Sunday, April 27, 2008
Last weekend, Nana and Poppy wanted to take Elijah on a trip to the Hands On House while Chad and I enjoyed some time alone. It was the first time anyone has taken Elijah somewhere without us! (insert shocked gasp here) But it went very well and the trip was meticulously documented by Nana herself.
Elijah is in complete love with buttons. He pushes any buttons anywhere. At the grocery store, we go to same lady cashier named Debbie every week because she loves Elijah. He knows her name and screams "Debbie" whenever we pull up in her line. She lets him push the buttons on the credit card keypad and showed him the red and green colors so he knows which is which now. I bet next he'll want his own credit card! Yikes!
Making a sandwich with Poppy.....ah, how Elijah loves to be in the kitchen. He loves to mix, that is his favorite thing to do. He has his own little kitchen and uses it often. I hear plastic pots and pans banging, a little voice saying 'Mommy, cook' and 'cook bacon' all coming from the living room while I am cooking in the kitchen. I hope he becomes a chef one day because I am a terrible cook and then maybe he could for me! :)
"I didn't know I was going that fast, officer, I promise! Look at this face....can't I get off with a warning because of my good looks?"
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here, Elijah is sweeping. And before you ask, yes, he is in peguin clad winter pajamas.....it was cold the previous night!
Here is Elijah, still in the penguin pajamas, waiting for me to tickle him on the bed.
And here, Elijah is helping me put the sheets on the bed. After having flannel sheets all winter, Chad was dying for the regular sheets and he got them....though I love flannel all year long. I want to patent a design for sheets that have regular 'feel' on one half and flannel on the other so a husband and wife can both have what they want!
Here he is cleaning with a wipe that he would rather suck on than clean with. As the day went on, it got warmer, so we ditched the penguins and put on a lighter outfit from last season. He is rocking the floods, or as I like to call them 'capris'. Of course his onesie fits fine because he is the SAME WEIGHT as last season just about. Kid won't gain weight......just like his Dad.
And here he is looking under the bed for anything to clean. Nothing there, but picture albums and things not for Elijah. He knows this, but looks anyway. Ah, the curiosity of a toddler. :)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Most of the skits we enjoy include Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg. Wiig is such a funny woman and nails comedic timing as well as the characters she plays. Samberg and his Digital Shorts are weird genius. So maybe watching some of the below clips will help in seeing why we still watch this show. But you be the judge, because maybe we are too sleep deprived to know what funny is these days! :)
Mom Jeans (fake commercial)
Digital Short: Roy Rules
Surprise Party (hang in there to the end, it is funny, a la Chris Farley)
Annuale (fake commercial)
Digital Short: Iran
Googly Eyes (Christpher Walken is awesome!)
Digital Short: Punched before Eating
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Elijah found a leaf yesterday. And about 5 seconds after this picture was taken, he ate it. Leaves have fiber, right? :) The kid won't eat fruit or vegetables, but will eat crunchy dead leaves.Yesterday was fun. It was a little brisk, but it was nice to test out our new picnic table (thanks to craigslist!) and color outside in God's green pasture! Well, our backyard is not so much a pasture as it is a high grade hill, but it works for the purpose of having fun.
It is crazy to me to look att he below picture because Elijah looks so big. In terms of height, he has always been above 90th percentile, but I mean big in terms of looking more like a boy instead of a toddler. He is growing faster than the blink of an eye.....and I need to appreciate every stage because someday, he will be gone, off to find his own way, with a wife and children of his own. He won't need me anymore, but instead, I will need him.
Here he is relaxing on our hill, watching me kick his 'Go Deigo Go' ball. It is so funny what emotions a cartoon character on a ball will evoke. This is his favorite ball, yet I don't think he has ever seen the show. He can say 'Deigo' too.....go figure.
And this is Elijah's reaction when asked where Mommy is. Even though it was cool, the sun warmed us and protected us from the brisk wind.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her. -Agatha Christie
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap. -Bob Hope
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo
After thirty, a body has a mind of its own. -Bette Midler
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. -Mark Twain
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. -C.S. Lewis
And lastly, one of my favorites:
As we grow old…the beauty steals inward. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
2. hep-peas = help please
3. hottee = hot tea
4. jooj = George (aka Curious George)
5. oo-oo-ah-ah = monkey
6. mee = cat (his attempt at 'meow')
7. doh = dog
8. moat = remote (aka remote control)
9. noise = nose
10. meths = mess