Thursday, September 24, 2009

they said

While Liam was reciting his memory verse earlier this week:

"So God created man in his own image,
In the image of God he created him;
Male and email he created them."
                   -Genesis 1:27

I about peed myself laughing! Clearly he's heard the word "email" more than the word "female".

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Simon is forever confused by the pronouns "our" and "their".

When he's listing off people we're going to see at church/park/pool/friend's house it will go something like this: "Imma see Joriiiick and Eduaaaaard and Loulouuuuuu and our moooooom and our daaaaaad." or "Imma see Leaaaaa and Melooooo and our baaaaaaaby and our mooooooom and our daaaaaaad." In both examples, "our" actually means "their".

I think it's super cute. He'll figure it out eventually, so I don't  bother to correct him.

We run into trouble, however, when I tell him that someone is coming to our house to play, forgetting that he'll interpret that to mean that we are going to their house to play.

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Andrew, now 8 1/2 months old, has two new favorite activities both of which can be done in the bathroom:
  • Unrolling the entire roll of toilet paper. He does this not by spinning, but pulling, pulling it down, hand over fist. Gleefully. Twice I've found him sitting proudly in a fluffy mountain of toilet paper, squealing and grinning from ear to ear
  • Playing with the door stopper. It would be more accurate to say that he has a love/hate relationship with the door stoppers. He does enjoy the sound they make while he's whacking and batting at them, but his ultimate goal is to pull them clean off the wall. Because chewing on things trumps hitting them.

Much to Andrew's utter dismay, the door stopper in Peter and my bedroom present a serious challenge. Once easily removed, it has now been screwed in extra tight (thanks, daddy) and will not come off.

No matter how hard our little man pulls. No matter how loudly he grunts or how piercing his screams . No matter the heights of his aggravation, that door stopper will. not. budge. And the ensuing trantrums -8 month old tantrums!- are hilarious.

And what do his father and I do while our infant son is in the throws of frustration? We stand back and watch. And laugh.

Remind us of this when he's two and throwing dishes at our heads.

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Things that Simon says that I don't want to forget:
  • ipok = iPod
  • ob-lobs = Loblaws (grocery store chain)
  • I need a so high push. = wants to be pushed on the swing
  • el-ah-peen = machine (we have no idea where this came from)
  • day-ber = Xavier
  • Mummy, please you say we watch Cars? = at nauseum every time we drive anywhere
  • Andrew is my friend. = Awww. But it's more like, "Andwew id mah dweeeend."
There are more that I've been meaning to jot down, but I'm drawing a blank.


  1. Ahhh to cute. Of course I am not listening to 8 month old tantrums. I am sure I will find them cute too. I hope... its been a while. :)

  2. Haha, so cute!!! You guys have hilarious boys. :) Hope you're having fun rolling the toilet paper back up!
    - Sara

  3. too cute. hilarious about the email. Great idea about writing down pronounciations - I should do that cuz there are some good one's my son says!

  4. Your boys are soooo cute! :)
    The door stoppers were very popular here to! And we called them the prrrrrrrrrrrrrllllll because we don't knew their name in french!

  5. There is the cutest advertisement in the magazines for toilet paper and I can not look at it without thinking of my great -nephews! I have to smile every time I see it! Andrew sounds like he enjoys the sounds and will probably love making all sorts of sounds too! Simon's language skills are so much fun in your descriptions. Thanks for passing on these treasures!
    Love ya, A. Dianne

    Sure wish we could see these adorable children!!!!!!!

  6. Love it! I told my mom about the "email" and the door stopper as she ran out the door to school. So cute and so funny! Love your boys! Kristi

  7. How funny, Jennifer just posted some really cute quotes from her kids and I suggested she start a Carnival of Quotes or something. I'm sure tons of bloggers would have lots to add to this! Maybe you should start one, too! (I can't since my lil' one isn't really saying anything quotable - just ridiculously cute :) )

  8. Ethan too loves the toilet paper...well, anything to do with the toilet actually. He runs with the paper in his hands straight towards the front door thinking it's the best game in the world. Boys. I can't believe Andrew is 8 1/2 months already and I have yet to meet him. Doesn't seem right. It'll be good to have you all home for a bit at Christmas.

  9. Seriously, this post is pure cuteness! Love it! I need to write down things that my lil girl does before I forget!

    She also loves door stoppers... and thankfully hasn't yet figured out toilet paper rolls, haha. Although she does enjoy eating books (and I say this in all seriousness... when parts of the book she is munching on go missing, what else am I to deduce!)


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