Thursday, January 29, 2009

Funny Kay-Girl Moments

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. Mental note to self...must post more often!

So, quite a few funny things have come out of Kay-girl's mouth this past couple of weeks, all of which I feel quite certain must be committed to blog-land memory! Here goes...

Last night at dinner, we had those really small, sweet peas as one of our veggies...the ones that come in the silver can...they're smaller and sweeter than regular peas. I'm always trying to get Chooch and Kay-girl to eat veggies (a near impossibility with Chooch) so as I was serving up the peas, Kay-girl said, "Ew. Peas. I don't want any."

I replied with a quick-on-my-feet fib, "Oh, are you sure? These peas are God's candy cause they're so little and sweet."

Kay-girl said, "God's candy? Well, then we should serve them at His birthday party and not tonight."

After giggling to myself for quite a while, I did manage to get her to try them, and it was a much better reaction than when she tried regular peas.

At breakfast a while back (most of our good conversations apparently happen while we're eating!) Chooch and Kay-girl were talking about boys and girls being friends. Chooch asked me if Daddy and I were friends before we got married and when I told him that yes, lots of mommies and daddies were friends before they got married, he exclaimed, "Oh, I know!! Kay-girl can marry G!"
(A bit of background information...G is Kay-girl's best friend...they are a month apart in age and G's mom and I are very close friends, too. We met each other about a month or so after we moved to East Texas and we have 2 kids the same age. Kay-girl and G were in Mother's Day Out together and now are in the same Kinder class. They really enjoy each other's company!)

So, anyhoo, after Chooch had the brilliant idea that Kay-girl and G should get married because they are friends, Kay-girl surprised me by immediately responding, "NO. I could never marry G."

I asked why not and she said, very matter-of-factly, "G is way to silly to marry."

Smart girl...she's thinking of her future and knows that she needs someone serious to marry!! Maybe G will outgrow his silliness...I think it will be very interesting to watch their friendship develop over the years.


And last one...Kay-girl and I were out in the garage a while back and as I was doing laundry, she was playing with her scooter. The garage door was open, but since it was getting dark and I'm weird about having an open garage door at night, I decided to close it. I walked over and pushed the button and Kay-girl proceeded to burst into tears. I couldn't imagine what in the world had happened because she was playing very happily just seconds before. I asked her what was wrong.

She, very tearfully replied, "Momma, you scared me."

Realizing that the garage door closing had frightened her, I tried to comfort her and said, "Oh, I'm so sorry. Did it make your heart jump?"

She replied, "Yes, and you made Jesus jump."

"What? How did I make Jesus jump?"

"Because Jesus is living in my heart."

Ah, that's my sweet girl. I sure do love her! Here's a pic of her after completing her Masterpiece Play-Do dinner...that's spaghetti with meatballs and salad with ranch dressing for those of you not up-to-date with Play-Do food!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Morning equals Light...or that's how it's supposed to be!

We spent the holiday break in the lap of luxury...letting the kids (and ourselves!) stay up way too late and then sleeping in until way too late in the morning. And I have to admit, I started to feel a bit like my old college self...I sure do love being a night owl!

But, by Day 9 of the break, after we all managed to sleep in until 10:13am (gasp, yes, even the kids slept in that late! but we did have an extremely late night the night before...a double overtime Rockets game, plus the long drive home.) ANYHOW, by Day 9, I was already starting to dread The Wakeup on the first day back to school/work. We tried to prepare everyone by going to bed at semi-normal times over the weekend, but it was preparation in vain.

The alarm rang for DH this morning and I just couldn't believe that it could possibly be time to get up. And I was so glad that I didn't have to get up for another hour...phew! But, then a short hour later, he came into take his shower and get ready and I knew it was my time to face the day. I drug myself out of bed and called out to the kids with my normal morning greeting, "Wakey,'s time to get up!"

Chooch got up pretty easily (he always does, lucky guy...he's got his father's wake-up ability, I guess!) and stumbled into our room, rubbing his eyes. He crawled into our bed and after I greeted him, he said, "I don't know. I just feel kind of funny. Like it's not time to get up. I think I just can't wake up right now."

Yep. I'm right there with ya, believe me.

K-girl was next. She is blessed with my wake-up ability, so it usually takes her awhile to get moving. I called out to her a couple of more times while I was getting ready and then headed to her room.

"K-girl, it's time to get up. You've got school today!" (all said in a forced, energetic voice that didn't have a hint of my true feelings for morning)

K-girl replies from beneath her mount of covers, "NO, it's still night outside!" thoughts exactly.

New rule...getting out of bed should only be required when there is daylight in the sky!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Santa Gave Chooch a Treehouse!

Chooch was thrilled to open one of his presents from Santa this year and find a H*me D*pot tool belt, a how to build a treehouse book, and a gift card from the same store. And lucky (or unlucky, depending on your point of view!) DH also received a more detailed how to build a treehouse book. So, guess what's been going on in the Something About Nothing backyard for the past three days???

That's DH and Paw-Paw, hard at work on the new treehouse...and I'm sure you're asking, "Where in the world are Chooch and K-girl? Aren't they helping, too?"

Oh sure, they're their own special way...from the trampoline:

Seriously, they did pretty good to stay out of the way for the heavy stuff and surprise of surprises, no one has gotten hurt (I hope I'm not speaking too soon!!). DH and Paw-Paw finished up the decking on New Year's Day (Happy Birthday, Paw-Paw!) and now all that's left is for DH to complete the railing. Later, he plans on adding the actual walls and roof to the house, and some other fun extras, but for now, Chooch and K-girl are pretty excited to have their (almost) completed treehouse:

I'm looking forward to all of the great memories this treehouse will provide for my children...imaginations gone wild in their own little world!