Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sleeping and Floating

When I went to Jacob's conference a couple of weeks ago, Jacob's teacher gave me a questionairre to fill out with Jacob. She explained they will use this information about Jacob in a project they will be doing. So today when I was cleaning, I found the form and decided we better get it done. Little did I know how funny the experience would be. Here are a couple of the questions and Jacob's responses.
Me: What do you like to do after school?
Jacob: Sleep.
Me: What about tae kwon do or swimming?
Jacob: Nope, I like to sleep.
Me: Fine....(writing down sleeping)...what about playing with your brother and sister.
Jacob: Sure, put that down.

Me: What do you like about yourself.
Jacob: (thinking)...I don't know.
Me: That's a hard question, we will come back to it. (Starts to move on to the next question)
Jacob: Wait, I know. I like how I sleep.
Me: What?
Jacob: I like that I sleep to have lots of energy.
Me: So you like the energy that you have?
Jacob: No, I like the way I sleep.
Me: Fine. (Writes down I like how I sleep to get lots of energy.)

Me: What are you going to be when you grow up?
Ally: I'm going to be a doctor.
Jacob: I am just gonna be a guy...(thinking)...who floats the water...A FLOATER.
Me: (puzzled expression)
Jacob: Oh...a sailor!

I then called my mom to inform her of Jacob's love for sleeping and how well he thinks he does it. And to let her know he has decided on the career path that he had entitled floating. He kept covering my mouth and we laughed so hard. I love, love, love my kids!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Nicest Kids in Oregon

This morning my kids were eating cereal while I was getting ready for work. I heard them each sharing and making sure everyone was happy. I told my kids that I was proud of them for being such nice kids; I even said the nicest kids. Jacob then declared, "We are the nicest kids in Oregon. There are kids as nice as us in other places."

Monday, October 20, 2008

What...A Worm...Where?

Oh the confusion when children wake up during the night. I will admit I am not good at waking up in the middle of the night, but the antics of my children can make it harder...or maybe just more confusing.
Last night, around 3:30 am, I awoke to a wet Ally. She does not wet the bed often, so I did not find it a huge deal. Let's get cleaned up.
A little while later (who can keep track of time when you have been awoken from a deep sleep), Ally's pajamas are changed. As well, Ally's bed, which she had been sharing with Jacob, was cleaned up and changed. Jacob is a heavy enough sleeper that the whole process pretty much didn't even disturb him.
So Ally looks at me and explains that she wants to go sleep in Jacob's bed. No problems with that; they pretty much go back and forth between the 2 beds. I'm fine as long as they are in 1 of the beds. So off she goes up to Jacob's bed.
At this point, I'm awake. And I realized I missed the end of Brothers and Sisters when I fell asleep. So I decided to cuddle up on the couch and watch the end of my show.
As I was on the couch, I hear Ally come out of Jacob's room yelling hysterically. Thinking back, maybe I should have jumped up and gone to my hysterical child. But I know my daughter and she is a bit of a drama queen. So I kept asking her what was wrong, but I didn't get off the couch. She stood on the stairs. You must know when Ally cries hysterically it is really difficult to understand her. Plus when she is saying things that don't make sense, it makes it all the more difficult. I really think we went back and forth about 20 times.
Me: What is it Ally?
Ally: Aaaah...woom....curtain.
Me: What about the curtain?
Ally: ...Voom...curtain.
Me: A warm curtain?
Ally: I saw a worm on Jacob's curtain!
A worm on the curtain? What is my daughter talking about? I finally put enough together (Give me was the middle of the night!) to have Ally lead me to Jacob's room and show me what she saw.
We walk into Jacob's room and she points at the window. I see nothing but Logan awake in his crib. He looked up at me and I sternly told him it was not time to get up. He dropped his head and pretended to be asleep.
Ally, in the mean time, could not find the worm that she had seen. So I suggested that she go back to her bed with Jacob and she agreed.
Back down the stairs we went. She went in her room to get into bed and I sat down to finish my television show.
A minute later Ally is crying again. What is the problem now? She comes out crying and explains there is no room on her bed. Apparently during her adventure with the worm Jacob had taken over her bed.
At this point, I give up. I tell her to get a blanket and lay down on the couch. Ally and I spent the final couple hours of our night on the couch.
Prior to kids I don't think I could have ever imagined that I would ever be looking for worms at 4 am. But now it's not so unbelievable.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

How We Spent Our Saturday...

Jacob and I went to his first live football game. Go Beavs!

Ally and Logan went with GG and played their little hearts out. What a fun, indoor playground!

We are so lucky to get have so much fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Orange Belt

Jacob did it. He was tested today at Tae Kwon Do and he advanced from the white belt to the orange belt. I am a very proud mommy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

2 Days Until School Pictures...

And I recieve a phone call from the school secretary informing me that Jacob had a fall today and has a big bump on his head. He seems fine and he's back in class, but just wanted to warn you about the knot on his head.

Jacob had a pretty dramatic story about another boy pushing him down. But the teacher didn't see it, so no one got into trouble. He says he hit his head on the floor. I still don't understand how he didn't catch himself with his hands.
Of course, I'm just happy there was not serious injuries.