Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
I’ll take you back to Christmas for a few favorite phrases we heard over the holidays.
My FAVORITE came from big sister on Christmas morning (now 5 years old): We were good! Santa did come!
Here were some picture highlights from our Christmas:
Mama O.’s Christmas with family – Elsa WAS under the tree for big sister, as a doll and beautiful quilt from Grandma! I’m posing with my fun food processor – it’s AWESOME!
Big sister & Little brother (3 years old) would alternately say, “You’re going to be on the naughty list.” I believe this started up again the DAY AFTER Christmas! They are really understanding this Santa thing!
Daddy O. (who had a lot of time off during the holidays – yay) commented one day, “There is glitter everywhere.” My response, “I think it was Twilight Sparkle (a My Little Pony), but welcome to having a daughter.” This also reminds me of the viral post about sending your enemies glitter – this probably wouldn’t phase our house!
As I mentioned in this post, I buy my own Santa presents and actually saw Daddy O. come home with the food processor that I suggested as a gift idea. It’s fine…I’m just more of the shopper in our house. I DID have a little snafu with my own Santa system this year. On December 30th, while Daddy O. and I were watching a movie, I suddenly realized, “Wait, I think I have a Christmas present I didn’t open in my stocking.” I was right!
Don’t forget about small boxes you buy for yourself! This one was jewelry!
While putting together a Lego-like Barbie Dream House with big sister, she needed to take a break, explaining, “Mom, I have to go blow up the Death Star (her brother’s toy).” My my, she will be one well-rounded girl!
Fun with Star Wars
Daddy O. is a big Star Wars fan, so we’ve been watching some of the movies together and reading Star Wars books as a family. As I mentioned earlier, my son received a “blow up the Death Star” car / race track toy that both kids enjoy. Some Star Wars related chatter in our home:
Big sister: I called my brother a wookie.
A lot of questions:
- Little brother: Why did Anakin turn to the dark side?
- Big sister: Is Darth Sidious the Emperor? Why did he turn to the dark side?
Both kids: Baby Ewoks are cute!
Daddy O.’s Birthday
To celebrate, I pulled out all the stops: I bought him bacon, telling him, “Because nothing says happy birthday like bacon.” Besides bacon, we enjoyed some time at an indoor water park, went out for sushi as a family, and watched another Star Wars movie as a family that night. It was a good time!
Polar Vortex – Best Quote from Daddy O.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather – only inappropriate clothing.” This was so true during the polar vortex that dropped temps down to -25 with the wind chill. I dressed like this when bringing big sister to school:
#winning! Screw you polar vortex – we’re still going out of the house!
Little Brother’s Highlights
A lot of a three year old’s comments fall under a random category, so it is with his words that I will leave you.
Mom, I want one of those cheese-curdy things.
It was a cauliflower. And he ATE it! YES!
Last Friday at 10:00 am he says:
Mom, I want a kiddie cocktail!”
No honey, I will not make you a kiddie cocktail. Maybe tonight.
Little brother was saying “governor” in place of “co-worker,” as in, “Daddy, do you need to take that Lego movie back to your governor?”
At the end of a long, busy day with the kids, I was tired and just sitting down to read a magazine. My son scooted up on my lap, saying, “Can I come up?” I’m sure I grumbled something, but then he said one of the sweetest phrases that I have ever heard:
I love you more than anything!
I hope you hear a lot of sweet words like that in your home too! Have a lovely Friday and be sure to click on these links for a peek into some other homes too:
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http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
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