Time for another installment of The Things They Say!
Owen went through a (thankfully) short phase of coming out of his room in the middle of the night. He started coming downstairs, getting a blanket and curling up on the couch. Our problem wasn't so much with relocating to the couch as it was the relocating...coming down the stairs in the middle of the night. One morning, Aaron found Owen on the top step. Not the landing...the step! Ok, I definitely vote for the couch over the step. He had a blanket and some books. Aaron scooped him up to take him back to bed. First thing out of Owen's mouth..."Daddy, you picked me up like a front loader."
Aaron's mom, Grandma JuJu teasingly calls Owen 'stinkin' rotten'. Owen repeats it as 'stinkin' robbin.'
We had our first frost of the season a week or so ago. Owen got looked out the window and excitedly said "Mommy, it snowed!" Me: "No, honey, that's frost." O: "No, Mommy, it snowed!"
Aaron likes his OJ with pulp, so that is what Owen is used to. I gave him some pulp-free the other day. He took a couple sips and said, "Mommy, I like it better when it has p ped in it." Confused at first, I finally figured out he meant pulp.
Owen loves to go get the papers for me on Wednesdays and Sundays. Last Sunday morning, I went out with him. He picked the paper up, looked up to the sky and said, "Mommy, how do the papers get here?"
Wrinkles in paper, clothing etc are called scribbles.
VW Beetles and any other similar-type shaped cars are called 'ladybug cars'.
We always back into our spot at church. I've learned that even though I don't think we'll fit, we will. Owen has taken over asking, "Do we fit?" as soon as Aaron puts the car in reverse.
Anderson has been chatting away as well. He recently said his name for the first time.
Riding home from church last Sunday, he was making so much noise and we finally figured out that he was singing 'Jesus Loves Me'. We started singing other songs and started on B-I-B-L-E. Anderson started saying Bible over and over while we sang. I'd never heard him say Bible before that point. He has since tried to sing B-I-B-L-E.
For a while now, Anderson would answer any question with 'uh-huh'. Well, Owen is still stuck in the 'why' phase. Great, now Anderson is answering with 'why'!
For months, we and the babysitter have been trying to get Anderson to say 'up' when he wants to be held instead of just standing at our feet and whining/crying. Breakthrough! He came over this morning, held his arms up and said 'up' without any prompting.
He's somewhat saying "yes, ma'am"...guess all that correcting he's hearing us do with Owen is paying off.
And, a pitiful tale...During breakfast last week, there was a knock on the door. The dogs did their guard dog bit and barked. Anderson, got scared, as he tends to do when the dogs got nuts. He knocked over his breakfast. I answered the door and came back to clean up Anderson's breakfast. The poor kid's hands were just shaking. So so pitiful. I got him out of his seat and gave him some cuddles until he recovered.