It was the first day of school for Nicole and Corinne yesterday. They were very excited and when they came home they told me about all of the fun that they had. Nicole is especially excited to be in 5th grade...the oldest in the school. Her teacher told the class all about the fun things that they will do this year. The ski trip was what really caught her attention! Corinne is excited to learn cursive and says they will start today. Claire turned two months old on Tuesday. She is starting to smile a lot and is still just the sweetest little baby. She had her checkup on Monday. She weighed 9 lb. 3 oz., which at two months is exactly one ounce bigger than Nicole weighed when she was born!
Paige turned 5 years old a week and a half ago. We had a fun monkey party complete with a monkey cake...(remind Nancy to keep her day job if she ever thinks she can make it as a cake decorator!) Paige is so excited for kindergarten and can't understand why she has to wait a week longer than her sisters for the first day of school. Especially since I've been telling her for a year that she could go to school when she is 5. I guess I should have been more specific...5 years and 3 weeks! We love our Paigie bug!!
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Out of the Mouths of Babes
Matt to kids: "I'm just being facetious." Corinne: "What's facetious?" Matt: "It means sarcastic." Corinne:"Well then just say 'sarcastic'! Why make it complicated? I mean, that's like, why would you say Czechoslovakia when you could just say Kentucky?!" (7/14/12)
Claire: "Grandpa, I want milk." Grandpa: "How do you spell milk?" Claire: Looks at grandpa for a minute and then says, "You tip it!". I'm sure she was wondering why he wanted to know how you "spill" milk. (7/8/12)
"Mom, when I yawn my eyes get sad." Claire, age 3 (3/14/12)
Paige: "Guess what happened at lunch today?!" Corinne: "Lady Gaga came?" Paige: "No. Better! My chocolate milk tasted like pink milk!!" (3/13/12)
"If we had to leave our house and could only bring 4 things I would bring: food, water, a guy who makes electric things work, and the wii." --Paige, age 8 (3/9/12)
"I really wish I had a different mom. One that's nice." ---Claire, age 3 (9/18/11) OUCH!!
5 y/o friend: "My brother's friend is scared of trees and branches." Spencer: "That's crazy!" Friend: "He thinks there's scary stuff in them." Spencer: "Like what?" Friend: "Porcupines" Spencer: "And mini-dragons?" Friend: "Yeah." (9/13/11)
I am a mother of five, a wife of one, a lover of great books, dark chocolate and good friends. I used to be a nurse, but now I spend my days as a doctor, chauffeur, chef, secretary, referee, tutor.....did I mention I have five kids??