Friday, February 26, 2010

What are You Lookin' At?

So I'm secure in my manhood. I can carry a purse and princess chapstick. Honestly, I just like to eat the chapstick. As for the purse, well it's practical for carrying things like my trucks and stuff. I ain't skeerd. No. Because I'm also all boy. I play with my cars and trucks. They race down ramps and hit things. I have a good arm. I'll be a baseball pitcher one day. And I love to climb. So don't question my manhood when you see me racing my cars with one arm while the other arm clinches tightly to a purse (since this post as been written Mommy has banned me from the chapstick under the assumption that eating chapstick can't be healthy for one's body).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the warm weather today as much as we did! We played so much outside that we actually got a little sunburned! I can't wait for spring!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Big Kid Swing Material

Mommy and Daddy were going to get me a bucket swing. A bucket swing? Do you think I'm that little? I had to take matters into my own hands, and fast. I had to prove to them that I was big kid swing material. And I am...just look at me. Cool as a cucumber. No fear, no worries. Just me and the sweet breeze in my hair. Big Kid Swing Material. That's me.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Hannah is a great role model. She teaches me so much. She showed me how to brush my teeth, how to swirl my toothbrush in the toilet, how to hide behind the shower curtain, and how to jump on the bed. And now, this. It's a humorous activity where one places his (or her) hand repeatedly over his (or her) mouth while saying "ahh." It got me laughing so hard. Boy am I lucky to have such a talented and wise sister.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mommy's Moment: Swagbucks

So, it's been awhile since I've posted anything about Swagbucks but that doesn't mean we haven't been using them! John's birthday was last month and I found a GREAT deal on a Norelco shaver (for lack of a better word). It was marked close to 80% off, costing around $40. I had about $20 in Swagbucks so I put it toward this, leaving me to pay only $20! And then, John used about $15 more Swagbucks a few weeks later to buy a seat organizer for his truck for work. It's pictured above. So now what am I saving up for? Well, Grant's birthday is in May. I already snagged a Geotrax starter set for $14 at an After Thanksgiving Sale (well actually Ashley did for me). Now I'm just looking to add one more piece to that for his birthday. I plan to pay $0 out of pocket for this.

For those of you who have forgotten (yeah right), Swagbucks is a search engine that allows you to win Swagbucks every few searches. Then, you can trade these in for prizes. I trade mine in for Amazon gift cards. Every 45 Swagbucks translates to a $5 Amazon gift card. I've earned at least $300 through this. And all I do is search the internet with them! It helps to have people sign up under you. For every person who signs up under you, you earn up to 100 points of their's. So, if you haven't signed up and are looking for a way to make a bit of extra money...sign up by clicking the button below. It's really worth it and it has helped our family a lot! I bought almost all of my kids' Christmas gifts with Swagbucks last year. I only ended up spending $20 out of pocket for their Christmas. So, there you have it, another Swagbucks post!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cupcake Time!

Cupcakes anyone? Sorry, it's too late. We ate um. But did you know we made them too? We were the chefs, aprons and all. It was a messy job. The messiest (and most fun) part was licking the beaters. . .and spoon. Well, then came eating them after our lunch. That got messy as well. But they were oh so yummy. Next time, we'll be sure to save you some.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Guy

Usually I'm a pretty happy guy. Perhaps that's why Mommy likes to take so many pictures of me. I don't think I'll fall into the second child syndrome when it comes to having fewer pictures of me. Nope. Mommy still snaps away with me. What can I say, I make a good model. I mean, just look at me here. I've got my preppy look going. I'm magazine ready. And, that's what Mommy was hoping for when taking these shots. She was going to enter me into the Beautiful Baby contest on Regis and Kelly. However, we never got a picture posted. But at least Mommy has a zillion shots of me for the scrapbook. By the way Mommy, how's that scrapbook coming? I see Hannah has two books full. I think last time I checked the only pictures you had of me in the scrapbook were from when I was INSIDE your belly. Mommy, that was two years ago. A lot has happened since then you know? Oh well. I can dream I suppose. At least we have the blog. Hopefully it will still be accessible when I am 40 and have a family of my own perhaps. I'll direct them here. Hopefully they'll be computer savvy.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Hodge Podge

Some things I'd like to say:

1) Ada is my "fwend." Now that baby John is born I hear Ada won't be coming around as much. This makes me sad. I may have to make other arrangments.

2) I love chicken nuggets. Almost every day I ask Mommy or Daddy "can we have 'fwench fwies' and chicken nuggets."

3) Ada doesn't like pickles.

4) I'm learning how to catch the butterflies in my Elefun game. Thanks again Uncle Daniel and Aunt Dani.

5) Grant does like wearing crowns regardless of what he says. A picture is worth a thousand words buddy.
6) While Ada and I enjoy to be dazzling beautiful in our princess dresses, we also enjoy some serious car garage racing.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Pensive and Boogers

Call me introspective. I love to ponder. In fact, I'm known to lay in my bed wide awake, quiet. It's my most pensive time. I am not known to holler out when I awake from my slumber. Nope. I just lay there. It's my think time. I ponder things such as what will I become when I grow up or why is Hannah so small and even some more weighty issues like why is there world hunger.

On another note, my new favorite word is "boogey." In fact I've found my finger to fit nicely in those two holes in my nose. And, if I'm lucky, when I pull it out there is a prize. I have been told not to put the prize in my mouth. Okay, I've been told not to put my fingers in my nose, but come fits perfectly. How can I not? But even Hannah has advised against this. Come on, really Hannah? I've seen you try it. And I know about the booger shrine on your wall next to your bed. Don't be a hypocrite. And why, you ask, am I bringing this disgusting, repulsive issue up? Well, because it's life, and that's what this blog is about. And because as I sit and type I see two very prominent "boogeys" in my top picture and it's so tempting.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Mr. Organizer

Mommy thinks I'll be a neat freak. Perhaps even a little OCD. As mentioned before, I prefer no lights to be left on when leaving a room. I also prefer all tvs, radios, and other electronic devices turned off as well. I don't like anything like crumbs or stickiness on my hands. And I'm pretty dependable when it comes to picking up toys when Mommy asks (perhaps this has more to do with the my past stubborn defiance that created immense heartache, eventually leading to obedience. I wish not to return there again). Another hobby of mine involves taking out the bottles and boxes in the pantry. Then, after careful observance of each item, I return them back to an orderly position. I think I can make a pretty good bag boy at a grocery store. There's a Curious George episode on that. It's awesome. Who knows. But I do know I really enjoy this activity and so does Mommy because it gives her time to get supper ready without me hanging on her leg (I tend to do that a lot).

P.S. Yes, we have A LOT of mustard. And would you believe Mommy actually MADE money off this mustard? Next cookout, we've got the mustard.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Tale of the Lost Coin

I ate a penny. It wasn't my proudest moment. Some say I love coins so much that I wanted them to be a part of me. And for this penny, it was. For a week. Mommy called the doc. Her assignment: find that penny and don't rest until you do (well, maybe not quite so dramatic). Those first two days were the worst. Mommy, with grocery bags covering her hands, sifted through my doo in search of the Lost Coin. It wasn't pretty. It didn't smell pretty either. But, lo, what was that we saw packed away in the corner? Could it be? Oh please, let it be....a metal detector! Eureka! Mommy's poop sifting days had quickly come to an end. We cranked that baby up. And, sure enough, it beeped right on my belly. So, day after day, my belly was scanned. Beep after beep, we sat, waiting, hoping, praying, for the Lost Coin to reappear. Until, one day, there was silence. After several scans we finally realized, the Lost Coin was found. Well, sort of. We never did see it. But I'm sure it's somewhere down the winding tunnels of pipes enjoying what might resemble a ride at White Water. Perhaps its already made its plunge into the sewage pool below. Who knows? But what we do know is that I can now pass through airport security hassle free.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Big Helper

I like to help. It's what I do best. It started with the dishwasher. I found myself pleased helping Mommy. So now, not only do I help with the dishwasher, but also with moving Hannah's hamper to the laundry room. It gets heavy. I know Mommy could use some manly muscles. I also help by reminding Mommy to turn on and off lights. And today, I helped Mommy move her teaching crate back into the office. And I'm pretty good at cleaning up books on the floor and other toys. I think she appreciates having me around. I want to do what I can to make her load easier.