December 18, 2014


Here is photographic evidence that my son is Gumby.
How I found him watching TV today.
Here he was, just relaxing on our bed.  He wasn't doing it to be funny or anything...that was just comfortable to him.
He is literally in half.
If this kid doesn't become an artist or engineer, I can see his future as a yoga instructor.  "Now take your leg and wrap it around your head three times like this.  Good.  Now the other one."

December 11, 2014

Excited for a Boy

  We love having our little girl, especially since she seems to be doing much better lately with controlling her tantrums and has calmed down a LOT.  (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
  But I'm telling you, this week I have been so excited knowing this little baby is a boy.  Why you ask?  Because our current boys are so cute, and funny, and amazing!  Here are some funny/sweet things Charlie has said lately.
When I tell him to smell things, he always licks the air first, then sniffs.  I'm not sure if he's part snake or what.  But he's cute.
This morning, Charlie came in with a cup and here was the interchange:
            Charlie:  Mommy, wha' happen?
            Me:  I don't know what happened, pal.  Is there a mess?
            C:  Yeah, mess.  An-wew mess.  Water. 
            Me:  Andrew made the mess with the water?  Why do you have the cup then?
            C:  *stares at the cup for a while then gives me a mischevious little smile, knowing his logic 
                  is flawed.*  Uhhhh....yeah.
              Yeah, this kid is getting too smart already.
His answers to things are either "Coo." (cool) or "Oquay." (Okay.)
Charlie has started trying to be the little boss man.  When people ask a question, he will jump in with the answer before we get a chance to.  i.e. - "Can I have a banana?"  "Sure, An-wew.  Sure.  Banana."  or he'll try to punish the other kids if he thinks they're misbehaving.  Or we'll sit down to eat and he'll say, "Oquay, fold arms.  Em-mo-me.  Fold!  An-wew, say pwayer?"  Sometimes I wonder if my job is being taken over.  And sometimes I'm oquay with it.
The other day, he and I were snuggling on the couch and I was asking if he was a boy or girl.  Everytime I said girl he said, "Em-mo-me!" But then eventually I just said, "Charlie, are you a boy?" and he said, "I Mommy's boy!"  Let's just say he's getting extra Christmas cookies this year.
He gets so upset when we go to get his coat and hat on, because he wants a pink one like Emily.  So he was super excited the other day when she was distracted and he was able to wear some of her stuff.
He basically wears my shoes more than I do.
 Charlie has been such a perfect addition to our already very happy family.  We're all excited to see what the next baby will be like!  (P.S. My neice says we should name him either Sam the Snowman or Glitterpants. Thoughts?)

December 1, 2014

How is Baby Spelled?

We got our ultrasound today to determine the gender of the baby.  So how do we spell baby in this family?  So far we have...
Baby boy Andrew
Baby girl Emily
Baby boy Charlie
Well in our family we spell baby B-O-Y!
Now to think of names.  Andrew says we should name him Charlie.  Because he LOVES that name.  Emily and I are definitely outnumbered now, but we are all very excited about our newest little man. 

November 28, 2014

Funny Times, Funny Kids, Funny Life

There are definite challenges to having 3 kids aged 5 and under (with one on the way....) but overall it's all pretty great.  And even when it's not, it's usually funny.
Andrew set up a little mini picnic in his room for him and Em while Charlie was napping.  He even had a cup of water with two straws.  Ha, they're adorable.
 Andrew - "Dad, your arm smells great, your knee smells like flowers, and your hair smells like Oscar the Grouch."
Daddy making a house for the kids
 Andrew was very upset the other day because his shirts didn't have enough pizazz.  I'm not sure where he learned that word, but he was pretty sad about it.
Dancing with the littlest ones in the living room (and not forgetting to include Night-Night)

Reading and playing games with Daddy

Andrew is usually the first one up.  This day he made breakfast for everyone.
 When I asked Emily what her favorite color was, she said, "Ummmm.....yellow! Because I AM YELLLLLLOWWW!!!"
This is the craziest eyed picture I have ever taken of anyone...ever.  I was making her laugh before her naptime and apparently she was REALLY excited to see what I was going to do next.  It makes me laugh out loud every time I look at it.

 Andrew talking to the other kids: 
A:  Ok, people, who wants Whale crackers?
E and C: Me!
A: (said with a little chuckle)Okay, okay.  Calm down, kids.  Here you go.
Quite literally crying over spilled milk

This boy sure knows how to strike a pose.

It started snowing the other day, so Andrew got everyone ready to go out and play.  He said they were all ready at this point...

Charlie likes when we put stuff on his head and say, "Oh Charlie.  Nice hat!" so here he is with Andrew's pj pants on his head.  He didn't want to take them off.

Some big shoes to fill.