Friday, April 18, 2014

Things That Make Me Smile 4/18/14

Jake (8), Alyssa (6), Zac (4), Tyler (2)

Happy Friday! What a busy week it's been. We spent Saturday geocaching, Sunday through Wednesday nights at church for revival, Thursday running errands, and here we are again at Friday. We've had injuries, bad attitudes, and very tired children. In the midst of craziness, it's important to Smile. Happy Easter!  

1. Zac: "The sky is black when it's night. That means the sun is turned off at night, right?"

2. Alyssa: "What are you doing?"
Jake: "Playing the Wii. What does it look like?"
Alyssa: "Playing the Wii."
Jake: "It was a rhetorical question. That means you don't answer it."

3. Zac, concerned, pointing to a picture on a sign: "Mom, I hope you don't turn into one of those sphinx."

4. Zac: "I can say one thing in Spanish: ooplo.
Me, humored: "Ooplo? And what does that mean?"
Zac: "I don't know; it's Spanish!"

5. Watching the kids work together to build a castle out of our Toydle.

6. Giving the little ones a bath and seeing cute, little butt cheeks smooshed against the glass door of the tub.

7. Zac: "Can I have two, please? One on the bottom and one on the top?" 

8. Jake: "I have bad news and bad news. First bad news, the backyard is still covered in snow. Second bad news is that Tyler is up."
Me: "Tyler is up is bad news?"
Jake: "Yeah, because now he's going to get in trouble."

9. Jake finding typos in a published book.

10. Me: "Are you hungry? Do you want Mama to make you some eggs?"
Tyler: "Noooo! Cake."

11. Window Kisses

12. Jake, showing me the "shorts" he was wearing: "Uh, Mom, I think you put Tyler's pants in my drawer. Haha, these aren't my shorts."
Me, laughing: "No, but they fit pretty good."
13. Zac: "Do you know my favorite part about Easter, that part that I looove?"Me: "What?"
Zac: "Jesus!"

14. Zac: "I want to be a grave digger when I grow up. Then I can get all the worms I want!"

What made you Smile this week?

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Things That Make Me Smile 4/11/14

Jake (8), Alyssa (6), Zac (4), Tyler (2)

Happy Friday! We spent some time this week reading through old blog posts and watching old home movies. The kids loved seeing how cute their younger selves were, and I enjoyed hearing their laughter. There was an abundance of Smiling this week. 

1. Zac: "Can I have some honeydude?" (honeydew)

2. Alyssa, as she was leaving, because Tyler was sick and staying home from church: "Don't forget to give Tyler vitamin C."

3. Zac: "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?"
Me: "The good news."
Zac: "The good news is that I love you. "
Me: "Aw, I love you."
Zac: "And the bad news is the Devil."

4. Watching Tyler sit on the couch and browse through a LEGO catalog.

5. Zac, holding the phone to my ear: "Now you have love in your ear!"
Me: "I do? Why?"
Zac: "'Cause I kissed the phone!"

6. Jake: "I want to play professional Uno."

7. I looked over and found that Tyler had pulled half the wet wipes from the container. He saw me and started pulling faster, of course. As I walked over to stop him, I said a bit sarcastically, "Oh, Ty, that looks like so much fun." He replied, "Yep."

8. Zac: "If I kiss you and you kiss me, we're married."

9. Zac: "We have so many Legos, we could make a whole entire world!"

10.Tyler dumped out all the toys, just so he could play in the box.

11. Zac: Mom, it's sweating in here!"

12. Jake, proudly: "Mom, I can fit a whole golf ball in my mouth! Wanna see?" 

13. Zac: "May I have a napkin, please?"
Jake: "You have pants for a reason."
14. Alyssa, after hearing a commercial about infertility: "We don't want another baby, right?"
Me: "Right . . . Unless God wants us to, then we will."
Alyssa: "Well, I don't think God wants us to."
Me: "Oh, yeah, and why's that?"
Alyssa: "'Cause he sees how much trouble Tyler is."
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Things That Make Me Smile 4/4/14

Jake (8), Alyssa (6), Zac (4), Tyler (2)

Happy Weekend! I am officially caught up with my Smiles! This week the kids raced pinewood derby cars at church (and brought home 3 trophies!), we had a double birthday party for Alyssa and Tyler, and Smiled lots.

1. Alyssa, about Tyler: "Sometimes he's just pretending to be good. He has a trouble smile."

2. Zac: "I have an idea. Today is today and later is the day before this day and tomorrow is tomorrow."

3. Zac: "The sun dries up the rain."
Me: "You're right; it does."
Zac: "Yeah, I just knowed it. Nobody told me . . . Uh, I mean, I knew it."


5. Jake, looking at a picture of dinner someone posted on Facebook: "Ooh, did you make that?"
Me: "No."
Jake: "Oh. Now it doesn't look appetizing."

6. I bought a new Magic Tree House book this week. Even though he still claims he doesn't really like reading, he took off to the other room with it and hid in a corner. Every time I'd walk by, he'd hide the book behind his back and try to look innocent, because he didn't want me to know that he was reading. He eventually came and sat next to me as he finished the book. He sat and read it from beginning to end, just because he wanted to.

7. Zac, while I was making dinner: "Thank you for making the so best smell in here!"

8. Jake and Alyssa made chocolate chip Heath cookies for Leighton, all by themselves. They learned a few lessons along the way, made a huge mess, and baked delicious cookies.

9. Celebrating April Fools with the kids. My favorite part was giving them chocolate milk, but switching Jake's with chilled coffee. The look on his face was hilarious.

10. Jake, sitting with his face in the open window: "Mmm, I love the smell of fresh, spring air!"

11. Zac: "Is crap a word?"
Me: "Yes, but that's not a word you should say."
Alyssa, innocently: "What does crap mean?"
Me: "It's not a nice word. I don't want you to say it."
Alyssa: "Well, they (iPad) showed us a picture of a corn field for it."
Me: "Ah, crop." The joys of new readers.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Things That Make Me Smile 3/28/14

Jake (8), Alyssa (6), Zac (4), Tyler (2)

Happy Friday! I am still trying to play catch-up, so this is last week's list. Our "baby" celebrated his second birthday, I cleaned up lots of messes, and we all had many reasons to Smile.

1. Jake: "{Girl from church} asked me to marry her."
Me: "And what did you say?"
Jake: "I told her 'Not if God doesn't want me to.'"

2. Tyler sitting and playing with a car and randomly saying colors, "Yewo. Geen. Purpo. Boo."

4. Jake: "Hi."
Me: "Hi. You look guilty."
Jake: "I was trying to remember where I put my gum. Then I remembered that I spit it out."

5. Jake: "I could make dinner."
Alyssa: "You don't know how. All you could make is eggs."
Jake: "Yes, I can. I can make corned beef and pasta fagioli. "

6. Zac: "I think hiccups are scared of water."

7. Tyler helping me "wash" the windows.

8. Zac: {Achoo} Mom, I almost got you!
Me, teasing: "Oh, no, don't sneeze on me."
Zac: "Yeah, 'cause you're pretty. Why would I sneeze on you when you're pretty?"

9. Zac: "Tyler's playing with the confuser!" (diffuser)

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