Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Oh, Isaac

Have I mentioned that Isaac is our funny one?

Tonight at dinner Isaac made his food talk to him.
"Hello, I'm Mister Pringle. Don't eat me! Augh!!!!"

Then he picked up two grapes and put them in front of his eyes.
"Hello, I have grape eyes."

Then he ate one of the grapes.
"Mmmmm, eyes taste like grapes."

Oh, Isaac. You are so funny.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

A punch in the gut

Today when we came home from grocery shopping the boys were immediately sent upstairs to time out for fighting in the car. Sometime between running up the stairs and turning to go to their rooms, Isaac stuck his tongue out at Luke and then Luke punched Isaac in the stomach. Screaming ensues.

I call Luke out to find out what happened and he admits to punching Isaac. I send him to his room for a big time out. When he comes out of time out the extended punishment is that he will miss the first 5 minutes of the movie when we have family movie night. He comes downstairs and this conversation begins:

Luke: Mommy, I don't want to miss the first 5 minutes of the movie.
Mommy: Well, I'm sure that Isaac didn't want to be punched in the stomach.
Luke: Isaac, did you want to be punched in the stomach?
Isaac: Well, I sorta did. It kinda felt tickly.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

WW Week 5

I lost one pound this week for a grand total of 9 pounds! According to the WW literature, nursing moms should only lose 1 pound a week so I am right on target. Hooray!

Friday, June 13, 2008

And I went to college for this?

Conversation this morning:

Isaac: Mommy, do bears like to eat chickens?
Mommy: I guess they'd eat a chicken if it is around them. Wait. I don't want you and Luke playing bear and chicken in the house because one of you will get hurt.
Luke: I'm not really going to eat him, Mommy.
Mommy: No. No playing bear and chicken.

Oh my goodness. I have a college degree and I actually said the words, "don't play bear and chicken" today.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

And the Best Uncle Award goes to.......

Last night was a special night for Luke. Now that he is 6 years old he is old enough to watch Star Wars. His Uncle Jeremy is a HUGE Star Wars fan and has been waiting to share this movie with Luke for some time now. (I am a bit overprotective and have kept Luke's movie viewing to all animated movies until now---well, except Lion King because that is so scary!)

Luke and Daddy met up at Uncle Jer Bear's (family name for Jeremy---if you repeat it to him we'll have to kick you in the shins) house. When they arrived, Uncle Jeremy had purchased a Star Wars action figure set for Luke. He said that you can't watch Star Wars without a Hans Solo so he had gone out searching for this set. Luke is now the very proud owner of a Dark (Darth) Vader, Princess Lea, Bobofet, Chewbaca, and Hans Solo. Forgive me if I spelled any of those names wrong but I haven't ever seen the movies. I was Princess Lea for Halloween once but only because I had long hair and it could be put in buns.

Anyway, the boys got home around 10:30 p.m. which is a treat for Luke since he is normally in bed between 7:30 and 8 p.m. I get him situated in bed and he is all excited and telling me every detail he can remember from the movie. Here's the conversation:

Mommy: Luke, you've got to calm down and go to sleep. It is late.
Luke: I know Mommy. I just love that movie so much. I saw Star Wars 4.
Mommy: I am glad you liked it. Are you going to dream about it tonight?
Luke: I sure hope so.

Luke has the best Uncle ever.

Now, Isaac is sooo wanting to be 6 years old so he can watch the movie too!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

God's design

Monday's conversation:

Luke: Mommy, wouldn't it be funny if God gave girls pee pees and didn't give them to boys?

Mommy: Yep, it'd be hilarious.

Luke: I'll teach you how to go potty standing up!

Mommy: Thanks, Luke.

WW Week 4

Lost 1 pound. That makes my total 8 pounds. I did the math wrong before. 2 pounds a week. Not bad!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Random Ramblings

Today Luke said the following to me:

"Mommy, if I had a pet monkey I would take him to Uncle Jer Bear's house and he would play the drum with two hands."

OK. Then, he immediately followed that random thought with this one:

"Mommy, if I had a pet lion, the whole family would need a sword, helmet, and shield to keep him from biting you. I wouldn't need one though because I am brave."

Did I take crazy pills this morning???

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

1st Grader

Luke's last day of Kindergarten was today. I remember taking him to school on that first day and being so nervous for him. He had told me the night before that he was scared because he didn't have any friends. We prayed that God would give him a friend and I told him that his very best friend was Jesus and He was always going to be with him. I remember walking behind his class down to his classroom that first morning and feeling like I wasn't sure he (I) could handle all this.

Today he came bounding out of the door of the school with a huge smile and hug for me. He has done such a great job in school this year and thoroughly enjoys it. It has been both a challenge and a fun time for him. He is reading so well (thank you Aunt Sarah) and loves to draw and write. He had great friends from great families. His teacher has been firm with the class and expects a lot out of them. This was a perfect fit for Luke.

I walked behind him again today, on his last day of school, as he rode his scooter back home. He screamed goodbye to his friends sitting in the car pool line and ran back inside to hug his teacher. I am grateful for Jesus being his best friend and watching over him this year. Luke isn't my little Kindergartener anymore, he is my big 1st grader.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

WW Week 3

I forgot to post my weight loss/gain from last week. I gained 1.8 so that was disappointing. I realized that you cannot eat a salty meal the day before weigh in. So, this week I really watched it and lost 3.6. That's a total for three weeks of 7.6 pounds. Hooray!