My boys have been busy little dudes. They are growing up so fast…Elijah is full on talking and says the funniest stuff, and Levi is just starting to talk a bit. I should really keep a notebook of the stuff Elijah says, because I am going to want to remember it. I post them on my personal facebook page every now and then, so here are a few of those..
My conversation with Elijah over dinner (I was trying to get him to eat salad)…
“Hey Elijah, why don’t you try some of this….it’s rhino food” (cause hes obsessed with rhinos)
“No mommy, rhinos no eat that, rhinos eat grass.”
“Of course they eat that…and how did you know rhinos eat grass?”
“uhh mommy… rhinos just eat grass and cheese”
I was trying to get Elijah to clean up his toys and he says to me…”No mommy, I don’t want to clean up, I want to talk to you” “What do you want to talk to me about” “I want to talk about how I have a little butt and you have a big butt.”
So I’m just finishing up my third and final load of laundry when Elijah comes running up to me and yells “Mommy! Poop everywhere! Poop on mommy’s bed, poop on the floor, poop on brother…come, follow me!”
That last ones brings me to my biggest headache of the month (last few months really). I’m not going to get into details because I don’t want my boys to still talk to me when they’re teenagers, we’ve been having some serious potty related issues with both boys. I feel like my house is a toilet and have to do a TON of laundry every day. Not fun.
Anyway, Levi just says a few random words here and there, but he does have one funny “converation”. I guess whenever I answer the phone I say “Hey baby” (if its Adam, which 90% of the time it is). Levi has picked up on that, and when he plays with toy phones he always says “hey baby” instead of hello. It’s adorable, although I can never get it him to do it when I want to show someone.
Normally I would insert our monthly video here, but I haven’t been able to make it. I have always used Windows Live Movie Maker to make them and it has always worked like a charm. Now suddenly it won’t work at all. It uploads my clips and plays audio but shows a black screen. I’ve uninstalled, reinstalled, googled my brains out, tried three different video converters… I’m about to throw my computer across the room. When I get it figured out I will come add it to the post (I won’t let you d0wn Maureen!), but in the meantime, if someone has a suggestion of another free movie maker (or even a paid one at this point) then I would really appreciate a recommendation.
What else? Well, Adam and I have been sucked into Downton Abbey. I had never watched it (or knew anything about it) until I was going through the link ups at the “Hey Girl” link party and every tenth one mentioned that show. I decided that it had to be good and sweet talked Adam into watching the pilot with me. That was last week, now we are nearly done with season two. I have to give Adam props for watching it with me every night, cause it’s not the manliest show around. It’s not crazy girly or anything, but it’s not The Walking Dead either. I think he just likes the ridiculous things that Granny says, haha.
This month we finally met up with a financial consultant and started some investing. This month last year we paid off our house, and then we declared the rest of 2012 “the year of spending”. We had been living so cheaply and putting all of our money toward the house for so long that we had quite a list of things we wanted to buy after the mortgage was gone. So we built a garage and a fence, Adam bought a truck, guns, and spearfishing equipment (hes such a boy), and I got a new fancy camera. Don’t worry, we didn’t break our rules…we paid cash for everything. We agreed that as soon as 2013 rolled around we were going to get serious again and start investing. So we did, and now we basically have a mortgage again. But it feels good to be saving for our future, even if it means firing up the ‘ol coupon clipping scissors.
So with that, here are my favorite pics for February. I have a severe picture and video shortage this month because of the potty training. Elijah is usually naked from the waist down (less accidents that way) and I hesitate to snap a ton of pictures of him that he is just going to hate later.
And in case you missed any posts this month (the shame!) then here are links to them all. All six of them :)