Friday, November 9, 2007

The Little People At Work


The other morning I awoke to find Spencer making me breakfast (under Sam's supervision). There on the counter waiting for me was what he called "deluxe toast" - a slice of wheat toast covered with a mixture of butter, orange marmalade and blackberry jam, topped with maraschino cherries. Yes, he had carefully placed four of those unnaturally red little gems right on top. Good morning!

Laney ran around for the rest of the morning telling everyone, including me, "time out to you - wight NOW!" Handful does not even begin to describe this one.

Then there was Owen, who after dropping off the little chef at school, sweetly asked:

"Mama, how did you hurt your hair?"

"What?"

"Did you hurt your hair?"

"No Owen, why do you ask?"

"Because you have that Band-Aid in your hair."

"Oh, it's a barrette to hold my hair back!"

Won't be wearing that one again.

I thought I would include these recent photos in this post - seems appropriate. Lots of little things have been falling out of the front of the dishwasher recently, including roasted pumpkin seeds:


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We also found this on the refrigerator shortly after Spencer birthday dinner. He loves prime rib and chose to go out to a restaurant, Weber's, for his birthday dinner.

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Translation: Let's go to Weber's - I'm hungry. Order meat.

Now, we were missing some letters, so Spencer made some, including the "R" that he wrote on a napkin and taped to the refrigerator, the rest is just bad spelling and he comes by that naturally. There is never a dull moment when the little people are at work.

17 comments:

Greenie Gardens said...

What cute stories about these adorable children. They do keep you busy!

Marianna said...

On a positive note that is excellent practice of fine motor skills for little Laney!!

Anonymous said...

A man is a man is a man - when we eat out his Granddad Pops always orders pepper steak and Gt Uncle John pepper steak or standing rib. PS: Love the fridge display and how resourceful he was.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

OH, how I love this post. My wee cherubs have long since passed this stage. But I wish I had been blogging about their adventures! Blogging is a wonderful thing for a mom so she can treasure the hilarity of having those little people around.

I love seeing those sweet little hands carefully placing the pumpkin seeds in the dishwasher. Gave me all sorts of flashbacks of other wee spit covered hands getting into all sorts of mischief.

Thanks for the happy memories today,

xo,
Melissa

Leeann said...

Okay, I am just laughing out loud at this post. This is the gold that you will go back a year from now and want to remember. Or maybe five years from now. lol

Leeann

Dolly said...

I am laughing....{yes I can laugh...my baby is 20 years old!}
I do remember the toast in the VCR though!

Kids are awesome....

You are invited to come and celebrate with me!

I am haveing my grand opening of My Cherry Heart Boutique.
www.cherryheartboutique.etsy.com

Also come and visit my blog...
I am haveing 2 give aways!
www.frommycherryheart.blogspot.com

Enjoy your weekend,
Hugz, Dolly

Mrs. Furious said...

Funny enough Ruby also loves to go to Weber's for Prime Rib!
Loved the fridge shot.. good work Spencer!

Janet said...

Heather,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn't guilt my son, I did it mostly on my own, with help from some other bloggers. Your kids are precious; I love the "order maet". This blog will be such a great journal of your childrens' formative years.

Janet

Terri and Bob said...

What a perfect small motor activity! Pushing pumpkin seeds into the dishwasher! Adorable!

Love the message... isn't it neat when kids recognize that the written word is a powerful tool?

The teacher in me is just beaming!

Sue said...

What a sweet post. I just love seeing those busy baby hands and how creative your little man is with his word board.

Kari said...

Hey - tell Spencer I'm with him - I'm always up for a restaurant and prime rib!

And tell Laney to stop wasting good food like that! lol (Although the pumpkin seeds in the dishwasher vent are better than a peanut butter sandwich in the DVD player, right?)

As as for Owen...well I just don't know what to say. Except I'm never coming around that kid without wearing a hat. My hair would cause him to call a paramedic!

restyled home said...

What adorable kids you have...and funnee!!!

Linda

Mary said...

Oh, I miss when my little girl wore feetie jammies!

Heather, your kids are adorable!
xoxo,
Mary

katiedid said...

Just stopping in to say "Hi"! It looks like you are all well and happy! So good to see it.:)

Susie Q said...

Oh am I loving catching up with you!

You have given me the biggest smile tonight!

Hugs,
Sue

Mrs. Jones said...

Oh, I just miss chubby little hands and footed pjs!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

You mean to tell me those little slots are NOT for pumpkin seeds?
And I love the Meat message. I have not laughed so hard for awhile.