Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kid Conversation

I'm still asleep (or trying to be) and Jay and Peach come in to wake me up.

Jay:  Peach, this is the beautiful princess.  She has been asleep for many years after eating the poison apple.  If you kiss her, she'll wake up!
[Peach kisses me on the cheek and I open my eyes]
Me: You are my hero!  What is your name, fair maiden?
Peach: Peach
Me: What a beautiful, glorious name!  I will remember it with the greatest of reverence, all of my days.
[Peach is staring at me dumbfounded.  Finally she breaks the silence]
Peach: Mom.  [Studying me.  Then with amazement] You sounded like a real princess!  I've never heard you talk like that before!!!  My eyes were swirling because you talked like that!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Kid Conversation

After playing sardines during Family Home Evening tonight, Peach says after our treat, "I want to play tuna again."

 Minutes later, The Frog comes in and says, "Can we keep playing salmon? Wait, what's it called? Trout?"

**update 5/7/15 - I was reading a book about oceanography to The Frog and on the page talking about plankton it was anchovies were mentioned as eating plankton.  Upon hearing about anchovies,
The Frog perks up and says: "anchovies?  I love anchovies!"
Me:  (unbelievingly) "really? why?!"
The Frog: "You know.... that game!"

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I <3 pi

I love math and I love to bake and I love to eat baked goods, so Pi day is definitely my favorite fake holiday :)

In case you've been living under a rock and don't know why this is the best Pi day you will ever experience...

pi or π, is just a ratio.  Take any circle or cylinder - your favorite can of soup? and measure around the circumference.  Write that down. Now, measure across the circle - the diameter.  Write that down.  Now get out a calculator, if you're math averse or paper and pencil if math is your super-power.  Take the first number and divide by the second and you should get π.

π = 3.14159265359.....

Something else magical?  It goes on forever and never repeats.

So, today is special because the date is 3/14.  (3.14  get it?)

But hold the phone because we get a March 14th every year...  This year is the best one in the lifetime of pretty much everyone you know because the date is 3/14/15. (so do something awesome at 9:27)  Cool right?

I admit it- I'm completely jealous of all those people who go to be at the truest pi day ever - 3/14/1592 at 6:54 AM.

Anyway, this year, I have decided to start a new twist on the tradition in which we not only eat pie on pi day, but we break our family rule of "no treats before lunch" and have pie for breakfast to forever commemorate our experiencing this pi day of our lives.

What can I say, math brings out my rebellious side :)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Kid Conversation

So, Hazel has been wanting to use the potty for months.  MONTHS.  She will decide to go sit on the toilet herself.  I'll get up the gumption to put her on at set intervals for a couple of days... but she just holds it really long- which is mostly awesome, except the accidents are bigger messes and it's harder to catch her accidentally going when you do put her on.  So, yeah, I've decided not to push and let it happen naturally.  (aaand I really don't have time to potty train her.  How do other homeschooling moms do it?!)

ANYWAY, Wednesday night, when I had to put my kids to bed alone (again), and I was super super tired and was planning to go to bed as soon as they went to bed, Hazel decides she wants to sit on the potty like her big sister.

me: No, pleeeeaasse!! I just got you all ready in your diaper and jammies!
Peach: I'll help her mom!  [Hazel], I will always help you use the potty.  And if I'm being mean to you, [The Frog] will do it.

glad she's got her bases covered.

I left to go get some floss so I could do something productive while waiting for her and amazingly, I hear from the other room, "She did it!!! She did it!!!!"

Hazel's reaction was sooo funny - you could see the excitement tighten through her body and she all out screamed!  (it was an excited scream)

I should have known a watched pot never boils...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My kids don't sleep much, so I cherish when they do

Looking through my photos from the last year, I noticed a lot of sleeping photos.  Must be because it's the only time I can capture them non-blurry. :)

 I think Peach wins for the most odd positions, and Hazel's are mostly because she looks cute.  

and since Hazel is basically non-napping now (except on days when I specifically don't want her to stay up late) it seems fitting to announce this milestone by looking back on the times when she was.

Without further adieu:

classic out-and-about shot.  classic for other people.  rare for my kids.
during loading the moving truck, she slept on a neighbor's (Shumways!) bed.  #miracle 
jumped into bed and fell asleep before landing?
head cold
The Frog's bed is alllways overcrowded with visitors and books and wait... is he wearing a swimsuit under his pjs? 
she slept in a pack-n-play until about a month ago.  now she sleeps on a sofa #poornomad
is that a chick with super long legs?  #onefootedfootie
oh the days of 3 carseats in the back of a civic  #idontmissyou
queen of weird positions
how many times do I have to tell you kids, not to play in the sofa cushions?!!
oh :)
Hazel's first (and last) time napping in a toddler bed
just like her dad - always poking feet out the bottom.  not just like dad, sleeping sideways (thank goodness!)