Saturday, January 29, 2011

Christmas Carols

The boys love Christmas carols and sing them all year long. Owen is especially fond of "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer." He doesn't always get the lyrics right--"perhaps me and Grandpa wiggly."

The Smell of Money

I took the boys to Monkey Joe's today. It is a place filled with inflatable bouncy houses and slides. Jay found a token on the floor. He looks for and usually finds money on the floor when we go to the store or out to eat. I noticed he was putting it up to his nose and asked him what he was doing. He explained that he was smelling money. He showed me how he sniffs the money then sniffs the air to catch the scent of the money.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What Happened To the Ceiling Fan?

Last night while the boys were supposed to be getting their pj's on for bed, I heard the sound of breaking glass coming from their room. I ran in to their dark room and looked up to see a tee shirt hanging from the ceiling fan. The ceiling fan light would not turn on but I could still make out broken glass on the floor and a busted light bulb shade. Apparently, Jay threw his tee shirt and it got stuck on a blade of the fan. Rather than asking for help, Owen tried to retrieve the shirt for Jay by throwing a metal lunch box at the fan.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Conversation At Dinner

Jay: Mommy can you die on your birthday? I would really like to talk about this now.
Mommy: Yes Jay you can.
Jay: How can you die on your birthday?
Mommy: Sickness, old age, getting hit by a truck...
Owen: You could get shot.
Mommy: Yes you could get shot.
Owen: Mommy lets talk about Christmas.
Mommy: Yes Owen let talk about something else.
Owen: Can you die on Christmas?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Five Year Checkup

The boys had their 5-year-old check up today. Owen weighs 45.8 lbs and is 44 inches tall. Jay weighs 43.8 lbs and is 45 inches tall. They each got two booster shots, one in each leg, and Jay got the nasal mist flu vaccine. It took three of us to hold Jay down for the nasal mist. He screamed for a long time afterwards. After he got the two shots in his legs, he claimed to no longer be able to walk. He crawled out of the doctors office dragging his legs behind him, he crawled to the elevator and probably would have crawled through the parking lot if I let him. I carried him to the car. This is a picture of Jay dragging himself into the elevator.

First Tooth Lost

Jay lost his first tooth today. He discovered it was loose yesterday and guarded it all day by covering it with a paper towel. It came out by itself today without any real drama. Now we just have to wait for the tooth fairy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Franken Claus

Owen decided the day after Halloween that he wanted to be Frankenstein for next year's Halloween. Then right before Christmas he started asking for a Santa suit and kept asking even after Christmas was over. I told him he could be Santa for Halloween. He told me he wanted to be Franken Claus... Frankenstein in a Santa suit. I told him I didn't think he would have to worry about anyone else wearing the same costume.