Wednesday, August 18, 2010

this blog is moving...

...four months later, i'm finally getting around to updating my blog! sorry it's taken so long. i've been busy, plus my computer is unbearably slow. i think i can only use mathias' computer from now on.

but, please visit my new location for all posts about all family members (zoe no longer excluded!). it will all be at my other blog, starting with zoe's birth:


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

how was your day?

this is the first time dominic actually answered this question:

me: what did you do today?
d: uuuuhhhm... play? (most of his statements end like a question)
me: you played?
d: uuuuhhh... jesse's room?
me: you played in jesse's room?
d: yes. uuuuuhhh... jacob?
me: you played with jacob?
d: uuuuuhhh... cale?
me: you played with cale?
d: uuuuuhhhh.... jesse?
me: you played with jacob and cale and jesse?
d: yes
me: what about baby skylar?
d: baby skylar.

wow, a conversation about something that happened in the past!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


dominic plays on the floor while i put on extra makeup to go out with mathias.

after a while, dominic looks up at me. he looks puzzled at the makeup.

finally he says, "yucky"

(i am happy that mathias disagreed)
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jesus is cooler than the doctor

mathias took dominic for a checkup today. one of the things he had to get was a finger prick to check his blood.
while they were waiting for the doctor they had been reading a children's bible in the exam room.
so when dominic saw what was going down, he started crying and saying "i want Jesus! i want Jesus!"
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

mom & pop

(thanks to george for this picture)
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christmas 2009

well, the camera is getting old and the battery was dying so i didn't really get that many pictures. but here they are...

decorating the tree, which we only got about a week before christmas. =) the advantage was that it was 50% off:
dominic loved getting out the decorations
and decorating, although he had to restrained and did manage to break one ball.
playing in one of many boxes that came with presents.
Christmas Eve!
Chinese food... dominic loved the chopsticks.
...but let's get to the presents!

oh yeah... here's the big one!
and then papa & dominic get to work
even after he was supposed to be getting ready for bed, he kept coming back to play with it...
even when he was supposed to be in bed...
they just had to play!
tuckered out
the next morning - christmas day - we woke up to snow. it was very cold so we didn't play outside for long.

Monday, December 14, 2009

sunday morning pancakes

dominic always calls mathias "papa" or sometimes "poppy" (which cracks me up). but yesterday, when the pancakes were ready, i said, "dominic, pancakes are ready to eat!" i guess he was really anxious to eat them. he ran over to mathias and said, "'thias, 'thias, pancakes! 'thias coming!" i guess he's just heard me call mathias to meals so many times. =)
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

catch the moon

the other evening when dominic and i were driving home... as we drove up our little cul-de-sac, there was the moon, big & bright in front of us. i was looking at it, but didn't say anything.
after a few seconds, dominic says, "moon."
"yes," i say, "there's the moon!"
then a few more seconds... and he says (it sounds to me like) "catch the moon."
i pause for a second, and then ask him, "catch the moon??"
he gets all excited: "YA! catch the moon! catch the moon!"
so, i get him out of the car (we've arrived and parked) and he wants to catch the moon!
"help me, mommy!" ---and he's reaching for the moon.
i say, "yes, let's try to catch the moon!"
then we stand there for a minute looking at it and he says, "by the tree."
yes - it's next to a tree... and i think he actually thought it was right there by the tree. so then he gets all upset when we go inside and i don't help him catch the moon!

i think when he's sixteen, he'll be somewhat embarrassed by this story when i tell him about it. =)
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happy birthday, dominic!

Monday, November 23, 2009

what do you say, dear?

teaching dominic his manners:
dominic: "mint! mint!"
mathias: "what do you say?"
d: "say"
m: "how do you ask?"
d: "ask"
m: "no, how do you ask nicely?"
d: "nicely"
m: "how do you ask for something you want?"
d: "please?"

Friday, November 6, 2009

snapfish contest

wouldn't it be awesome to win free christmas cards? then we could send out a card with a hilarious family picture like this one...

here's the link to snapfish's new card designs...