Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sophie Says...

Sophie: "Mommy, my tummy hurts?"
Mommy: "Oh yeah?"
Sophie: "Yeah. I need chocolate so I feel better".

(Um.... not how it works sweetheart. But nice try!)


Sophie: "This is a big bridge. If Dad's car went off the bridge and fell down and kept going down into the water down there.... his car would get wet."

(His car would be totalled.... but yes.... it would also be wet).


At Connor's doctor appointment/

Mommy: Ready to go?
Sophie: Where are we going?
M: We are going to the store to get Connor's medicine and then headed home.
S: But the doctor didn't see me.
M: Yes he did. Remember he was here and he was checking out Connor's ears.
S: Yeah but he didn't check me out.
M: Oh honey. We were here because Connor is sick.
S: But I'm sick. My heart is broken. Who is going to fix my broken heart?
M: Well honey, let's see if we can see the nurse on our way out and see if she can fix your broken heart.

The nurse gave Sophie a bracelet to fix her broken heart. And Connor got a white dinosaur.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Albee Pool Party

First pool party of the year, and I forget my husbands' swim trucks. FAIL.

Despite it all.... we had fun. And it wore the kids out.

You know... I work for some very great people!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Time Fun in the Sun (Splash Park)

Whatever genius.... or mom... invented the concept of a splash park, I'm eternally grateful. And for the city that made this splash park free, you also have my gratitude.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sophie Says...

Sophie: "Mom, there is a bird. Did you know birds turn into peckers?"
Mom: "What?"
S: "Yeah all birds are peckers"
M: "What do you mean?"
S: "They get up in trees and bang their heads and they are peckers."
M: "Oh honey those are called Wood Peckers. Those are a special kind of bird that pokes holes in trees."
S: "No Mom all birds do this so they are peckers".

Sophie: "Mom, Connor is my boyfriend and my prince so I can kiss him. And he can kiss me."
(Oh boy... how does she know about boyfriend/girlfriends?)

Sophie: "Mom you are mean!"
Mom: "No, I'm ferocious".
(If I'm gonna be a bad guy... I'll be one in style and at least extend her vocabulary).

Father & Son Time

Like Father, like son. Both working on laptops.

Monday, June 10, 2013

An Early Father's Day

With a strike looming at work, we decided to skip ahead a week and celebrate Father's Day a week in advance.
The weather wasn't too bad so I went ahead and let the kids play in a kiddy pool. Was hoping it would wear them out so we could get a bit of a break.

Didn't really work. They were still pretty wound up. Dang it!

For Father's Day I got we got him a grill.

My subtle way of telling him I'm fine with him taking over cooking/kitchen duties.

Then he grilled the steaks, corn, and hot dogs I got out. They tasted as good as they looked.

The steaks were huge. And we were greedy so the kids got hot dogs while we devoured the steaks.

We really appreciate Brian as a father. He does a great job of playing with the kids (i.e. wrestling, tickling, treating, and teaching them). He also is the main enforcer and my go-to guy when I need to threaten the children into good behavior. (Example- "Don't make me tell Daddy!" or "Do you want me to get Daddy?"). And lets be honest... without him we wouldn't have such cute (albeit obnoxious boundary pushing) kids. Thanks Brian for being the Daddy they want and need.