I’ve been wanting (read: thinking a couple of times about it and knowing I won’t actually do it for a while) to start some kind of “Cute Things My Kids Said/Did This Week” linkup. Because we all need to be writing down at least some of those priceless everyday interactions with our hilarious little kids! I have some friends who seriously have the funniest kids on the planet (Sheri, Nicole, I’m talkin’ about you!:) What do you think? Yay or nay?
My 7 Quick Takes this week are devoted to my three darling children, Gabe (3 1/2), Faith (almost 2), and Gianna (3 months). Enjoy our silliness, and don’t forget to check out Jen and other bloggers linking up with her this week.:)
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It’s funny how many times I walk into a room nowadays and there is something surprising going on.
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“Mommy, you’re a sweet girl like a grandma.”
Gabe came out with this one while I was helping him pull his pants up after a successful potty trip (#2 at that!). What a cute little compliment to get right after helping him do a little cleanup back there (wink wink:).
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|I LOVE this pic of Gabe.|
“Mommy, I love you.” – This was the very first time my little son has ever told me he loves me without being prompted. It was the sweetest, most spontaneous thing. He had just woken up from his afternoon nap. He walked over the couch, threw his arms around me, buried his little head on my chest and said it while he hugged me.
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I love my space saver high chair! My grandmother and mom bought this for me as a baby gift when I had Gianna, and I’ve been loving it. You can recline the back in order to put itty bitties in there to hang out with you while you cook and clean the kitchen. Gianna is more than happy to just be with me while I’m in the kitchen. I sing to her, roll off plenty of sappy, goofy, flirty Baby Talk, and occasionally go over and tickle her or rub her little head. She just sits quietly and watches me and smiles at me until she gets bored and falls asleep (see above). Perfect baby, anyone?
(Spittin’ image of her big brother, anyone?)
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|Stimulating their artistic sensibilities
Gabriel came to me today and asked to paint (which he NEVER does, All Boy Little Boy that he is), so naturally I dropped what I was doing and made a big darn deal out of it all. I taped some butcher paper on my kitchen table and hunted down my crusty-but-still-usable little kids paint stash. My kids were entertained for about eight minutes. I really am not exaggerating. That’s sort of the reason I don’t try to do crafts all that often with them right now. All that work for lots of mess and only eight minutes of distraction before they are asking me for a cup of water with ice and getting (albeit washable) paint all over the walls and floor while they climb over each other to get to me, all the while chanting “all done!” and “Can we watch a movie now? How about the Rescue Robots movie?”
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