Sunday, February 20, 2011

can't get enough.

It's been awhile since I've recorded any Maddie and Lyndon-isms. But it's time...

Maddie went out to eat with Jonathon before they went to the Daddy-Daughter dance. She ordered fettuccine alfredo and just as she took the first bite she said, “Well, there goes my diet.”

Lyndon and I were reading a book called “The Trouble with Cauliflower”. After reading that Mortimer the Koala didn’t like cauliflower because it made him have bad luck the next day, Lyndon turned to me with a with a very serious tone and said, “Cauliflower makes my big toe hurt. That's why I don't like eating it." I wonder what all the other food he doesn't eat does to him?

Maddie watched a music video of Taylor Swift where she was wearing a beautiful long flowing gown. Throughout the entire song she kept saying, “I love that dress! Oh! It’s so pretty. I have to have that dress!” Fast forward about 2 weeks after she saw the video We’re driving when she hears that same Taylor Swift song on the radio. She immediately recognized it and after about 30 seconds I hear from the back seat, "I just can't get that dress out of my mind!"

Throughout the day Lyndon will frequently tenderly cup my chin with his hand and say, "I love you, Mom." How lucky am I?

I made a weekly schedule for Maddie and Lyndon. Maddie checks and follows it religiously. On Thursdays I usually clean the floors, bathrooms, etc so I put a little cleaning sticker on her Thursdays. The first Thursday since I put her chart up she saw the sticker and wanted to know what she had to do. I gave her a few chores (some that she already does) and she got to work. It took all of about 10 minutes and then she was finished. But that night she asked me, "What’s tomorrow?” “Friday”, I replied. Then with a very long over-dramatic sigh she said, “Oh good, cause cleaning day was awful!" Pa-lease.

Lyndon must have learned about saying "I forgive you" on some show because for about 2 weeks now whenever I say sorry or if I do something he may not entirely like he says to me, “That's okay Mom, I forgive you". Gee thanks, Lyndon.

Maddie loves to study things out and make notes. Here’s one of her papers she was making notes on while she was studying the American Girl Doll catalog. I know it's not much to the outside on-looker but she fascinates me.

We were checking out at Whole Foods and the cashier couldn’t get enough of Maddie and Lyndon. She kept talking to them, asking questions etc. We were getting ready to leave and she got out 2 stickers. She handed Maddie the turtle and then holding out the sticker to Lyndon said, “And here, you can have the octopus”. Faster than she could get out the word octopus he replied, “Uh, that’s a squid.” Thank you Baby Einstein for teaching my kids about sea creatures because I had to go home and look at google pictures to see if he was correct!

The other night as I was coming in to tuck her in bed she asked me to bring her a pen because “she had to make a quick note”. I brought her the pen and she immediately started writing something on a piece of paper. Before I left she showed me what it said…”Mom, I (heart) you sooooooooooooo much”. Awww, I heart you too, Maddie.

In Primary a couple of weeks ago Sister Munzer was doing sharing time. She asked the whole Primary, “What are some things we do in an order?” Apparently all Lyndon heard was “order” so what does he raise his hand and say? "McDonalds Happy meal!" That’s my boy.


Sheryl Bullock said...

Ha! These are great! Especially the McDonald's order comment in primary! I love that you love the simple things, I'm that way too. Sometimes all I need is an Ellie giggle to get me through the day:).


Kellie DeMille said...

Wow, those two sure keep you on your toes! I agree with Maddie, cleaning days are awful! Even just 10 minutes of cleaning ruins my day :) Baby Einsteins are the best. One of Tyson's first words was Bassoon due to meet the orchestra! I love the "order" placed in primary: priceless!