"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This Week's Goings On

My kids have been quite active this week doing cute and sometimes downright weird things.

First, Ava has decided to start potty training herself. She's good for catching me completely off guard by the age in which she wishes to do things...her first tooth at four months, completely in a toddler bed by 17 months, and now pooping on the potty by 21 months. Good thing they have age limits for things like driving!!

To celebrate, we went to The Princess and the Frog with Nina which was Ava's first movie experience.

Ava has also been not sleeping which is not fun, but on the plus side, I get to hang out with her a little longer. Turns out she is in LOVE with ice skating. I think I need to get her out on ice soon, to see if she likes to do it as much as watch it.

She's also been doing Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred workout DVD with me...Adorable (her, clearly not me...nothing adorable about me working out, promise.) holding toys as weights, doing push ups, and crunches, even putting her hands behind her head and everything... ridiculously cute.

Owen has been, well= Owen.

Monday morning we were driving to daycare when he burped. He politely said "Excuse Me!" followed by "But it wasn't really me, mom. It was the worm inside my mouth." When I said "Really?!?" He replied, "Yea, watch out, it's almost as big as a snake."

I was telling him that he was going to get to learn about George Washington's birthday today and would get to make cherry pie. He asked "George Washington's coming to my school for a birthday party?!?" So I tried to explain that he wasn't still alive, but because he was a President we still celebrate, and if he understood. He says, "Yea...I know George." After school he told us all about chopping down a cherry tree with an axe.

We went to the grocery store last night and he picked out "smiley fries" which are self-explanatory as to what they look like. Then this morning driving to school he asked me why the fries were smiling. I told him if I were to be eaten like a nice boy like you, I would be happy to.
"Oh," he replied, "I thought they were telling jokes in the bag."

Tonight his prayer went like this (and this was all.)
"Dear God,
Thank you for bananas.
Thank you for squirrels.

What more could you really thank God for. I think Owen might have made God's night. He sure makes mine!


  1. Adorable! I cannot wait to meet these kids....July 4th right?

  2. Yup, that is still the plan!!