Monday, September 1, 2014

August funnies from the littlest Littles

While reading a book together:
AJ: Awww, he sad. Him not have a friend to play with.
Me: Would you like to play with a friend?
AJ: I not need a friend right now. I have you!
(Such a sweetheart!!)

Some of my aunts and uncles from TX and OK were coming to visit, so Xander and I were talking about it.
Me: Do you remember my Aunt Sylvia, Uncle Bobby, Uncle Bill and Aunt Rae?
X: Yeah, I remember them, but I always remember big Papa the most.
(Big Papa was what the kids called my grandfather, my mom's dad. Xander was only 20 months old when he died, but we have videos of them together, so he watches those. So sweet to know that my Papa, "Big Papa," is remembered.)

I had been saying nursery rhymes with the kids earlier in the day. That night, when I put Amelia Jayne to bed, she said, "I want you sing 'Diddle, Diddle, Cat.'"
(aka Hey, Diddle Diddle) :)

David told Xander he could watch highlights of the soccer game and Amelia Jayne piped up,
"I wanna watch starlights!!"

David has had shingles twice this summer. After the most recent bout with them, Xander said this in his prayers one night:
"And please make Daddy's shimmers go away."

I was talking to Amelia Jayne about her new school and some of the new friends she'll have there.
Me: Amelia Jayne, you're going to have new friends at school - Spivey and Eloisa.
AJ: (excitedly, drawing in a deep breath) They my best friends, right??
(I wish I could convey the emotion and excitement she had in her voice. It was almost as if this was the best news she had ever heard. She gets so excited!!)
Then she says, "I give them some of my panties that not fit anymore. The little ones? They pretty panties."
(In her defense, we had been talking about panties just previous to this conversation.)

David was putting Xander to bed one night and this is the conversation they had.
X: Are we going to have another baby?
David: I don't think so.
X: Oh, well, we can ask for one for Christmas.

Xander told me the other day that he didn't want to get his haircut because he's growing it out like David Luis.
This is a pic of David Luis.
Good luck with that, sweetie. :)
I personally don't mind if he grows his hair out (or really care what he wants to do with it) but I don't think his hair will ever look like David Luis's. We'll see what he ends up with.

And speaking of hair...
My kids have this app on the iPad called Endless Alphabet. They love it! It really is a great app for kids and gets a stellar review on Horn Book. I love the unusual vocabulary words they introduce, the great descriptions they have for the words, that the kids have to match the letter and put it in the right place to create the words, and that the monsters make it super-fun.
But I digress.
Amelia Jayne was playing the game one day and called me over.
"Mommy!" she said. "Look! Watch this with me."
I did.
She was on the word 'fluffy.'
And this was the picture:

At the end of the demonstration she said, 
"See, it's like your hair!!" 
Wait. What?
Gee thanks, kid.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

More summer fun

Oh my, the Anna and SWAT team member combo.
We got some new dress-up clothes this summer.
Complete with wig. SMH

She looks like an opera singer!!

Chuck E. Cheese!!

I love this trio of pictures of AJ and Papa!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fun moments

On Amelia Jayne's first day of school, Xander and I got a chance to hang out just the two of us. It was such a special day together -the day before he started kindergarten. We went bowling, hung out at Ikea, ate lunch together and ran errands. I was so impressed with how mature he's become - it's so eye-opening and enjoyable to spend time with each kid one-on-one. They really surprise me sometimes!

After we picked AJ up we went and got snow cones. Such a fun time!

I forgot to throw this pic in his first day post - 
This was Xander's door when he woke up for the first day of school. He was so excited!!

Friday, August 29, 2014


A couple of weeks ago, the kids, David and I went to Virginia to see my aunts. We had a fantastic time. I just cannot tell you how wonderful it was. My aunts are very special to me, and the fact that they would carve time out of their schedule to invite us over and pamper us, is a gift I do not take for granted.

The kids love them. And they equally love my kiddos.

We were there for about 24 hours, but let me tell you. Those were 24 of the best hours of my whole summer. We stayed up until the wee hours of the morning talking, sharing stories, telling jokes, revealing souls - it was not short of amazing.
We played games, went on a hiking adventure, frolicked with kittens, shared yummy treats, and talked non-stop. Ah, I just can't express the refreshment I feel when in the presence of those two.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

First Days...

My babies started school this week. Amelia Jayne started her new school and Xander started Kindergarten!! They both did fantastically well. No tears from anybody (not even Mommy!) and both kids just walked right in like they owned the place.


Here are pics of my sweeties.

She got to be lunch helper on her first day. :)

This is technically her second day (Xander's first). She wanted to show me her journal when I dropped her off.


Xander and his teacher, Mrs. Sullivan

When I picked him up from school. He was so excited! He just kept telling me, "It was awesome!"