Saturday, October 31, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes--October

Happy Halloween! Here are the tricks and treats from my kids for the month.

10/1--After school Brandon informed me, "I'm almost positive that I'm related to Alec[one of his buddies from school]. We must have the same Great-great-great-great Grandpa."
Me: Why do you think that?
B: Because we're such good friends!

Here's who you're really related to.

10/4--At dinnertime, B. came down the stairs and said, "It smells like an Italian restaurant in here." Oh. My. Gosh. I think that's one of the biggest compliments I've ever received!

He knows how to make a mom feel
good about herself.

10/7--Brandon's up to his money-making schemes again. This morning he told me, "When I grow up, I hope I have two million dollars in the bank. Then I'd earn a dollar of interest every minute! I could buy a flat screen TV in like two days!"

Another money saving tip:
Buy your fur coats at Goodwill.

10/12--W was talking about becoming an astronaut and said, "I want to go to the planet Lexicon!" For those of you unfamiliar with PBS kids, that is the home of the cartoon character "Word Girl."

10/12--Whit brought home a book that she made at school. It's called, "Robert Makes Me Sick." It is made of pictures. It shows a boy(presumably Robert) on the first page. A school bus on the second page. The school on the third page. And Whit saying, "Cof." on the last page. Her commentary, "See? Robert made me sick! He was sitting at my table and coughing!"

10/13--Whit had a field trip to a pumpkin patch today. She brought this one home:

She said, "My pumpkin looks like an old man."

10/15--B just asked me the most random question. "Mom, what's the square root of fish?" I didn't know how to respond. Caviar? Where does he come up with this stuff?

10/16--The kids are all about describing tastes in funny ways right now. Whit was peeling a banana today and said, "Did you know you can eat the bruises? They're yummy. They taste like cinnamon."

To each her own?

10/17--Andrew not only let me sleep in this Saturday morning, but had pancakes cooking when I woke up. (Have I mentioned that I love this guy???) Anyway, Brandon's pancake must've been a little overdone. He said it tasted like a tortilla. Whitney said hers was delicious and tasted like honey.

He prefers donuts.

10/18--Sweet little Whitney is getting a little sassy. It had been slowly happening over the last several months. But today took it to a new level. She got mad at me over something small. She walked over to a piece of paper on the counter and wrote this:

Ouch! The Anti-Mom sign.
What happened to my little princess?

10/26--We were enjoying a gourmet dinner at Taco Bell tonight. Nickelback's "If Today Was Your Last Day" was playing in the background. Andrew asked Brandon what he would do if today was his last day. Brandon thought for a few seconds and said, "I'd figure out how to put a camera inside me so I could take pictures of heaven."

He's creative.

10/30--Caroline said her first three word sentence today: "Mama all-gone wa-wa," when she finished her sippy cup. Actually, we should probably count it as four words? Maybe I need to go back to kindergarten with Whit.

10/31--We just found out that there's a boy in Whit's class that has a huge crush on her! I can't believe we're barely hearing this news. She was telling us that he always hugs her and tells her that he loves her. (Whoa!) Anyway, this is how she describes him, "He's like a ninja he hugs me so tight." Back off, little guy!

A look at the many faces of Caroline this month:





shelley said...

yay, i'm the first commentor! b-train really stepped it up this month. i've been missing his antics of late. and as always, the captions don't disappoint. about fell out of my chair when i read "this is who you're really related to."

i'd be ashamed too, buddy! hahahahahaha!

carmar76 said...

Too cute! Caroline's lashes are ver prominent, I love it!

Good quotes this month, enjoyed them lots! : )

Natalie said...

I love the picture at McDonalds. So cute. And Whit's anti mom sign was hilarious! Did you laugh when you saw it?

The Oregonians said...

Time to rent Disney's "Snow White..."
Thanks for some great snaps.

Sawyers Family said...

Brandon said a good one to me at the Trunk-or-Treat. Andrew didn't really look like Andrew, and Maylee was not too sure about taking candy from him. I told her it was the Bishop under there and that it was okay. She looked at me a little crazy and I said, "I promise it's the Bishop." And Brandon looks up at me and says, "Yea, but he doesn't smell like the Bishop."
All straight faced and serious! I about DIED laughing! I can't imagine being around such a funny kid all the time! My stomach light hurt from laughing!

andrea said...

Jennie--THAT is hilarious. Thanks so much for sharing!

And B was right. He didn't smell like the bishop. He smelled like I didn't wash his goodwill costume before he wore it.

Andrew said...

Just call me Stinky McGee who can't cook pancakes.

(I'll just go over to the corner and cry now.)

Grandma Sweat said...

Those first pictures, and the ones in the middle, and then those last pictures were my favorites (plus all the great quotes).
Grandma Sweat

Kiersten said...

Great stuff as always! I love Whits book about Robert, so cute!