Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Babes

My kids did a little hat modeling recently to show off a friend's new line of crocheted beanies. The hats are adorable... I am so hoping it cools down enough this winter that they get the chance to wear them. After being forced to sport them for "just five minutes" of picture snapping, each one was red cheeked and dripping sweat.

And, with their latest looks, why not include their latest happenings.

Scarlet has discovered the world of Fancy Nancy. We have been getting the books from the library and she adores them (and now she knows what the word adore means). I like them just about as much as she does. They are actually very fun to read. And I have really enjoyed the vocab lessons. I just glow with pride when my four year old tells me, "Mother, that dinner was delectable! That means yummy, mom."

About a week ago, Scarlet was getting ready for the day and we had the following conversation:
Scarlet - "Mom, I have a great idea. I think I am going to wear my sparkly shirt with my purple skirt. Don't you think that is going to look adorable?"

Mom - "Yup, that will look great."

Scarlet - "And wouldn't it look even more great if I put on my jewelry?"

Mom - "Yes, it probably would"

Scarlet - "And then wouldn't I just look beautiful if I did my hair like Fancy Nancy?"

Mom - "How does Fancy Nancy do her hair?"

Scarlet - after a minute of pondering, "I had better go get the book, mom."

Rhode is the cutest little stinker. His new theory on life is "I want it!"

For example, this morning I came downstairs to find him munching on a few pieces of candy haphazardly left within his reach.

"Rhode, we don't have candy for breakfast!"
"But mom, I wanted it," and kept on munching.

He is also turning into the silent torturer. In our family, we refer to this person as "the Courtney". If there is someone screaming bloody murder or swinging furiously after what seemed like a harmless encounter, Rhode can almost always be found nearby looking as innocent as possible. Now normally, the screamer/hitter is the one who gets punished. But after experiencing "the Courtney" firsthand growing up, I am very aware of the kind of button pushing, poking, name calling, annoying behavior that is going on behind the scenes.

And, last on his stinker list, Rhode has been very good about being independently potty trained lately but he still has a very bad habit of starting to pee in his underwear when he doesn't want to stop what he is doing to find a bathroom. When I find wet underwear sitting in the bathroom, he gets a time out (in theory to take away the time he saved by not going to the bathroom right away) and a warning that boys who pee in their pants don't get big boy bikes for their birthday.

Well he has found a solution to that problem.

"Rhode, are your underwear dry?" Mischievous smile... "my pants are dry!" he adds with a hint of sarcasm.

Since he dresses himself it took me a few days to realize, yeah he has been going commando all week. What better way to avoid wet underwear than not wearing any at all? In his defense, his shorts have been perfectly dry all week.

Oh Asher, I love this boy. He gave me his first wide awake, full faced grin two days ago and I just fell in love with him even more. Dad has earned a couple grins as well but they are still few and far between.

He is generally a very happy and content little guy. We had a few rough days and I think I may have to lay off a few foods... sadly I believe chocolate might be a no for this guy. Tragic.

His aunt Courtney came to meet him last weekend and we had a great time. Having an extra pair of hands around is so very much appreciated!

Aren't those hats so darn cute? I am a big fan of the models as well but I am completely biased.


Cassidy said...

Oh my goodness, the no underwear is the funniest thing EVER. How stinking funny...and very clever.
Carter was the same way with wetting his underwear because he couldn't be bothered to go find a bathroom till the last possible minute. boys. fun, crazy, irresistable.

Kristy said...

I love that I can now see my adorable nieces and nephews on my fridge every day!

Samantha said...

I feel bad for Kate sometimes because i feel like I can't really introduce things like "fancy nancy." Because if Kate loves it then Owen loves it and the last thing I need is for Owen to be obsessed with fancy nancy.

I find Owen without underwear under his clothes all the time, but mostly I think because he's too lazy to put it on. Sometimes he's too lazy to take them off and I realize he's wearing 2 pairs.

Katie said...

Love the hats. Love the kids. Too cute!