Archive for August, 2008

Darth Binks

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Do you know anything about Star Wars?  Check out Jim’s post today on his website, Evil Galactic Empire.  He’s posted a stop-motion animation movie that he made before we met.  He planned it to be much longer – but then we met, flew back and forth between Massachusetts and Alabama to see each other, got engaged, got married and had kids.  He just plum ran out of time. 

He says he’d much rather be a husband and father than complete his movie.  I love him for that!

A Wake Up Call

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Here’s what I woke up to this morning ~

Over the baby monitor…

CARTER:  Daaaddeeee.  Daaaaaaaaaaddeeee!  Daaaddeee.
ALLISON:  I’ll help you call him, “Daddy.  Daddy!”

Daddy is getting out of the shower while this is going on and calls back to them…

DADDY:  I’ll be there soon!
ALLISON  (quietly):  He’ll be here soon, Carter.

Knitting

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

While she was here, Aunt Cathy influenced me to start knitting a poncho for Allison.  Allison and I picked out the pink yarn together – because pink is her favorite color.  Take look at the picture – what a cute little girl!  I had just finished the poncho and Allison wanted to wear it, despite the 100+ degree weather.  I think it will be great for our Arizona winters!! 

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Carter Says

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

While watching a commercial in which people were fishing…

ME:  They are fishing, Carter.  Sometimes when you catch a fish you eat it.
   (pause)
CARTER in disbelief:  Ah-Noooooooo.

Allison Says

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

After I had given her four gummy hamburgers, two gummy pizzas, Mike & Ikes and a lollipop, Allison had this to say…

Mom, you’re a pretty good cook.  You’re a better than Dada cook.  You’re the goodest cook ever!

Carter Can…

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
  • Open the refrigerator – sometimes.  And he usually lands on his bottom as the door swings open.
  • Sit on the potty and use toilet paper to wipe himself.  (Not that anything ever goes in the potty…  He usually demands to be put on the potty after a diaper change.)

Allison Says

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

At 9:00 pm tonight – TWO hours after her bedtime:

ALLISON:  I’m not sleepy.  I’m never going to sleep.
AUNT CATHY:  ‘I’m never going to sleep’ – somehow I believe that.

Carter Says

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Carter’s answer to most questions is, “Nnnnnnnnnnnn-no.”  Occassionally we hear, “Huh,” for yes.  It’s been shortened from “Uh-huh.”  As if “uh-huh” was too long and he’s too busy to bother.  Fortunately for him, we respond to “huh”.  We’re easy to train.

Butterflies in My Garden

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I got a great deal on these clearance butterflies at Walgreens… 
I think they look so pretty in my garden!

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Movie Night With Aunt Cathy

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

I am getting ready to go out for scrapbooking and Aunt Cathy got the kids in their PJs and has them on the couch eating popcorn.  It was so cute I had to take a picture!

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