Sunday, April 15, 2012

boys and bathrooms

My mother took my two nephews on a small road trip on the way to one of our religious assemblies. They stopped for gas and of course the boys had to use a rest room while they were there. Grandma gives them this long list of things that they are not allowed to do in the bathroom, most of which involves just not getting them selves or there suits dirty wet or messed up in any way. She lets them go into the mens room and she can hear them talking and then all of a sudden an insane amount of giggling bursts forth from the bathroom. Mom demands they get themselves together as they are running late and they finally come out. Grandma asks them what was so funny and Jabin says,
"Grandma you know how the toilets flush themselves now? Well we were standing there peeing and the toliet flushed and Ezra looked at it and said "HEY I wasn't done yet!"

Saying of the day

Today's saying of the day comes to you from my nephew Jabin. Not far from where we live there is a little town by the name of touchett (for those of you who don't know it is pronounced two-she). Jabin was traveling with his grandmother through said town when he asked her where they were, so she said "Touchett" after a moments silence Jabin breaks out in song "I've got a touchet and I know it!" (If you didn't break out into a very specific tune while reading that there is a severe need for you to update your music culture!)

"I've got a touchett and I know it"


So last night I was desperately trying to get Aric down for bed. He was fighting it with every fiber of his being. After going to the bathroom I came back to check on him and he was in a fist fight with his pooh bear. (for those of you who don't know his pooh bear is almost his size and has been his special animal since he was a baby) I yell to get his attention and told Aric that I had had enough it was past bedtime and if he couldn't settle down I would take pooh bear away. He never missed a beat but looked at me with some black attitude that I can not explain in his genealogy and did the whole black girl head thing as he, "Pooh Bear started it, he hit me in the face."

Do you have any idea how hard it is not to laugh when your beach blonde (and I do mean beach blonds as he has surfer hair naturally) little boy black attitude tattles on his stuff animal.

Maybe you had to be there.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

Two and A half - Author Unknown

Hold him a little longer
Rock him a little more
Tell him another story
(you've only told him four)
Let him sleep on your shoulder
Rejoice in his happy smile
He is only two and a half
For such a little while! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

So at two years old you don't always understand things. They don't have to be highly intelligent or complicated things and most of the time they aren't. Like the other day the kids were all running around in the back yard playing Marco Polo. Taylor didn't get the game explained to him other than Sydney would yell Marco and try to find them, so when they had all run away as Sydney turned in circles he turned in circles with her. When she was done and cried out MARCO he said "I'm right here!"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Saying of the day

"One man's arrow is another man's chipmunk spear - I guess depending on their elevation."

Sorry I get two sayings today but they were worth it. - WOW!

Every have one of those weird conversations that should only happen if you were drunk, but that the fact that your sober only seems to make it funnier. Yeah Carla and I we had one of those today.

While discussing the mosquito problem in Walla Walla this year Carla said that she was going to start selling bat HOUSES! of course I had heard bat HOSES and I had this incredible vision of Carla standing in the back yard with some weird ghost busters backpack shooting mosquitoes with a gun that launches bats (like Vector from despicable me with the Squid launcher). Of course I had to share this and this lead to a hilarious discussion about how that would be possible which lead to bat tennis from Man vrs Wild and then I named the website "". At this point Travis stood up and said that we had been spending to much time together.

Maybe he is right and maybe you had to be there to really appreciate how funny that was but it was HILARIOUS and I had to share for some reason.

Hey it's my blog I can share! We all needed the laugh.

She's Syd the kid

"HEY, I can play the recorder with my nose!"

Saying of the day

"Muppets are delicious!"

I can't even explain that for you.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Saying of the day

Today's saying is brought to you by Carla Weston (my mom-in-law)"

"You bet your flying shoes, uh oh!"

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

I think the kids sometimes forget that just because they know a game doesn't mean that Taylor does. They were involved in a big game of Marco Polo and Taylor just didn't get it. He watched for a while before walking up to Sydney and when you yelled Marco he said "But I'm right here!"

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

So as previously mentioned I have been entirely lazy and stayed in bed today. Taylor just pushed the door open and walked in completely naked with his boxer briefs on his head.

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

I was laying here this morning not having a super morning so I was just laying in bed listening to my boys having breakfast with Grandma. I think sometimes we forget that our kids actually do here the words coming out of our mouths even if they don't listen at that moment it may be they remember it at a crucial moment in their lives. This morning wasn't anything dramatic or life changing but it still made me smile. Taylor does listen he just prefers to be the boss. He just very clearly told Aric:

"Sit you butt down!"

Monday, April 9, 2012

Saying of the day

Today's saying of the day is brought to you by Sydney.

"I left the milk cow in charge!"

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Our new motto in life is as follows:

The most important thing in life is to be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. ALWAYS BE BATMAN!

Here are a few pictures of my boys living the motto to the fullest.

She's Syd the kid

"Rats are ugly, except the black and white ones. You know the ones that look like cows, but then I always expect them to say moo."

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Anniversary wishes

Just wanted to take a minute to wish our BFFs Jason and Kalurah a happy anniversary. We hope you have many many more happy years together.


"Why does it smell in here like girl's butt?"

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

So Aric and Eza had ran into Aric/Taylor's bedroom and shut the door. Taylor did not think that was fair as he didn't want to be left out, but the door was being blocked by the boys so he couldn't let himself in. After throwing himself against, kicking it with his foot, banging on it with a shoe, and all manner of yelling at them to try to get them to open the door I heard him lower his voice and saying in a very serious voice:

"You let me in right now, or I will huff and puff and blow this door down. And then you will be sorry!"

A Blast From the Past

Sometimes you come across a photo or listen to a song that makes you smile. Not just because you are so ADORABLE or can really sing (haha so not me can't carry a tune even if it had handles), but because of the memory surrounding it. Maybe it is the simplier times or even the fact that as a child you didn't have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Or maybe as it happens to be in today's installment of blast from the past, it is how much love you feel for a family member and a childhood pet. Here it is then, my older sister Regina and I looking amazingly stylish in our rocking outfits as we pose with our beloved Whiskey.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Saying of the day

Today's saying of the day comes to us from my nephew Jabin. After watching a commercial about a cream that helps your skin remain younger looking, Jabin told his Grandma Rhonda (my mom for those of you who don't know) that she should get it because:

"You know when you get old your face turns to mush!"


We were passed by a woman who reeked of cigarette smoke, you know the stale nasty kind, and Aric yells with some disgust: "What is that smell?". Trying hard to minimize the embarrassment factor daddy replies "What smell?" to which Aric responds:

"It smells like SCRATCH BUTT!"

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Saying of the day

We love the things that people come up with, shoot the stuff that we come up with and are always looking for that one saying in everyday that makes you sit back and laugh. Today's is brought to you by Cody from Dual Survivor, "We're sitting in a screw zone".

I'm Taylor and I am TWO!

So do to my sickness and the fact that daddy woke up with his neck out so bad he can't turn his head things were a little rough in out house. This was complicated by Sydney having a play date with her Grand-dad so she was here to help and the fact that some one somewhere must have given the boys a high dose sugar infusion as they couldn't listen today and were bouncing off the walls. By the time dinner rolled onto the table daddy had used up his reserves and was struggling. He called for quite and asked the kids what they were going to do to help make this evening relaxing, If you are a parent you know the responses he was after: I will listen better, or I will be calmer, I will play in my room, etc... so you can imagine how hard it was to keep a straight face when Taylor proudly announced that he will do this: where upon he stood on one foot, arms extended to either side, his free leg out behind him, and his tongue sticking out of his mouth as he made a funny face.

All I could do was tell Travis, "He's Taylor and he's two."