Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's Said Isn't Always What's Heard

The other day, I was in the bathroom getting ready for work. Ethan's not allowed in the bathroom, and he knows it. We have a gate up in the back of the hallway and he came and pushed it down, said, "Uh oh," and the came into the bathroom and stomped his feet and laughed. I told him to get out and Aleena's like, "What's wrong, Mommy?"
Me- "Ethan's being a pill."
Aleena- "He's being a pillow?"
Me- "No, he's being a pill, a stinker. He's being naughty."
Aleena- "He's being a pillow, and stinker, and he needs to go potty?"
Then she laughed. She knew that wasn't really what I had said. I must say though, I do think that was quite clever of her. She's so dang hilarious!

Speaking of Clever... on the 29th and 30th we're moving to a duplex in Clever. It's about 10 minutes away from where we are right now. We'll be next door neighbors with Brandon and Lauren!! We're very excited to move there cause we'll have a LOT more room. The apartment we're in right now has absolutely no storage space. Our duplex has a garage, and attic, drawers in the bathroom (yeah we don't have any here), and a walk-in closet in our room. We'll get to put a lot of stuff in the garage instead of stacked up in the bedrooms or hallway. And we've made a couple purchases lately for decorating stuff. Our couch was really ugly so we got a cover for it and it looks a million times better!! We bought a rug for the livingroom, which looks quite nice with the couch cover. And we're either going to buy a cedar chest for the kids' toys or James is going to make one, haven't decided yet. And depending on what kind of deal we can find we might buy a cute rug for the kids' room too. Okay, I think I'm done with my random babbling for this post. :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Long Time, No Post

Don't worry, I'm still alive. :) So, about that last post I made, it's a girl for those of you who haven't heard yet. Her name is Maya Renee Lopez and she's due to come August 26th. She moves around ALL the time and doesn't like to have her heart rate checked. At the last appointment I had, when the nurse was trying to get her heart rate, Maya kept kicking the monitor and moving away. It was interesting.

So I'm sure you're all ready to hear some fun Aleena and Ethan stories. Well, I have some!! Last Sunday at church, we were sitting next to Brandon and Lauren (brother and sister-in-law) and Aleena was sitting on Brandon's lap. He told her she was adorable and she replied, "No, I'm not adowable. I'm just a cute little giwl." Yesterday we were in the car driving around and James turned on rap music. I looked back at Ethan and he was totally rockin out bobbing his head back and forth. It was hilarious! And one more story to wrap this post up. A month ago my family was all at my mom's house. My brother, Daniel was singing a rock song to Aleena. I think he said it was called "Helena" (something like that) but he changed it so he was singing her name. After he sang, this is how their conversation went.
Daniel- "So, Aleena, did you like my song?"
Aleena- "Um, no."
Daniel- "No? Why not?"
Aleena- "Well, it was kinda loud."
Daniel- "Well, is there anything I can do to fix it, to make it better?"
Aleena- "Yeah, maybe you could stop singing."

I just have to say, as hard as being a parent has been at times and will be many times more, I love our children so much! They bring so much joy and happiness to our lives and make us laugh all the time! Out of the mouths of babes.... you never know what will be said next!!