Saturday, September 13, 2008

its the little things...

just a couple stories that made me smile or even giggle a little...
- jack had to get a couple shots a few weeks ago before the school year began, so i took him and finn to the doctor and lucy went to do something with my sister erin who was in town. afterwards, jack asked if we could go get a treat since he was "so brave and didn't even get to go with lucy and erin." i said sure so we stopped by la grande orange and jack asked if he could get chocolate milk and a cupcake. first of all, it was only ten o'clock in the morning, but second of all, jack does not actually like chocolate all that much. he convinces himself that he does out of some idea that all kids should, but he never finishes anything chocolate and usually tells me he didn't like it anyway... which he always forgets next time someone is offering something chocolate. so, i suggested maybe a muffin and some juice. he thought that sounded great and could he "please, please get green machine?" (for those of you who don't know what this is, it is a thick smoothie-ish drink made by naked juice with wheat grass, spirulina, etc. - basically all green good things for you... i digress). i said if they had green machine he could get it, but i wasn't sure if they would have it or not. he ran over to the fridge of drinks and upon seeing that they did in fact have it he shouted, "yes! my lucky day!" so, it just kind of made me smile that his idea of a special treat was a very healthy drink and a muffin. meanwhile, lucy was out with aunt erin eating a chocolate chip muffin and drinking chocolate milk... very fitting for both jack and lucy.
- pete got lucy dressed the other morning and put a little dress on her. she walked out of her room to where jack was reading books on the couch, put her hands on her hips and, in her very high pitched voice, said, "jackie, don't i look cute?" jack, barely looking up from his book gave her a quick, "uh, yeah, sure." which was plenty for lucy who went skipping away perfectly pleased.
-lucy told me the other day in passing that she wants two more kids in our family and then continued going about whatever she was doing before. then yesterday we were driving to pick jack up from school and she said in a very sad and upset little voice, "when are we going to get the other two kids in our family?" apparently she thought we could just go pick up an extra brother and sister from the store and was quite upset that that wasn't the case...
- last there is finn, who makes us laugh all day every day. he is trying to talk so much right now, but little of it sounds totally as it should, so it always seems to be funny. we love the way he says everyones names, his cozy hugs, the way he runs, how he reads books... basically everything. kids are just too much fun.

2 comments:

mamamchale said...

those were awesome stories that made me smile:) i totally laughed at picturing lucy saying that; she is too funny...must be the middle name.

Katie said...

Thanks for posting stories like that...they make my day. I love your kids too much...if that's possible. Give them all kisses for me!