Friday, April 24, 2009

simple pleasures

Here are a "few" (in my head right now it's a few, but it will probably end up being 50 lol) of the basic/silly/simple things that make my life so fun/crazy/entertaining.

  1. When Maria wakes up she says "Daaaaaddy" over and over until he goes in to get them and if she's particularly impatient she'll come into our room and say "Daddy, I was sayin 'Daaaaaddy' and you didnt come in my room. Why you stay in bed with Mommy?".
  2. I love seeing Jack smile while he sleeps. Josh does it too and its absolutely adorable.
  3. When/If (more like when though) Sophia gets in trouble for hitting, she stands in the corner. Then after she gets out she chases maria all over the house. When she finally catches her, she tackles her (I know, hitting. it's a vicious cycle) and she'll say "Mia, you give me kiss!" while she grabs her face on both sides and plants one right on her lips. Then she'll hug her and say "I sorry". the thing that is especially cute about this is that I only told her to do this once and she just does it on her own every time now.
  4. I love when Josh gives me a kiss and a BIG hug when he gets home. That is probably the one thing that can de-stress me in a minute. I just feel so safe and I know he will take care of me/us.
  5. Dinner is of course a struggle, most days to get them to eat everything (mostly it's the meat they dislike). But the whole time they cheer each other (and themselves) on by saying "I eat all my chicken and my noodles and I get a cookie", "Only little bit more!" and "Great job Pia! you eat all" it's soooo cute. And as an addition to this I will add that when Josh eats all of his dinner maria will say "Daddy you eat all. Great job! you a good boy! you get a cookie!" :D
  6. It's so rewarding to see Jack roll over. I know it's something they all do and it's totally simple, but I just love the look on their faces when they do something new. They are more surprised than we are.
  7. I LOVE the sequence of events that happens in this house when Josh pulls in the driveway. They RUN to the window to make sure he's here. Then they RUN to the back door squealing and shreaking in delight the whole way "DADDY HOME! DADDY HOME! BACK DOOR! BACK DOOR! AHHHHHH EEEEEEE". Next comes "nail!" He gives them each a peice of mail to give me and they run to give it to me. screaming the whole way "i got nail! i got nail"
  8. I take great delight in seeing the girls cooing at Jack and giving him kisses. They cheer him on to roll over and they say "great job Jack!" when he does it. And they fight over who gets to take the empty bottle and throw it in the sink, so I end up saving them on the end table rather than taking them in so that they can each have one.
  9. When the weather is decent Josh takes the girls outside and it's sooo sweet to look out the window and see him showing them how to use their tools and riding in the "trailer" behind his lawn mower (blades up of course!), and helping him clean up tree branches.
  10. I love hearing them say "give me a kiss" to Josh and I when we put them in bed. and then when we say "I love you" they say "I yuw you too". It's just the way they say it and the look on their faces. I'll never forget it, even when they're 50.
  11. Ok I was gonna try to keep it to 10, but I just can't. I love them dancing. I have the greatest DVD of them "shakin my booey" as they say. I really wish I could post it, but I cant figure out how to upload it from the dvd to the computer. :-( But trust me, you would pee in your pants, its so funny! Some of you have had the opportunity to see it and you know.


andrea said...

love it! i look forward to these things!

Mama Reg said...

awe that was soo awesome! and cute :) your kids are cute and you are so awesome to take pleasure in these wonderful things!