toot at the castle

this weekend, Kyle and our friends Matt and John went up to Matt’s hunting shack/cabin. Kyle was filling Jack in on the plans and encouraging him to be obedient to me while he was gone, etc. and explained that when Jackson is bigger, he and Matt’s son Josiah will get to join their dads for manly adventures. He said something like, “And when you’re bigger, you can come to the cabin and we’ll hunt and chop down trees and build fires and eat steak and burp and fart in the woods.” Of course the ONLY thing Jack took to heart from that sentence was the part about flatulence. Jack was rolling in laughter saying, “I can go up there and TOOT, DAD!”

So this morning Jack wakes up and wonders where Daddy is. I remind him that he went to the cabin with Josiah’s daddy. This is a little sad, and Jack mournfully says, “Oh. When I bigger, I can go toot at the castle too?”

Oh my. gosh. I laughed so hard. 🙂 I love that boy!!!

Other recent Jack funnies/language development:

  • You know how they pick up your own common phrases? Yeah. Jack loves to reply, “Yeah sure, can do it!” when I ask him to do something and he actually is willing to obey. 🙂
  • Can I watch a moomie? =movie
  • After watching the Masters golf tournament several weeks ago, golf is his very favorite sport. One day he was getting ready to swing his set of Fischer Price clubs and told me he was going to “potato chip the golf ball, Mom.”
  • I love it when he asks me, “Please hold you?” which of course means, “Please hold ME.”
  • My dad services an account for his job at GE (General Electric). The other day Jack told me that Papa was working at EG. 🙂
  • Flip-flopping words in sentences is becoming a common thing – recently Jack has said “My hurt is foot”, “There is shoe in my sand” and other twisted sentences. It makes me smile.

And with that, while all is quiet during nap time (ahhh silence, how I love thee!), I’m going to catch a few winks myself.

Me: from A-Z

A. Age: 29, for one more month
B. Bed size: Queen. Just right.
C. Chore that you hate: Emptying the dishwasher and mopping. But I LOVE the results of both of these things being done. conflicted much?
D. Dogs: Love them. The bigger, the better. We have a golden lab named Nikon, whom we rescued 3.5 years ago. He’s the best.
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee and The Word. ‘nuf said.
F. Favorite color: A toss up between yellow, blue and coral.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver. Always.
H. Height: 5’5″
I. Instruments you play: my voice.
J. Job title: Child of God, wife, mom, domestic engineer, queen of my domain.
K. Kids: Jack is almost 3, and Taylor-girl is 7 months.
L. Live: North of the Twin Cities, MN
M. Mother’s name: Meredith
N. Nicknames: Jo, Honey/Babe
O. Overnight hospital stays: Only when I’ve had a baby – 2x.
P. Pet peeves: bad spelling/misspelling, dirty mirrors, bratty kids and indulgent parents.
Q. Quote from a movie: “Shelves in the closet…happy thought indeed!”
R. Right or left handed: Right.
S. Siblings: Two brothers, five sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.
U. University: nope, just culinary art school and the University of Life.
V. Vegetable you hate: Lima beans.
W. What makes you run late: Myself – not being prepared. My kids. Oh my kids. lol. I used to be on time to stuff before i had kids.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: a bunch. fingers, back, shoulder, elbow.
Y. Yummy food that you make: everything? 🙂 Oh that’s not a choice? Kyle loves my fish tacos and brownies. I love scones and chicken satay.
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes. Dolphins. They are so remarkable to me!
You do it! 🙂 And if you do, please comment so I can make sure to come read it. Happy Sunday!

And the winners are…

I’m happy to announce the winners of the Peace Love Mom giveaway! (Sorry it’s a day late…we’re on vacation in the Smoky Mountains.) 🙂

The winners are Jessica G. and Sarah W.!

I know you are both awesome mommies! Thanks to all the moms that entered. Drop hints to your kids and husbands for Mothers Day…who knows? Maybe you will get a PLM shirt.

To all the great moms out there – Happy Mothering!