Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A misunderstanding of the animal kingdom

A lot of Canaan's comical moments seem to involve animals.

The other day, we went to the grocery store. As soon as we got there, Canaan says "Mommy, I want to buy a goat!"

Me: "Um....they don't sell goats here, buddy".

Canaan: "Are NO GOATS at the grocery store?"

Me: "No. Definitely no goats."

Canaan: "And no tractors?"

Me: "Nope, no tractors either."

Canaan: "So I can buy a pony??"

Um....explanation FAIL.

He also just told me that he couldn't sit on the potty because there was a chicken in it.

Brothers don't DO that.

A recent conversation between my children:

Canaan: "Brother, say ma-ma-ma".

Ezra: "Googoogoo" *raspberry*

Canaan: "No brother, say MA MA MA".

Ezra (hopefully): "Wub?"

Canaan (marching away): "Mommy, brothers can't DO talking!"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Picture post!

Yesterday, we ventured into The Great Outdoors. We did "scoopin de dirt" (Canaan) and Ezra tasted everything that didn't run away first. It was a productive afternoon.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

At least SOMEBODY remembers the rules!

A conversation with Canaan in the car:
Me: "Canaan, what's your brother saying?"
Canaan (adamantly): "Don't kick the seat!".
At least Ezra remembers the rules!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cleaning gone too far!

DSC00340, originally uploaded by tangleb0x.

Canaan and I got a little carried away cleaning today-this was the result!

Sooooooo big!

My precious Squishy is 11 months old today. I can't believe we're about to celebrate his first birthday-it seems just yesterday that he was born.

The Books of Canaan

Canaan is reading Fox in Socks, which he calls his "book of puddle paddle battle". All books are referred to by what is in them, not by the title-it sounds like some odd Biblical spin-off where all the apostles are scenes or inanimate objects. We have the Book of Backhoe, the Book of Thomas (the tank engine) the Book of Feet, the Book of "brush and brush the teeth" and the Book of Many, Many Animals.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter and Beyond

 My dad and sister were gone for a week, so I took the kids to stay with my mom from Sunday until this Thursday. While there, they managed to wreak colossal havoc. My parent's house is basically a small child's dream-they have a big yard, lots of toys, and a menagerie-four cats, four dogs, five horses and chickens. There have also been goats, pigs and turkeys at various other times. Canaan thinks he's died and gone to heaven every time we go there. They both love animals.

Canaan rode a pony....

and shared his carseat with the dog.

Ezra really liked the dogs, too.
 They also both slept very well due to all of the exciting activities. I need to take them on more vacations!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ah, the hazards of bathtime.

After a long day of playing in the giant sandbox at our local playground, both of my children were sorely in need of a bath. Now, bathing two children in one tub is so drastically different from bathing one child, it should really have a different name.
It begins thusly: while the children are eating dinner, I remove all of the toys from the tub, scrub it and fill it. I have approximately 30 seconds to accomplish this before Canaan comes racing in saying "Tub? Tub? I can have tub? Now? Now? NOW???" He continues in this vein for approximately 10 minutes or until I banish him.
After it is full, I get the baby and place him in the tub. As soon as he glimpses the water, he begins waving his arms furiously in preparation for all of the splashing he wants to accomplish. Once they are both in the tub, I have a few minutes of peace before Canaan decides to become creative.
Tonight, he decided to clean. He took a Hello Kitty toothbrush and carefully scrubbed, in this order, the tub, his brother, the spout cover and lastly his own teeth. He then attempted to brush my teeth but I dodged. Then he tried to "swarsh (wash) the Mommy" but I dodged that too (becoming a mother is wonderful for honing the reflexes!) So, bottom line-my kids are clean, and so is my floor. Unintentional multitasking is still multitasking!