Monday, September 12, 2011

Memories of the summer

~Over the summer our Man of the woods has become friends with two dogs that our friends own. At first he hated that they licked him. We explained to him licking is a way dogs say hello. A few visits later he walked right up to the dog and gave her a big lick on the nose...All watching busted up laughing embarrassing the poor guy, but all is well now and it's a good story.

~Our Man of the woods favorite song with his three year old speech, "He till workin' on me. To make me what I got to be. Took him just a week to make the moon and the tar the hun and the eart and jupiter and lars. How loving and patient He mut be cause He till workin' on me! And Daddy and Momma and Laughter!"

~Strong man to our Man of the woods, "Would you please do this for me?" Response, "I would be happy to Daddy."

~Added to the list of things I never thought I'd say, "Laughter don't put french fries in your ears."

~My son of laughter who is usually shy decided to say hello to a lady walking in the store we were in. She didn't hear him so he turned to me and told me she was shy.

~At supper my Man of the woods turned his eye and fork into a chicken nugget shooter.

~In the car tonight my Strong man began asking our 3 year old a question, only to be interrupted with, "I'm sorry Daddy, I can't talk to you right now. I'm talking to God...God today was a good day for rain because Momma's vegetables needed the rain so they could grow. Thank you for the rain."

~I looked behind my car seat to find a very sleepy 1 year old. I asked if he was sleepy and he told me that his toes were and they were taking a nap.

~At our yard sale we told the boys that whatever money they made from selling there toys they could buy one new toy at the store. Our three year old all on his own decided to be our little salesman and tried as hard as he could to sell of our stuff. I think he made more money for being cute then he did off of the toys he sold.

~After disciplining my Man of the woods I was trying to explain that I need to teach him how to obey so when he was older he would be able to obey God. Now was a time for him to practice. I explained that maybe when he gets big that God will ask him to move far away or do something really hard. I continued saying He could ask you to do anything, maybe He'll want you to be a farmer. My woodsmen looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, "Mommy I don't know how to be a farmer. You have to teach me." The more I tried to explain it was just and example that I didn't really know what God wanted him to be when he grew up the more upset he was getting because he didn't know how to be a farmer. In the end I finally agreed. I said we could learn together.

~Man of the woods and his babysitter were in the barn doing chores when he said, "I love you. But I love Mommy more. I love Daddy way more." she said that was good. But he wasn't done, he said, "And I love God way, way, way more."

~ One morning in the car our Man of the woods decided he wanted to see a Moose so after looking for one he asked me if I had seen one. Of course I hadn't since we live in the city. So he asked his brother who was overjoyed to use his favorite word, NO. Then my small man said, "Well I guess we're not going to see any moose today."

~Anytime something good happens in Laughters life he gets all excited sign hurray and yelling, "Yeah, yeah, yeah".

~Having arrived home very late tonight Daddy told our Man of the woods that his new bug jar and it's bugs needed to stay in the entry way for the night. The poor guy couldn't understand why his bugs couldn't sleep in his bed with him.

~I was doing a little dance while waiting, and my Man of the woods looked at me sideways and asked, "Mom are you doing the pee dance?"

~As our Man of the woods watched his Daddy empty the water from the AC he hollered to me with a step by step of what was happening. I responded with, "Yeah that happens sometimes." He then reassuringly told his Dad that, "Sometimes that happens."

~Today I realized that when my 1 yr. old isn't getting the attention he wants he picks his nose.

~Man of the woods today said, "When I plug my ears something happens. It's gets really quiet."

~My man of the woods watched a boy riding his bike at the park today. As we sat on the bench watching I suggested that maybe for his birthday next year he could get a bike. This was his response, "Yeah, and I will remind you that my favorite color is green."

~One warm night this past week my Strong man and oldest son were trying to get our seamstress sister to come to her window. When they realized the window was closed my Strong man said, "Now I feel kind of stupid for hollering at a closed window." As they went inside our son said, "Someday my little boys are going to make me look stupid too."

~ Once upon a time before computers, phones, ipods, & angry birds, there was prince Val....they ate crocodile and it tasted like chicken nuggets!"

~I walked around the corner almost running into my three year old who was using the potty seat as a hat. All I could say was YUCK!

~Each morning I give my youngest just a small taste of sugar from my finger. This morning he tried to do it himself thinking the salt was the sugar.

~At dinner my man of the woods was told that if he said it was yucky again he'd be punished. So after taking another bite he said, "This isn't yummy!"

~ "I'm an expert jumper," says my 3 yr. old who not even a week ago bit both lips and bruised his nose jumping off the couch.

~As I'm digging chicken pieces out, I say, "We don't feed dinosaurs chicken."

~My three year old says to me, "I'm a peeing machine!"

~Listening in on a child's conversation to hear, "Oh my..."

~A three year old saying, "Woot, woot" to show his excitement.

~Boys we don't throw ketchup.

~Finding sticks in the kitchen cabinets as I put away the dishes, or worse who know the last time I served that snack.

~Someday Mommy, I'm going to be so big that when my bum is on the potty my head will touch the ceiling.

~My three year old man of the woods drops something with a gasp, picks it up and begins to walk away, then he stops, turns around and says, "I meant to do that."

~Momma I fighting a 100 million bad guys!

~Mommy did you know that sometimes rocks of fire fall out of the sky?


  1. Oh, my goodness, Shandy. Your kids make me laugh! So much fun!

  2. Thanks Jess! Some days it's very difficult to teach them beacuse what they are doing or saying is a hoot!