Maggie-isms and a few Riley Remarks, to and from school
DAD: Hey, look… that car looks just like Mommy’s!
MAGGIE: But that’s not Mommy. That lady was holding a smoker (cigarette)... or maybe she was scratching her cheek.
MAGGIE: This truck is SOOOO old!
DAD: Well, it’s not really THAT old. Maybe we just need to clean it up a little and it would look nicer.
MAGGIE: Yeah, we can wash it with a washcloth, and then I can shave it with a shaver to get rid of any ice on it. I’ll have to get my stool though, so I can reach it.
MAGGIE: Yesterday, we had a tornado drill. It freaked me to death! I was ‘bout to scatter!
MAGGIE: [singing, unprompted and out-of-the-blue] “Baby, you’re a lightning storm! Baby, you’re a liiiiightninggggg stooorrrrrmmmm!”
RILEY: A masquerade is a real thing, you know. It means you make a mask and wear it to an event.
DAD: Wow, Riley… that’s right. How did you know that?
RILEY: Ummm… scientific. [brief pause] Remember, I’m a genius.
(Later he told Mom that he was an electrical, robotic, basketball scientist genius!)
RILEY: If Home Depot were an English word, it would be pronounced De(short e sound)-pot (rhymes with hot). But it's not, it's a French word, so the "t" is silent kind of like the "e" on the ends of some of our English words.
MOM: Where did you learn that??
RILEY: Dad taught me!!
I am a list-maker by nature (and Chris is too) and now our sweet son has followed in our footsteps. Check out some of these amazing lists that he has created for his Minecraft world and videos that he wants to make at some point. Check out some of the titles (Journey to the End Armour Machine and Session 1, 2, & 3 for different Minecraft rooms) .
Here's what we've been up to these past 2 months:
Today we ended our Spring Break with a trip to Pelican's. I taught the kids how to play Checkers (and they lasted for about half a game). They love eating the gummies that are buried in the snow cones. Poor dad had to go back to work today. We wish he could have celebrated with us.
Palm Sunday at North Rock Hill was a sweet service. I love that these cuties are excited about going as well.
Riley started baseball this spring and is playing with one of his buddies from school, John Howard (who's dad is one of the coaches). The boys are playing Coach Pitch and are really improving a good bit with each practice and game. Riley is quite the "slugger". He cracks us up though by gently laying down his bat after each hit.
We found a Groupon for a month of dance classes at New Attitude for Maggie to attend in March. She had a blast learning the recital routine and could have easily been ready to perform in May (if we had decided to keep on going, but the recital date conflicted with plans we already have for Riley's birthday). Anyway, she enjoyed it while it lasted and was a really quick learner!
I had a fabulous time on my girls' weekend to the beach (courtesy of Jess). We got to attend a tasting event with live music and check out some of the other "hot spots" in Edisto. In general, though, we got to relax and just enjoy each other's company. It was much-needed friend therapy.
The kids got a second chance at building a snowman during our March 12th snowstorm! We had a great time playing with Gavin and Sutton's dog, Lula, who kept trying to dig up any snowballs we would make. Glad we got out to play in it by 10:30 AM (it had only snowed for a few hours), because it was completely melted and no trace of it at all by late afternoon.
We had some crazy fun at a Mad Hatter-themed auction with our QCP peeps. Chris later put on a blue wig to complete the look and that really added to the flair!