Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A day out with Manny

Recently Joe and I decided to treat Manny to a day at the movies with Mama. Joe and Makenzie went geocaching and I surprised Manny with a day out to see Toy Story 1&2 in 3D.

Here is face when I told him where we were going:

I asked Manny where he wanted to go to lunch, he immediately replied, "Olive Garden, Mama". We shared some ravioli, chicken tenders, and calamari, which Manny loved. It was really nice to be able to sit there and just talk with Manny and enjoy some quality time.

Manny enjoying his popcorn and lemonade:

Manny and his very stylish 3D glasses:

Who Needs to call a plumber...

...when you have two little fix-its at home?

Manny came out of the bathroom one day and said, "Mama can you come in here for just a minute, I really need to show you something?".

I followed him in there and he said, "Stick your head right down there and watch." I stuck my head down and looked at the pipes. Manny turned that water on and said, "watch Mama, keep watching, keep watching". I finally saw a little trickle of water. Manny said, "see that Mama, we have a HUGE leak. I think I will try to fix it."

He went to his room and retrieved his tool box. Then he tracked down his assistant Makenzie who was more than happy to help.

He instructed Makenzie to climb up on the toilet and run the water for him when he asked her to and to stop it when he, "located that HUGE leak" (seriously, those were his words).

They weren't able to stop the leak, but guess what was the first thing they told Joe when he got home?!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

No more Crib!

An end of an era has come! We no longer have a child sleeping in the crib!

We finally took apart Kenzie's crib and moved her into a "big girl bed". She loves it and tells anyone that will listen that she sleeps in a big girl bed. She picked out her pink comforter and purple sheets and doesn't let anyone else even pretend to sleep in her bed.

The Best Bubble Bath Ever!

On a recent visit to see Uncle John and Aunt Carol's new house, Aunt Carol had a surprise for the kids. A bubble bath in the jacuzzi.

They thought that was great and had so much fun playing in the piles of bubbles:

Monday, October 05, 2009


A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning off the kitchen table, not really thinking about what I was doing.

Out of nowhere Kenzie runs up to me and screams, "TAKE IT! MAMA TAKE IT!". I looked at her like she was crazy. I asked her what I took.

She looked at me and said, "Mama take it, Mama take GG mint, 'tend".

As in I just took her pretend GG mint off the table and threw it in the trash with the other crumbs leftover from breakfast.

I stood in disbelief for a second trying to think about what to do to recover a pretend GG mint. I walked over to the trash can plucked that pretend GG mint out of the trash and put it back on the table.

You have to be very careful what you clean in this house!

PS: For those of you who don't know a GG mint is one of those pink Canadian mints that GG gives the kids, thus GG mints.