Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday

Mike put James down for a nap this afternoon. About 20 minutes later, he came wandering out (he can climb out of his crib and open his door now, which basically means my life is over) and said, “Mommy, I wake up now.” I said, “Oh, it’s time for a nap,” and he said, “Oh, man!” So, I picked him up and took him back to his room and asked him if he wanted me to sing him a song. He said yes, so I asked him which song. He said, “I wan Happy Dirsday.” So I sang Happy Birthday to James and he settled down and slept for 3 hours! Ever since his birthday last month, Happy Birthday has been his favorite song and he sings it all the time. He even sings it to the girls when we’re in the car. Genevieve thinks it’s funny and cute, but Analise gets really irritated and yells at him that it’s not her birthday. So, then he usually keeps singing it over and over to Analise. That’s the part that I think is funny.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Justin Timberlake

Last night we were watching an SNL rerun on tv. It was one where Justin Timberlake was the host and musical guest. Mike said, “Oh, this one is so funny.” So James looked over at the tv and saw Justin Timberlake performing Rock Your Body and said, “It’s Nate!” He was then running in and out of the room while it was on, but every time he saw Justin Timberlake he would say it again. “It’s Nate.”

Monday, December 15, 2008


We had our first snow of the season on Saturday. Every time we went outside, James would say, “It’s raining?” and I would say, “No, it’s snowing.” We went through this several times. Then he caught a snowflake on his hand and I said, “See, it’s snow,” and he said, “Oh! It’s raining snow!”

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sometimes it's hard to find things that are right in front of you

Mike told James to pick up his Toy Story figures. There was one left sitting on the floor right next to his foot. Mike said, “James, get that one right by your foot.” First he looked up towards the Christmas tree and the ceiling (the ceiling is exactly where Analise looks for things, too). So Mike said, “No, right next to your foot.” Then James took his shoe off and looked inside. I guess Mike should have told him to look right next to his shoe. After that, James walked around the Christmas tree and the ottoman looking for the toy and then sat down right next to it. So, then Mike had to go over and physically point to the toy for James to see where it was. James then picked up the toy and said, “Here it is Daddy!” Wow! Don’t call him Sherlock.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Beach Week

On Wednesday morning James and I were at home hanging out. I was cleaning and he was playing. He took all his clothes off (but not his diaper this time) and brought me his swim trunks. He said, “Help pwease,” so I helped him put them on. After a little while it was time to go get Genevieve from school, so I tried to put some warmer clothes on James. “No, I’n goin da beach,” was his reply. We really needed to leave, so I said, “Okay,” and grabbed some clothes to throw in the car for the errands we were going to do after picking up Genevieve. When we got to Genevieve’s school, her teacher, Mrs. Avery, opened the car door for Genevieve to get in. Genevieve shrieked and said, “James, you’re naked!” “No, I’n goin da beach,” he said. Then, he said, “Hi Mrs. Avery. I’n goin da beach.” She told him to have fun at the beach and he said, “Okay, I’n goin da beach!” It was pretty great. Genevieve and I had a good laugh in the car after that.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


So, the James Funny Story of the Week is about Halloween. The first house we went to was our next door neighbor. When Bob opened the door, James said,” Trick a treat, “ just like we had rehearsed and then said, “ Oh, I come in,” when he saw the bowl of candy. We didn’t explain to James that we weren’t actually going to go inside anyone’s house after we rang their doorbell and they opened the door. That is how it usually goes. Well, maybe not for missionaries, though. Anyway, after that, we when to trunk or treat at the church and James caught on really quickly to that whole thing. He said “trick a treat” and “tank you” at every car and looked into his pumpkin bucket in amazement after each piece of candy was dropped in. When we left the church, he said, “I get wots a canny in my punky!” He was so excited by all the candy that he kept opening a piece, but then would see another piece before he had eaten any and would open another and another. By the time we got home, his entire bucket was full of opened candy and lots of wrappers. Oh, and his costume. He was Winnie the Pooh, which he was really into. He kept saying, “I’n pooh bear, right here,” and would pat himself on the chest. All in all, it was a great night.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'n a baby

Genevieve asked, “James, are you a big boy?” James answered in a silly you sort of way, “ No, I’n a baby. I’n Baby James. I wike my baba an my binkie.”

Also, today when James woke up from his nap, I went in to get him and it was apparent that he had stripped down completely and slept in the buff. Luckily, he didn’t pee on anything this time. Funny guy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flu Shots

James has been having some kind of issue with his diaper being uncomfortable on his boy parts lately and whenever he is getting his diaper changed, he squirms around and says, “My pee pee’s ouchie Mommy.” We’ve been trying to figure out what’s going on with that but everything looks okay, so we haven’t been too worried about it. Then, yesterday we all went and got flu shots. Everyone got them in the arm except James who got his in the leg. When we got home, I took James in his room to change his diaper and he said, “My pee pee’s not ouchie anymore. My weg’s ouchie.” This has continued for every diaper change today, too.

One more quick story from this week: Yesterday, after we took Mike some lunch, Mike was saying bye to James and James said, “Bye Dad. Be good.” We had a good laugh and realized that we’re always saying that to James.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Anger Management

James has taken to yelling at everyone as his main form of communication this week and concentrates most of the yelling at Genevieve. So, anyway, I decided to take Genevieve and James to McDonald’s for lunch on Thursday, mostly as a reward for Genevieve because she was really brave getting eye drops at the eye doctor. So, James and I went to pick up Genevieve at school and as soon as she got in the car he yelled, “I’n gi’in fre fries Ge’vieve!” You would have thought Genevieve had wronged him in some way or told him that he was not getting french fries the way he told her off. Another favorite angry phrase is, “I’n doin’ a puzzle Mama!” Basically, he’s been randomly yelling at everyone about nothing in particular.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


James was calling me this afternoon when he woke up from his nap and when I opened the door he said, “I take my pants off and go pee pee.” Sure enough, he had taken his pants and diaper off and had peed on his bed. I asked him if he was ready to go pee pee on the potty and he said no. So, I told him he has to keep his diaper on to pee and he said, “Okay, mommy.” What a guy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sports Boy

Ummm . . . I’m trying to think of something funny James did this week. Oh, he did put on Analise’s old cleats and her pink and black baseball mitt. Then he got out a basketball and kicked it around the house while carrying a baseball in the mitt. He’s inventing his own crossover sport, I think.