Friday, April 16, 2010

Things that Make Me Laugh

The girls now sing their own special rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle.

Julia:  Twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, star

Both Girls:  How are you?  How are you?

Amelia:  Up above the world so high. (while Julia sings gibberish)

Both Girls:  *Gibberish to the appropriate tune*

It's awesome.

A beetle crawled across the hallway this morning.  Both girls start panicking and saying, "Bug, bug!" - repeatedly.  This is especially funny to me because while Julia was "helping" me plant flowers on Sunday she played with a baby worm.  I guess worms are okay, but beetles are just icky.

Last night we were driving in the car when I hear, "7, 8, 9, 10."  This morning Julia counted four pacifiers.  Apparently my children can count, but choose not to do so when I ask them to.

I've been weaning the girls from their pacifiers this week.  One day I cut a horizontal line across the tip.  The next day, I cut a vertical line across the tip.  Today, I cut a little bit of the tip off.  Julia brought me four pacifiers and told me they were broken.  It was naptime, so I told her we would have to throw them away later.  She thought right then was a better time and chunked them into the trash can.  She laid happily down in bed without one and I haven't heard a word from her since.  I hope it will really be that easy with her, but I'm not holding my breath.

Mom, don't panic.  We know it's a mess, but doesn't our cuteness make up for it just a little?


  1. aww. here's to hoping its that easy !!

    they just say the cutest things dont they!!!
    cole counts 2-3-5-8-2 and alex can count to ten! but only using the number two... twoo. twoo. twoo. go! hahah

  2. Ah, I love listening to Halla sing! It's so cute! And I'm with Julia, worms are fine, beetles, not so much.

  3. The paci weaning gives me hope. Thank you.

  4. For the record, I can deal with worms much better than BUGS! Worms generally don't move as quickly, I guess. :) And I loved seeing your girls' rendition of such a classic song!

  5. Kids says the most amazing things.

    Have a good weekend.