Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Banana Bread Helpers

Sorry about the two posts in one day. I was so excited to post about the bread, because bread is so clearly such a big deal, that I couldn't wait a few days to post this!

Ayden is my little helper. He does the best job that he can do. Its very exciting around here when I begin to make banana bread. Ayden will run around at my feet asking, "You make mana bread!? You make mana bread!?..." until I tell him yes. And then a few seconds later he'll forget that I just answered him and he'll ask me again. He won't stop asking until I respond with that he wants to hear. You can imagine how this might get annoying after he's asked for the umpteenth time and you've responded mostly nice every time. Mostly.

Today I noticed another little rugrat at my feet. Ethan had come to join hounding party. But at least he was being nice a quiet about it.

I decided that once I'd collected the ingredients, I would sit on the ground and mix it so they could watch.

I told Ayden that Ethan needed a turn too. Ayden gracefully handed over the mixing spoon and carefully watched Ethan go.

Ayden firmly calculated the situation after about 10 seconds and told Ethan, "Bruder, let me help you." He reaches over to take the spoon. Ethan screeches and Ayden stops. A few more seconds pass, "Eeesen not like dat!" Once again he reached over and Ethan belts out another protest. Ayden miraculously stops! But now he's really jumpy and anxious, "Eeesen let me do it, isss my turn!" He again grabs for the spoon. Ethan has about had it with Ayden. He's ready to get violent and wack Ayden in the head with the spoon. So I intervene. I took the spoon away and made it my turn to mix again. This is when the ingenious idea of recording them came into play... again.    Observe.

I'm so smart sometimes its shocking!! How could I ever think nothing would go wrong when one of my hands is unavailable and I'm trying really hard to keep the camera focused on my kids!? It makes me smile just watching the video.

We finally finished our banana bread and hopefully it will come out beautifully! I can't wait!
By the way- here is the recipe I go from. Its sooooo delicious!


Meredith Williams said...

Wow Ethan is so grown up looking. Did he just get a hair cut? And I noticed on your other post that you were listening to conference while you were "packing". What does that mean? Are you guys moving?

Amanda said...

So cute! I love the videos! Chris and I just spent the weekend with my cousin and his two boys. They are 2 years and 10 months. They act just like your two! It's adorable!