Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Excerpts from on the way to church, vol. 1

On Sunday mornings, we like to listen to classical music while we get ready for church, on the way to church and after we get home. This past Sunday as we're driving out of our neighborhood, a Vivaldi composition came on.

Jeff: "I like Vivaldi."
Me: "Me too. I wonder what it is like to be that brilliant?"
Jeff: "I'll tell you sometime."
Me: "Good one, honey."

That was almost immediately followed by:
Jeff: "This just in, I'm getting a hole in the butt of these pants."


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Yay, cake! I love cake! - Jacob 2 yrs

Today is Jeff's birthday! Jacob was so excited to wrap his present last night. I've taken to saving the comics from the Sunday paper and use it as often as I can to wrap presents. I think it's neat, colorful and definitely cost effective. When we were going to sleep last night I asked him if he knew what tomorrow was and he said, "yes, Daddy's birthday!"

We gave Jeff his gift this morning because Jacob just couldn't wait any longer. Jeff received Rosetta Stone French, level 1 from me, Jacob, Mimi, Popi, RoRo and Pappy. We hope he likes it and learns a lot of french!

Have a great day, Daddy! We love you and can't wait to eat some cake! As Jacob told me last night when I was making the cake, "Yay, cake! I love cake!" and he does...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Barking or Ruffin'?

This morning we get to Kingwood and I can hear a dog barking in someone's vehicle. I go to open Jacob's door and he says, "That dogs ruffin'!" It was so matter-of-fact the way he said it that I died laughing. The correct word for the sound a dog makes is not "barking" it's "ruffin'!"

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What do you make with a hammer?

Jacob is happily playing in his room while I am cooking supper. I periodically check in on him to make sure he's not grinding playdoh into the carpet or has hurt himself. I walk into his room about 5 minutes ago and he's hitting his Connect 4 box with a toy hammer. He looks up and says, "I'm hammerin'!" I say, "oh yeah?" He says, "yeah, you make a house with a hammer." He's so smart!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jake's handiwork, take 2

In an earlier post, I mentioned how Jacob likes to have things "just so." Here's another example of how he arranged the magnets on my file cabinet at work.

All lined up in a perfect row. I'm surprised he didn't group all of the same colors together. He must have gotten distracted after the green magnets!