Saturday, August 21, 2010

Brooklyn and the peach...

So last night Justin was gone at the D backs game and I decided to order in pizza for the kids. I got the kids all set up at the table with what they wanted to eat and then...out of mommy guilt cut up a peach and gave each of them a slice to feel like I was at least giving them SOMETHING healthy with dinner. Brooklyn was resistant to eating the peach. I kept asking her to eat it anyway and she was not interested. I said "Brooklyn, do I need to show you pictures of the starving children in Ethiopia again?" (which I have done once when they were about 4 years old). She said "Yes!" with a smirk, thinking that would give her an out of being at the table and having to eat her food. I pulled up some pictures on the computer and then put on a slide show I found. About 2 pictures went by before she said "I'll eat the peach mom", in a humble tone. I said "Wait, I want you to see a few more. These children don't have any food to eat and would LOVE to eat a peach." A few more pics went by and she said emphatically "I'll eat the peach mom! I'll eat the peach! Just turn it off!"
Point made! ummm except by the time I noticed after dinner...her peach was on the table...NOT eaten.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lincoln Logs

Lincoln is 2 years old now! He is so smart for his age. The pediatrician said he is functioning much at a 3 year old level. He speaks in complete sentences. He can ride a 2 wheel razor scooter as well as Tyson. He can grasp his crayon or pencil like a 1st grader and has a focused attention span. He is so funny. He refers to himself as "lincoln logs". He refers to his cousin Shelby as "Shell-bones". Tyson is "Ty Guy". He was eating am muffin for breakfast and said "Mom, all done my muffin man" (do you know the muffin man, the muffin man...". He got a pirate eye patch at Makutus Island and wanted me to help him put it on "Mom, want wear my ARRRGH." HIs light saber is called his "hi-ya". I am completely head over heels for this naughty but brilliant 2 year old!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Brooklyn the CHEF

Justin gave Brooklyn the go ahead to make him some lunch and bring it to him in bed...this is what she did...


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Family Dance Break

Brooklyn and Tyson are 5.5 Naya is 2.5 and Link 18 mo