The Contents of My Sons Pocket

Pocket Treasures found in my 3 year olds pocket this weekend

“We Should Tape This”

So the other night we were goofing around with the kids, mainly Carter and I was yelling out dog training commands, which are very similar to the way you would instruct children. I said, “Carter, Come” and he did. Then I jokingly got a little bowl of mini M&M’s and said “We should tape this” to which Carter ran out of the room and came back with this…

Seriously, he did. Now that is funny!

I meant with the flip camera because what was about to happen next was pretty funny too.

I said, “Carter sit” and he sat and I gave him an M&M. I said, “Carter lay down” he did…bam M&M

Roll over was filled with giggles and we are still working on it.

He Cracks Me Up, Usually at the most inappropriate times…

My son is 2 1/2 years old. I think he is one of the funniest people I know…he had to have developed it from us right?

Examples:

Driving in car:

Mama: Carter, what do you want for dinner?

Carter: Mmmmm

Mama: What do you want for dinner? Are you thinking?

Carter: Carter want peana butta cooooo kies

Mama: I should’ve known better than to ask a 2 year old what he wants for dinner

Carter in backseat of car, teasing his sister, making motions like he is going to let her have his Thomas the Train sunglasses, but when she reaches for them he snatches them back and makes an “ahhhh” noise which then cracks both of their asses up.

Carter: Carter funny!

Mama: You are funny alright

I love that he refers to himself in the third person. There is something so satirical about it to me, even though I know he just does it because he doesn’t know any better. He also get tense wrong which is funny…if you ask, “Who wants ice cream?” He will yell, “I did, I did!”

There is more, I just can’t think of the funniness off the tip of my head right now, I will have to start writing this down. He is a hoot!

It’s a first for him

I came across a pair of Lightning McQueen pajamas the other week and hesitated…Carter loves the movie Cars and we scour the universe looking for the diecast characters he doesn’t have yet. AND you have no idea how many there are, or how hard they can be to find! Anyway, I usually do not buy character pajamas because they are usually a polyester blend. Well, this pair happened to be 100% cotton and have two short sleeved shirts and one pair of shorts. AND they happened to have McQueen and Wingo (which is one of the cars we call “Naughty” because he helps run Mac off the road) who are two of Carters all time favorite characters. I caved, I bought them.

Just the other night was the first night it was warm enough for him to wear them to bed and when we went to change him in the morning, he flipped out! He held his arms down so we could not pull the shirt over his head. He said, “Noooooooooo” I had to bribe him by offering to let him wear the other top that came with the set (also loaded with McQueen & Wingo pics), he had to be changed because he soaked through his diaper in the night.

So, yes….my son had a wardrobe preference for the first time ever…and it resulted in him wearing a pajama shirt all day.

What Would You Do?

Here’s a little game I like to play from time to time called, “What Would You Do?”
All completely hypothetical (wink wink)…

Todays, WWYD…

What would you do if your foster daughter came home from a visit with her birth mom (first visit in over a month).

And your daughter is 18 months old…

And it is 36 degrees out and snowing…

That's right size 4! Reminder daughter is 18 months old

Reminder today in Wisconsin it is 36 degrees and snowing

He makes a mean muffin

I knew I had to harness all of Carter’s pent up energy somehow and was running out of games, puzzles and videos I could do so I decided to have him help me bake muffins. It was the first time I had him help me cook. He loved it and did great. He dumped the cake mix in the bowl, scooped pumpkin in and stirred like a mad man. Then came time for the sprinkles. It was very cute. We will be baking brownies this weekend, using my new Perfect Brownie, as seen on tv pan.

Gotta have an apron if you are going to bake

Mixing

Discovering Sprinkles

And tasting sprinkles, yum

Hospital Visit Pics

My poor sickie boy and his stint in the hospital. He started yelling, “No!” anytime someone with a mask entered the room (which was everyone). Today at his follow-up appointment the nurse came out to the waiting room to call us back…he saw her stethoscope and went limp on the floor, he was not going back without a fight. Poor guy.

Look at that "boo boo hand" so sad

Our quiet pizza date in the hospital

Look at that face