Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet Children

Here are my sweet kiddos. I couldn't ask for a better children in any way. Thank you God for these gifts. Here is Whit's birth annoucement. He is still jaundice, I'm taking him to additional doctors today to dig a little deeper. Prayers needed.

These are Andie Hamilton's photographs. If you have children and have never had her take their pictures - WHAT are you waiting on!?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Andersonisms Part 2

Sitting down, working on a workbook, he says, "Here, let me put a pencil in my ear like all workers do."

"Mommy will you marry me? Here is your ring. WAIT! Mom, we forgot to smooch!"

Buddy, grab your legos and other toys off my nightstand I'm running out of room... "Mom! My back hurts."

"Mom, my weapons are gun and a ball. Mom, your weapon is this paper sword.... So, Mom, good luck with that (with a grin on his face)."

"Mom, denada. Oh, and Mom, gracias... Does that mean Thank you?"
Yes. And You're Welcome.

"Yes, I know that. Although, Mom, I don't know why they call it Denada..?? It doesn't sound anything like You're Welcome!"
"Neither does Gracias. Gracias does NOT sound like Thank You. It's weird..."

"Mom, I just made you a bunch of stuff. Here." He hands me several papers folded up very tightly. I opened them one by one. What's this buddy?
"It's a shocker. If bad guys come -touch it, it will shock them. But not you mom."

What's this? "A space House." How do I get in it? "Close your eyes for a long time and you can go in."
What's this? "Another shocker."
What's this? "Another shocker, but this one looks like a spider web. But I didn't put a spider on it because it's a shocker."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Don't try to concentrate

Back in January, we really got excited to watch the Superbowl in Dallas this year. We ordered pizza, drank one of Daddy's Cokes and popped popcorn. When the game came on, we were glued to the TV. But, after about 5 minutes this is how the rest of the game went. This is a sample of about 20 minutes worth of talking during the game. I started writing them down on my phone after about 10 questions....

Mom, I have a riddle.

Mom, my neck hurts.

Mom, how many seconds in a minute?

Mom, what does intercepted mean?

Mom, my juice box doesn't have a straw.

Mom, who has the ball? Mom, was that good?

Mom, is the college football?

Mom, did our team get that touchdown?

Is it over? "No it's not even half-time yet." Oh, how much longer til it's over?

Mom, I have another riddle.

And so it went.... Of course, I wouldn't have it any other way... Well, maybe. ;)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Somehow, I'm still alive

So, we have never bought the kids a playset, even 9 years after our first was born. They did have one - we had "dumpster dived" for it and it worked pretty well, but we were excited to buy them a neat one.

The instructions say it should have taken a day to put together. It took Stan and Kenneth 2 and 1/2 days. And they are pretty darn organized and capable. I thought they were going to kill me. Because I really wanted it put together over Spring Break. I'm glad they did it, even though I felt pretty bad. Ken kept telling me it was okay, he was having "fun." ;-)

So, the question is, can these 6 boxes....

...turn into this???

Apparently so! Well, after a LOT of work...

Tada!!! The kids LOVE it!!