Just Heard Thursday

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It’s Thursday again and we have been collecting some of the funny things we heard our kids say this week.  We would also love to read about what your kids are saying too.  We just get such a kick out of posts like these.  Here is some of what made us smile this week:

Kyler – “Mama, put Audrey in here.  I wear Audrey.” (as he was putting Caleb’s Thomas the Train backpack on his front, like a frontpack for babies).  Karissa is certainly proud of this one.

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Rylee – While she was playing outside in the setting sun, I can hear her singing to her herself…”My God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save.  Jesus conquered the grave, He is mighty to save.”

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Kyler – “I go couch-I hold Audrey.”  This was maybe the fourth time that we have ever heard Kyler audibly tell us  that he wanted to hold Audrey…so it had to make the list!

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Caleb – (to Audrey this morning in a very sweet voice) “Don’t bite my toes.  You know better than to bite my toes Audrey.  This cheerio is good to bite.  You can bite this but toes are not good for biting.  You know better than to do that.  This heater is off limits Audrey.  It will burn you.  You can go here or here but not here.”  I am so tickled to hear him looking out for her like this.  He still doesn’t interact very much with her.  It was darling.

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It has been a long week already and I can only think of a few to share with you.  You guys will have to pick up the slack…what have your kids been saying lately?  Leave some quotes in the comments below, or post them on your own blog and link back here.

Happy Thursday!

Just Heard Thursday

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It’s Thursday again and we have been collecting some of the funny things we heard our kids say this week.  We would also love to read about what your kids are saying too.  We just get such a kick out of posts like these.  Here is some of what made us smile this week:

Daddy: (after realizing that it has been about five minutes since Kyler was sent to the bathroom to wash his hands after dinner and it has been dangerously quiet) “It’s been a bit too quiet, where’s Kyler?”

Mommy:  “I don’t know”

Daddy: “That’s not good.  Kyler…what are you doing (loudly now down the hall).”

Kyler:  “I not know how to do this. (as he is coming down the hall holding a tampon in two pieces)

Rylee:  “What is that?”

Mommy: “I’ll tell you when you are older.”

Daddy: “So was that a t-a-m-p-o-n?

Mommy: “Yep”

Rylee:  “Did you say tah..teh..pon? (trying to phonetically put the sounds together”

Daddy: “Our days of spelling out loud are almost over”

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Kyler stuck in the baby bath seat

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Rylee – (to Audrey) “I’m so glad you are my sister. I would not be the same without you. I am so glad to have you. Mommy, you know how I feel, you know how it feels to get a sister. You remember when you were little and you got a baby sister don’t you? It feels so good. It is just so special.”

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Mommy: “Put the bacon down…right now.  The bacon is not a weapon.” (Instructing Kyler to not use the bacon like a sword)

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Rylee – “I want us to have five kids, too” (to Kim, not Karissa for those counting at home!)

Rylee's drawing this week "Remember when Audrey was in your tummy-she was so tiny-it was so fun to be there when she was born!"
Rylee's drawing this week "Remember when Audrey was in your tummy-she was so tiny-it was so fun to be there when she was born!"

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Home sweet home

A little throw back hat in honor of bringing Jr. back!
A little throw back hat in honor of bringing Jr. back!

In case you have not heard, Ken Griffey Jr. is headed back to Seattle after eight seasons with Cincinnati and one with Chicago.  1989, Jr.’s rookie season, I was 12 and totally into baseball.  I acquired five rookie cards of his that year and could not think of anyone else I wanted to emulate more than Ken Griffey, Jr.  I was playing on my little league team that won the city championships and then joined the all-star team that won state and took 3rd in regionals.  I was consumed by baseball and loved to watch Griffey play.  As I grew up, so did Jr. and it was tough to watch him go after 11 great seasons.

Seattle has not been that great of a sports town over the years.  In fact, we have not seen too many hall of fame players call our city home.  Ken Griffey Jr. is a bonafide hall of fame player and not only did he play with us for 11 years, but he has made the decision to come back home.  Who does that anymore in sports?  I for one am excited that we have an aging (39) year old player signed to play left field for the M’s this year.  I don’t care if he doesn’t produce HR’s and RBI’s the way he used to when we were watching him in the Kingdome.  I don’t care if he won’t be robbing home runs from over the center field wall.  I just can’t wait to watch #24 take the field once again as a Seattle Mariner.  For those of you who follow baseball, the following is well known to you.  For the rest of you, I won’t bore you with the details of why the following play is one of the greatest plays in all of Seattle sport’s history.  Thank you Dave Niehaus for this brilliant call:

Right now, the Mariners looking for the tie. They would take a fly ball; they would love a base hit into the gap and they could win it with [Griffey] Junior’s speed. The stretch and the 0-1 pitch on the way to Edgar Martinez; swung on and lined down the left field line for a base hit! Here comes Joey! Here is Junior to third base, they’re going to wave him in! The throw to the plate will be…LATE! The Mariners are going to play for the American League Championship! I don’t believe it! It just continues! My oh My! – Dave Niehaus

It is a rare day when we get to say “well done” to the Mariner front office, but today, I say THANK YOU for bringing back the Kid.  If there ever was a time to spend some serious coin on a Mariner’s jersey, this would be the year.  I can not wait to see #24 trotting out there down at The Safe.  The one question I have is what will his music be as he comes up to bat?  Will it be “Hip Hop Hooray” – Naughty by Nature like it was during the magical 1995 season?

Welcome back Ken.  Welcome back to the house you built.  Call me, let’s catch up!

Just Heard Thursday

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It’s Thursday again and we have been collecting some of the funny things we heard our kids say this week.  We would also love to read about what your kids are saying too.  We just get such a kick out of posts like these.  Here is a great example and this one had me almost out of my chair.

Here are a few things we heard around our house recently:

Rylee – “Oooh!  Daddy, I just burped and it hurt my heart. (long pause)  But it’s okay, it’s still beating.”

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Rylee – “Daddy, I wish I could change a poopie diaper for him.” (On Valentine’s Day when we were babysitting her cousin Isaac)

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Yoda – “What sound this is?” (Actually it was Kyler in a regular occurrence of a Yoda impression wondering what was making the ringing sound in the background)

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Kyler – “Is coffee ready yet?” (Sunday AM waiting for his little cup of joe)

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Daddy – “So, is Kyler poopie or not?

Mommy – “I am not sure, I am not sure if he really was.”

Kyler – (Hollering authoritatively from down the hall) “Yeah…I is poopie”

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Festive Fondue

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It was sure fun to have Isaac tonight.  Not only did they drop Isaac off before they headed out for some dinner, they also dropped off a fondue set and the makings for some chocolate fondue for our dessert.  It was delicious!  I was never much of a fan for fondue, but after tonight, I can see how it would be good fun from time to time.  One of our favorite restaurants is The Melting Pot, which is all about fondue, but I never really thought about having one at home.  After we ate our dinner we made the chocolate concoction and busted out the fondue.  Unfortunately, little Kyler did not eat his dinner so he could only look on with a forlorn face for the ages.  Thanks for coming over Isaac, we had a blast!  And thanks to your folks for the fondue, it was scrumptious!

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Sweet Kyler looks on...with his dinner in front of him untouched 🙁

Look out Ronaldinho…

…here comes Kyler sporting some of the soccer line from Xara.  (Thanks Charissa W!).  I am not sure if he is going to play like Ronaldinho, but he is definitely looking the part in his new gear.  We are excited to get all our kids involved in soccer this year.  I coached Rylee’s team last year and had a great time.  We will see how it all works out but for now, check out Kyler in his latest duds.

Absolutely scrumptious!
Absolutely scrumptious!
Check out that form!
Check out that form!

Valentines Day Fun

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Happy Valentines Day everyone!  We have been talking about what love means all week with our kids.  In fact, at the beginning of the week, Karissa painted the tree that you see pictured here – “The Tree of Love.”  Each time the kids did something loving toward one another, we would write what they did on a heart and put it on the tree.  Things like “Caleb encouraged Kyler and told him that he was a great treasure” or “Rylee encouraged Caleb while he worked” were the types of things that made it to the Tree of Love.

This morning, to kick off the valentines celebration, Karissa put together a great scavenger hunt for the three big kids to do.  She wrote up clues and put them around the house.  It was fun watching their little minds think through the clues and figure out what is “big, green, has wheels, and stays out side.”  They had a great time and enjoyed the balloons and fun things they got in their valentines bag.

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Tonight, we have the pleasure of watching little Isaac while his mama and daddy go on a date.  They watched our four while we went out the other night and so now it is our turn to watch their little one.  It is always fun having Isaac over because our kids just enjoy his company so much.  And now that he is crawling, it should be extra fun for everyone!  Perhaps Audrey will be inspired by her younger cousin to ditch the army crawl for good and go with the full crawl.  Our Valentines Day has been delightful so far and we wish the same for yours!

Just Heard Thursday

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We thought we would start a weekly posting of the funny things we heard our kids say.  It is a rare day when at least one of them doesn’t say something that catches us off guard or causes us to laugh.  We figured you all might get a kick out of some of these things as well.  All of you with kids know exactly what we are talking about and probably could write your own post about the funny things you heard, so go ahead and let us know about it; we would love to read what your kids are saying.  Here are a few things we heard around our house recently:

Caleb – “Mooooom!  It smells like a delicious stinky diaper in here!” (Caleb, smelling a certain package that Kyler delivered in his room, wanting to solve the problem but was trying really hard not to be rude about it.)

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Kyler – “Watch me.  Kyler is Superman!” (as he jumps off the arm couch, over his mama, and onto the other cushion.  We have another dare devil in the house and right now he’s talking in the 3rd person on a regular basis)

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Caleb – “Dad’s going to be the dragon…we need to go get his superpowered underwears!”

A Tale of Two Teeth

I might be a bit biased, but that is a cute smile!
I might be a bit biased, but that is a cute smile!

Audrey is just about nine months now and has already acquired some major life accomplishments.  She can “army crawl” as fast as any Marine.  Although she chooses not to use them to eat any food, she has two teeth ready to take on an 8oz fillet from Ruth Chris.  I don’t have any official stat on this one, but I am pretty sure she has ridden in more baby carriers than any other baby in the history of the world.  Audrey has also brought endless joy to her each of her siblings.  Most of all she has her Mommy and Daddy wrapped around her little finger, but that didn’t take much more than a smile.

Exciting times

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Karissa and I are excited to share with you all that Sojourn is now being developed.  You might have already noticed the link to Sojourn in the blogroll, but you can check out the site here if you are interested in finding out more information about this new community being created.  The website is not quite finished yet, but much of it is up and running.  Karissa and I would appreciate your prayers for this new venture.  If you would like, you can also enjoy my newest blog entry.