Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Guess he won't be the next Steve Jobs!

Last night, we were eating dinner and talking. Andrew was having a tough time with dinner... we were torturing him with pizza - sausage pizza - his favorite! Andrew spent most of dinner saying things like "I don't like pizza" and "I don't like sausage" and so on.

We ignored it and moved on to our delicious pizza! Brandyn was telling me about this cool marketing class he took on how to market you school.

Brandyn: "They were talking a lot about key words that people type into Google...."
Andrew: "Google? I don't like Google."

Apparently we are NOT raising the next Steve Jobs.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Substitute Parenting

Last night Brandyn and I both had to work late. So we asked our friend Christi if she could pick up Andrew after day care. She and her 3-year-old Dane picked Andrew up and took him home for dinner. Christi fed my "mom curiosity" by texting me that the boys were having fun, sending me a picture of them eating dinner... and my favorite... an email entitled "Hope my parenting techniques are ok with you"... with the following picture attached!

Andrew and Dane playing in puppy Stella's cage. HILARIOUS! Thanks for taking good care of my kid Christi!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What Andrew wants to be when he grows up

This morning as I was getting ready for work, Andrew was turning on and off the light in the bathroom (driving me crazy, but keeping himself occupied, so I let him!). He was starring at the lights so intensely, watching them, so I joked with him and asked if he was going to be an engineer when he grows up. He starred at me and said "Huh Mom?" So then I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. I asked if he wanted to be a teacher like Dada. He responded with...

"I want to be a big Man like Dada. I want to be a Man."

Andrew, age 2.5, wants to be a Man when he grows up. ;)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Andrew's Work

This morning on our car ride to school, I asked Andrew what was going on today.

A: Mama go to work. Dada no at work, Dada on a trip. Andrew go to work too.
Me: Oh, really? What are you going to do at work?
A: Play. Play with my people.
Me: Your "people"? Who are your people.
A: Sarah and Heidi. (Sisters who Andrew talks about, a lot). Sarah my best friend.
Me: Oh, Sarah is your best friend.
A: No, no Sarah. Heidi. Heidi my best friend.

That sounds like a fabulous day at work to me!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Time Outs

We recently took a fantastic family vacation with my parents and my brother and his family - including Andrew counsin Evey. Andrew loves Evey, but is not used to playing with an independant 5 year old who loves to direct playtime. A couple of times he got annoyed by Evey's instructions on how to move his animal, which ended in his hitting Evey out of frustration. We followed with appropriate time out and lots of words about how you don't hit, etc.

Last night, while Andrew was laying in bed talking himself to sleep, we hear "Huggy (his favorite Lovey/stuff animal), no hit Andrew. You time out."

Apparently... he got the message.

My Brandyn

Andrew recently learned our first names. While he still addresses us by Mama and Dada, he understand that we have other names too. This morning he was talking about "My Brandyn" (which really sounds like "My Bannen). So cute!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ride 'Em Cowboy!!

This weekend we drove to Fresno to spend time with Brandyn's family. Its was a jam packed visit with a trip to Storyland, nail painting party for my niece's birthday, lots of playtime with cousins, date night with my brother and sister in law (thanks to Grandma C), and finishing it off with Vintage Days at Fresno State.

The campus was packed with students food and game booths. The highlight of the day (besides the free cupcakes!), the pony rides! I'll admit, I did NOT think my shy guy would be into them. Not only did he like it, he was begging to ride!