Monday, September 27, 2010


Four years ago, the world became a better place.
 Day 1

You've blessed us more than you will ever know.
 One Year Old

You make us laugh every day.
 Two Years Old

Your sense of adventure keeps us on our toes.
3 Years Old

You are such a sweet boy, growing up way too quickly.
Four Years Old!

 You are the light of my life.  

I have been forever changed because of you.

My prayer for you is that you will grow up to be strong and independent, but with a gentle, loving spirit.
You are definitely on your way!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

summer in pictures: part 1: june

PBS Kids in the Park

Italian Fest
white boys can't dance


Toy Story 3 & Popcorn (and the break-up)

Father's Day

I've added this post to 5 Minutes for Mom and two of a kind for WW fun.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


I have several "draft" posts of things that Punkin has said that have made me laugh or I want to preserve for the future when my memory is shot or I need something to embarrass him with.

Here are some from the past couple of years. Hopefully, from here on out, I can do a better job of documenting them at the proper time.

From February 2009

Scene: Hubs sitting on the couch eating dinner, when he ends up dropping something off his fork onto his shirt.
Punkin: "Daddy, what happened?"
Daddy: "I missed my mouth."
Punkin gets up off his chair, walks over to Hubs, points at his face and says, "It's right there, Daddy."

Punkin: "I'm the bestest." "You're the bestest too, Mommy."
I couldn't dare give him a grammar lesson.

From May 2009

Punkin sneezes and says, "Bless you, me."

After watching a Chuck E. Cheeses commercial, Punkin exclaims, "Chuck E. JESUS!!"

At a restaurant -
Punkin: "Where's the waiter?"
Me: "I don't know, he must be helping other people."
Punkin: "He's helping other people, but I don't see him. It's a mystery."
About 5 minutes later -
Punkin: "Who's that?"
Me: "That's the waiter."
Punkin: "Hey, we found him!"

From April 2010

Scene: Touring friends' new home and in the room that will be the nursery
Me: "Punkin, this is going to be the new baby's room."
Punkin: "Where's the crib?"
Me: "It's not here yet. The baby's still in Ms K's belly."
Punkin: *look*
Ms K: "It's true, the baby is in my belly."
Punkin, as serious as can be, with a slight smirk as if to say 'quit pulling my leg': "We don't eat babies!" (unspoken: "Like seriously, Mama, you're ridiculous to think I would believe that!")

Scene: Punkin and Hubs playing baseball in the backyard.
Punkin hits the ball and runs the bases.
Hubs & I cheer him on and tell him he did great.
Punkin: "Am I on Level 2 now?"

From July 2010

Scene: We're at an outdoor concert with some friends. Punkin is dancing and running around in the grass with his friends when one of his friends runs into someone's chair on purpose. Punkin copies his friend and runs into the chair too.
Me: "You do not copy other people when they do bad things. You do not run into other people's chairs."
Punkin, exasperated: "We're just kids. We don't know everything."

Me: "Punkin, tomorrow's Saturday, so you need to sleep in late."
Punkin: "Why?"
Me: "Because that's what we do on Saturday mornings."
Punkin: "But I don't want to sleep in late."
Me: "Why not?"
Punkin: "Because I might miss something."
Me: "You won't miss anything because Mommy & Daddy will be sleeping in late too."
Punkin: "But you might miss something too!"
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