Well, the painting is almost done; just the kids’ room and the three bedroom closets to go. We’ll probably just ignore the other closets. We will be glad to be done. It looks good (we think), and makes our house look quite different. The kids are as fun as ever, but still driving us as crazy as ever. We love them, but you know what we mean. Trevin is quite mischievous and is always getting into things he’s not supposed to. Caden is developing quite an attitude as well. He has his precious moments, like saying his prayers. He’s not even 19 months yet, but he will repeat everything we say for his prayer. It is quite cute and touching. But he also has a mean streak and a defiant streak. Lehi said their must be opposition in all things, and lets just say that Caden is doing is part to fulfill that scripture. I have been busy making a few changes to the blog, as you will see. I have added a playlist and a slideshow. The slideshow is supposed to be longer and I actually have two different ones online that you can check out if you would like. Flickr and Photobucket (there is some overlap).
So that is about all folks. Here are the latest funnies from the kids, but I have been a slacker and have unfortunately missed some in the past couple of weeks because I didn’t write them down right when they said them. My bad!
CAN I QUOTE YOU ON THAT?
With election time here, the kids have picked up on things from TV, us, and their ultra-republican grandparents; not that there is anything wrong with being republican, of course. Anyways, on the Monday before the election, Tyler said Go Obama! We quickly corrected him. However, he has heard me tell people that the silver lining of an Obama victory would mean no more Hillary Clinton, for at least 8 years, and quite possibly forever. (Just do the math. In four years Obama will run again. So if he wins again, that’s 8 years without Hillary. If he loses, that means the republican wins and, of course, no Hillary. So after 8 years, her window to run for president is basically over.) Anyways, he said: “But if Obama wins that means no more Hillary Clinton.” Then Bailey interjected: “No, not Obama. If he wins he’ll take all our money.” Well-spoken from the 5-year-old political analyst.
Trevin wanted a piece of his Halloween candy, but we had just had dinner and he had already had a piece for his dessert. I told him he could have a piece with his snack, but that it was not time for that now. He went to ask Carol and basically got the same response from her. He came back to the kitchen to put it away and said: “Mom, Dad, you wude (rude).”
Tyler has to be one of the best 7-year-old readers around, but even he comes across a word here-and-there that he’s not familiar with. Carol was on YouTube again showing the kids old TV theme songs (they love that activity), and she was trying to find the Popeye cartoon song. Tyler looks at the computer and says in all seriousness, “Is that “poopy” the sailor man?”
The kids have come up with a new game they like to play. They pile up all the pillows and blankets they can get their hands on and then bury stuffed animals inside it all. Then they pretend that the animals are drowning and they go in the pile to save them. So Bailey gets in the pile the other day and starts yelling for Trevin to save her cuz she was drowning. She went on and on for a coupe of minutes, but Trevin was preoccupied with something else. Finally, he goes over to assist, and Bailey says: “It’s too late, I died.”
As part of our home changes we are gradually putting new knobs on all the doors. They have all been off for painting for about three weeks now. Privacy has been tough to come by for the kids in their bathroom, especially with the big hole where the knob was. Anyways, I finally got a new one put on in the master bathroom, after much tribulation. Tyler was in the room as I took care of the finishing touches and I said: “There, mom and dad finally have a knob on their bathroom door.” Tyler said: “Good. Now I can poop without anyone looking at me.”
That's all for now folks. Happy blogging...