Just too funny. We played royal pez for about a week. The castle blocks were out, and the Pez dispensers took turns knocking one another off the towers. They had a ball.
"Look, Daddy! Josiah's wearing sunglasses!"
This was at the family lunch following PeePaw's funeral. It's the cousins -- our three and Cousin Caleb's little Christian. They had so much fun running around together. Thank you, thank you, thank you Gammie for watching them during the funeral for us. We of course couldn't get them to all look at the camera and smile at the same time -- this is probably cuter anyway! I love this picture of Conner. Cute, cute.
Josiah has officially reached the "grabby baby" stage -- he tries to get his hands on everything. Thank goodness he's still working on the coordination and can't grab too quickly yet. God was so sweet to build in a little time for us this way to adjust... Here he's going for the camera.
This is how Joey gets most of his baths these days. Micah comes in and sees us, and decides he needs to help. How better than to climb onto my back?! Micah is praying. So sweet...
Conner to Bret, as they were driving in the van: "Dad, drive faster than the police!"
Bret: "I don't think I need to drive any faster. I don't want the police to catch me and put me in jail."
Conner: "It's okay. It will only be for a few days."
Micah, when someone tells him he is cute: "NO! I not cute. I silly!"
I was walking down the hall early one morning and heard voices in the big brothers' room. I opened the door. Micah: "We're just talkin'"
Conner: "Yeah, we're talking about important stuff."
Rachel: "Okay. I'll shut the door."
A few minutes later they came into the living room. Conner: "We were just having an important meeting."
Micah, close on his heels: "Yeah. We talkin' 'bout watermelons."
"Ah-di-der" --Micah saying "alligator"
Gammie and Poppy have DirecTV. Their remote control has the magic yellow button on it that pauses live TV. While we were visiting, Conner was standing there watching something, bouncing up and down, obviously needing to go to the bathroom. Gammie said, “Conner, do you want Gammie to pause it so that you can go to the potty?” She paused it, and Conner, in awe exclaimed, “Wow! I’ve got to get one of those yellow buttons at my house!”
Me: “Good morning, Micah. It’s Sunday-Church-Day. We’re going to our new church today.”
Micah: “Oh. It a red one church?”
Me: “No, not red.”
Micah: “It a white one church?”
Me: “No, not white.”
Micah: “It a gween one church?”
Me: “No, not green. Bret, what color is JJ Mocah’s (where Christ Journey meets)?”
Bret: “I don’t know…coffee?”
Me: “It’s a coffee one church.”
Micah, completely satisfied: “Oh. It a coffee one church. I want go to coffee one church.”
A commercial came on in between cartoons the other day. It was selling markers. “And you get all this for the low, low price of $19.95. Must be 18 or older to order.”
Conner, with the most melodramatic, disappointed, desperate, and upset face you can imagine: “Must be 18?! But I’m only 4 ½!!” Then he fell on the floor in a sobbing heap.
I said, “Conner, calm down Baby. Do you know what it means to order something?”
Conner: “No, what?”
Conner, to Bubba, after watching an episode of the Backyardigans in which the superheroes won. He was rooting for the supervillains and was very upset that they did not win: "I just don't think I can watch TV any more today or tomorrow or the next day, but I probably can the next. It might remind me of what happened.