It's been awhile since I wrote about some of the things my kids say, but boy does my memory function at a low capacity with 3 kiddos. If I don't write something down that instant, the next minute it's gone. Yes, I'm afraid what my brain would do if I had 4 children!! Anyway, here are a couple of the cute things they said, that I remembered:
While in the car:
Mom: Hey Katie, can you tell me what the colors mean on the stop light?
Katie: Sure, geen means go, red means stop, and yellow means slow poke.
(Uh huh!! There you have it. Kyra would have said slow down, since she's a stickler for the rules, but this is how the second one rolls!!)
While at the park:
(We were a little weary of letting our kids play at the park because there was a teenage couple hanging out and showing a little too much PDA. Fortunately they left soon, but we were prepared for some questions...)
Kyra: Daddy, how come you and mommy don't show each other that you love each other like that?
Dad: Well, Kyra, we do...but we just chose to do it in a non public place like our house. You've seen us kiss haven't you?
Kyra: Ewww...yes in our kitchen, but that's not appropriate in front of children.
Dad: And where would it be appropriate?
Kyra: At the park.
(I guess we aren't showing appropriate examples of affection....according to our affection police!! I'm so glad those teenagers were there to set a more fitting example-enter sarcasm)
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With the pillow complete we simply had to wait for her little tooth to fall out. So we waited, and waited...until finally this past month her tooth clearly became very loose. We encouraged her to wiggle it, and teased her about tying it to a string and door while slamming it shut. But in the end we let her do it in her own time. My hubby said, just be careful not to swallow it! I said, well surely that won't happen. She'll certainly feel it when it comes out.
But this afternoon, she ran to me and told me she lost her tooth. Oh congratulations, I said, where is it? No, she said I lost it and can't find it. Funny thing is, once we told her daddy, he knew exactly where it was. At the restaurant today she was eating a corn dog and had bit into something crunchy. When she showed her dad, he said it must be a piece of a bone from the hot dog! Come on, a piece of a bone? Now when have you ever found a bone in a hot dog? Those things are as processed as they come. But he didn't think much of it until she told him she lost her tooth. So, now her tooth lies at the restaurant with the corn dog!
It was an exciting day for us today. We were headed to Tulip Time to enjoy some fun activities for the kids and look at some beautiful tulips. The kids were excited because we haven't done a whole lot of fun activities in awhile. Spring cleaning, planting, weeding, gearing up for surgery, and trying to build a bathroom in our basement has been our focus for the last couple of months so I think they are feeling a little cooped up. And this momma wasn't feeling too different. I was ready to take a day off and enjoy the great outdoors.
Although the day started off rainy, the sun made its appearance later in the day and made for a pleasant afternoon. The tulips were some of the best I've seen in years. There were such vibrant colors and they were so incredibly tall. They looked like tulips on steriods! Being outside and seeing all the flowers really does wonders for your soul. I know it doesn't produce food like a vegetable or fruit garden, but seeing so many variety of colors just brings out the beauty in God's creation.
The fun part of the day though was taking part in the kinderplaats festivities at Tulip Time. Although we have gone to the festival a couple years in a row now, we have never done Kinderplaats. It basically consists of booths with activities or crafts for kids, some dancing for entertainment, a petting zoo area, and a hand full of bouncy rides. Yet, there were so many things to choose from, we had to leave to get lunch and come back again.
Kyra and Daddy holding a Boa Constrictor! Didn't know either of them were that brave!
Speaking of lunch, that was one of the best parts as well. We went to New Holland Brewing Co. for lunch, and it was wonderful. I had one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I have had in a long time. Of course spending the day with good friends we don't get to see very often made the day as well. There really isn't much I could say that went bad today. Perhaps it's because we haven't gone out as a family in awhile, or perhaps it is because the weather is turning around. Either way, it was a very fulfilling day.