Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes--September

I'll admit it. I had a lazy month. There were a few occasions when the kids were being hilarious and I thought, "You better go write this down or you'll forget." But the lazy half of my brain said, "No, that was too funny. You'll remember it." Lesson learned? The lazy half of my brain is a liar! I'll try to ignore her in October.

9/18--Brandon LOVES to eat crab legs. I don't get it. I can't stand them. Anyway, Grandma and Grandpa treated us to seafood while at the Outer Banks. Brandon jumped on that offer and got his favorite meal. While he was eating, he commented,
"This is heaven on a fork!"

9/19--Whit found a very pretty rock on the beach and said,

"It's like a little masterpiece."

9/25--Ate dinner at Wendy's. Brandon didn't finish his kids meal because he was "too full." As we were driving away and telling him he didn't need any snacks tonight he said, "I'm seriously full! I couldn't consume another bite."
Drew: Brandon, you crack me up. "Consume?"
B: Yes. I have a very advanced vocabulary.

That's it! Only three things!
We gotta supplement a little here.
This was fun:

Grandma brought Brandon a Mentos and Diet Coke Geyser.
We didn't have time to do it while they were in town,
so that was our Family Home Evening activity this week.

We got it all set up with seven mentos in
a tube and a trigger to pull.

Here's how it went down:

It was awesome!
I had crappy camera work, though.
Didn't expect it to go THAT high.

Neither did Whit.
She got soaked!

Brandon consuming the last of the Mentos-flavored Coke.

Here was Whit's new talent of the month:
Looks dangerous, right?

(She was not injured. Phew.)

One random funny:
Andrew and I are surprised/disturbed/laughing
at some of the names of kids in kindergarten at
our kids' school. Are you ready for this?
(Yes, I took photos. I needed visual proof
or you would think I was making these up!)

There's Vinson.

And his classmate Vision.

Silver is in a different class.

And one poor teacher has all of these students
together: Xandrea, Precious, Jewelia, and the
show-stopper: VOLTRON.
(Click to enlarge--I'm not joking!)
I feel much safer knowing that the
Defender of the Universe is just down
the hall from Whit.

And, finally, this month's bonus pics of Care Bear:
She's sixteen months old now.
I would describe her as energetic,
curious, and playful. She loves animals...
especially from a distance.

She loves to be outside.
Apparently, she's into safety because she found
B's helmet and put it on before her bike ride.

Here she is chillin with Mia at the library.
She is still a Mama's girl, but loves her Daddy, too.
She has started talking up a storm lately.
Her favorite words: No, Mama,
bobo(used when she fills her diaper),
woof woof, shoes, and stuck.


The Oregonians said...

Someone should enlarge that picture of Caroline with Brandon's helmet on and send it to whatever government agency (tzar?) is in charge of helmet laws. She could become the nation's poster child.
Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Voltron is the GREATEST.NAME.EVER.


carmar76 said...

Vision and Voltron. Oh. My. Heck.

But here's a question - do you think the kids will know what we know about Voltron? Is that cartoon still in play? Or will they just grow up with their friend, Ron? (And what about when "Ron" grows up & one of his HS classmates discovers an old Voltron clip on the internet...Oooh!)

Sorry to ramble, but wow! *laugh* Thanks for sharing!!! : )


{kim} said...

I'm glad you took pictures of those names because I would have never believed you otherwise. Those are hilarious!

{kim} said...

I'm glad you took pictures of those names because I would have never believed you otherwise. Those are hilarious!

Ang said...

Those names!!!! Absolutely classic.

And the mentos thing was awesome.

Amber said...

Wow! That mentos thing cracked me up! So did those names. Voltron should become an electrician.

Erika said...

Even though you forgot a lot I think it was a very fun month of OOMB:) I NEED that last picture of Mia and Caroline. They are too cute together at story time:)

Sawyers Family said...

I have a lazy part of my brain as well!
And the Mentos thing had us all laughing! Isaac wanted to watch it over and over!
And what's up with the names people give their kids? Voltron? CRAZY!!

Grandma Sweat said...

Just love the picture of Caroline in the helmet!! Thanks for the video of the mentos - wow that was spectacular! Brandon looks good with his haircut too - except it makes him look even older than he already does!
Love to each of you!
Grandma Sweat

Natalie said...

the quality of the pic on the camera is awesome! And those names crack me up! Poor voltron.

The Normal Mormon Husband said...

If Caroline ever sees a dog with a dirty diaper stuck to its shoes she could say, "Mama, woof woof bobo stuck shoes!" That WILL come in handy someday, mark my words.

Julia said...

I LOVE the mentos video! How joyous.