Thursday, July 30, 2015

X-ray Vision?

Loudly, from the backseat of the car, in the McDonald's drive thru regarding the server:


Today marks our last trip through that particular McDonald's drive thru....Thanks, Sunshine.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Another First

Sunshine is in a different swimming class than Chickadee and Speed. She doesn't often do well when separated from them. Last night at swim lessons, she went up to a girl in her class, addressed her by name, invited her to play a game, and proceeded to "teach" the girl this made up game.

There's no way to express what a step this was for the kid who waits several weeks, if not months, to talk to people.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Bit About Eagle

I thought Junebug was easy. And I suppose she was for a two-ish year old high energy kid. Eagle is a dream child. He is the most mild mannered kid I have ever met. He has one word (ball), laughs at everything and anything, only has a couple of things that make him cry (or scream sometimes), and is otherwise both silent and content.

The kids continue to love on him and teach him made up sign language that only they can understand. He now knows the real signs for "all gone" and "more". If I sign other words, he laughs at me as though I have no idea what I am doing (oh, but I do, dude.)

We went to a party yesterday and more than one person commented on how easy going our boy is. That is until he was refused more birthday cake. :)

Two Years, Two Months, Two Weeks and Four Days

Sunshine gave me her very first goodnight kiss tonight.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Eagle Has Landed

Our new dude really needs the name "Buddy" but someone already took that name a few years back. We call him Buddy all the time because none of us are super proficient at pronouncing his name well. He really really should be Buddy.

That's what I thought at least....

Till he came home from a visit the other day with his head shaved.

Let's just put it out there:
Not all boys look awesome with a buzzed head.

Good thing he's cute. Our little Bald Eagle.

Another note about names: There was some confusion about what this dude goes by. It seems that different members of his family call him different things. Some are easier to pronounce than others. I was rooting for the middle name (but didn't win). Not only because it's easier for the masses to pronounce but because, would you believe it's in that same "category" as Sunshine, Chickadee, and Junebug? 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

An HEB Encounter with Chickadee

Checker: "Is that your granddaughter?"
Me: "No, she is my daughter."
Checker: "Oh, now I see it. She has your eyes."


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sweetest Statement of the Week

also from Chickadee, regarding my arm that was banged up quite nicely from my airbag in a car accident yesterday:

"Mommy, I really hope you feel better."

Question of the Week

from Chickadee:
"Mommy? Are you Jesus Christ?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Toothfairy Drama

Nothing like a loose tooth and the idea of a fairy flying in his room to push a certain anxious kid over the edge.

Speed is extra worried about a loose tooth. He has already decided that the tooth fairy may not come in our house and he doesn't want any money. He wants to keep that tooth for show and tell and doesn't want anyone, even if she is small and magical, to come in the house.

(no, I don't plan on breaking the news to him early because he won't keep his trap shut for the girls or for any of his peers).

Discussion points at the lunch table:
How does she know the tooth is out?
Will she come take it out of my mouth even if it's not ready to come out?
Does she wear a costume or "real" clothing?
What does she do with the tooth?
Why does she put glitter everywhere?

I told him that tooth is not coming out today (so you might want to start eating or you will be really, really hungry) and that he has lots of time to decide what he wants to do.

My little worry wart.

On Roadkill

Sunshine saw a vulture eating a dead raccoon.

"Poor Raccoon! If he is dead, he cannot love on his mother anymore."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Kid #30

...arrived on Thursday in the form of a two-year-old boy. The kids are loving every bit of him and it has been much easier on Chickadee this go 'round than it was when Junebug arrived.

Our new friend has no words yet so Speed is teaching him to sign. Mostly, this looks like made up hand gestures that new friend nods to and pretends to understand (or maybe really does understand?), but there are a few signs that Speed knows and is working diligently to teach our new dude. These include: more, eat, book, no, longhorn and I love you. So cute.

On Outerspace

Speed (at dinner): I'm going to go into outer space.

Sunshine: You can't do that right now. It has to be dark out.

Speed: Why?

Sunshine (this is almost verbatim): Because it has to be dark so you can get to outerspace because outer space is only there in the dark. If it's daytime, you can't go because then you can't see the aliens and the aliens glow in the dark so you can't see glow in the dark aliens or other stuff in the day time when the sun is out. But when the sun goes down, you can see the aliens. That's when you want to go.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Him: Sunshine, you need to listen to me.
Her: I AM listening to you!
Him: You say you listening to your baby! How can you listen to ME?
Her: Cuz I have TWO ears!
Him: Oh.