Thursday, April 17, 2014

A screamin good time

Family time tonight consisted of; drumroll...screaming contest.

The overall winner, and the one Jed and I both thought had the best set of pipes for the job, was Chase.  That boy has always had a good scream on him.  Lily was a close second.

After all the excitement subsided and everyone sat around lightheaded and glazed eyed with the occasional throat rub and throat clear, we told the kids that they weren't going to have voices tomorrow. 

After explaining laryngitis to Bayli, she burst into tears.  Very hoarsely she said, "I won't be able to talk?!!! But I love talking!"
There were more tears shed when we couldn't hold back our giggles.  That girl really does love to talk.
The remainder of the evening Chase smirked proudly that dad chose his scream for his ringtone, Lily kept asking to call dad's phone, and Bayli used a notepad to communicate, terrified of losing her voice. 

One of the best spontaneous family activities of all time!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

That roof is gone!

Yesterday was a windows down kind of day, hurray!
While heading down the road, Chase observed that lots of other vehicles had their windows down too. 
"Look!  Everyone has their windows down today!" 
We were stopped at an intersection  and with much excitement and astonishment he said, "Mom, look at that car, it has its roof off!!!"
Ya, I'm pretty sure that was the first time Chase saw a convertible. 
The fascinating conversation that ensued was quite comical. He likes to know every detail in the mechanical workings of things, just like his daddy. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blinged up

Favorite thing over the weekend:
Bike shopping for Chase with the family.
Chase tested out a few but then a gold flashy one caught his eye. Not a muted flat gold, that would be tolerable.  No this was bright shiny sparkly gold on the entire frame and hubs. Jed said, we could get him a gold tooth to match it.  Jed and I bit our lips to prevent the bursts of giggles from coming forth. 
We pointed out some others and Chase would nicely say that they were nice bikes. But after each he would get back on the gold one and say, "I really love this gold one!"
Thank goodness he is a kid we can easily side track.  We were able to escape without purchasing that hot mess. 
Alas, the hunt continues.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

little runner aspirations

I am convinced that Lily will be a runner.  Evidence you say?

1)  She sees workout clothes and asks if the wearer is going running.
2) She is often found trying on everyone's running shoes.
3)  She is fascinated with the treadmill.
4) No matter how entertained she is, she stops what she's doing to watch someone run.  She points out runners in the car.
5) She asks if she can come run too.
6) She always wants to wear her "fast" shoes.  Or she tells you that the shoes she is wearing are fast, even if they are big pink snow boots.
7) She always convinces her siblings to have a race.
8) She is close to beating her brother in said race. And after said race she walks up to an adult slouched over with arms hanging and says "I'm tired" or "I'm dying."  All the while, trying to hide the huge grin on her face.
9) Her cadence is at least triple anyone she's walking with.
10) She runs/trots everywhere. With hard floors all through our home, we definitely know her location.  We even get reminders of this at 1:30 in the morning when she gets up to get a drink.  You jolt awake thinking there's a problem... Nope just Lily moving about.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Lily was talking about wanting to be a mermaid like Ariel.
She said, "mom, I want boobs and a tail. Probably in pink and purple.  That would be beautiful."
Again, I was left speechless. 

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