Saturday, April 27, 2013

Star Wars

Jude: Daddy, you know what I'm going to be when I grow up?
Jamie: No, what?
Jude: A JEDI!!!
Jamie: Whoa!
Jude: And do you know what colour my light saber is going to be?
Jamie: What?
Jude: *said in his best "bad guy/intimadating voice"* YELLOW!

Noah: Jude, there's no such thing as light sabers!

Jude: Yes there is!

Oh the conversations in our home...I love being a Boy-Mama!

little gentleman

After his bath tonight, Noah came out and asked me to read him his bedtime story tonight {Jude was still getting dressed post-bath}.
So I sat down on the couch with him and he handed me the book and then said,

I like that shirt on you, Mom. It looks nice.

Melt my heart, you sweet boy.

I said,

Thank you, Noah. That's such a nice thing to say.

And then he said,

You're welcome.

And then I read the story.
Such a sweet moment. I hope they always compliment others. And me. :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

clean up short cuts

The short-cuts have begun.

I told the boys they had to clean their room after their quiet time.
About 5 minutes later, Noah came prancing out and said they had cleaned.
I walked in and was pleasantly surprised at what I saw. For about .7 seconds. Then I noticed all their toys were pushed under Noah's bed.

It's begun. Tricky tricksters.

They come by it honestly, though. I used to do the same thing. Still do sometimes.

The funny part was that Noah seemed genuinely surprised that I noticed what they had done.
Oh kids. They have no clue.

moms and dads

Today Lisa was telling a story and mentioned her Dad. Jude piped up with the most incredulous voice,

Lisa, YOU have a DAD?!?

Lisa: Yep. AND a Mom, too!

Jude: AND a Daddy?

Lisa: Yes, I have a Mom and a Dad.

Too funny.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


After watching Madagascar 3:

Jude: Mom, the Ruski's right.
Noah: What's a Ruski?
Me: Someone from Russia. The tiger in Madagascar 3 - what was his name?
Noah: Vitali.
Me: Yeah. He's from Russia.

Just another typical day in our house.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

media guru

Today I realized that I hadn't taken Blaise to the doctor's for his 6 month check up. Oops. He's 7 months old.
So I decided to schlep all three boys on my own to the doctor's office after Blaise woke up. While we were waiting for the doctor, the boys asked what the magazines were and who they were for. After I explained, Noah found "Popular Mechanics" and immediately started looking through the pictures. Jude looked at "Country Living" and then after a second he said,

Mom, this is a girl magazine!

Me: What makes you say that?
Jude: Because - 

And he opened it up to the first page and there was a woman wearing big diamonds in a jewelry advert. 
He's figured out the media already.
Smart kid.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Keanu Reeves


Jude: Daddy, I know Kung Fu...Panda.

For a second there, I thought Keanu Reeves had entered the room.

tetanus, anyone?

We've been having a hard day today.
Many fights. Lots of the boys yelling at each other and pushing each others' buttons. Jude crying a lot.

I hear Jude crying again and he comes out of the room into the living room with tears streaming down his face.

Me: What's wrong buddy? *giving him a hug*

Jude: *in between sobs* I scratched myself on my neck!

Me: *I look and see a red scratch that has broken the skin, but just barely* On what?

Noah: Oh me and Jude were playing with this hanger!

O hello rusty, metal hanger.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

apples and the Bible

This morning I walked into the living room to find Jude eating an apple.

Jude: Look what I have, Mom!

Me: Jude! You know you have to ask before going into the fridge. And besides, I haven't washed it yet. You could get very sick.

Jude: continues eating said apple while walking to his room to clean up the mess I had previously told him to clean.

Later on....

Noah comes out of the room holding a green apple.

Noah: Mom, is this an apple core?

Me: What? No. Not yet. And where did you get that apple?

Noah: Jude gave it to me.

Jamie: *laughs* Who are you, Adam? "The brother you put me here with, gave me this apple."

Biblical humour at its finest, folks.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

you spin me right round

Today the boys discovered how to twist the swings and then spin around. So of course I did what any normal mother would do and got them to sit in it while I twisted them up even higher for an even more dizzying and thrilling ride. I think this one was a bit too crazy for Jude.

(It's not letting me embed the video but you can check it out here: )

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

oh the things that are said in our family

This morning Jude randomly said to me,

Jude: Yesterday Daddy swacked some ants with his penis.

Me: WHAT?!?

Jude: He swacked some ants with his penis!

Me: What? When did this happen?

Jude: Yesterday. In the morning. Outside.

Me: Did that really happen?

Jude: Yes.

Me: Are you sure? Was it in a dream?

Jude: Yeah. In my dream.

Me: That's still creepy.

And then later as we were talking about it...

Me: I'm totally posting about this on my blog.

Noah: Daddy swacked some people with his penis?

Me: NO!!! Not people! ANTS! ... This is totally going on my blog.

Jamie: Oh dear.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Noah: Mom, do bears have whiskers?
Me: Yep. Some do.
Noah: So that means they're cats.
Me: No. They're bears.
Noah: But do rhinos have whiskers?
Me: No.

Jude: And turtles don't either.

So random.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

first request but not the last

TLC was on tv and a commercial for the tattoo show came on.
Seconds later Noah asked,

Hey Mom? Can I get a tattoo?

Insert brief, momentary panic. Then logic prevails.

Me: Sure. But not until you're 18.

Noah: EIGHTEEN!? But I got when when I was four!

Me thinking: WHAT?

Wait for it....

Then out loud: Oooooh. You mean a temporary tattoo!

I laugh.