Thursday, November 15, 2007

oh my

We were sitting at the table eating lunch today when Griffin all of a sudden started talking about the movie "Over The Hedge". This was our conversation.

Griffin: MOM, mom... do you know the raccoon in Over The Hedge?

Me: Yes, I know the raccoon.

Griffin: Well, the raccoon was talking to Hammy the Squirrel and telling him to go get the cookies from the girls, and Hammy says "Guess what, I can burp my ABC's...AaaaAAA.....BEeeEE...CEEeeeE...." and then the raccoon says "Hammy, Hammy... can you focus here??"

I almost choked, I laughed so hard.

I can't believe he is already memorizing entire scenes from movies.

Perhaps now would be a good time to start him on Bible memorization.

Balance! It's all about balance. :-)

Friday, November 09, 2007

To Coco

Sammy has started saying "To Coco."

Don't know what that means?

Here is the interpretation.

Griffin was playing with the trains. Sammy took the trains away from Griffin. Griffin screamed. I intervened. Sammy had to give the trains back to Griffin, or else. Sammy gave the trains back to Griffin. Griffin said thank you. Sammy said "To Coco."

Now do you understand?

It is fun watching my wild little men learning to be polite. :-)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Excuse Me???

Sammy really likes the fireman hat that Griffin wore for Halloween. He wears it all over the place. Well, yesterday he brought it up to me to put on my head. I set it on top of my head, as it was too small to fit properly, and just then Griffin walked into the room.

He took one look at me and declared,

"Mommy, that hat doesn't do anything for you."

Friday, November 02, 2007

Griffin... has what?

Griffin has Mono. Wow. I totally wasn't expecting that diagnosis! He hasn't seemed to be more tired than usual in the last few days. He has asked me, "Is it naptime yet?" a few times, and has been sleeping a bit longer than usual for his naps, but other than that and the swollen lymph nodes and the tiny bit of sore throat he had for two days, you'd think the kid was perfectly healthy.

He goes back in to the pediatrician for a sonogram of his spleen in two weeks. In the meantime, I am supposed to keep him from playing too roughly (ha! this should be interesting) and keep him away from large groups of children in areas such as playgrounds where if he were running and fell off of something, his spleen could rupture. So I guess he's not going to be going to church for a while. Six to eight weeks, the nurse said. Seems like an eternity, and yes, it is over Thanksgiving AND Christmas. Yippee. We'll go back to church in 2008.

Really, it's not as serious of a diagnosis as it could have been, so I am relieved, but it just seems weird to think about. At least it's not very contagious. We're supposed to avoid kissing him on the mouth and sharing utensils and drinks with him for the next few weeks. This means we're going to have to be on "sippy cup patrol". I may go out and get him his very own cups. He's getting big enough that he doesn't really need a sippy cup anymore, but he's just so used to being able to set them down anywhere without thinking about them spilling that it'll be a new concept to teach him.

The nurse told me that we didn't need to worry about it too much, and I checked online and the website I went to said that it's not as contagious as people think it is, but I really don't want Sammy to get this too. More doctor's bills and isolation we don't need.

Griffin will have to have surgery on his finger befoer he turns four, too. His "trigger thumb" is still there and is not getting any better. It has popped back and forth very few times, but he says it hurts a lot when it does, so I have a feeling it's not a problem that will resolve itself. Poor kid. That won't be a fun thing to go through for any of us!

Well, this was a depressing post! I hope the next one will be better.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

It's Coming!!!

I can't believe it's only 7 weeks (and 5 days) until Christmas! Wow. The years seem to get shorter and shorter. Just last week, it seems, it was July, and I was saying firmly, "I'm not going wait until the last minute to do my Christmas shopping this year, I'm going to start getting ready now!"


A few weeks ago, I made two clove-studded oranges with a friend, and they both got moldy and had to be thrown away. What else have I done? Zilch.

Oh wait, I take that back. I do have two matching crib sheets and a Winnie the Pooh movie for the boys. That's it.

At least I know what I'm doing for Mike's side of the family. We've all decided to exchange family pictures this year. That will be fun, but I still might make everyone some cookies or something. And there's nothing any of you can do to stop me! Ha! I'm living on the edge, I know.

My side of the family will be either drawing names or bringing one gift and numbering them and drawing numbers. We drew numbers last year and that was fun. I wish I could give gifts to everyone but I know that gets expensive, so it is nice to be able to put my all into one big gift and have someone get great enjoyment out of it. :-)

KU played their first exhibition game tonight, so the season has officially started! The boys are fully trained on all of the KU songs, chants, etc. and are ready and waiting for the first real game. Griffin was running around the house during the game yelling "Rock Chalk Jayhawk, Go KU!!!" He wasn't watching the game very much, but really, where's the fun in watching some old basketball game when you can yell and run around?

We are getting together with some friends for our own Thanksgiving Dinner (for the gals)/Poker Night (for the guys) a little while before Thanksgiving, and I am realizing how fun it is to plan a menu for a party! I might have to do this entertaining thing more often! It will be at our house, but with other people helping to bring food, it really won't be too much work. Well, maybe cleaning will be work, but who's going to have their white gloves on anyway? We'll all be too busy having fun and being thankful for the ability to stuff ourseslves full of super-yummy food!

I'll post our menu once we get it all figured out.