Saturday, June 30, 2007

Out of the mouths of babes--June

The entries are kind of sparse again this month. I guess when you spend 1/4 of the month gallivanting across the Caribbean and away from your children, that'll happen. Hope you enjoy the few blog-worthy quotes.

6/20--This was the first night in our new house and we had the most humorous family scripture study. In Whitney's scripture stories, we're reading the Old Testament right now. We're on the part where Moses is leading the children of Israel through the wilderness. They have the tabernacle which has either fire or a cloud above it, depending on whether it is night or day. The illustration in her book looks like this:

Whit's question:
"Did they roast marshmallows there?"

Also tonight, I can't remember exactly what chapter of the Book of Mormon we read with Brandon, but we had a conversation about how our family can be together forever. Brandon wanted to know, "How are we going to find each other in heaven? I've seen a picture. It's like an island with waterfalls and palm trees. I don't know how we're going to find each other on a big island like that."

6/21--Preface: One of the songs on the new Singstar is "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down. This is one of Brandon's favorite songs on that game and he sings it all the time.

Well, our new house number is only six numbers different than our old house number. Brandon did that math on his own and said, "Hey, mom. If we sang 'Three Doors Down' twice, we would be at our old house!"

6/25--I have a CD of songs that I've burned and one of them is "If I Had a Million Dollars" by Barenaked Ladies. That is such a catchy tunes and the kids enjoy it. One line says, "If I had a million dollars, I'd buy your loooooooove." After that line, from the backseat Brandon said, "Love costs zero dollars. You can't buy love." If only everyone had that wisdom, buddy.

6/27--Ok, this wasn't something my kids said, but I thought it was so funny and that this would be a good forum to share. We have our share of panhandlers in this city who stand at busy intersections asking for handouts. They normally hold signs that say, "Homeless vet. Please help." Or "Hungry. Anything will help." Today we drove buy a man who was holding a cardboard sign that said, "No cash? No problem. All major credit cards accepted." It cracked me up!

6/29--I was on a LONG walk with the kids this morning. Brandon was riding his bike. Whit was in the stroller. She randomly blurted out, "I know how to spell 'Chinese.'" I was surprised to hear that and asked, "How?" Her reply, "CHI...NESE." Oh, ok. Thanks, Whit.

6/29--The last time we had to patch for Whit, she was too young to understand what was going on herself, let alone explain to anyone else why she was wearing that distracting thing on her eye. Well, now she LOVES to tell everyone why she wears it and does it with confidence. I think it is the cutest thing and tried to capture it on film. Here's a sampling, though she's sometimes even more dramatic than this.

6/30--I don't know where this came from, but we were out running errands as a family today and Brandon said, "I know what I'm gonna do when I grow up. I'm gonna sell lemonade and other stuff on the side of the road so I can get more money and be rich." (Yikes--he's a little too interested in money right now, if you ask me.) Andrew asked, "What 'other stuff' will you sell?" Brandon said, " games...pillows for beds." Sounds like we have a future entrepreneur on our hands. I mean, who doesn't need pillows for beds from a roadside stand?


Sandy said...

Oh my gosh! That video of Whitney is so darn cute! I'm glad she has a good attitude about it - that patch business must get old after a while. Maybe you can all pool your entrepreneurial skills as a family and sell pre-decorated eye patches at Brandon's roadside stand:) Very cute quotes, as always!

The Sandyman said...

Brandon --
Don't worry; in heaven everybody will have a GPS.

Amy said...

I love the 3 Doors Down quote! Hilarious! Jack loved the video of Whitney and each time you or Whit said eye he'd point to his eye. Then when she was talking about taking a bath, he ran into the bathroom and pointed at the bath tub. Whit sounds very intelligent talking about the patch. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

Whitney explaining why she has to wear a patch was so cute! I love her sweet voice.

And Brandon wanting to sell pillows on the side of the road was too funny. Let me know when he has his first lemonade stand and we will walk over and make him rich!

Ang said...

I love watching Whit on the video. She's a very articulate three year old. And I will be sure to by all my pillows in the future from B.

Barbara said...

Dang - I lost my post - I hate when that happens - so I always try another really quick one and they always work - we'll see.....

Carrie said...

Andrea, I didn't know that you were such an artist! The lion looked really great on that patch. Whitney is so cute, and I loved how she kept reminding you that she cannot wear the patch in the bathtub. : )

Marianne said...

Too cute! Your kids are so clever!