The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Dinner Goodies

Planned menu: Peppercorn crusted Filet Mignon with Port Sauce, Creamy Parmesan Orzo, and Peppery Green Beans. Mmmmmmm.

Actual menu: Red Baron Taco Pizza. Mm-hmm.

But, when such lovely conversation accompanies the meal, who really cares what you're eating. Examples? You want examples, eh? Well, lucky for you, I'm right here at my blog... blogging, you know.

Punk: It's spicy! It's too spicy!!
Dadders: Do you want some sauce on it?
Punk: Yeah.
Me: Yes, please.
Punk: Yes, please.
(Aaron dumps a blop of Ranch on Punk's plate and we all carry on.)

Punk (has finished his first piece of pizza, indicates remaining blop): Mom... Can I lick this off my plate?
Me: No.
Punk: Oh. ... Can I have another piece of pizza then?
(Aaron, smirking, gets another slice for him and we all carry on.)

Pea (whining): Uuuuunnnn! Uuuuuunnnngh!!!!!!!! Gab-kih pleee.
(I hand her a napkin.)
Punk: I'm not getting messy because I'm holding this by the breast.
Me: Uuuuh? What, Honey?
Punk: I'm not getting dirty because I'm holding this by the BREAST!
Me: Oh. You're holding it by the crust?
Punk: Yes. I'm holding it by the cccrrrruuusssttt.
Me: Mm-hmm.

After dinner:
Punk: Can we play a game?
Dadders: Sure. What do you want to play, Punk?
Punk: I wanna play... mmm... CHECK-UPS!!!!
Dadders: Hmm. Can you show me?
(Punk indicates the box of games he received for Christmas--includes Old Maid, Tic-Tac-Toe, Dominoes, and...)
Dadders: Oh, you want to play checkers?
Punk: Yeah! Yeah! I wanna play CHECKERS!!! ... Pea can't play. She's too leetle.

The other day:
Punk: Mom, when I was 2, I was brown like Pea. When she turns 3, she'll turn white like me.

That should be interesting!!!


Anonymous said...

nice...I'm going to be posting a conversation between Ellie and Samuel that I eavesdropped on today. Hilarious!

Ranch makes everything better. Love, Denise

Anonymous said...

That is cute-the conversations of little people and their close approximations of words are priceless!
Julie L

Missy said...

haven't been by in a while. that's pretty darn cute!!

Blu and Darbi said...

lol Isn't it neat to get a glimpse into your kids' minds when they say things like this?! Love it!!

Darbi :)

Anonymous said...

Love the holding of the breast. Hilarious.


Salome's Mom said...

Very funny! Love the conversation.


Tasha said...

Gotta love dinnertime!

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  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued