Showing posts from April, 2009

LIke mother, like daughter

Look, Sophia and I have the same haircut.

Just another day at the beach


Sophia's First Haircut

Yesterday I left the kids alone for a little too long and I came into the living room and found this... this... and this. Richie has been practicing using scissors to cut paper lately and I guess he decided Sophia needed a haircut.  I was furious when I made the discovery, but I suppose it was only a matter of time; this happens in all families.  I remember a time that one of my sisters cut my hair during a visit to Grandpa and Grandma Asay's and got in huge trouble.  
I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to fix it, but I have been thinking of giving Sophia bangs for a little while, so now she looks like this. There is still a big hole where he took the most hair, but it kind of blends-in if the hair is brushed just right. He also took some right off the top, so she may have a bit of a faux hawk as it grows in.

Happy Easter

We had a great Easter Sunday. Little Richie woke up at 6:30 and couldn't wait to see what the Easter Bunny brought him. He was very excited about the Thomas track and DVD, but just as interested in the doll in Sophia's basket. After playing for a while he said, "Dad, this is the best Easter ever." I don't think he even remembers an Easter before this.

Sophia was very cute, too. She was thrilled with her "Madagascar 2" DVD and ate her weight in candy. She got to go to nursery for the first time today. She isn't quite 18 months, so Daddy stayed with her, but I think she is going to do great in there. After church we stopped at Rutgers Gardens to take some pictures and explore a little. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day, but very cold, so we didn't stay too long.

After church we colored some eggs. Richie had lots of fun, most of them ended up in the blue dye, and he wanted to keep going after they were all colored. He discovered…

Richie: The Dishwasher

A couple days ago, little Richie was "helping" me with the dishes. He likes to stand on a step ladder next to me and wash a few dishes over and over again. He's very picky about the ones he's willing to wash. He was focussing really hard on one of Sophia's spoons. He washed it for a long time, rinsed it thoroughly, and then as he was putting it in the dish drainer he said,

"There. Clean as a whistle."

Now, I have never used that phrase, so I asked Chrislynn if she taught him that. She said she hadn't. I asked Richie, "Where did you learn to say that?" He very matter-of-factly said,

"Bob the Builder, Dad."

Daddy's Home!

Daddy got home from Utah on Monday night and I was so happy to have him back!  The kids were very excited to see him the next morning and we quickly got back into the old routine.

Potty Training?

I am not actively potty training Sophia, but she keeps insisting on sitting on the potty and today she actually pooped on the potty!  I am not sure if she is old enough to be fully potty trained, but maybe there will be fewer poopy diapers in my future.


My father-in-law's surgery was today and it went REALLY well.  For an update from Sayda go to the Papa Bear blog.  Thank you to everyone who have been praying for my family during this crazy time.


We dropped Daddy off at the airport this morning.  I hope Papa Call's surgery goes well and I hope five days goes fast.
As I was putting Richie down for his nap this afternoon he leaned close to me and quietly said, "I'm gonna say a wish."  
I smiled and nodded waiting for his wish and he said, "I wish I was an edaplane (airplane)."
He really wanted to go with his dad.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Richie is going to Utah tomorrow for his dad's surgery on Friday.  We are really going to miss him, but I know his family needs to be together at this time.