Thursday, March 31, 2011

He's All Growed Up

I returned from my 5-day stint in Seattle to my greatly matured son. While putting him to bed I said, "Okay, Sam, it's time to go to sleep."

To which he responded, "Thanks for sharing, but I'm going to read my book instead."


The next morning as I was getting into the shower I asked, "Sam, can I trust you not to crawl on top of Clara?"

"Yes," he said. "And can I trust you to not fall in the bathtub?"

Monday, March 28, 2011

What's in a Name

Sam: "Mommy, is 'Mamanda' your last name?"

Me: "No, 'Amanda' is not my last name."

Sam: "Is 'Mamanda' your surname?"

What?! My son doesn't know my name but he's picked up vocab like "surname"? Someone's destined to be a geek.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

They are New Every Morning

I love coming down the stairs with Clara in the morning and being greeted by Sam. More accurately, I love coming down the stairs and hearing Sam greet Clara. Every single morning Sam stops what he's doing, runs over to us, and pours out loving greetings upon his little sister. He has various pet names for her:

"Oh hello little Honey!"
"Hi there, Sweetie Patootie!"
"Hello little Kicksie!"
"Hi Honey bunny bunny!"
"Hi Snuggle puppy!"

This morning was a new one. We walked down the stairs. Sam looked up from his movie, ran over to us, and said, "Hello Beef."


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Potty Training: Day 47

Sam: "I know! I can go pee-pee and give you a butterfly kiss at the same time!"

Um, no thanks.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Something like that...

John got the news we've been waiting for--a defense date! (Just to clarify, this means he will be defending his dissertation. Some students heard us talking and thought we were saying he got in to "Penn State". Nope.)

John has a defense date. Lord willing, on April 12, 2011, I will officially be married to a doctor.

I was trying to convey how important this was to Sam and told him that we were excited because, "Daddy finished his book." John told him that his book was about how Jesus died on the cross. He then prompted him by asking what happened after Jesus' death.

Sam replied, "He rose from the dead and lived happily ever after." Amen and amen.