Thursday, February 24, 2011

good grief

xander looves to say "good grief."  but here's the thing:  he doesn't know how to use it.  he thinks "good grief" is the same as "good thing."

por ejemplo:
xander falls.  Good grief I didn't get hurt!
xander comes dangerously close to my cup.  Good grief I didn't get coffee on that!
anything bad alllmost happens.  Good grief I didn't...

and his intonation is totally the way you'd say:  good thing I didn't get hurt!
go ahead and say it out loud substituting "grief" for "thing."  it sounds funny.  :)  love ya xander mander.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

i feel the love

sense the sass.  she's laying it on pretty thick.  :)  
phoebe loooooves her daddy.  that much is certain.  and so do i.   

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mr. Green

sometimes kids just say the best things.  one of those times was yesterday.  to me, its worth keeping.  :)

Daddy:  so who was your teacher in children's church, kids?
discussion ensues and it is determined, they're going with Mr. Green.

Xander:  BUUUT, his shirt is NOT green.
Daddy:  no, but his name is Mr. Green.
Xander:  yeah, and he has a green shirt at home.
Libby:  but that's not why he is Mr. Green.  His mommy and daddy are Green and so he is --- WELL, his mommy was something else, but then she married Mr. Green and so she became Mrs. Green, and then Mr. Green and Mr. Green had a baby -
Xander:  - and he got big and grew a beard, and now he's Mr. Green!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

i must be dreaming. . .

a monologue by xander.

mom?  where is my remote to this firetruck? last night, i had a dream that it was my birthday and i got a new remote control firetruck.  yeah, i think i dreamed that.  and in  my dream last night, i had a bunch of friends here playing with it, but i didn't know their names!  and we drove it really fast.  

:)  aren't dreams such a mystery to kids?  i love hearing about their dreams. 

Monday, February 07, 2011

dance your heart out

so.  babies like to dance, don't they?  they bend their knees and bounce and move.  phoebe is no exception.  when the music starts the girl can't help but shake her groove thang.  well, last week at a play date p mirabella was exposed to the wii game "just dance."  she entertained me the whole 15 minutes of game time.  she got such a kick out of the dancers on the game, but while she giggled and pointed she was studious!  the girl picked up some moves and can't help but bust them out when she hears that beat!  

the first video is of phoebe dancing with london and sonora.  it was the last dance of the morning, i wish i had thought to record her sooner.  still, you get a feel for her excitement.  i love that she learned to incorporate her arms into her dancing.  :)

that evening at dinner, i told daddy that phoebe was now an expert dancer.  he ended up putting some music on and she couldn't help herself.  these moves are not mimicked, she was the ONLY one dancing at the table.  the rest of us simply watched in adoration.  :)

you're just so lovable, p.