Our Five Ring Circus: Tuesday Tidbits (on Wednesday)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits (on Wednesday)

I am so bad about keeping up with my Tuesday Tidbits posts. I have a few weeks of funnies to post! Lexie has been extra funny lately!

Lexie now knows what her mommy and daddy's first names are. On several recent occasions, she has woken up and called out to me, "Mommy! Mommy! I awake. Mommy? " When that failed to get a response, she tried, "Stepanie. Stepanie! I awake now!"

Last week, I had a bad cold, and I was trying to get Dylan to nap with me while Lexie was sleeping. He asked if he could sit on the floor and color while I napped. I checked on him every few minutes, and saw the top of his head, and assumed he was coloring. He wasn't. Instead, he had decorated the door to my room with foam stickers. And honestly? They are still there! ;)

Every time I pick Lexie up, she pats my back a few times with her tiny hand. It is the sweetest thing ever, and I don't want her to stop doing it.

Speaking of tiny hands, Dylan's are still small. Not for long.

The kids love watching "Happy Feet." Lexie walked out the other day with a toy between her feet, and said, "Mommy, look at my penguin baby egg!"

Dylan has always done a great job taking care of his teeth. He religiously brushes and rinses with a mouthwash 3 times a day. The other day, I jokingly asked him if he wanted to use his daddy's Listerine. He replied, "No, I like my Listerine. It's spicy!!!"

This is what happens when Lexie gets tired. She stares into space. Grant refers to it as her "glazed over" look.

Lexie loves our cat, Cosette. In the summer, our two cats spend the entire season on our warm sunporch. When it cools down, they move inside. Lexie is thrilled to have them back in. Lexie *can* say Cosette's name correctly. She just chooses not to. Instead, she lovingly refers to her as "Swingset." The name is catchy. I don't think we've used her actual name in weeks!


  1. That is SO sweet! Your kids are so adorable!

  2. Swingset? SWINGSET? Where on earth????

    ha ha ha

    I guess there's NO NEED to explain kids! They just ARE funny! =0)

    Great tidbits!

  3. Lexie calls you Stephanie ... that is hilarious! Kids really are the funniest people!

  4. Both of them are so cute! They'll love reading through these tidbits when they're older.
    Aidyn pats my back too and when he holds my hand I think I could cry every time haha. This Mommy stuff is the best. :)

  5. Graham also pats me, we could have sworn he said "Joel" the other night, and he works the glazed over look. Guess I could have written this post. :)

    "Swingset" and "spicy listerine" cracked me up!! Ha-ha!!

  6. cute tidbits...{better late than never right!!}

  7. Aww, I love these. Wonderful stories. I miss your kids - we'll have to get together post-Josie. XOXO


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