Friday, May 6, 2011

Reading Glasses

I took the kids to the Dollar Store the other day and told them they could each pick out one thing. Anything they wanted.

Mayhem ensued. First Ryan wanted a balloon, then he wanted a puzzle, then he wanted a book, then he wanted a spatula.....

Jenna wanted a luau party sign, then she wanted some bubbles, then she wanted a pretend cell phone, then she wanted a ceramic figurine.....


Ryan settled on a toy truck and Jenna settled on a pair of reading glasses.

I said the glasses were fine but I would have to pop the lenses out cause I didn't want her to hurt her eyes. She was puzzled and asked me why they would hurt her eyes. I explained that they were "reading glasses" and had special lenses in them....for people who had trouble reading.

She looked at me with this confused look on her face and said....

"But I have trouble reading mom!"

LOVE this kid!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

...and God Bless Madonna....

Both of the kids say their prayers every night. It starts off the same with the typical "Now I lay me down to sleep..." routine but Ryan likes to change it up with his "God Bless..." routine every night as he lists all the people in his life that he loves and wants to make sure God blesses. I usually lead him through most of it but tonight I decided to just let him run with it. Most of the people he lists are either friends at school or his teachers. When I lead him we also make sure to include his cousins, grandparents, aunts uncles, etc.... but this time I thought I'd just mostly see what he said on his own.

Did you get all that??? If not...I will (try to) interpret to the best of my ability....

Ryan: "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. The angels watch me through the night, until I wake in morning light. God bless Ashton and Bella and Miss Charome, and Madonna (Miss Donna), and Miss Annie, and Adam, and Bella (think maybe someone has a little crush on Bella??), and Mommy's car is broken (well is...), and my door's broken (huh??), and Mimi and Boppa, and Kylie....Kylie wasn't there...."

Mommy: "And who else?? Kye Kye and Poppy??"

Ryan: "Kylie is sick. Adam is sick too." (well lets stay away from them then...)

Mommy: "...and who else? God bless Poppy?"

Ryan: "Poppy and Kye Kye, and Nana Mary (all of a sudden he sounds like Forrest Gump), and Uncle Jim, and Grandma Elena, and Madison, and Mackenzie, and green, and purple, and red, and brown...." (the boy loves his colors!)

Mommy: "and Grandpa Jim?"

Ryan: "...and Grandpa Jim..."

Mommy: "and Mommy?" (shameless plug for Mommy!)

Ryan: "....and Mommy and....??? (no clue what he said here)...."

Mommy: "and Daddy and Jenna and everybody...Amen. Can you say Amen?"

Ryan: "Amen!"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 sunshine!!!

This was the song I used to sing to her when she was a little baby....

Her FIRST music video!!!

....someday when she's rich and famous she'll thank me for this!!