Monday, October 13, 2014

More Sayings...And They Keep Coming

Adrian
"I need socks, Mama" (When he goes to bed)

Adi's so cozy! (about his Mickey Mouse PJs)

"We hafta go to the store, Mama.  Get more trick or treat at the store. "  (He means we have to buy M&Ms at the store so he can eat them.)

Look, Mama!  I have the army man!!  (Pointing to camouflage elbow patches on his shirt)

"I take you to the doctor, Mama?  Make you feel better!  I'll give you medicine!"  (using his doctor kit to give me a syringe of medicine because I did something to my back to make it hurt LIKE HELL.)

Adi also taught me the "One little finger" song the other day.  He sings the whole thing all by himself and does all the hand movements.  He can also do the ABCs and Five Little Pumpkins.


Sebastian
"I'm nice and cozy, Mama." (When he gets in his big boy bed.  He says it every time he gets under the blankets.)

Mama to Adi:  Who does Adi play with at school?
Sebastian: Adi plays with Andrew.  And Ingrid!!!!!  ;-)

Sebastian to Mama:  I want to go to Mama's Office.
Mama:  It's closed, and Miss Sandi went home.
Sebastian: Miss Sandi went home with her balls.  (The first time they met my colleague she let them hold some stress balls she had in the office.  Ever since then, the boys talk about "Miss Sandi's balls.")

When Mama speaks Spanish: "No!! Mama speaks 'Ahnglish.'  Papa speaks Spanish."



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Funny Sayings

Adrian: "Mama, let's call Mini." (After seeing a picture of her on Facebook)


"Hafta ask." --both boys about going to the playground at school


Sebastian:  "Mason cries when his Mama leaves" (at drop off)
Mama:  "Do you hug him?"
Sebastian: "NO!"


Sebastian: "Mama--I want go to yard sales."  (because I buy him McQueen toys at yard sales and found some last weekend that he was excited about)


Sebastian:  "I need a boogie, Mama."  (means I HAVE a boogie)


"I'm going to work/Grumpy's house/Mini's house/school Mama!" --both boys, moving in their red cars
"I missed you!!!" (accompanied by hugs) --both boys when they come home in their red cars from work/Grumpy's house/Mini's house/school


Adrian: "I keep Puppy a little while?" (to the teacher, when he arrives at school)

Sebastian: "I want to go to Mrs. Donut's house."  (first thing upon waking up this morning, after learning we'd go to Mrs. Holt's house this weekend)


Mama:  "What does Diego (the Guinea pig at school) eat?"
Sebastian: "eh-us" (repeat 1,000 times)
Mama: "Huh?" (repeat 1,000 times)
Papa (finally): "Lettuce?"
Sebastian (laughing hysterically that we FINALLY understood): "YES!!!!"
Mama:  "What else does he eat?"
Sebastian: Carrots.  And Papa's cereal (Kashi/Cheerios).

September

Wow.  This is the longest I've gone without posting--even when the boys were infants!  Work is kicking my @$$.  Picking up the 6th grade Spanish class sounded like a good idea at the time....but it's a lot of work on an already jam-packed schedule.  But the kids are a lot of fun!  I think I'll enjoy it more once early decision deadlines (and, therefore, the bulk of my letter writing) have passed.

So here's a quick and very random catch-up!

We put the Halloween decorations (a.k.a. the "Halloweens") up on September 15th--or around there.  The boys were begging for the pumpkins, witches, and ghosts--they take after me and already love the holiday!  We have been reading Halloween books every night as well.  Mini bought Sebastian an owl because he loves them.  He immediately took it for a ride in McQueen with him.


We were invited to Narragansett a few weekends ago (beginning of September) to a friend's house.  It is gorgeous down there.  The boys loved playing with their trucks in the yard.  We didn't make it to the beach--too bad--because the boys were dying to go.  But otherwise, they were good.





So here is the living room decorated for Halloween.  Most of the stuff is in here or in the play area downstairs.  EVERY SINGLE MORNING when they wake up they ask to go in there and see the pumpkins.













The day before the kids came back to school we went to Jim's house to see Baby James and swim in the pool.  They loved it.




Bad pics, but the herbs and plants in my garden were flourishing.  I trimmed all the herbs and am drying them in the basement:  spearmint, parsley, dill, and tarragon.



We went to the beach with Grumpy.  It was the perfect day.

























We continue to hit playgrounds in the area as much as we can.










The boys loved this display at the entrance of Lowe's.


I've been using every weekend naptime possible lately to do yardwork.  I'm trimming back bushes and plants in the front that were super overgrown.  It is slow going with the tools I have, but it looks so much cleaner.


We decorated the lamp post for the fall.  The boys love this, too.



And created a little garden for the boys.  Mini bought them the owl.


Moreau Hall down the street has a good playground--probably the closest one to us.




Post hair-cut (finally)--eating bananas.  Adi went for a loooong time without eating ANY fruit.  I think thanks to school, he is finally back on bananas again.  And he will occasionally eat watermelon or apple.  But that's it.



Last weekend I left for Chicago for 4 days for work.  Carlos took the boys to the pumpkin patch with the Paone Family.  They had a blast.  I wish I had been there.













A few random pictures from Evanston, IL.  Loved the houses!


Lake Michigan is so ginormous!








The boys had a party for me when I came home.  Mini made a cake and they sang me "Happy Birthday."  Cuz that's what you do when someone comes home.  It was so sweet when I came back.  Sebastian kept saying over and over and over "Mama came back!!!  Mama came back on an airplane.  Mama don't want to leave!"





Today was Autumn Fest in Bridgewater.  The boys loved riding the train with Mini.  I got all sorts of junk to put in their stockings for free...hahaha!



And that's it--for now!