Thursday, June 30, 2011


We went to the zoo today

J:  I can spell Zoo...Z-O-O

Me:  Yep good job

J:  What about the Museum of Play?

Me:  ummmmm what about it?

J:  Does that have a Z in it?

Me:  nope

J:  Why not?

Me:  It just doesn't

Then really quietly I can hear him in the backseat

J:  Mue-ZEE-um.....mue-zee-UM....MUE-zee-um

I was waiting for the "but it sounds like it has a Z."  I was disappointed

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

poor fish

J: Isn't it lucky that we have two dogs?

Me: Sure is

J:  All the fish died.

Me:  Well fish are really hard to keep alive.

J:  Yeah, you need to feed them and change their water....

Me:  Yeah....

J:  I still remember all the names of all the fish I ever had.

Me:  Wow

J:  They all were named J

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

look, there's 2

Let me set the scene for you.  We're in my car on the way home from swim lessons.  A's car seat is in the middle of my back seat. 

A:  (pointing straight in front of him) Look there's two of them!

Me:  What are you pointing at?

A:  At that (still pointing)

Me:  A use your words.  I don't know what you are pointing at

A:  That.  There are two of them

Me:  Two what??

A:  Things that the gas comes out of

Me:  Ummmm....(pointing to my heat vents) do you mean these?

A:  No. Up there.  The things that let the gas out

Me:  I don't know what your talking about

A:  On that car!

It took me a while but I finally figured out that he was talking about the car in front of us.  It had dual exhaust.

**J:  Jess when we were getting into your car I saw writing on another car.

Me:  Oh yeah?

J:  It said J-E-E-P.  I read that

Me:  Do you know what J-E-E-P says?

J:  No

Me:  Well then you didn't actually "read" it.  You read the letters (man, I'm a jerk sometimes).  It says Jeep. 

J:  Oh
Yeah, I read that

I was just kiddin'

So the boys printed up treasure chests from the TV show Jake and the Neverland Pirates (which is awesome because it's about pirates!! and I love me some pirates!!).  J came downstairs and told me that he found he this treasure chest buried in the back yard.  Inside there are "gold abloons."  Well we counted them and A had  8 and J only had 6. 

J:  Hey A has more than me!!

Me:  Well where are the rest of yours?

J:  Hey I know where we can get some more

Me:  Oh yeah? Where?

J: At disney jr dot com "flash" summer!! (I'm not joking he actually said that)

Me:  huh

J:  I was kiddin' when I told you that I found that in the back yard.  We printed them up off the computer.  And at it's going on all summer!  Isn't that cool?
Then then proceeded to "hide" their treasure chests.  "Hiding" consisted of wandered around the room with their eyes "shut" and putting it down somewhere.  Then they opened their eyes and say in deep growl-y pirate-y voices "Where's my treasure?!"
I have a feeling they are going to make me one tonight.

Monday, June 27, 2011

too much TV

J:  Jess did you know there was a new Phineas & Ferb movie?

Me:  no

J:  There is.  I saw commercials for it...have you seen the commercials?

Me:  Nope

J:  Why not?

Me:  Well I don't actually watch the Disney channel a lot.

J:  Why  not?

Me:  It's not really for adults

J:  Oh....well it's called Phineas & Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension!!! And they say that there are "robots all over the tri-state area"!!

Me:  do you even know what that means?

J:  There are big black robots everywhere

Me:  close enough

He continued to quote the commercials to me which makes me believe that he has seen them many many times. 

Friday, June 24, 2011


A:  Jess do you know what a coyotian is?

Me:  A coyotian???

A:  yeah

Me:  No, I have no idea what a coyotian is?

A:  a wild dog (said in a "duh!" voice)

That was a few days ago and then yesterday he kept talking about the coyotians.  I have no idea a) where he heard about coyotes or b) why he is referring to them as coyotians.

Wile E Coyotian

Thursday, June 23, 2011

keep it safe

A:  Jess will you keep my Superman shirt safe? (we took it off to paint earlier)

Me:  Keep it safe? 

A: yeah

Me: Keep it safe from who?

A:  Bad guys!

Me: Keep it safe from bad guys?  Do you think bad guys will take it?

A:  Yeah they take everything!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

the joys of rain

So today, being Wednesday and all, we went to the chiropractors.  And of course, since it's the first day of summer and we live in upstate NY, it's raining.  Getting 3 kids loaded into a car in steady rain was not my idea of a fun morning.  But we managed with little problems other than I made like 7 trips with my umbrella (which really isn't a problem, it's just annoying).  On the way out of the office it was only slightly sprinkling so I told the boys to run to the car while I followed with BabyGirl.

Me:  Hurry I don't want your sister to get wet.

A: scrambling into the car  I hurried so sister wouldn't drowned!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

do you need_______? & just tell me

Yesterday we went on one of our wonderful adventures.  Usually this means we go to Target to wander around and pick up somethings that I probably need (and a whole bunch of things I probably don't).  So the only thing I needed yesterday was a surge protector, but we ended up getting that and some funny cards and some eye makeup remover and a book to help A write his letters.  Not too bad compared to some trips.  So as we were walking away from the "outdoor/summer fun" section, I remember that there was something else that I needed but I couldn't remember exactly what it was (that's so like me). 

Me:  I can't remember what else I needed

A:  Do you need a grill?

Me:  hmmmm...nope

A:  Do you need a picnic basket?

Me:  nope

A: Do you need a chair?

Me:  nope, don't think so

If you haven't figured it out A was walking along next to me looking at stuff in the aisles seeing if that's what I needed.  If you have ever gone shopping with me, you know I do the same exact thing just to be a smart ass.  But it was so cute that he was trying to help me remember. 

Today we went to the Museum of Play and had a blast.  They have a membership so we can go whenever and we usually only stay a few hours or so.  On the way back I accidentally I got into the left urn only lane when I wanted to turn right.  I have no idea why, I've gotten off at the exit before. I guess I wasn't thinking.

Me:  Oh crud (and yes I actually said crud)

J:  What happened?

Me:  I got in the wrong lane...I don't want to turn here

J: How are we going to get home?

Me:  Well I'll just go up here and turn around.  No biggie.

A:  Jess, why did you turn this way?

Me:  I don't know

A:  Tell me why you made a wrong turn

Me:  A, I don't know why I did

A:  Just tell me why you turned wrong!

Me:  A....I didn't mean to, it was an accident.

A:  How does your car turn?

Me:  I turn it with my wheel...

I think he finally gave up on the fact that he wasn't going to find out why I made a wrong turn

Thursday, June 16, 2011

hogged up

We are eating lunch right now and J was talking about how now there are 5 people in the family when there use to be 4. 

J:  When Pickle (which is what they call Babygirl) gets to be a big girl she will sit in that chair over there.

Me:  yep

J:  Then the chairs will be all hogged up.

Me:  You mean they will be full?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I have no idea what exactly they were playing but all I heard was

J:  Looks like we hit the jack box!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Catie Copley

Today we went to Target and Michael's to get some craft supplies for Father's Day.  The boys each got a stuffed Catie Copley when they were in Boston.  Of course, they needed to come with us on our adventure to Target.  When we were walking in J remembered that he had left his in my car. 

Me:  Why don't we just leave Catie in the car...she can keep it safe.

J:  ok

Me:  That way no one will want to take my car because there is a dog in there.

A:  No one will take your's too big!

Now I'm guessing he meant that no one could pick up my car and take it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

tastes like....

Every now and again I'll pretend to take a bite out of one of the kids.  Usually it's their arm and I always tell them they taste like chicken.  The boys have started doing it back, it's stinkin' cute.  And they all have these blankie things and they call them nah-nahs**.  I have no idea where nah-nah came from but that's what they are.  So long story short (hopefully but probably not) J use to suck and chew on his when they took away his pacifier.  They (my bosses) are hoping that BabyGirl will do the same thing so she will stop waking up in the middle of the night crying for her binkie. 

A's nah-nah


So anyhoo...BabyGirl was chewing on hers the other day and I asked her if it tasted like chicken.  A then said maybe it tastes "like rooster!" 

Me:  What's a rooster? (now I know what a rooster is in case you were wondering but I always ask the boys what things are when I suspect they have no clue and this once again goes back to my theory.)

A:  ummmm..........that thing we ate on Easter

Me:  laughing I think that was turkey...we don't usually eat roosters?

A:  What is a rooster?

Me: It's a boy chicken.

A:  Why don't we eat them?

Me: I don't know but we just don't

They all went to Boston last night so I have the rest of the week off (PAID--woohoo!!!!) so I won't have anything funny to write...check back next week

**  nah-nahs are awesome baby shower gifts.  They are small enough to be carried around and not be drug on the floor and they fit in a backpack nicely for day care or trips.  And they are washable!  They also have larger sized ones that actually look like a blanket but I LOVE the little ones.

Monday, June 6, 2011


So they are going to Boston this week.  I'm not sure if they are going tomorrow night or Wednesday morning...all I know is that I have Wed, Thur, Fri off this week.  So my boss asked if I could help the boys pick out clothes to pack.  I have been letting them pick out their own clothes hoping they will become more independent and learn how to match clothes.  It's been pretty funny so far.  Today, for example, J is wearing a red and yellow tie dye with blue, red and yellow plaid shorts.  He looks fantabulous. 

J was really into picking out his own clothes but A needs a lot of redirection and prompts.  I had the boys pick out one "nice" outfit.  A "nice" outfit for the boys consists of a button shirt with a collar and a tie.  They LOVE ties!!!  So I told A to find a shirt with buttons and a collar.  He then held up two shirts that were the same just different colors, looked at me and said, "Which one do you like best?"  I told him I liked the blue one.  He said, "then I'll just put this one back."  How cute, he wanted my opinion. 

When we started I was trying to explain to J what an outfit was.  I described my clothes: little white shirt (cardi), green shirt and jeans.  And told him that all your clothes were an outfit and that we needed to pick out 5 outfits for Boston.  When it was A's turn I told him to go pick out some jammies.  He asked what jammies were and I wanted to say are you kidding me are you a ra-tard!!??? but I did not.  I said,"A, what are jammies??"  He said, "white shirt, green shirt and jeans" At least me was listening to me..

Friday, June 3, 2011

another funny bit I forgot

In front of the house they have this "garden."  And I guess for all intents and purposes it is a garden.  It has a little stone path that is SO unnecessary and it has flowers and some bushes,  They recently planted some tomatoes and A LOVES his "maytos."  So today he wanted to show me the garden (as if I have never seen the front of their house before). 

A:  Look here is a pretty flower that smells so nice (roses) and here is our maytos and our salad.  We can just come out here if we want maytos or salad. 

Now I am assuming that it is lettuce that they planted and not salad since salad isn't something you can actually plant.  But you know what they say when you assume.

a bunch of funny bits

At breakfast the boys tried some Fruity Pebbles and decided they were great

A:  I eat everything!

Me: oh yeah?

A:  yeah!  But not lobster!

Me:  Not lobster?  Have you ever had lobster?

A:  No it's yucky

Me:  Lobster is delicious

A:  Grammy and Pop have king lobster

**In the car after the bank and post office

A:  Jess can you open your sun roof?...Jess the weather man was wrong!! 

Me:  He was wrong? 

A:  Yeah, look at that blue sky! It's not going to rain!

Me: Was it suppose to rain?

A: The weather man said it was going to rain...he was wrong!  Why is the weather man always wrong?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

this week sucks!!

So nothing majorly funny has happened this week.  The boys have been super grumpy and irritable...boooo!!

But yesterday we went to the library and this particular library has a sketchy elevator.  And if I'm being honest, we went to this library because it had all the Pretty Little Liars books that I needed (don't judge-it's a good series).  A has been to this one with me and heard me call the elevator "scary."  And because we have BabyGirl with us we always need to take the elevators.  A told me that it would be ok and that he would "protect in the scary elevator."  And of course J had to pipe in that he would protect me too.