I like to collect all the little things I post about the kids on Facebook somewhere =) It’s so much fun to go back and see what I shared!
Oh, I forgot the dinosaurs activity from last night! They pulled out all the books we have about dinos and read them Led to lots of fun book time with Mama and DZ in the morning.
Serenity:look dz, your dinosaurs wanted to make you a cake
DZ: THANK YOU!!!
Then Serenity made a flame out of playdoh and we sang. T-Rex in the bucket got giggles
Donovan: (in his sweetest voice) Mama, can you teach me something? I want to learn!
Me: (thinking he wants to play school, one of his favorite games). Sure, honey, what do you want to learn?
Dz: I want you to teach me how to turn on the DVD all by myself!
I have mountains of cardstock, reams of printer paper, construction paper in every color, watercolor paper, easel paper, poster board, and yet my kids have spent the afternoon diligently crafting with toilet paper.
My kids are pretending to sleep on the stairs. They told me to say “wake up” to wake them up. I don’t know why they think I’d do that…
Diane M Hale was watching my kids this morning so I could help at the teacher appreciation party, and I got this long text message from her about Donovan…
First he tries to hook me like a fish. Then he comes back. “It’s time to attack” he says. “Can I attack Sister?”
You are a gentleman and should always be nice to girls.
“BAD IDEA!” Goes off on the scooter. Comes back. “Can we play ball?
Donovan forgot the “one bandaid a day unless you’re actually bleeding” rule
More potty training fun: “great job going potty by yourself! now put your underwear back on!” Why? “Because you can’t just walk around naked.” …. I can RUN!!!!
I think I may have sent my children to their rooms forever… What I actually said was, you can read or play quietly, but you can’t come out until you clean up the room. Oh well, I suppose I can visit them up there.
Donovan decided to help the mopping up process
Donovan is an evil genius. He has gotten out of bed to use the potty three times to pee since I put him down for the night. I think he’s purposefully saving some pee each time so that he has more excuses to get out of bed and visit us. And I am completely powerless because what am I going to say? Don’t use the potty? I can hear his brain saying “Bwa HA HA!”
Who’s the genius who scheduled potty training day one for our first day back from a trip, when the house is a mess and has no food in it? Sigh. That was me.
Happy pancake burritos!! Thanks Aunt Tina Wainright McAlister!
Dz came running inside in tears “sister called me bad Donovan!” Oh no, why would she say that? “Betause I frew something at her”. So she called you bad because you were bad? “YES!!!”
Dz’s comment as he lay down to get his diaper changed: “this is going to be terrible”. His prediction was correct the pic is from today’s activity, his first with regular glue
Donovan is waiting on his teacher to get home from school . My big sister was my teacher and I Love that my kids are so in to playing this! Love you Jen Thorp Zandbergen
Love starting my day with morning snuggles
First time getting an x-ray today. Dz may have pneumonia. He was so cooperative for the doctor and at the x-ray! And for the breathing treatment. So that all went as smoothly as possible. And now he’s playing happily so hopefully he will be better soon!
Dz to Mama: “I’m not a baby”
Me; “ok, I love you my big boy”
Dz: “no, I not big yet, I just medium.”
Get it right mama
Dz was saying I’m a bully, I’m a bully, and Serenity was appalled. “I don’t want him to be a bully! I asked him why he was a bully. “Because I’m sitting on a bowl.” Ahh, ok then
Made a bat cave for DZ
Donovan ate pork! And asked for seconds! ‘Course, he thought it was chicken…
Lunch buddy. Upon seeing his picture, he said “Ah, he’s cute!”
Playing hide and seek with Donovan. He still likes to hide in the same spot and pop out when I get to ten so I can nurse Maia on the couch and still find him
Donovan was singing Rockabye Baby to Maia… and I think he realized just how wrong that song is. He sang (not quite right) “Rockabye Baby, in the treetop, when the bough falls, the baby will break… I don’t want baby to break! Stay with me, baby!” Now you know why I always change the last line to “Mama will catch you, cradle and all.”
If Donovan and Serenity had their way, I’d never put Maia down except in their arms. They’ve been taking turns with her all morning. . All three were in the blue chair with me for awhile
Donovan beat Eric at Hungry Hungry Hippos… a lot
Last night as Serenity and Donovan were getting ready to sleep by the Christmas tree, Maia made some unhappy noises. Donovan looked up, alarmed, and said, “What’s wrong with baby?” I told her she was ok, just lonely. He said, “Baby sleep with us?” So sweet
Donovan just looked over at me and said “Mama, your tummy is FULL”. I agree
Donovan wanted to sit in santa’s lap
DZ fell asleep with his Dino tail on
(Jen posted) Had fun with Donovan the Dinosaur at LaFortune Park this morning. Filling him up with some chicken and French fries before he goes back to his Mom
New build a bear ponies and strollers thanks to last years Christmas money from Grandma . Donovan got his horse a magic wand, which I think he expects to do actual magic, as he keeps saying “it’s not working!” Even though it lights up and makes noise . Serenity has her favorite Little Pony now.
In my car this morning, my kids said with incredulous excitement: “we’re passing that car, we’re passing that car! Do it again mama!” Yeah, I’m usually the slowest car on the road I guess….
Donovan tagged along to the birthday party for Serenity’s classmate today… and now he’s sitting in the floor, asking “I go birthday party again? You take me? Pleeeeeaaaaaaase? Pleeeeaaaase?!?” He’s a party guy
Fabric shopping with Grandma . Dz is a big hit in that hat, and he says thanks every time someone says they like it .
Perfect day for an impromptu visit to the playground dz spotted as we were driving to the grocery store
Can’t believe playing the quiet game worked. All five kids asleep in the tent
Camping cousins in the backyard! Thanks Ben Dill for the tent!
First morning nap in a year…. This is what happens when someone decides 4:30am is the time to get up and party
Finished Donovan’s horse blanket! One project done, and finally his bedding doesn’t clash with the room . He loves horses!
Donovan deserves major props today. I took him to the parents association mtg at school and he sat quietly through the entire thing, except one time he said shhhh to Aunt Jen. Then he went shopping with me, napped in the car, and played happily at sister’s dance class. Amazing! He did this puzzle four times today .
I Green Lantern!! ( sounds like Geen yantern) . Then the sound effects and sword swinging. Pssshtt pssshhht
Serenity’s most excited to see Lorelai! My uschool sign pic was blurry, I’ll have to try again. Poor Donovan though, after we walked sis to her class, said, “Where’s my class?” He has to wait another year
My kids slept past 8am! First time for everything I guess . I was in between them until a minute ago, can’t believe they slept through me extricating myself. Baseball is awesome
Our first baseball game . Sitting in the lawn with Casey Barrett and Jen — with Jen Thorp Zandbergen.
Donovan did great at swimming! He only fussed a little bit about going to the teacher, and he was even ok with that by the end! He didn’t want to get out of the water! So much for stressing out over swim lessons AND, he took an hour nap on the couch! So cool!
Tried to explain to Donovan that he can’t jump on my tummy because there is a baby in there. First he said “oh no my baby!” And tried to look down my shirt to find it. Then he got his noisy dinosaur and pointed it at my tummy and made it roar. I think he was trying to scare the baby out. Now he’s trying to play the flutes at my tummy… Hard to explain the baby has to stay in there for a lot longer….
Ready for the park and discovery lab in wings and cape .
Well, DZ is a fan of the new car. He walked to the door carrying UNO moo like a computer bag and said “I need go work. I drive red car.” Such a serious face
Just signed the kids up for swim lessons. I think Donovan’s going to be annoyed at me.
Donovan was telling us what a pirate says (“arrrrrr”). Then Annie asked him what a baby pirate says, and he promptly responded with a little falsetto “arrrrr” .