Sunday, May 25, 2008

Funnies Again

We've had some funny instances of late that I thought I'd share. Especially with all the worries with Girlie and Liam right now.

First was when we were on the way to Braeden's urologist appointment on Wednesday. I don't think I've mentioned yet how he is going to be circumcised this summer??? :( Poor buddy! But more on that later. I handed him back some lotion to put on his knees as they were very ashy. As he was rubbing in the lotion he all of a sudden said, "Mom, Hair!!! I have fur on my legs!!" :)

Next was when we were driving back home after church this morning. Our church is in an area that is developing rapidly, it was recently built, and there are fields interspersed with new housing developments. As we passed a field with a tractor hard at work Braeden was beside himself with excitement. I asked what the tractor was doing plowing up the dirt, what were they going to put in the field??? Braeden yelled, "Craps!!!" LOL :) After quite a bit of giggling on my part I said, "Braeden, It's crops!" Then we were all giggling. Good thing they don't know what "crap" is yet! :)

Finally, we were listening to a Wow compilation Christian CD at lunch today. One of their favorites, "Cartoons" by Chris Rice, came on. I said, "Who is singing this song? Who knows?" And Braeden yells, "Rice Cake!!!" Yes, that's the new Christian artist. :) After we got out the correct name, with many giggles on my part, Braeden thought he'd be even funnier and said, "I know, it's Cheese Cake!" He cracks me up! :)

Then, for a picture funny, this is from Saturday. I bought the olders new car seats. We have been watching them for a while. Each of the stores around here have them in different fabrics and slightly different costs, but I love them. Braeden was ready to move up to a booster with just a seat belt, but still the back. Olivia has one that has an adjustable and removable back. She wants the back though. Hers really isn't very comfortable. This new one is by Evenflo and is great. Very cushy and it has little side lights in the head rest for nighttime trips. As much as we travel, and are traveling this summer I thought they'd be perfect so I got one for each and am going to sell Olivia's in the newspaper. We got them Saturday and the boxes of course became play things. Olivia wanted one for a tunnel. As she was crawling in, Liam thought he'd be funny and climbed on top. She was whining/laughing that it hurt, but instead of getting him off right away, I must admit I took a photo. :) It was pretty funny. :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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