Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Y don't you take a drink?

Noah's learned some new letters over the last couple of weeks:

I:  The I is a springboard.  Jump, jump, jump..."I can do it!!" as he dives off.

M: along with the man climbing the mountains, he gets to the top and digs for M&M's.

P:  Can you see that big nose on this letter?  Sniff, sniff.  P-U!!  Emphasis on the P, of course.

R: This letter is a pirate running - see his leg sticking out?  And as he runs, he yells, "Arrrrrr!"

Y:  I used this one with my oldest when he was learning - first, convince them that this is a fancy glass.  You grab the handle, hold it out and say, "WHY don't you take a drink?"  Use hand motions and always say the same thing, they'll get it.

More to come soon!  He's learning fast.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Guess he's ready for macaroni

I know I've had 5 when:

*The pacifier that's been behind the crib for weeks is found, given a brief dusting, and happily given to the screaming child in the crib.

*Leftover food from my oldest are passed down through the next 2 kids until it's finally gone.

*My older child has to inform me that one of the babies is crying.

*Even after being through the laundry, the waist of my pants is still creased from the muffin-top that is my stomach.

*One kleenex is used to wipe 4 runny noses.

*If the onesie is just a little wet or just a bit poopy, it's got a lot of wear left.

*I don't bother changing my spit-up stained outfit until it's time for bed.

*Toilets get flushed at certain times of the day.  One in the morning, one in the evening.  Unless by some miracle, someone under 7 remembers to flush.

*I make my 2-year-old do the vacuuming.

*Sometimes french fries, tomato sauce, or onion rings qualify as a serving of veggies. 

*Everywhere I turn, I see a framed picture of one of my children smiling back at me.

*I have to catch myself in the process of starting to cut up my husband's steak.

*If it doesn't smell, it's clean enough.

*Sometimes trying to come up with a name ends up sounding like family role-call.

*I gear my 7-month-old's readiness for certain solids based on what I've seen him successfully consume off the floor from under the kitchen table.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Back me up here

7 months old!! (yesterday)
Isaac -------- Josiah

I can't believe it...
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