Thursday, November 13, 2008

Painting Some Memories

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! 


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...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Latest & Greatest Bathroom Humor

Here are the kids gutting their pumpkins and the other photo is a shot of them with their cousin Nathan after he was set apart as a missionary a couple of weeks ago. He heads to Jacksonville, Florida on Nov. 12th. As you can see Caden was pretty sad to see his cousin leaving. ;-)

It's that time again. I know it's been a while. Hopefully that will mean you are more hungry for new material from my kids (they won't disappoint). Let me just say though, that my nephew Caleb has come up with one of the funniest comments of all time. If you want to check it out head to this address (my sister-in-law's blog and it is like the second thing down, called "Lovely boy-truthful and blunt." Absolutely hilarious and a must read, even if you don't know them.) Anyways, things are rocking here in "The Couv." School is in full-swing and we just had parent-teacher conferences. Both kids are doing wonderful, and for the second year in a row Tyler's teacher has recommended that he take a test to enter an accelerated program. So, this year we are going to have him do it. Bailey is also doing well in kindergarten, and we can really see her growing. Trevin still isn't so sure about pre-school, though. It's a work in progress.

We took all four kids trick-or-treating on Friday and they loved it. Even Caden had a pumpkin filled. Carol pushed him on the stroller and he caught on pretty quick. At each house he would hold up his hand waiving while is siblings got their treats. And as he did that, he would say "want one, want one." Needless to say, Carol and I now have a lot of options for late-night goodies after the kids go to sleep.

As for us, we are still very busy with home changes. our Craig's List and garage sale money is almost gone, but we have taken full advantage of it. We have started painting the whole interior and are making progress, but we can generally do just a little at a time. Usually just one of us works on it at a time, so we don't end up ignoring the kids. So that is what's new, in a nutshell.

OK, on to the quotes of the "past few weeks"....

Bailey told us the other day she had a headache. Often, when the kids tell us their tummies hurt, we suggest that perhaps a trip to the porcelain throne will help. So when Bailey complained of a headache, Trevin’s helpful suggestion was: “Maybe you should go poop.”

I know, it seems like 80% of these come from trips to the potty, but that’s life, right. Trevin was in there with Carol and his ever curious younger brother Caden. There was a little fuzzy stuck to Caden’s sock. Carol thought it was a booger, so she picked up Caden’s foot and put it in Trevin’s face, and said: “Here, eat it!” Trevin responded: “No, I already pick my own nose.”

The kids got an old children’s book that had been sitting around on grandma’s shelf for years. And you know that smell that books or many other things get when they sit around in one spot for many years; just that old musty smell. Well to put it bluntly, the book smells like that. Anyways, in this book there is an illustration of a little boy getting out of the tub. You can see his behind, and the kids think it is quite funny. Anyways, Tyler and Trevin were looking at it, and I got too close and got a whiff of the book. “That book stinks!” I said. Trevin’s reply: “Why, cuz that bum crack?”

Trevin was in the bathroom after doing his business and our home teacher showed up right as he was finishing up. As many of you know, the stake president is our home teacher. Trevin said to me, “I hope pre-i (president) Nashif du-int (doesn’t) see my poop.” I laughed and he then said, "Don’t tell him I say that.”

Trevin turned off the computer one afternoon by pushing the power button. He has been told many times that this is not something he should do. He enjoys watching old 80’s TV theme song videos on YouTube, which we introduced to the kids when were waxing nostalgic a while back. So he enjoys Gilligan’s Island, Laverne & Shirley, Dukes of Hazard and many others. Well, I told him he lost YouTube privileges for the next day because he turned off the computer. He said: “So, I’ll just tell Mom and she’ll say yes.” I started laughing quite hard because of his bold statement, to which he responded: “Dat not funny.” Needless to say, I had an even bigger laugh.

So we were watching funniest home videos tonight and they did a whole montage of babies puking in their parents mouths. I don’t know about you, but it almost makes me puke just seeing that. I continued to be disgusted by the whole thing and I told Bailey that she did that to me when she was a baby, and she jumped up and told me: “Oh yeah, I’ll do it again right now.” Anyways, when she did it as a baby it was quite disgusting, and it has forever scarred me (I may need counseling over this in the future). So, about 30 minutes later, after AFV was over, I was playing with Caden on the floor. I lifted him up over me and shook him (in a gentle fun way, not a psychotic shaken-baby syndrome way), to which he laughed whole-heartedly. So Bailey comes over and says “do it to me, do it to me.” I should have seen it coming. As I begin to shake her, she drools right into my mouth. I was grossed out and she was laughing her head off. “You did that on purpose, didn’t you?” I said. Still laughing at my expense, she nods in the affirmative and says, “yes, I wanted to see you eat it.” Oh my sweet little princess!