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My Annie is the kindheartedest person I have ever met. She is genuine in her resolve and she hates to see anyone in pain. Randomly the other day she said, “One day I am going to Ethiopia and I am making the biggest pot of porridge and I am going to feed all the hungry [...]
When we were on our trip we saw a lot of things that amazed us. Most of them were at Disneyland and California Adventure but one happened in the elevator of our hotel. The kids and I may have met the stupidest human. While waiting for our elevator to ride up to the top floor [...]
The other day we had Zoey and Pumpkin spayed. Both cats are doing great and recovering well. I have to give them some pain management medicine for 3 days. Yesterday when I was giving them it for the first time Kimberly started asking me some questions. “Mom, did you used to be a vet too [...]
“I have a bad cold.” ~ Paul “Oh that’s a bummer.” ~ A Mom friend of mine “No it’s not it’s a COLD.” ~ Paul Apparently he thought she was confused about what was wrong with him. I just had to laugh.
“Mom you are going to keep me safe right?” ~ Paul “Yes, of course.” ~ Mommy “Like from monsters, zombies, and other scary things.” ~ Paul “Definitely, if we see any monsters or zombies I will keep you safe.” ~ Mommy Good thing they aren’t real and this will be an easy task. Some days [...]
While out buying our hot dogs on the way to Trunk or Treat a passerby complimented Annie on her Jasmin costume. Instead of just saying thank you Annie went into an explanation. “Well, this isn’t what I REALLY wanted to be, my Mom said we had to do recycled costumes so this was the best [...]
“Why are you hitting my Mom?” ~ Paul I was getting a pedicure this morning and the woman was massaging and tapping the bottom of my feet. Apparently Paul was ready to defend me. Paul never minds going with me to get a pedicure. I always buy him fries and let him play his DS [...]
“Mom, you know that thing they have for cats that makes them not have babies?” ~ Kimberly “Yes.” ~ Mom “Do they have that for people?” ~ Kimberly “Yes.” ~ Mom “Oh good! When I get older I want to do that and then adopt 2 or 3 kids.” ~ Kimberly “That is a good [...]
“Mom why am I wearing pajamas to the dentist?” ~ Paul “You aren’t. Those are your pants.” ~ Mommy “These are pants!?!?” ~ Paul “Yes buddy they are.” ~ Mommy “I want real pants.” ~ Paul “Those are real pants. They are called sweat pants” ~ Mommy “Sweat pants?!?” ~ said Paul as he laughed [...]
“Where are you from?” ~ Paul Geoff stares blankly back at him “I’m from Ethiopia, where are you from?” ~ Paul Geoff thinking hard ~ “My house.” “No, where are you from?” ~ Paul “He is from America like Annie, Kimmie, and Mimi.” ~ Mommy “Ahh ok.” ~ Paul Geoff was over today for a [...]
The other day I was sitting on the couch with the kids and they were fighting over sitting next to me. I didn’t understand what was going on at first and asked why they needed to sit right next to me. Here is the responses I got: “Because you are so squishy.” “Because you are [...]
“Mom! I didn’t cry at my short cut.” ~ Paul So proud of my boy for finally making it through a haircut without crying. As an added bonus, I think it is super adorable that he calls haircuts shortcuts.
“Mom, I picked this flower just for you.” ~ Paul “Aww, thanks.” ~ Mommy while my heart was melting Paul was lagging behind at Sea World and I had no idea what was taking him so long. I was about to loose patience with him when he presented me with this flower and spoke in [...]
“Your brother doesn’t look like you!” ~ A little girl in Kimmie’s swim class “I know. That’s because I’m not Ethiopian!” ~ Kimberly This may not seem like much but it was a very uplifting moment. Ethnicity/race/color of skin don’t matter to my kids. When we adopted Paul I knew that we would be faced [...]
“There’s my biggest enemy!” ~ Kimberly “What are you talking about?” ~ Sandi “Mr. Peanut, he’s my worst enemy!” ~ Kimberly This was out of the blue as we were walking through Walmart tonight. She is so funny about how much she despises anything peanut. I guess if it could kill you, you’d be pretty [...]
While watching America’s Got Talent we saw a guy who farted with his armpit. The kids laughed but weren’t impressed. “Even Dad can do that!” ~ Madeline The kids agreed that if Dad could do it then the people didn’t have talent and shouldn’t move on. Facts are Bill can fart with his armpit and [...]
Paul loves to add -ster to the end of his sister’s names when calling them. “Mimster can you help me?” ~ Paul “Annster will you play with me?” ~ Paul “Kimster I love you.” ~ Paul It is such a cute little Paulism.
“She didn’t say, ‘That’s okay!’” — Paul He accidentally stepped on our standard poodle Lucy’s paw. He hugged her and said, “I’m sorry, Lucy.” Apparently, he didn’t get the response he was seeking for his thoughtfulness.
“Mom why did Abi have to get glasses?” ~ Annie “Because she needed to see things more clearly.” ~ Mommy “Ahh! So now she will be able to tell Kimmie and I apart!” ~ Annie I had to laugh out loud on this one. It always amazes Annie and Kimberly when people confuse them. They [...]
Paul has a pretty obsessive personality. He either hates something or LOVES it. One of his great loves is tv. He could watch it all day and never be bored. I personally, don’t understand this, but it makes him happy. As you know we don’t have cable and only use a regular antenna. TV is [...]« Previous Entries