Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Out of the mouths of babes

Yeah...haven't been so good lately about keeping this up to date O:-) One of my New Year's resolutions is to be better at this (we'll see how long that lasts ;-)). While there have been a million and three things that have happened sine my last post....almost 2 years ago..cough..cough..I really wanted to write down some of the funny things my not-so-little-man has said recently. Some of the things he comes up with are absolutely wild! I always think I'll remember the funny one-liners and then later that day find myself saying "I know he said something funny...but what was it again??" This is my feeble attempt to keep track of those great memories so one day I can embarrass him laugh with him over his preschool humor :-)

Michael: Mommy I've never seen a blue car before. 
Mommy: Um, really?
Michael: Nope I have never ever seen a blue car. Have you?
Mommy: Michael, what color is Mommy's car?
Michael: Blue. 

When talking about our old house in Maquoketa (yes we moved...)...
Michael: So someone else lives in our old house now?
Mommy: Yep, they bought our old house and we bought our new house.
Michael: laughing hysterically in the back seat That's silly Mommy! 
Mommy: What's so funny? 
Michael: You can't buy a house!
Mommy: Why not?
Michael: Because it's too heavy! You can't carry it back from the store! continues laughing hysterically Silly Mommy! 

Michael: Mommy does Brayden have teeth? (yes we also had another baby...told you lots had happened ;-))
Mommy: No not yet but he'll get them soon. 
Michael: But I have teeth. 
Mommy: Yes but you didn't when you were a baby.
Michael: Well that's weird.

Michael: The sun doesn't want to get wet so he hides hides behind the clouds. 

Luke has been donating plasma the past couple of months and in the car one day he asked if Daddy would be home when we got there. I told him that no he was donating blood today and that he'd be home later. 
Michael: When I grow up I'm going to donate blood too and help people. 
Love him!!!

After explaining that Brayden needs to sleep a lot so he can get bigger....
Michael: If Brayden doesn't get his sleep then he'll grow back into a baby. 

When talking about what he wanted to be when he grows up...
Michael: I want to be a teacher like you! And then God needs to make me another classroom so I can teach where you teach. 
Mommy: How do you think God will make another classroom?
Michael: Hmm, I don't know - maybe we can just share. 

After receiving a Nativity set of finger puppets...
Michael: Oh no! Bring baby Jesus back here!
Mommy: What happened to baby Jesus?
Michael: The three kings taked him!
Mommy: Michael you know the three kings are nice. They brought gifts to baby Jesus. 
Michael: I know Mom! I'm just pretending they are mean! 

After a lunch of PB&J Michael wanted to give Brayden one also. The fact that Brayden was too little for a sandwich didn't deter him....
Michael: You can just mix it up like you do with all his other food!

Michael: Mommy I need to tell you something. leans in close to me and whispers I love Bucky Badger!!!

There are so many others but they'll have to wait later. We'll see how this New Year's resolution works out for me ;-) 

Sunday, January 9, 2011


So it's been awhile since I've posted...mia culpa O:-) I'm going to try and get back on the wagon with this....there has been SO much going on lately and nothing has been added here for...well...a long time! I'll get some pics up to update over the last several months (hopefully this week). In the meantime here's a lil verbal update for y'all!

In no particular order....
--> This fall we redid the basement bedroom, it had been our office and we turned it into the master bedroom. It was a lot of work (for Luke, not me...who are we kidding!) but I am in LOVE with the finished product. We still have a few loose ends to tie up with it but it looks great (pics to come!)
--> Since we moved downstairs, Michael has taken over our old room. That's right my "baby" is in a toddler bed!!! The transition couldn't have been easier! He was napping on a mat at daycare for probably about 2 months before we made the big night move at our house and we really haven't had any major issues. :-)
--> The child was SPOILED for Christmas! Wow!! We have a lot of new toys in this house right now and are quickly running out of places to put them! Plus we have a b-day coming up in less than 2 months so I'm sure it'll get worse!
--> Michael will be 2 in like 7 weeks....HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!?!?!?
--> I'm still plugging away at my Masters program. Taking at least one course this semester (maybe another work-at-your-own-pace one later in the spring). I'm hoping to be done with coursework by December - keep your fingers crossed for me!!!! That'll mean a graduation date of May 2012!!!
--> Luke decided to go back to school also! Just can't get enough of that edumacation around here ;-) He will be beginning his engineering degree in the fall and is taking some math and science courses this spring and summer to get ready.
--> Because of the two above items we will have basically NO social life until....well, who knows! Makes me look forward to my Wednesday nights that much more!!! (Moms Group and Brittni nights!! hehe!)
--> As if this semester wasn't crazy enough with both Luke and I taking classes, I have 2...yes 2...pre-service teachers in my classroom for at least part of the semester. I have a practicum student from one college for 3 weeks (1 week down) and a student teacher from another college for 8 weeks (1 week down).

That covers our major news for now I believe. The little man battled a cold this weekend so hopefully he's getting over that. We also bowled in a tourney yesterday. It was the 4th Annual Brad Welter Memorial Bowling Tournament. Brad is a cousin of mine who passed away in a car accident almost 4 years ago...he was 18. He is greatly missed but this tourney is an excellent chance for the community to raise money for the Potosi and Dickeyville Rescue and Fire Squads. Plus it's always a good time whenever you get a crazy family like mine together :-) 

I'll leave you with a pic of my crazy lil man <3

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Zealand

Luke took a trip to New Zealand for John Deere this summer. Apparently he did spend some time working but I'm still not convinced ;-)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Maquoketa River Flood of 2010

Lots of rain and a washed out dam resulted in some pretty intense flooding around here. Luckily not too many houses with damage...mostly into fields...

That last one is a corn field by the way...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Fun photos

And now for some fun shots from the summer....too many to choose from :-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Packing and Playing

Helping Daddy pack for his trip to New Zealand

And playing in his new sandbox...

Thursday, July 15, 2010


My sandy-brown-haired boy turned into a blondie with the sun this summer :-)