Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maddie came to find me tonight and said in a high-pitched sober tone, "Mom, I have some bad news...every time I ask Lyndon to hold my hand and he won't, it breaks my heart."

I should receive a medal for holding in my laughter during perilous times such as these.

Out of the blue one day Maddie says, "I don't like aliens, they creep me out." o-kay. I wonder what she's been watching? Speaking of watching, her favorite show lately is "Phineas and Ferb". Am I crazy, or is that show really funny? I find myself laughing out loud at least 3 or 4 times each episode. ..."I know what we're gonna do today, Ferb!" Yes, I can even quote lines from it.

After Maddie and Lyndon were in bed Maddie came out, acting as the spokesperson for the two of them. They wanted some chocolate milk in a sippy. I told them if they could stay in bed for 10 minutes and NOT get out, even once, I would bring them up some chocolate milk. They agreed and I closed the door. After about a minute I hear Maddie say, "Lyndon! NO! Don't do it! She really wont' bring us any milk if you go out!! STOP!" He must have listened because he didn't come out. So 10 minutes passed and true to my word, I opened their bedroom door with 2 sippies of chocolate milk. As soon as I walked in Maddie turned to Lyndon with a smile and said, "See what I mean, Lyndon?". I can really get used to this Maddie enforcer girl.

Lyndon was sitting at the island eating and out of the blue said, "ah-poo-dee-zee" and then lets out a big laugh. What? I'm clueless. So I asked him to repeat himself. Again, he says, "ah-poo-dee-zee". I'm still not catching it so I turn to his interpreter, Maddie. "Maddie, what did he just say?" "Oops-a-daisy". Oh, of course.

Thank goodness for Maddie. She's helps me out all day deciphering Lyndon's words. She's right pretty much every time. I should start paying her by the hour.

So here's what we've been doing this summer...
turning on the hose and playing in the water. Sadly though, even the water from the hose is warm.
(it's been over 100 degrees for something like over 50 days now. It's sickening.)

classic Maddie.

classic Lyndon.

This is how the fun ended... Maddie thought she saw an ant.


Kellie DeMille said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE Phinneas and Ferb. I think I look forward to it more than the kids. I love that Bowling for Soup plays their theme song, it's too funny. The kids look all grown up, is Maddie going to preschool this year? We are trying a co-op preschool with Tyson. Gotta love these late birthdays that miss the cut off and can't go to school for 2 more years!

The McGraths said...

cute pictures!

The Laing Gang said...

We love Phinneas and Ferb here at our house too! The other day Ashley asked me who I like better...Phinneas or Ferb. I just couldn't decide!

Erin Cannon said...

Phineas and Ferb are AWESOME! That and the Imagination Movers. My favorite episode has a incredibly clever song about Nemesis'? How do you make that word plural? Anyhoo, we sing it regularly! Thank goodness for those imaginative Disney Playhouse people.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

I love those stopped water images, and I love her fear of the ant. My daughter has the same fear! I don't know why I don't just send my kids outside with the hose, what a great idea!

Mylie said...

I love all the things they've said and done. That's a great idea. I usually just post pictures and put descriptions that occur to me. I'm so bad about documenting the things they've said and done.