Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Love you, Stinky Face

One of my absolute favorite children's books is I Love You, Stinky Face. It is so sweet. Here is my version.

Mama said, "I love you, my wonderful child." But Quinn had a question.
Mama, what if you cleaned the car out for an hour with me inside. I had the keys but you left the tail gate open the entire time just in case. Then when you got all done you shut the tail gate and I locked the doors before you could walk to the side door to let Gracie in. Would you still love me then?

"If you locked yourself in the car with the car keys, then I would call the police to come and get you out. And in the mean time I would play peek-a-boo and blow funny faces onto the window so that you wouldn't get scared. And then an hour later, when they finally got the door unlocked, I would take you in my arms and give you lots of hugs and kisses and tell you, 'I love you, Stinky Face.'"
But Mama, but Mama, what if everytime you turned around I had climbed up on top of the table or what if everytime the bathroom door got left open I climbed up into the sink? What if every time you didn't get me down from the high chair fast enough I climbed out and stood on top of the tray?

"Then I would run over to you (after I took a picture) and get you down. I would tell you 'NO, NO' and I might even give you a spanking because I would be scared to death that one day you would fall and crack your head open. And then I would tell you in my serious, low toned, Super Nanny voice that you cannot climb up on things because it's dangerous, and then I would say 'I love you Stinky Face.'"

But Mama, what if I screamed at the top of my lungs if I couldn't have everything my brother and sister have. What if I threw myself down on the floor if you told me no?

"Then I would walk away from you, and I would deffinitely not give you what you wanted. I would not hug or kiss you. I would not tell you and I would probably not even be thinking, 'I love you Stinky Face', although I would know that you deffinitely ARE a Stinky Face.

"But even when I don't tell you, please know that I do and will always love you. There is nothing you could ever do to change that. My happiness is innertwined with yours and your joy is mine and your tears are mine. I can't imagine my life without you in it and I am so grateful to be your mama. I love you Stinky Face!"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Close call for Polly Pocket

As I was picking up toys the other day I noticed this round hard thing in a dinosaurs mouth. I started getting curious wondering what the heck it could be.

So, after taking a knife and prying it out it ended up being a Polly Pocket doll. I'm glad that Collin is making sure his toy dinosaurs are well fed!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back to School

Collin started preschool this week, and he was so excited - which made me excited. He totally loves it. This year we put him in a home preschool with only seven kids and he has already made a friend with the only other boy in his class (he shared his pokemon cards with Collin on the first day). Collin's favorite things to do there are play with the dinosaurs, play outside and feed their pet hampster.

Uncle Kyle

Kyle came up from California for a visit this week. We haven't seen him since Christmas and we all missed him so much! Kyle lived with us for a while when Collin was two and has always been espescially close to his uncle. They all had so much fun with him. Kyle brought Collin a huge, life size blow up spider-man which Kyle then gave Collin rides on in our swimming pool. They watched movies and wrestled and we are all really going to miss him. At first Collin didn't understand that Kyle was only visiting and had a really hard time when he finally figured out that he was going home this weekend. Collin actually asked me if he can move into Uncle Kyle's house so hopefully we can either go down there or he can come up here to visit again soon so Collin can get his fix.