Friday, August 21, 2009

More funny quips

Another to add on to the funny things kids say...
Yesterday, as usual, Haiden and Hannah were arguing in the car. Hannah was calling him an idiot and that he was a stupid, smelly boy, and vice versa.
Finally, she got really mad and screams in her little girl voice..."Haiden...I'm going to rip you apart!!"
To which Haiden very calmly looks at her and said, "Hannah, you do not have the ability to do that. Only ninjas can do that."
Had to be there...
BTW, the fight ended right then.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Haiden is 6!


I can't believe it, but my baby boy (sorry Haiden, I meant big, manly boy) is 6 now!
Birthday festivities were held off on until this weekend because of our schedules and family schedules. The day started off stormy, the dogs both peed in the house this morning because they were terrified to go out in the thunder, lightning, and rain, and so the house smelled like pee and the last thing I wanted was anyone to come in!! Luckily, the storms passed and 30 minutes before the party, it stopped raining, cleared up, and the sun came out.

We kept it pretty low-key again this year...BBQ on the grill, cake, ice cream, swimming, horseshoes, ladder ball, etc.

Haiden was thrilled with his gifts: Star Wars battleships and Lego sets, a real robot, a few outdoor games, more Kinex, and he actually SCREAMED with happiness when he got his very own Wii Guitar Hero guitar!
Now that he's 6, he has some new interests, new "favorites" and new aspirations for the future.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A science teacher or explorer and a rock star (still has that in his list of hopes) and breakdancer.
Favorite sports: Baseball, karate, kickball.
Favorite foods: Mac and cheese, cheeseburgers.
Favorite friends: Aiden, Almarco, Fernando, Summer, Hannah (still lists sister as his best friend, how cute!).
Favorite color: Blue.
Favorite things to do: Play the Wii (Batman lego and Star Wars lego games, although he has been chronically grounded from both for what seems like forever), Guitar Hero, create things with Kinex and Legos, play with the ducks and go on nature walks, go to the zoo, go to the museum, play with friends, go to the Y.
Favorite subject in school: Science and math (funny that he lists math as his least favorite on the school questionnaires, yet at home he actually asks to do it!).
Some Haiden 6-year-old stats: 44-1/2 inches tall, 40 pounds. He would like me to add that he has muscles because he "works out" and that he is very fast and strong--especially fast now that he has his Sketcher lights shoes, thanks to Grandma Kim, since I refused to spend $65 on a pair of shoes for him!

The Funny Things Kids Say...

I know all parents have stories about funny things their kids have said and sometimes things aren't so funny to others as they are to us, but lately Haiden has been asking me "what did I say when I was little?" or they want more stories about what they did/said as babies/toddlers, so I decided to put together a little compilation of the latest and greatest:

Hannah is known for making up words or saying things in a really funny way. Here are a few of the most recent ones:
Snifflesnuppagus--Snuffalupagus (from Sesame Street)
Abby Fladaby--Abby Cadaby (also from SS)
Gorilla Bar--granola bar
Junior bug--June bug
Lotsaraptor--velociraptor

She has also decided recently that babies are no longer "stupid and ugly" which is what she has been saying up to this point. Upon meeting my cousin's baby Bella, she decided she now likes them and wants to be a "baby sitter" which means to her that she has the baby sit on her lap.

Haiden is one who tends to get a little emotional the more tired he gets. The other night was a late one and he started crying out of nowhere, and when I asked what was wrong, he said "I just want to go back to the olden days when I was 4!" and proceeded to cry some more. I never did find out what made him think of that, but it was so hard not to laugh when he said that.

When the presidential elections were going on, I overheard the kids talking in the bedroom while playing and heard Hannah say to Haiden "who you going to vote for Haiden?" and he answered "John McCain because he was a soldier, but he is old and crusty and he might die before I can vote for him (possibly true due to the fact that Haiden has 13 years to go before he can vote) president." Hannah paused, and a few seconds later, I heard her say "I'm voting for Fowack Ofama." I loved that they were discussing "politics" even during play time. :)

I'm sure I'll think of more, and again, I know it's not as funny secondhand, but I love being able to tell the kids stories about when they were younger, the silly things they said and did, so I need some sort of way to remember all of it!!