out naked on the balcony naked with a flashlight and started shouting “Dad, look, I am flashing outside”

We were folding laundry when he picked up a shirt and told he thought it was still wet, I told him I didn’t think so. “well what to did you do then, dry it in the sink?”

and the last one which had be giggling for days. We were settling down in bed where a shadow cast on the ceiling looks like a smiley face. Little bear is going on asking “He doesn’t have a neck? That guy doesn’t have arms? That guy doesn’t have a vagina?” I laugh and say “Guys don’t have vaginas, what do they have?” His reply, “Oh yeah, your right they have underwears!”


We are going camping this weekend, church camp, so at least I don’t have to bring food. I never realized how much easier it is to camp when you don’t have to bring food. I will be enjoying this weekend, and only have to bring Bear’s requisite bottle of ketchup.

It has been so much fun to see Bear as excited as I was when I was young. All week long, bouncing off the walls more than usual. And by bouncing off the walls I mean literally, he has been running towards the sliding glass door and bouncing off all morning. He stripped the cushions of the couch and has been jumping up and down, and playing the game of knock the vacuum cleaner over. The chaos is overshadowed by him sneaking in the while bird was napping and whispering “are you ready to camping? I have got your bag packed for you”.

Last night’s preschool astronomy “lesson”:

Me :”I am pretty sure the moon is waning, it’s smaller than last night”

Bear: “no it isn’t”

Me: “It isn’t waning?”

Bear: “No, it not raining. Do you see rain?  No clouds in the sky, see!”