Friday, November 18, 2011

Things That Make Me Smile 11/18/11

1. Jake: "Mommy, whenever I forget what I was going to tell you, I just say 'I love you' instead."

2. We were all shopping at the fruit and vegetable market. If the kids had their way, they would buy out the whole store! It always kills me this time of year when I see the prices of the produce. I remember just a few short weeks ago, when fruits and veggies grew aplenty in the warmer months and the prices were much lower. Some things I refuse to buy in the winter months. As we walked past the asparagus, Jake asked in an almost begging voice, "Please, can we get some asparagus?" Guess what we ate for dinner the next day.

3. Jake, in an announcer voice: "In today's news - Jacob wearing nothing!" Yep, the kid was running around the house in nothing but his undies. Surprise, surprise.

4. The kids were running wild and crazy through the house. Zac tripped, fell, began whimpering, and asked for a kiss. Jacob immediately ran over and kissed him gently on the nose.

5. Zac and I were the only two awake one morning. He was cuddling next to me on the couch as we played with his cars. I looked at him and said, "I could just squeeze you." He looked back up at me and said, "Sure," as he climbed up into my lap and gave me the biggest hug.

6. I heard "Mommy! Mommy! Moooommmmyy!" I went to the bathroom to see what the problem was. Alyssa was sitting on the toilet and said, "I really, really, reeeeaally don't want flush myself down the potty." Then, very seriously, she began to tell me a story about what she would do if someone came in the bathroom and happened to flush her. ". . . and then I would climb out using a ladder. An then I would need a bath."

7. While driving, Jake asked, "Are we going backwards or is that semi-truck passing us?"

8. We were looking at a store ad. Jake saw a picture of a baby and asked, "Is our baby going to look like that?"
Me: "If it does, Mommy's going to be in trouble with Daddy."
Jake: "Why?"
Me: "Because Daddy will wonder why the baby is black."
Alyssa: "I don't want a black baby. I want a blue baby!"

9. Jake asked, "Is that real snow or is that from the tree?"
Our cottonwood has confused our poor children.

10. Jake has a whole list of things he wants to be when he grows up: an inventor because he loves building gadgets and such with LEGOs, Trios, K'NEX, etc.; a chef because he loves helping me in the kitchen and is quite good at it already; a firefighter because he truly believes that he is a super hero (and a fire fighter is as close as you get to a real live super hero!) and can save anyone, also because my brother is a firefighter. Alyssa though always comes up with off-the-wall things she wants to be. This week she said, "When I grow up, I want to be a fish."
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  1. ...things that make you smile, and then make me smile, too! Such sweet, sweet fun!

    Blessings to you and yours,


  2. I read these and some just make me burst out laughing!!!

  3. I wish I could spend a day in your sounds like it is full of laughter and love!!!!