Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Handsome Boys!

First - I love the new tag going around to put out the 6th picture in the 6th folder on your computer...so here is mine!

This is June 2006 (we did not have a digital camera when Claire was first born) - Claire was 2½ and Owen was in my belly! This is one of my favs of her in her cute bathing suit outside playing in the sprinkler....as you can see Claire had the attitude at an early age =)....so sweet, look at those legs!!

This is a perfect transition into the latest hilarious story about Claire....

In the car after school...
Claire: "Mama, I got hit in the nose today by a boy"
Mama: "Are you okay? Did it bleed?"
Claire: "No, I am fine...Elijah did it."
Some background: Last week when we went to see them at the park, her teacher was telling me that Claire and Elijah are always at it and he is always hitting her or something and then she usually retaliates. She has to keep them apart, but they always end up together somehow.

Mama: "Did you tell the teacher?"
Claire: "Yes."
Mama: "Did he get in trouble?"
Claire: "Yes, she took us both and told us that we do not need to play together anymore since we cannot play nice."
Mama: "Claire I do not want you to play with him anymore. You need to play with someone else and stay out of trouble. You do what teacher told you and I better not hear that you are doing it again, do you understand?"
Claire: "Yes Mama..." long pause..... "...but sometimes he is really handsome."

Mom and I laughed so hard under our breaths. Now it all makes sense. I called Shane later to tell him about this hilarious convo, yet he did not seem as amused....

In other Owen related news...
  • Owen has lost his shoes (new ones).
  • Ruined the dry erase board with a permanent marker.
  • Learned to stand on the end table and then leap head first into the couch...after telling him numerous times to stop, I spanked him on his butt, brought him to huge alligator tears...but when I walked off, they stopped and he proceeded to come up behind me, hit me on the rear and say "Bad Mama".
  • Bust his lip 3 times in one week.
  • Develop an insane fear of shopping baskets, specifically Hobby Lobby ones, and I am now that Mom that pushes a screaming child around the store.
  • Finally master that left cross just high enough to punch his sister.

I am sure there is more to tell, but I must go as I hear him right now feeding the dogs...equals grabbing handfuls from the dog food bag and throwing the food at the bowls.

Since I have a pic of my little flirt Claire...here is the 6th picture of the 6th folder picture in the folders after we got our new digital camera for Christmas after big O was born =). This is December 2006 - Owen was just 4 months old and Claire was 2...look at those eyes!!!


morewineplease said...

I love the Claire story! That is perfect, and just like a girl!

Harris Family said...

I seriously LOVE your family! I want to be in the car on the ride home from school or at your house all day while you are home with Owen! I think my stomach muscles would hurt from laughing so freakin hard! Your kids are awesome and I whole heartedly admire your honesty!

Maggie said...

I am CRACKING UP!!!! First at Claire, then at Owen!!! =) Our boys are SO much alike!! LOL

The Heckathorns said...

LMAO! Your daughter is too cute! In her future, I see a dad and a little brother following her on dates. :)

Don't you love two year old boys? My son tried to empty my silverware drawer...so I went to put everything back in and when I came back to the office, he was STANDING in my computer chair, trying to type...with a hand on the mouse. All he could say was "I got it mama!" HAHA!

p.s. Be careful that he doesn't figure out that he can take a book and smack his big sister in the back of the head to get her attention. Oh, yeah...fun stuff. ;)

Kristy said...

I love the pictures! So funny.
I have a tip to get the permanent marker off, if you still have the board.... try tracing over the marker with a dry erase marker and then erasing it when it is still damp. (I had a sub write on my classroom board with permanent marker once!)

**Keira just climbed beside me and pointed at the side picture of Owen. She said, "Is that Ben?" (family friend) I said no. She said, "Well who is that man?"
MAN?????? Ha Ha!!

Tara Caire said...

omg... I'm laughing so hard! I love those kids! I would have loved to hear shanes reaction! Owen saying bad mama made me spit out my wine! LOL so funny

Lane said...

That is just the best story!! You will have to remember that when she starts to date! Can't wait for Friday! :)

Brittney said...

LOVE the picture of big O and hig big baby blues! So cute! I also think your pumpkin patch pictures turned out great...how could they not with such a cute pair of baby uggs!!!!!

We had so much fun...can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!

Carolyn said...

LOL I love the Claire story, she is a total flirt/tomboy/girly girl mess it sounds like!!! So funny!!

Brooke Bertalan said...

And it begins. Poor Shane! He is not going to be cool about this at all.

I love the way Owen feeds the dogs! Haha. He is hysterical!

Lindsey said...

Such precious stories! Love it! And I love your blog!

Toia said...

This is my first time visitng and I love the colors and the layout on your blog.

Hollie said...

funny story!
and I could just pinch those little legs in that picture! adorable!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Great story! That reminds me of Clayton and his first kiss at school. I can't believe how fast they grow up!

Jessica said...

O my stars!!! I have to see this handsome boy!! Can wait to ask Claire about Elijah - Girl talk!!!!!