Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Yep most definitely someone who shall be identified as possessing testosterone (and is not Mike or Eli) in our household has developed a definitive taste for sassing me. Verbally in English and Tagalog and with body motions......anyone want to guess how well that is working out for him?
Sunday, December 27, 2009
First it was the boys who would scream it when the girls tickle them, then it was the girls shrieking it when the boys run by and poke them then it is giggled (how can giggling be so LOUD) when it's a game of tag as they all 5 try to catch each other to tickle, poke and generally annoy one another.
Enough we are venturing out to see if we can make it to the highway and if successful we are going out to lunch - Lucas is appalled by this as he has come to the unfortunate and totally wrong opinion that all food should be made in our kitchen, by me. Oh son, you've so much to learn.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Too Cool For Anyone's Sanity
Eli and Grandma (playing Santa)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
- they both seem to get their views across to their respective gender
- there are more grunts and noises available for everyday life than words
- the girls are appalled by these noises
- I am appalled that Mike understands and has begun to use this same noise producing language skill (it's probably been dormant all these years as he either had to use words or never get a noise in edgewise prior to the boys arrivals)
- A common spoken language isn't necessary when noises are universal
Our challenge now is to raise two boys into adult men who understand that communication has progressed since the cavemen and words are our friends. Save the noises for interacting with other noise producing humans - girls appreciate a guy who speaks or at least listens. As for the boyfriends and future husbands of our daughters - learn the art of communicating with words, they won't understand the noises and will assume that you agree with everything they say. Use your words!
Friday, December 11, 2009
But today after school Eli came in the house asked for his snack and to watch a movie and Lucas wanted to play outside in the snow. Not a big deal for most but they were out of each others' sight and doing things independent of each other with no worry frowns and no checking on the other brother. School has been a huge help with this I know but it's definitely a step forward into their adjustment here in their new lives.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
This morning in all the excitement of getting ready to go outside, Lucas went into the restroom for a minute while Eli finished breakfast. When he comes back out he says, "Mommy, tooth all gone!" I was very excited by this as those who know me - I DO NOT DO TEETH PULLING - I don't look at loose teeth and can't even pull off a convincing "Oh keep wiggling that!". So I was pleased that the thing was finally out.
I asked him where it was so we could put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy, explaining as I went who and what the tooth fairy was. He absolutely thinks I'm nuts. After the explaining and (somewhat) phony excitement I asked again "Where's the tooth" He looked at me shaking his head and said "Phewey, (spitting sound), toilet, flush, no tooth fairy!" and walked into his room still shaking the head and muttering. I don't even want to know what the Tagalog words were cause I'm pretty sure it was "I am living with a crazy woman!"