Friday, July 20, 2012


Today is my 1,000th post on this blog!!

I wish I had something really excited to blog about. Some fantastic pictures. Or stories. Or amazing prizes to give away. (I don't know, that sounded cool or something.)

Okay, I'm sure I can come up with a couple stories for you....

Last weekend we got ice cream cones with B's mom (a.ka. Grandma!) and Zakkai was standing on tippy toe, peering into the ice cream case, when he spotted what looked like a delicious choice to him. He asked me what it was and I told him it was "Fudge Ripple" a yummy vanilla ice cream with chocolate swirled through.

He was sold! He stared at it hungrily for a moment more and then turned to me and said, "Mommy, I want the Fudge Nipple on an ice cream cone!"


You never quite know why the boys are thinking what they are, just that they think a lot and their brains swirl with questions and wonderings and interesting thoughts.

Out of the blue at lunchtime, Zakkai said, "Mommy, I don't want to be taller than you someday."

I paused, trying to catch up and think of an appropriate response. "Well, buddy, you can't really change that. You're probably going to be taller than me. Almost as tall as Daddy!"

He said, "But I want you to be the same as me!" I imagined myself shrinking down to 5 year old size and said, "You want me to be as short as you right now?"

He exclaimed, "No!" exasperatedly. "I want to be as tall as you when I grow up and no bigger. I'm going to make a wish for that on my birthday cake when I have one."

And I thought, "Good luck, buddy! I may have "shrunk" you a bit with my genes but I'm definitely going to be patted on the head and looked down on by my boys someday not too far away!!

Some new cute Eliana words/phrases:

"Peek-boo, Mama!"

"Peepa" (pizza) *Has to be one of my favorites of her new words!

"Sho Bib!" (So Big!)

"Daaaaaa...P!" (Stop with a big P!)

"Choo-choo. Youh!" (Choo-choo, Loud!)

"Kin" (Chin)

"Keek" (Cheek)

"Hone" (Phone)

"H'yo?" (Hello)


Samuel, who has always been very affectionate and loving, told me tonight (again), "I just love you SO much, Mommy!"

I said, "Why do you love me so much?"

He said, "Because! You're my mommy and I'm supposed to!"

I asked, "Who told you that?"

And he said, "I told myself that!"

Sweet kiddos. Lots of love and laughter!!

Happy Friday. Here's to 1,000 more posts! (I think.)

1 comment:

Aunt t said...

That's a cute picture of Ben and E! Z is still cracking me up, I know he is thinking things through in his mind but he cannot explain it to you! Samuel is so tender-hearted!