Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Alex: Mama, what do babies eat when they're in your tummy?
Me: Whatever I eat.
Alex: So, if you eat pizza, the baby eats pizza!
Me: Well, sort of.
Me: Well, the baby has a tube, called a cord, attached to its Mom and to its belly button, and the food goes through there.
Alex: Then why do Daddies have belly buttons too, they don't feed babies?
Me: Aah... no, the tube just goes to the baby's belly button. That's why people have belly buttons. Daddies have belly buttons because they used to eat through tubes in their Mom's tummies when they were babies.
Alex: So what happens to the cord after the baby is born?
Me: Well, the doctor cuts it off.
Alex: What about the end that is attached to the Mom? Does he cut that part too?
Me: Umm... well, that comes out when the baby does.
(At this point I'm starting to think I'm walking into a trap of sorts...)
Alex: Does the baby breathe when the Mommy breathes?
Me: Yes, and eats and sleeps... that's how the baby grows.
Alex: What else do you have to do to grow a baby?
(Uh oh... here it comes...)
Me: Well, exercise, drinking lots of water, getting lots of rest...
(yes, I chickened out)
The room is starting to close in on me at this point (I'll admit it, discussing certain topics does not come naturally to me) so I say "Alex, it's bedtime so you can ask me one more question and then I'm going to go." (oh don't look at me like that... if I don't limit his bedtime questions, I'm in there for hours)
Alex hesitates for a minute and you can almost see the wheels turning in his head. Then he says...
Insert ominous drumroll here...
"Mama... where does Santa Claus buy his red suit and hat?"
Go ask your Daddy!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
So I'm dedicating this post to those bloggers out there who think that they had a long winter and are grateful that spring is finally here (you know who you are!) cause right now I am JEALOUS!!!!!!!
Connor traipsing through our front yard on this lovely spring day!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
I've had a couple of really productive nights, which has spurred me on a bit, and got the creative juices flowing again (see my other blog http://bcandabcroppers.blogspot.com/ ) if you're interested. So when Alex asked me today if he could scrapbook again, I thought, "What the heck". I figure if I get them started young, they'll develop a lifelong love of the hobby and I'll have a steady source of crop buddies. :) Alex showing off his page... and Connor showing off his album! He's pretty proud of it. It has an imprint of Mickey Mouse on the cover, but you can't really tell in the photo.
$%#&... I hate when I turn the camera to take videos! Grr...
Connor waved to Cory and said "Bye bye, Daddy". Then Kirstin, looking right at Connor, waved back! It was so cute. We got all excited and over-reactive, and said "Connor, you just taught Kirstin how to say 'bye-bye'!"
So, if you're charmed by clips of babies being coached to do spontaneous things by parents who missed it on film the first time around... tilt your head and enjoy! :)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I have to say, I'm very pleased with how our portraits turned out! :)
Our family of 5! :)