Monday, August 13, 2012

Baby, baby, baby steps ohhhh...

Why is it that 2-3 weeks in blog world seems like 2-3 years?
It hasn't really been that long since I've blogged.
It's been 2 weeks. It feels like an eternity.
And then a week or so before that... I think.
I'm not really anti blog. I'm anti computer?? Possibly anti social?
But I've missed all my "sweet friends" here in blog land.
I have a lot of "volunteer work" I do on the computer, 
so I haven't been able to keep away from it entirely... unfortunately!
But I've had plenty of good conversations the past 3 weeks to keep me busy.
I'm not entirely back, just....hmmmm... touching base? Taking baby, baby, baby steps...ohhhh...
Hopefully you enjoy these real life conversations I've had lately with my 3 babies...
These are the conversations and things that keep me busy..."otherwise!"

I always like to keep a record of the odd conversations I have with my kids that make me 
chuckle to myself. Usually I let all my facebook friends in on them...
and usually they are enjoyed by all.

The scenario~ Jada has been sucking on those 2 fingers since she was six months old.
The Conversation~
Me: Get you're fingers out of your mouth, girl."
She shook her head no. 
Jada: It's my fingers Mommy. You dont tell where my fingers wanna go. 
It's a fun place in my mouth and my fingers wanna go there. See look!
~and proceeded to show me her fingers dancing around on her tongue~

The Scenario~Jada BUGGING us non-stop to go buy crap from the dollar store
The Conversation~
Jada: Mom can you plllleaaassse take me to the dollar store? I needa get stuff for me 
and Wesley's party. I need balloons and candy and a skeleton head and a dragon.
Me: What party?

The Scenario~Random, She's three. And cute. What can I say?
The Conversation~
Leila: Mom are you a girl superhero?
Me: No
Leila: Yes you am.
Me: I am? ok.
Leila: Yay! I'm telling Jada you a girl superhero!

The Scenario ~Leila sniffing my cheek
The Conversation~
Leila:  Ewwwww. You smell like stink. You gotta take a bath!
Me: I took a shower today.
Leila: Mmmmm you smell good!

Ever since he was around the age of 4, people would stop me everywhere...
or I'd hear them whispering "Hey, he looks like that kid from home alone."
Wesley actually acts like him too...IN THAT MOVIE!
The attitude. The complaining. The boredom. ALL OF IT! 
But I love him. Of course.

The Scenario~Wesley studying up non-stop online preparing for our trip to Six Flags last week.
The Conversation~
Wesley: When I go to theme parks, its like I make a movie in my head. Like, for example, 
when I go on the American Eagle I imagine I'm forced into a different dimension and a 
giant eagle is chasing me.
Me: oh yeah?
Wes: mmmmm hmmmmm

The Scenario: Leaving Six Flags later that week in tears.
The Conversation~
Wesley:  I wish Six Flags was my home.  All I have is my dog and my tv and my computer 
and DS and outside."   ( as if the rest of the kids in the world have their own six flags)
Me: You forgot your Wii and Netflix in your room.
(That conversation went over real well, by the way)

Thanks for stopping by! Seriously!
And Thanks SO much to everyone who has left me encouraging notes!
I'm looking forward to coming back to blogging "full time" soon!

For MORE conversations I have with my kids, click on   Kids and Conversation!
And if you've never read my Poop Post on the page, ya gotta!



Kelly said...

I seriously WAS SO stinking HAPPY to see you write a post. I miss you SO much girlfriend.

Kerrie said...

it seems like everyone is taking a blogging break! And I know what you mean, I miss one day and I feel like it's been a week an no one will remember me haha

Niken said...

I'm glad to have you here for this baby steps :) and when you get back full time, i'll be here.

my favorite is the one with Leila telling you that you smell good

Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

I just loved this. =D
You are so wonderful Julie!
Hope you're having a great day!

Sarah said...

Hahaha Kids are awesome!!! I'm a new follower, and I hope you come back full time soon :)

Kayla @ Inspired Kreations said...

I have missed you tons! haha ;) welcome back!

Angela said...

Love this! Those conversations are too cute, and now you have them written down to laugh at later...too funny!

Jana Faith said...

I love conversations with children! Those are awesome. Kids are so random and honest. <3 that!

CleverPlumage (Hillery Sawyer) said...

So darn cute!

Makes me miss when I was a full time babysitter during university. The little boys I kept said amazing and inspiring things! Well, they were just plum amazing really! Little boxes of truth and wisdom.

Kids are so refreshing, honest, and just plain beautiful. I love that you like to keep up with the conversations you have with your babies and that you share them too. (:

Anonymous said...

I have missed your posts!! Love the conversations that are so random with kids! Mine keep me laughing too. By the way, your kids are so adorable!

TicoTina said...

I took a forced blogging break without internet for ONE week and it sucked butt. definitely happy to see you checking back in and totally humored by your goober children =)

Natalie Seider said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I just wanted to let you know that you do not need an SLR camera to take good pictures. The park pictures were taken with an SLR, but this post was taken with an old Kodak point and shoot {}

meghan said...

i go into anti-computer moods every once in a while. i've been in one the last was nice i must say.

and thanks for sharing the kiddo conversations. they're some of my favorite things to read. i can't wait to see what my kids say to me one day...i'll absolutely have to share. i wish i could share conversations from students, because sometimes those are just as funny!

No(dot dot)el said...

Those are some great quotes. Especially Jada and her fingers, ha ha "you don't tell my fingers where to go" Seriously, that is so funny. I love the things that children say, it's one of my all time favorite things about going back through old blogs, to read some quotes from my kiddos. Glad to see a baby step ;)

K said...

Just found your blog, and I'm loving it. Your kids are adorable! My daughter is going to be like Jada and her fingers...she sucks on her knuckle. Looking fwd to following along.

Stop by and say hello!
-K @

Bonnie said...

Sometimes, a blogging break is necessary. Life gets in the way! I used to blog every day. Then it became every other day. Now I stick with once a week. It works for me. Do what feels comfortable! :)
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Alexis [Living the WifeStyle] said...

Hey girl! I'm stopping by from the blog hop. I'm one of the co-hosts! Thanks for linking up!

I hope you're having an awesome day! :)


Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

you're such a cute mom! your kiddos are precious and you and the hubs make a sweet couple :) thanks for checking out my blog earlier! like I said on your about me page, I'm the newest, coolest follower :) ok, maybe I didn't say coolest....but I am.

The Preppy Student said...

great pictures! I totally agree even missing one day in the blogsophere feels like I missed so long! Have a happy Tuesday and be sure to check out my giveaway ending very soon. BTW I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog!

Alyson @Eisley Rae said...

I love your kids & I've never met them. Hysterical. Wesley actually sounds so much like Brookelyn. Too funny. I've missed reading your posts!

RedRoseVintage said...

Found you on the blog hop! Pretty much love your blog! ;)
xo sandra

Cassidy said...

I am a regular at taking long blog breaks! I get too sucked in if I don't. Haha Love your random conversations with your kiddos. I so wished I had documented more of mine with my kids. Guess its never too late to start! Thanks for the great read :D

Sherry Williams said...

Adorable photos, Leila is so cute!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. You are quite gorgeous yourself!

Daisy said...

Hahaha, kids do say the funniest things. What a great idea for a post though, might do this myself sometime soon.
Thanks for visiting my boggy blog. I've added myself to your followers :)

Emily Spark said...

Haa! Too cute! The things kids say! I know what you mean, you take a week or two off you miss so much because everything is pretty much constant and instantaneous. A break, whether intentional or not, is always a good thing!

Helen said...

Yay! You're back-ish. You're kids are so adorable!

Lindsay said...

Yay! I've missed your posts so much! These cracked me up and oh my, he does look like the kid from Home Alone!

Annmarie Pipa said...

welcome back! and a fun post!! your kids are beautiful.

N|MΛRIE said...

Hahah! This post seriously cracked me up. I'm super interested in what my little one will be like when she's older, and wonder about the strange convos we'll have. She's already getting sassy at 8 months! Haha! And I always feel like missing a few days feels like a few weeks, so I'm right there with ya!

-Nicole @

Jen | Our Happy Family said...

Your family is so cute!! I'm equally unsocial :)

Happy Little Feet said...

What a beautiful family. Very funny.
Happy Little Feet

Mom of A and a said...

Love it! Especially love the you-smell-bad-then-you smell-good conversation!!
Visiting you from the Mommy Brain Mixer. I am now a follower. Do visit my blog when you have the time!

Monica said...

These stories are so sweet and I LOVE all the photos of your beautiful family! So glad to be following you via the hop..I will be back for me. Would love for you to check my blog out if you have a chance.

Amanda @ Life, Experience Needed said...

I love the things kids say!!

Thanks for linking up with the Mommy Brain Mixer

Camille said...

I have times when I need to relax and recharge from being online too. :)

Those conversations are absolutely priceless!! I will definitely go check out this Poop Post you speak of LOL.

Cassie {} said...

Oh my, I LOVE THESE!! hahaha. SO funny! I'm SO glad you linked up to the Mommy-Brain Mixer and I can't wait to see what you have in store for next Thursday! ;)

Mitha Komala said...

lovely pictures! the convos with your adorable kids are just funny! <3

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