Tuesday, November 23, 2010

first words

When you are the fourth in line, sometimes life is rough. 
Big brothers take your toys. 

Or big sister won't let you chew on her markers. 
But sometimes life is easy... too easy.  You never have to do much to get attention. 
After a year, you still don't feel the need for walking or talking because you have brothers and sister around 24/7 to bring you every toy or tell Mommy you need a snack. 
Until one night you're up a little late and something shiny catches your eye.  You point up at it, look over at Daddy and say "buffoon!!"
That's another rough thing about being number 4, sometimes boys have to play with princess 'buffoons'

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Conversations with a 4 year old

On vacation, fixing a plate of pancakes for my boy~
Jadon: I want not too much peanut butter, but too much syrup.

Same vacation, early morning in the tent, looking up at the sky~
Jadon: Mom, look, the day is coming!

Later that same day, trying to get things packed up~
Me: Get away from the campsite and go play in the parking lot!

This morning, as I was getting ready for church~
Jadon: Mommy, do you know why we have 2 shoes?
Me: Why, JJ?
Jadon: Because we have 2 feet.

Gotta love that boy!

Friday, November 12, 2010

My life as a Circus

Life has a way of spiralling out of control every once in a while.  Take this week for example: my husband, a banker worked 16 hours yesterday.  SIXTEEN!! With hours like that, no one should ever make comments about him working "banker's hours." Anyway, this post is supposed to be about my circus life.  We're a little crazy around here.  Homeschooling, sick kids having chest xrays, Mom2Mom on Fridays, plus all the prep time, and redefining the term "banker's hours." So isn't it appropriate that this year our family Halloween theme was the Circus!
We even made a "Rodies' Big Top" trunk for Trunk or Treat this year.
My dear scruffy husband is certainly the ringleader for this crew.
Chloe kept reminding everyone that she was a "male" lion, because the females do not have manes.
Micah is definitely our "class clown" so I thought the costume was appropriate.
Jadon loved the elephant costume that we borrowed.  I heard a trumpetting elephant all week after this.
And, yes, that is my sick little man out in the cold.  Don't worry, we didn't stay long.  And he still managed to get well, despite the cold weather and all the sugar the other kids kept sneaking him.
Mom to four beautiful blessings including a brand new little guy. Laugh and cry with me as I navigate the joys and perils of motherhood and homeschooling.