Some funny conversations with Hunter recently...
Hunter likes to pretend like he's fixing the tv in our room. He'll turn it on and turn it to a channel that's just static (we don't have cable). Then he'll bring his Handy Manny screwdrivers in to "work on it". The other day, he told me he was fixing it, and I heard him say in the most exasperated voice, "Ugh. I don't have time for this!" Between that and the curse word that he says every other day, we're going to have to really start watching what we say...especially since neither of us really curse! Obviously we did at least once, though, because the kid had to learn it from somewhere. And to clarify, clearly I don't classify this as one of the funny things my child says.
Then James and Hunter had this conversation today:
H: Those are crosses on the wall.
J: You're right buddy. What happened on the cross?
H: Jesus died.
J: Good job! Give me a high five.
H: Do I get a sticker for that?
Cracking. Me. Up.
Since her brother has so much to say, Charlotte decided it was time to say her first word a couple of weeks ago. Now she says it incessantly, and I swear will drop things on purpose, just so she can say it. I got a video of it this weekend...
We are so blessed by them, and they are so blessed to have James as their father. The last year at home with them, I'm sure has been a difficult one, but he has done it without any complaint. I love watching the bond between the man I love and the children I cherish grow stronger every day. Thank you for everything you do, James. We are so blessed by your service to our family.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
We had dinner with our friends, the Satterfields, a couple of weeks ago, and it was so sweet watching Charlotte interact with their son, Ethan. Hunter loves their other son, Ronnie, and it really is a joy of mine to watch the two of them together and listen in on their little conversations, but Char hasn't interacted with many kids, yet...she's mature for her age and usually prefers the adults;)
Lately Charlotte's been sticking her index finger in my mouth. Her eyes get this serious, inquisitive look and she shoves that finger in. If I don't open for her, she'll push as hard as she can until I do. Well at the Satterfields the other night, Charlotte kept sticking her finger in Ethan's mouth over and over. Luckily he didn't mind...
Big brother, Ronnie, thought it was so funny, that he played along too...
That night we were playing outside and I noticed that Charlotte had these yellow polka dots all over her head (underneath her hair). I had never seen them before, so I kind of started to panic (shocking, I know), but Carrie told me it looked like cradle cap and gave me some shampoo for it. The next day, I used it on Charlotte and noticed that the consistency was a little different, but didn't really think to read the directions...because, hello, I'm pretty feminine and hygeine conscious, so why would I need to read shampoo directions?
After about 20 minutes I noticed Charlotte's hair still looked wet, so I went over to examine, and although it wasn't wet, it was grea-sy. So we played beauty shop for a while, and this was Hunter's favorite do...Don't worry. I went and re-shampooed right after our photo shoot...but now we know what to use if she ever wants to be a rock star for Halloween.
Friday, June 11, 2010
I love telling stories, and it's a well known fact that sometimes I get so wrapped up in my story-telling that I might exaggerate just a teeny tiny smidge. I'm not trying to lie, I just like things big and eventful. After all I am from Texas...and I was the reigning Drama Queen of the Zeta Sigma chapter of KKG for the 4 years that I was there. Not that I'm proud of this. Believe me, by my senior year I was begging people not to vote for me, which of course made them want to even more.
So. Sad. But when we pulled into Aunt Melanie's driveway less than 5 minutes later, Hunter was giddy to see cousin Brooke. She was just as happy to see him, and they jumped around and did a happy dance together on top of the sidwalk chalked Welcome written out just for us on the concrete.
We had so much fun visiting. Here's a rundown of our events...
Friday, June 4, 2010
So it turns out I have the best sisters ever. Seriously y'all. Best.Sisters.Ever.
Kate and Court came over tonight to tell me that we are exactly 30 days away from my 30th birthday, so they thought they'd surprise me with a little something...
What!!!? Anybody want to guess what's in those boxes? Oh, just 30 gifts for me! - one to open each day until my birthday. How fun are they? And awesome! How fun and awesome are they!?
Hunter was in awe of all of the presents and couldn't wait to open them. His sweet little 3 year old brain couldn't quite grasp the concept of just opening one present when there were thirty staring him in the face, but we finally persuaded him to pick one to open tonight...
Can't wait until tomorrow so I can open my next one!