Friday, December 28, 2012

This Christmas, we had some moments of laughter which will be fondly remembered by us all. These boys keep us in constant laughter, it's true, but even the adults in this small party were entertaining this year!
A few funnies I can recall at present:

  • Quote-a-thong... that's right. In all innocence it was an attempt to say "quote-a-thon" AND/OR "quote-along". But still. Thank you Ankie Tae.
  • "Oh look, sexy underwear" I exclaimed as I opened my stocking stuffers, only to hear the echo from my 2 year old. He then proceeded to wear them on his head.
  • Krista, Lisa and I were discussing the list of our favorite Christmas songs, including "Mary did you know", and particularly the works from Kathy Mattea. I remarked at how deeply moved I always am by her version of "Mary had a little lamb".
  • Krista was busy being industrious and making some scrumptious candy cookies. Her hands were immersed in cookie dough when the timer on the over went off, so she asked, "Can you please get the diaper out of the oven?" Poor thing... I think she's been traumatized by this household of little people.

Cool like my Auntie

Tiger and Ankie Tae

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Photos from Christmas Day, 2012


Sunshine Bear!

Daddy loves Baby Lochlan!

Devany, Mommy and Stink

Devany giving kisses

Daddy and Bundle having fun on the new trike!

Christmas presents are serious business.

Man loves to read!

My Lion!

Paugie face!

Lion gettin' some lovin'.

Lochlan telling Daddy about his day.

I love you beautiful boy.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Scrawny grows up...

Declan, 2 weeks old

Declan, 15 months

Baby steps

Declan just climbed onto the couch where Lochlan is perched up on a pillow. He sidled up to his baby brother, nose to nose and patted his little head. Then, he rubbed his lips against Lochlan's cheeks (Declan's version of a kiss) and said, "Bebe". He loves his lil' brother and it melts my heart! Paugie is always up for a good snuggle.

As I followed the sound of silence this afternoon (never a good sound in this household) I discovered Madigan "taking a dump" on the back porch. I was rather aghast and said, "Madigan, what are you doing?" He said, in a rather matter-of-fact manner, "pooping on the porch." "Why?", I said. "The girls [Scotties] poop on the porch." "Yes, but they get spanked for pooping on the porch, because they are naughty little girls. You need to go in the toilet ONLY. Do you understand?" Befuddled, he finally agreed that such activity would be restricted to the restroom in the future. Oy! Such reasoning this boy this has!

I finally had the good sense to move the snack food containers down to "man level" so that they can help themselves whenever they are so inclined. It has made for a lot less trips back and forth to the pantry for Mommy. They help themselves to walnuts, almonds and raisins anytime they please. They are praying that the chocolate chips end up on the same shelf!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Kitchen Staff

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The McPeople, 2012

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Be still my beating heart

Lochlan, my lion, don't ever stop smiling!

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Waiting for Hun-Hun to finish his bath...

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