Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tales from the Shoe

Until we leave to go see Ryan!! Eight more days until we see him!

A few sickies here--but nothing too horrible. It's not a virulent stomach flu, thankfully. Jake did manage to 'barp' in his bed for easy clean-up.

Jake: Mom...can you thange my theets?
Me: Why do you want me to change your sheets?
Jake: Dey stinky.
Me: Why are they stinky?
Jake: I barped.
Me: You barfed?
Jake: Yes. (proudly) I barped. (then he turns and yells to his siblings...) Hey guys...I BARPED!

They all seem to have a new zest for life this week, despite the sickness, because it has been in the 50's and sunny every day. It's supposed to rain all weekend, so we are trying to enjoy it while we can.

Jake has been on a roll lately saying amusing things. Last night he snuggled up to me on the couch as I was leafing through a magazine on how to get organized. No snide comments...hee. He commented on each page as if it were a catalog.
Jake: I want dat for my birfday.
Me: You want golf clubs for your birthday? He doesn't even know what they are.
Jake: I want you to buy me a baby.
Me: You can't buy babies, Jakie.
Jake: Well, I dike dem. I want you to buy me one. A boy one.
Me: Sorry. You will have to choose a different birthday present.

Later Jillian sat down beside me. She and Molly were watching a TLC show about a family adopting a little boy. She said, 'I want you to adopt a baby girl. '


'Babies are a lot of work, Jillian.
"I know but I would help you. I REALLY want to buy those cute little clothes to dress her in." that is the real reason. I think we should start avoiding those cute baby clothes at Target that seem to always be strategically placed where everyone has to walk past them.

Just so you know...there are NO PLANS to adopt any babies. And to take your mind off that possibility, here are some photos from yesterday to distract you.

Is there anything cuter than a little boy playing with this trains?

I want to remember what their little hands looked like, so I'm trying to get photos of their hands, doing the things they like best.

The big girls had a half-day of school, so big sister Jillian played indoors with Jake part of the day.

Zoey wanted to try roller skates. Despite a 3 inch difference in her leg and a foot that turns sideways, she pulled it off.

"I okay, Mom!"

Not sure how the guitar/tennis racket fits in, but whatever...

Big sister, Molly, organized a little ride for the two who were feeling a bit under the weather. They briefly forgot they were sick.

Miss Katie-bug had a bit of baby butt crack goin' on.

Miss Chloe doing her thing

Sooo glad he can pump now... :)

Zoey is learning to pump, too.

Sometimes the big kids like to swing, too.


Kim K. said...

I hope the worst is over with illness in your home. I'm so jealous of your mild temps. Our snow piles are getting smaller. I'd gladly take a good spring thunderstorm to clear the last of the snow out of the yard. Bring on SPRING!!!

Chris said...

"barped" oh Jake!

Looks like you have a campaign going on at your long has it been since Zoe and Katie are home?

The baby campaign is on-going at our house, hopefully they will settle for babysitting.

Lyn said...

Ryan is only three hours away from me. If he needs anything I could sneek to him!!! I sure they won't mind! Glad you are having good weather, it is staying pretty mild down here. Just wet!

Adeye said...

Hope everyone feels better REALLY soon---you're leaving in just a few days. Soooooo exciting. Hope you're going to blog while you're gone?

Sweet sweet pics :)

Kimberlie said...

I love the "shoe" reference, but you aren't an old lady. Here's how you settle the baby cravings: offer to babysit someone's infant for a day or two. Or, you can just buy more baby dolls. I have one that I was given for my 4th birthday. It is an honest-to-goodness boy doll from France. I have no idea what my mother was thinking. Anyway, I called him "Tuffy" then changed his name to "Jeffrey." My #1 son found him tucked away in a box about 3-4 months after we brought him home. He called Tuffy/Jeffrey "Baby Jesus." So now, Baby Jesus has passed from me, to #1, to #2, and #3. The great thing is: He wears 3 months size clothing and diapers. :) You just need to find a doll that size. Baby craving solved.

Holly said...

I think you need 2 babies...a boy AND a girl..just to make everybody happy.
And come on Karin...Jakey needs a cohort! You know it's true...he's surrounded by girlies!! :)
Slinking away...

Kristin Ferguson said...

Baby butt cracks are sooo much cuter than plumbers!! ha ha

Glad your crew is starting to feel better because you were in serious jeopardy of not meeting your blonde-haired bloggie friend (whom shall remain nameless) due to her "heightened awareness" to all things viral--especially when combined with spewing bodily fluids. :)

Enjoy the weather! We are too!


Ally said...

Hope everyone is feeling better soon. I know you are counting down the days.

trustandobey said...

I resemble that comment of Kristins. I have done my share of throwing up, enough to last me a lifetime (somewhere around 25 weeks of it if you add my pregnancies together.) I am fine with sitting across the restaurant from you and yelling back and forth:) I think better that we just pray the sickness away, eh?
Glad you have some nice temps. Yesterday was 70 here...bliss!!!

sara said...

Barped...I need to remember that the next time I am sick!

Love the girl's glasses!!!

Deanna, (aka Dj, and Deej.) said...

Jake just cracks me up!
I think he's on to something though... Barped sounds so much nicer than barfed, lol.