Friday, February 26, 2010

Kids [and Mommies] Say the Silliest Things

"Aw, Man!" This is one-year-old Samuel's newest word[s]. Oh yes, quite adorable. He uses it correctly. Like when Iron Man Figure isn't working quite right, I hear Samuel's tiny voice "Aw-an!" He does lose the /m/ a little, but not bad. It is obviously "Aw, Man!"

"Don't hide under the table during Children's Church," I told Isaiah last Sunday.

The Children's Church teacher chuckled and said, "Oh, the things we say to our children." She's right. When I repeat back to my mind what I've said to my kiddos... it does make me stop and think. Then there are times I stop and really think about what they are saying... and that makes me laugh out loud!

"Did you put this" I hold up my mascara to black-lipped Lela Mae, "on your lips?"

"Sam's in the toilet!" Rose calls from upstairs.

"Did you take your pants off?" Sam's standing half-naked in his crib. Again. When I ask him this, he begins to look around for the missing pants.

"The girl's name on the show is Sonny. Momma, isn't that a nice name?" Isaiah asks me.

"Who smeared A&D ointment all over the TV?!!" I must confess... I yelled that one.

"When are you and daddy gonna leave?" Rose asks, hopefully. She's ready for Aunt Rachel to come play.

And, how can I forget. "I'm starving!" Not fifteen minutes after he eats a full meal, Isaiah, apparently, is "starving".

That's it folks! Thanks for staying tuned!

Wait, a tiny update on my premature no-more-pull-ups-celebration from last week. Uh-hem. My dear Isaiah is going to try again for no pull-ups when he's six years old [this July]. He is trying so hard and still is unable to wake himself up. His body is just not ready. Which, I've read, is completely normal. We're both tired of wet sheets. Pull-ups are on the grocery/toiletries list.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Welcome Me Back

Won't you please join me in welcoming ME back to cyber space.

Yes, yes, we are back online. And, oh, it feels so glorious.

As you may have noticed, I have given my blog a bit of a face lift. I am a bit rusty on all the html codes, but it's coming back to me.

Things are well at the Keys Household. My children are growing and living life to the fullest. Most days/moments are amazing. Some moments/days are trying. All days are intense.

Would you believe I only have ONE in diapers? My big guys are wearing undies to bed. It totally rocks to only have one little bottom in disposables. Since I have had the season of FOUR bottoms [counting pull up wearing at night] in disposables, this truly seems amazing. And, a side note, the upstairs trash can smells a mite better.

Even with my computer and Internet access, I do not know how much time I will have to contribute to my blog writings. I am setting a goal of once a week. We will see how life goes.

I miss you all, my dear friends and family. Looking forward to staying in touch once again via my blog.

"The builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold onto our courage and the hope of which we boast." Hebrews 3:3b,6

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