Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Caleb amazes me more everyday!

During a recent visit to the pediatrician, the doctor asked Mike how old Caleb was. After looking in the chart to confirm that he is only 2 1/2 the doctor said, "He talks like he is 4 or 5!" This comes as no surprise to us since we already have one other very verbal child as well. Caleb has surprised me since the first day he started talking. He was about 11 months old when I was getting him out of the van and he said, "moon" as clear as day and pointed in the sky. It was nighttime and the moon was out, but I was shocked that he would know what it was because I had never made a point to show him and we were rarely ever out with the moon. So tonight, I was eavesdropping on Mike putting him to bed and overheard Caleb saying, "When I get married, I'm gonna get a race car bed." REALLY??!? I had to go in the room. I couldn't help it how could you not try gain more insight from him on the subject. I wasn't sure if he knew what 'married' meant so I asked him- who is mommy married to and he said, "daddy". Then I asked him who he was going to marry and he said that when he grows up he is going to marry Maggie!! I didn't go to the hassle of explaining he can't do that and why but I did think it was cute. That also reminds me of some other funny and potentially embarrassing and innocently inappropriate things he has done recently. Ever since he became potty trained he has referred to his underwear as "panties" and this really bothers Mike. So we have been trying to remind him that boys wear underwear and girls wear panties- and that he is not a girl. Our nine year old neighbor was over about a week ago when he goes up to her and asks, "Do you wear panties?" OH MY! I wasn't here for it but both Mike and Haley told me about it and luckily Haley has 2 younger brothers and luckily he asked her and not the Sunday school teacher or the woman at the grocery store! Yesterday night we had to have an anatomical discussion with the kids. I'm not sure if it is appropriate to blog about this or not- it was innocent and cute and I am sure happens in every home with a young girl and boy but I will try to be vague so as not to embarrass or offend anyone. They often show each other their belly buttons saying, "Do you want to see my belly button?" Last night Caleb asked if Maggie wanted to see something but it wasn't his belly button! Luckily we (Mike and I) were in the room and able to stop the show and tell session but then he asked if Maggie had one and so the first anatomical birds and bees discussion took place.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Musical Maggie

Maggie has always loved music, she probably get it from me! We have it on in the house ALL THE TIME. She is also a lot like me in that she seems to have a hard time falling asleep at night. It seems like her little mind just won't stop. She is a lot better now about staying in her room and has learned to entertain herself in there. We have always kept the radio on for her as she goes to sleep and it is always on the local Christian radio station. She has favorite songs and each time the song comes on the radio she runs out of the room very excited asking Mike and I to join her to sing. The other night the David Crowder song came on and she wanted Mike to dance with her while it played. Tonight "I will Rise" by Chris Tomlin came on and she came to get me. This is a song we sing together a lot. I have decided that she likes music that changes speed and intensity (pardon my lack of musical vocabulary) with crescendos. Anyways, tonight she calls me in to sing with her and then began questioning me on the lyrics. She wanted to know, "why Jesus has overcome" and "what is pain?" I, of course, took the opportunity to explain how Jesus rose from the grave on the 3rd day and how when those who love Jesus, and call him their Savior, make it to heaven they will never hurt again. Her face at those moments is priceless. She seems so at peace and happy to hear the words. I love it that she is not only listening to the music (she informed me at the crescendo- "this song gets faster now, Mommy") but also to the words! After her song was over she then asked me to make a song book with her tomorrow. She wants to have the words to all of her favorite songs because she doesn't know them all and sometimes daddy forgets them. So tomorrow our project will be to print out the words to her songs and bind them in a "song book" for her. As I type this it is 10:15pm and she has not fallen asleep yet.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More funny stuff

Happy New Year! Here's some more funny things from the kiddos: Here's the dialogue between Caleb and I the other night before bed. Me: Caleb, what do you want to tell God thank you for? Caleb: Ummmm. . . chicken nuggets Me: Ok anything else Caleb: french fries. . . . . and ketchup! Me: anything else? Caleb: no I guess the kid just really really likes chicken nuggets! He has been thanking God for those everyday for at least the last 5 months! Ever since Mike took Maggie to see the Nutcracker before Christmas, she has been dancing around the house in her ballet outfits. Her favorite song to dance to is "How he Loves Us" by The David Crowder Band. She does her own little interpretive dance to it. It makes me smile so big because she knows to go slow when the music is slow and quiet and then when it gets louder she moves bigger and goes faster. I swear someday she will perform on a stage for a living.

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