Sunday, December 15, 2013

Things That Make Me Smile 12/13/13

 Jake (8), Alyssa (5½), Zac (4), Tyler (1½)

Happy Weekend! It's been an interesting week, for sure. All 4 kids have been sick--coughing, sneezing, runny noses, fevers, aches--and I've been kinda iffy myself. The one who had it the worst is Tyler, as always. He's had a rough week, but I think he's coming to the tail-end of the sickness. If you could say a prayer for his healing, I'd appreciate it very much. Thanks! Also, our Christmas musical production at church is today. We had practice all day yesterday, ran Ty to the doctor last night, and had the first performance this morning. We have one more performance tonight, as well. I am so thankful for my mom who has given up the opportunity to sing with the choir and stayed with my little sickies so I could participate. Either she is the best and most selfless mother/grandmother . . . or she just didn't want to fill in my role in the play as the really, really old prophetess, Anna. {wink}

1. Zac: "My legs are burning cold."

2. Jake: "Is there an essential oil to make me left-handed?"

3. Alyssa: "Come on, Ty!"
{Tyler runs other way}
Alyssa & Me: "Hahaha!"
Jake: "What happened?"
Me: "Alyssa told him 'Come on, Ty' and he ran the other way."
Jake: "Oh, like magnets. She's north and he's north. {makes his hands come toward each other and then bounce away} Beeoom!"

4. Spending the day alone with Jake.

5. {BOOM}
Zac, excitedly looking out the windown: "Fireworks! It was a firework!"
Me: "No, I think it was just Tyler dumping out the Legos in the other room."

6. Jake: "I can't wait until Tyler gets up. He's so cute and I miss him."

7. Me, suspiciously: "Tyler, what are you doing?"
Tyler: "Uh uh."

8. Jake, while driving: "Mom, why couldn't you just go straight and then turn left?"
Me: "Because it's called a Michigan left: you have to turn right to turn left."
Jake {???}

9. I walked out of the living room for a couple minutes and was surprised to find that all the kids had left the room by the time I got back. After a few seconds, I heard "Hi!" and saw a happy baby that had been trapped by his siblings. Then I heard the giggles from down the hall.

10. Jake: "Carrots to horses are like Legos to me."

11. Alyssa: "Mommy has a crush on Daddy!"

12. Watching Jake watch himself in the reflection of the oven as he was very dramatically directing the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" which was playing on Pandora.

13. Zac, because the older 2 wouldn't let him play Legos with them in the bedroom: "If you two won't let me play, I'm gonna let Tyler in here!"

14. Me, while driving: "Oh, I forgot to grab Tyler jammies."
Zac: "How do you know you forgot?"
Me: "Because I remember that I forgot."
Jake: "Mom, that doesn't make any sense. You remember that you forgot?"

What made you smile?

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  1. LOL Great post! Being from Michigan, a Michigan left isn't unusual!

    1. He's lived here all his life, so it shouldn't be unusual to him either. :) It just doesn't make any sense, haha.